Worth the Drive | A Guide to Nearby Getaways | NBC Southern California
Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Surfing Days at the Ventana Inn

Surfing Days at the Ventana Inn

A Big Sur lodge teams up with Billabong on a water-nice package. Read »

Monday, Mar 14, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Learn to Surf at the Shorebreak

Learn to Surf at the Shorebreak

Not many hotels loan you a wetsuit for a couple of hours. Or a rockin' board. 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.