Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Mar 10, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Skunky Says Summer's Coming

Skunky Says Summer's Coming

And just in time for the Mendo area whale fests. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Horsetail Fall's "Firefall"

Horsetail Fall's

A famous Yosemite landmark is having its most famous fortnight. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wild Jungle Love at Safari West

Wild Jungle Love at Safari West

It's a sweetheart-style Saturday with the beasties. Read »

Friday, Feb 4, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Love Lock Bridge

The Love Lock Bridge

Do you and your paramour have your sturdy, steel clasper picked out? Good. Read »

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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By Lori Preuitt

Spring Flowers Bloom on Former Army Base

Spring Flowers Bloom on Former Army Base

The Bureau of Land Management is offering a free walking tour of the former Fort Ord army base in Monterey County.  A botanist will take folks around the base to show early spring wildflowers. To... Read »

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vineyard Picnic Tour

Vineyard Picnic Tour

A quartet of wineries to sip at, and someone to drive you there. Sweet. Read »

Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Crab & Wine Express

The Crab & Wine Express

Savory seafood, good vino, and redwoods? It's a delish day out near Fort Bragg. 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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