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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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By Alysia Gray Painter

How Santa Barbara Does Car-Free

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Friday, Feb 11, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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Santa Barbara Car-Free Discounts

Santa Barbara Car-Free Discounts

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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.