Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Mar 8, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Orchids Abloom in Santa Barbara

Orchids Abloom in Santa Barbara

The Pacific Orchid Expo recently wrapped, but orchid fans have not yet stored their prized specimens. Read »

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara's Newest Cover Model

Santa Barbara's Newest Cover Model

Ganna Walska Lotusland makes the cover of Martha Stewart Living. Read »

Sunday, Jan 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara Car-Free Discounts

Santa Barbara Car-Free Discounts

Biking/strolling around the American Riviera? There are good deals aplenty. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

NEXT Santa Barbara

NEXT Santa Barbara

Headed to the American Riviera? There's a new app to lead the way. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Feast, Film, and the American Riviera

Feast, Film, and the American Riviera

Like your movies with a merlot on the side? Santa Barbara shares your tastes. 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 »

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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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