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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 8:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dapper Day: Vintage Oomph Returns to Disneyland

Hats, gloves, heels: Gussy up and hang with Goofy, old-fashioned fashion fans. View gallery »

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Death Valley's Happening Nightlife Scene

Death Valley's Happening Nightlife Scene

The clubs are few -- well, non-existent -- but the spectacular show? So rich. Read »

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 2:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Camping Cool: Santa Barbara Silver Safari

Camping Cool: Santa Barbara Silver Safari

Book a vintage beauty and round out the summer with a little R&R. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Spend the middle of September visiting Bodie, Aurora, and Masonic. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Zip by Night: A Catalina Island Adventure

Zip by Night: A Catalina Island Adventure

Get a different view of the hilly burg as evening falls (and you zoom). Read »

Thursday, Jul 5, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Bear's Old Miners Days

Big Bear's Old Miners Days

They're partying for several days up the mountain. One highlight? Outhouse races. Read »

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Art Party at Mount Wilson

Art Party at Mount Wilson

Astronomical setting and art-filled fun? It's happening up the hill over one celebratory weekend. Read »

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golden Gate Bridge Tours

Golden Gate Bridge Tours

Have you crossed the famous span on wheels? Isn't it time you got out of the car? Read »

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vintage Orange Food Tour

Vintage Orange Food Tour

How's your Mother's Day planning coming along? Let us give you a nudge. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kern County Wildflower Hotline

Kern County Wildflower Hotline

If you've been hankering for a nature-nice getaway, check in first before making the trek. 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.
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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.