Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Closing of Tioga

The Closing of Tioga

It's usually closed in the winter but it has been open, due to warm weather. But now? Snow. Read »

Friday, Jun 17, 2011 at 7:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tioga Pass to Reopen

Tioga Pass to Reopen

The work on the winter-bound stretch is wrapping, just in time for summer. 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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