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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lookie-Loo Weekend: Ojai Studio Artists Tour

Lookie-Loo Weekend: Ojai Studio Artists Tour

Picture strolling 50+ studios and chatting with the people who create within. Read »

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Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 6:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

April Is Pixie Month in Ojai

April Is Pixie Month in Ojai

A bright and tart fruit has a starring role throughout the month. Read »

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Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 7:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Sweet: Citrus Tours Open

Ojai Sweet: Citrus Tours Open

The Friend's Ranch orchard walk opens for the season. Read »

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Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 2:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Flavor Journey: Ojai Olive Oil Tastings

Flavor Journey: Ojai Olive Oil Tastings

Sipping, swirling, thinking, talking, repeating. Read »

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Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California to Go: Holiday Citrus

California to Go: Holiday Citrus

Where can you get a bit of sunshine to send to non-local loved ones? Read »

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Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Where They Create: Ojai Studio Artists Tour

Where They Create: Ojai Studio Artists Tour

It's the 30th anniversary for the easy-breezy, behind-the-scenes-y tour. Read »

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Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Emerald Iguana: Ojai's Funky Gem Gets an Update

Emerald Iguana: Ojai's Funky Gem Gets an Update

The whimsical getaway gets a refresh (but keeps its individual spirit). Read »

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Monday, Jun 3, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lavender's the Star in Ojai

Lavender's the Star in Ojai

The purple plant shows up in soaps, crafts, and more. Read »

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Monday, May 20, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Shearing Day Up Ojai Way

Shearing Day Up Ojai Way

Hobnob with alpacas and get up close with a fuzzy rite of spring. Read »

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Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Orchard Tours Open in Ojai

Orchard Tours Open in Ojai

Citrus is a classic California symbol. See it up close. Read »

About
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.
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ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has blogged for NBCLA.com since October 2008, covering Los Angeles go-outs, restaurants, museums, hotels, as well as nearby Worth the Drive destinations. She served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.