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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 1:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New: Hotel Carmel Debuts

The 27-room boutique inn debuts after a refresh. View gallery »

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 3:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

90th Birthday: Cypress Inn Celebrates Doris Day

90th Birthday: Cypress Inn Celebrates Doris Day

The movie star's Carmel getaway fetes her big day in big ways. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Whiskery, Playful, Iconic: Where to See Sea Otters

Whiskery, Playful, Iconic: Where to See Sea Otters

The Monterey visitors bureau picks some favorite otter-watching locales. Read »

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lavender and Honey Harvests in Carmel Valley

Lavender and Honey Harvests in Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley Ranch gives guests a hands-on, odor-sweet, bee-ful experience. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Carmel Getaway Gives Back on Every Room

A Carmel Getaway Gives Back on Every Room

Stonepine Estate Resort commits 20-percent of revenues to charity. Read »

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 at 12:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hiking the Carmel Highlands

Hiking the Carmel Highlands

A Hyatt deal sends you out to the trails with a picnic and a guide, too. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Carmel's East End Wine Row

Carmel's East End Wine Row

Spend a day tasting vino through one of Carmel's most charming stretches. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Finding Old Hollywood Along the Coast

Finding Old Hollywood Along the Coast

Making for Monterey or the Central Coast? Discover spots with a starry past. Read »

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 6:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hollywood in Carmel

Hollywood in Carmel

The Cypress Inn marks the Carmel Film Festival with old-style cocktails. Read »

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Carmel Wine Walk-by-the-Sea

Carmel Wine Walk-by-the-Sea

Strolling one of the planet's prettiest nooks and tasting vino? Okay. 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.