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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Here Comes the State Fair (Food)

Here Comes the State Fair (Food)

Will your favorite summer be on a stick, deep-fried, or both? Read »

Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Margarita? Nope, a Calarita

A Margarita? Nope, a Calarita

The California State Fair'll be going for some records. A margarita is first up. Read »

Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World's Record on the Midway

World's Record on the Midway

A wheel buff is going for one very long ride at the California State Fair. Read »

Friday, Jul 6, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California State Fair Food

California State Fair Food

What fried goodies will you sample this year? Read »

Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The California State Fair Opens

The California State Fair Opens

REO Speedwagon, a corn dog eating contest, the Institute of Rock 'N Roll, and an Insect Encounters area are some 2011 highlights. 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.