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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 3:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bellagio Whimsy: Autumn Arrives in Sin City

Bellagio Whimsy: Autumn Arrives in Sin City

The talking tree and a gorgeous pony fill out the mum-marvelous garden decor. Read »

Saturday, Dec 28, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fountains to Baseball: Instagram's Top 2013 Spots

Fountains to Baseball: Instagram's Top 2013 Spots

The Bellagio Fountains made the list. What other nearby destinations are on it? Read »

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas Eats: Chef Classes and Beer Pairings

Vegas Eats: Chef Classes and Beer Pairings

You're going to Sin City to sup, you say? You can make your supper, too. Read »

Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Bellagio Welcomes the Year of the Snake

The Bellagio Welcomes the Year of the Snake

The Vegas hotel's conservatory has a marvelous serpent centerpiece. Read »

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin City's Whimsical Wine Country

Sin City's Whimsical Wine Country

Are they planting vines on The Strip? Well. Sort of? Read »

Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Dragon in the Garden

The Dragon in the Garden

It's Chinese New Year at the Bellagio's Garden Conservatory. A new feature? Live entertainment. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sweethearts of the Strip

Sweethearts of the Strip

Not chapeling it? There are still lovey, Las-y haps. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

On Sale: Vegas Uncork'd Tickets

On Sale: Vegas Uncork'd Tickets

The starry, Bon Appétit-backed foodie fair happens over Mother's Day Weekend. Read »

Saturday, Dec 4, 2010 at 6:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bellagio's Winter Wonderland

Bellagio's Winter Wonderland

The flowery Conservatory gets festive once again. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

LA and Vegas Make a Movie Hotel List

LA and Vegas Make a Movie Hotel List

We can't resist a movie hotel top ten. Here's one from LetItFlow.com. 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.