Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Dec 9, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa on Safari

Santa on Safari

If your season has been notably lacking in giraffe, fear not. That can be remedied. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Humboldt Holiday

Humboldt Holiday

Find seasonal stay-over deals around Humboldt County. Read »

Saturday, Dec 3, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rock Face Rink

Rock Face Rink

Twirl at one of the world's most spectacular rinks. Read »

Monday, Dec 5, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

That Solvang Sparkle

That Solvang Sparkle

One of the Golden State's sparkliest villages turns up the wattage. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golden Leaves, Half Dome

Golden Leaves, Half Dome

It's getting more spectacular in one of the most spectacular places on earth. Read »

Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth Mountain Opens

Mammoth Mountain Opens

Big snows fell a few weeks back. Now the slopes beckon skiers. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 100th, Devils Postpile

Happy 100th, Devils Postpile

The Mammoth-close wonder opens for its 100th season on Wednesday, June 29. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summertime at Crystal Cave

Summertime at Crystal Cave

The Sequoia National Park wonder is only open a few months of the year. Read »

Friday, Jun 3, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 10th, Skytrail

Happy 10th, Skytrail

The lofty ride at the Trees of Mystery turns 10. And longer summer hours begin, too. Read »

Monday, May 9, 2011 at 6:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Waterfalls and Rainbows

Waterfalls and Rainbows

Word from Yosemite is that both wonders are in full fantastic force. 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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