Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Art Deco's Grandest Weekend

Art Deco's Grandest Weekend

Vintage revelers party on the Queen Mary, one of the great deco landmarks. Read »

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Diana: Legacy of a Princess

Diana: Legacy of a Princess

A new exhibit celebrating the life of Diana, Princess of Wales will open at the Queen Mary. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Scotland Celebrated, Queen Mary-Style

Scotland Celebrated, Queen Mary-Style

Sheep-herding, whisky-tasting, and pipes-a-baggin' (or is that bags-a-pipin'?) -- it is nearly time again for the Scottish Festival and Games. Read »

Saturday, Oct 29, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California's Eerie Inns

California's Eerie Inns

The Historic Hotels of America people have rounded up tales from some of the group's spookiest properties. There's one right in Napa. Boo! Read »

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Queen Mary Turns 75

The Queen Mary Turns 75

The famous ocean liner is marking a big birthday with fireworks and festivities. 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.