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Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Nov 3, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ye Olde Yosemite Yuletide Good-Timery

Ye Olde Yosemite Yuletide Good-Timery

Make merry in one of the park's, and state's, grandest dining rooms. Read »

Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fine Dining, Snowflakes, and a Famous Lodge

Fine Dining, Snowflakes, and a Famous Lodge

The Ahwahnee Chefs' Holidays gather together over two dozen top toques. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ye Olde Bracebridge Dinners

Ye Olde Bracebridge Dinners

The Yosemite tradition is nigh; best make merry (and make reservations). Read »

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Autumn and Wine at the Ahwahnee

Autumn and Wine at the Ahwahnee

Star vintners and enthusiastic oenophiles gather for a fall tradition. Read »

Friday, Dec 28, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Culinary Stars Make for The Ahwahnee

Culinary Stars Make for The Ahwahnee

The starry (and tasty) Chefs Holidays prepare for lift-off. Read »

Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Yosemite Yuletide Packages Now on Sale

Yosemite Yuletide Packages Now on Sale

One of oldest and grandest of national park-based events gears up for another merry season. Read »

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Yosemite Wine Holidays

Yosemite Wine Holidays

Can autumn be far away? The Ahwahnee lines up its top wine event. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gourmands Near Glacier Point

Gourmands Near Glacier Point

Eight sessions, a bevy of lauded cooks, and a gala dinner to boot? Oh, and we forgot: Yosemite. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lickety Split Bracebridge

Lickety Split Bracebridge

Even if you haven't got your velvet ruff at the ready, you can still make the Yosemite feast. Read »

Monday, Oct 24, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Raising a Glass at the Ahwahnee

Raising a Glass at the Ahwahnee

The Vintners' Holidays put the focus on lauded winemakers. And the beauty of Yosemite as well. 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.