Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Eye-Level with Koalas

Eye-Level with Koalas

The San Diego Zoo's new Outback area will debut in May. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Absolutely Apes

Absolutely Apes

It's a four-day festival of beautiful primates at the San Diego Zoo. Read »

Friday, Feb 3, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Wild Valentine's Day Ideas

Wild Valentine's Day Ideas

For when roses and candles are so "been there, done that." 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 »

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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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