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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Autumn's Mondo Traveling Craft Show

Autumn's Mondo Traveling Craft Show

The Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show gears up for a number of SoCal stops. Read »

Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disneyland Celebrates Christmas in July

Disneyland Celebrates Christmas in July

There are no Main Street decorations, but the park is cooking up holiday treats. Read »

Saturday, Jul 6, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

From Disney to Cal Expo: Iconic California Sign Goes Up

From Disney to Cal Expo: Iconic California Sign Goes Up

The mondo letters front the Sacramento destination, just in time for the state fair. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

An "Incredible" Costume Contest in Anaheim

An "Incredible" Costume Contest in Anaheim

Dress up for D23 and maybe snag a trophy featuring Edna Mode. Read »

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spend 24 Straight Hours at Disneyland

Spend 24 Straight Hours at Disneyland

The Anaheim theme park will be open for a full 24 hours. Read »

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Food, Dance, Tradition: Orange County Greek Festival

Food, Dance, Tradition: Orange County Greek Festival

Have your ouzo and spanokopita at this food-filled celebration. Read »

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Disneyland Tour for Greenery Buffs

A Disneyland Tour for Greenery Buffs

Is your favorite part of Disneyland the landscaping? There's a tour for you. Read »

Sunday, Apr 7, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Flowery Tribute to One Big Mickey

A Flowery Tribute to One Big Mickey

Floral Mickey is the first sight to greet visitors at Disneyland. Read »

Monday, Mar 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Enchanted Tiki Room at 50

The Enchanted Tiki Room at 50

A summertime party flowers for a classic Disneyland attraction. Read »

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

WonderCon's Anaheim Moment

WonderCon's Anaheim Moment

We're a few weeks out from the mega pop culture confab. Have your strategy? 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.