Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Dec 30, 2011 at 6:26 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Spotting the Flukes

Spotting the Flukes

Where to spot them - from land or from sea. Read »

Monday, Dec 12, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pandas in HD

Pandas in HD

Gotta have your panda but can't make it to the San Diego Zoo? Your world just got better. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Holiday Hotel Perk: The In-Room Christmas Tree

Holiday Hotel Perk: The In-Room Christmas Tree

The Omni San Diego will deliver a fir to your floor. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hotel del's Spooky Contest

Hotel del's Spooky Contest

Want to spend a Halloween weekend night at one of California's most atmospheric inns? Read »

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The West Coast's Biggest Pug-a-Rama

The West Coast's Biggest Pug-a-Rama

Some 500 Pugs, many in costume, will be larking about Del Mar Fairgrounds. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Three California Coffee Cities

Three California Coffee Cities

A trio of Golden State cities get the caffeinated Travel + Leisure love. Read »

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

Sunset Valentine's Day Stroll

Sunset Valentine's Day Stroll

Forgo the usual dinner for sauntering among the succulents. Read »

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Brew with a View

Brew with a View

The Omni San Diego has tapped into a great package idea. 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.