Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Couponing Up the California Fun Spots

Couponing Up the California Fun Spots

If you've got a visit to a major Golden State site coming up, there may be a coupon you can use. Read »

Friday, Aug 5, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sudsy Love for SoCal's Brew Spots

Sudsy Love for SoCal's Brew Spots

Aug. 5 is International Beer Day, and Visit California loves on brew-nice spots in Encinitas, Palm Springs, Ventura, and beyond. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Live Like a Californian Sweepstakes

Live Like a Californian Sweepstakes

The California Travel & Tourism Commission has a few starry surprises in store. 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.