Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Moby Visits Modernism Week

Moby Visits Modernism Week

The music-maker is set to speak at Modernism Week. Read »

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tour de Palm Springs

Tour de Palm Springs

Brisk desert air and arid vistas combine for one smooth ride. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The King's Palm Springs Birthday Party

The King's Palm Springs Birthday Party

Fans and tribute artists will raise the hunka hunka roof in Palm Springs. Read »

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dreaming of a Desert Christmas

Dreaming of a Desert Christmas

The season in Palm Springs is merry, bright, and typically full of sunshine. Read »

Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Musical Reunion at Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway

Musical Reunion at Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway

Sinatra and Elvis, together again? Two performers pay tribute, in Palm Springs. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Desert's Wildlights

Palm Desert's Wildlights

A Palm Desert tradition turns 20, with twinkle and glow. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Follies Kick Off New Show

Palm Springs Follies Kick Off New Show

Variety, dance, comedy? Yep, a Palm Springs favorite is back. Read »

Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Budget Go-Outs

Palm Springs Budget Go-Outs

The visitors bureau rounded up some great places to see with little dough. Read »

Sunday, Aug 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Packages for Marilyn Fans

Palm Springs Packages for Marilyn Fans

Have you seen the Forever Marilyn sculpture yet? This could be your time. Read »

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Follies' New Season

Palm Springs Follies' New Season

The box office opens at one of the desert's sparkliest shows. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals, warmer weather -- yes, there are reasons to head south.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

From wine tasting in Temecula to visitng Shamu at Sea World.

BAY'S BEST

Culture, wine, boating, hiking, beachcombing, museums. You don't have to drive far to get away.