Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free Nights in Palm Springs

Free Nights in Palm Springs

If you're a heat lover, there's a sweet summer deal afoot. Read »

Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hot Shorts in the Desert

Hot Shorts in the Desert

It's one of the state's premiere short film festivals. And yep, it is in Palm Springs in June. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ace Palm Springs Summer Deal

Ace Palm Springs Summer Deal

A pool, the sun, and a cool room for a hundred bucks. Anyone up for a road trip? Read »

Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Marilyn Monroe in Palm Springs

Marilyn Monroe in Palm Springs

The impressively sized artwork, complete with iconic blowing skirt, debuts in Palm Springs. Read »

Friday, May 4, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cooking Supper at the Saguaro

Cooking Supper at the Saguaro

Have a bunch of foodie friends? Want to go to Palm Springs and cook? Do you need a pool nearby? Are you answering yes? Do you want to read on? Read »

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Desert's Best Dining

The Desert's Best Dining

June? In Palm Springs? Put us under a mister, with a plate of something yummy, and we're in heaven. Read »

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Elvis Honeymoon Weekend

Elvis Honeymoon Weekend

Kingly tunes and a peek at a celebrated Palm Springs abode? It's an annual desert tradition. Read »

Monday, Apr 9, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Stay Inside a Historic Art Colony

Stay Inside a Historic Art Colony

A famous Palm Springs abode makes its debut on the vacation rental market. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Springtime in Palm Springs

Springtime in Palm Springs

Take to desert trails at the Smoke Tree Ranch or make for the Air Museum. Read »

Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Riviera's Vintage 1959 Menu

The Riviera's Vintage 1959 Menu

Love an old-school menu? So does this swanky Palm Springs property. So much so it has a special menu on for February. 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.

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