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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lompoc in Bloom

Lompoc in Bloom

The Santa Barbara-close town gets plenty of petals 'round the time summer begins. Read »

Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

La Costa Memorial Day Deal

La Costa Memorial Day Deal

Dream of being poolside for the long weekend? Best plan now. Read »

Friday, Feb 24, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Flower Fields Forever

Flower Fields Forever

Our favorite flower name to say -- ranunculus -- makes its splashy return to Carlsbad. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Brick-or-Treating at LEGOLAND

Brick-or-Treating at LEGOLAND

Costumes, fireworks, and other kid-cool high jinks are happening every October Saturday in Carlsbad. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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By Becky Stickney

The Carlsbad We Know and Love

Some of the best images we've received from users of Carlsbad, north of San... View gallery »

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

La Costa's Renovation Wraps

La Costa's Renovation Wraps

The Carlsbad resort recently debuted its updated rooms. Read »

Thursday, Mar 3, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bring On the Ranunculus!

Bring On the Ranunculus!

Opening day for the Flower Fields is Tuesday, March 1. Read »

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

Sand Traps and Body Wraps Package

Sand Traps and Body Wraps Package

La Costa is offering a deal that covers both nine irons, and ironing out the kinks. Read »

About
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.
Authors
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.