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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 1:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

State Park Sweetness: I Love You CA Bear

State Park Sweetness: I Love You CA Bear

A certain state-hugging ursine fellow is making cameos around the state. Read »

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 10:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tie the Knot in a California State Park

Tie the Knot in a California State Park

Lend some love to one of our state treasures, and to your new spouse, too. Read »

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Open: State Parks Near the National Parks

Open: State Parks Near the National Parks

The California State Parks has provided a helpful list for those changing up vacation plans. Read »

Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Earth Day Volunteers Needed in State Parks

Earth Day Volunteers Needed in State Parks

Lend a hand on one of several California State Parks Foundation projects. Read »

Friday, Jan 7, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

CalParks Trails App Debuts

CalParks Trails App Debuts

A free app helps trail fans find that perfect state park stroll. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California Parks Roadtrip Postcard

California Parks Roadtrip Postcard

Cali Parks adventurer Christopher Grant Ward checks in from the road. Read »

Thursday, Aug 26, 2010 at 8:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The 2010 California State Parks Roadtrip

The 2010 California State Parks Roadtrip

Singer Christopher Grant Ward is off to visit 65+ Golden State treasures. Jealous. 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.