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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Beer Run

OC Beer Run

It's a 5K with a (bottle cap) twist. Read »

Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 6:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Oktoberfest Anaheim

Oktoberfest Anaheim

The Phoenix Club kicks off its grand oompah. Read »

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kansas City BarBQ Competition

Kansas City BarBQ Competition

The grillin' style is saucy-sweet and the place is Anaheim. Read »

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Playground in a Day

Playground in a Day

Volunteers constructed a new Anaheim kid destination over just a few hours. Read »

Monday, Mar 5, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

WonderCon 2012

WonderCon 2012

Need a taste of pop-culture-y goodness before July? Make for Anaheim. Read »

Saturday, Nov 12, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

British Beer Festival

British Beer Festival

Muzeo's Steampunk exhibit spends a jolly Saturday afternoon raising a pint to the foams of the UK. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Steampunk in Anaheim

Steampunk in Anaheim

Pluck, outlandishness, and invention are the order of the day at Muzeo. Read »

Saturday, Oct 1, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fullerton Foams, Huntington Beach Hops

Fullerton Foams, Huntington Beach Hops

Dozens of Orange County restaurants are lined up for Beer Week. Read »

Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Oktoberfest in Anaheim

Oktoberfest in Anaheim

The Phoenix Club's annual songs-and-steins soiree prepares to kick off. Read »

Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Anaheim International Dance Festival

Anaheim International Dance Festival

Aspiring dancers and dance on film get feted at this weekend-long twirl. 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.
Authors
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.