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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 at 9:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dine Inside a Carpinteria Greenhouse

Dine Inside a Carpinteria Greenhouse

Enjoy supper among the flowers of a Carpinteria petal-growing place. Read »

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 1:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Guac Is Just the Start: California Avocado Festival

Guac Is Just the Start: California Avocado Festival

Carpinteria's three-day fall bash is just ahead. Have those tortilla chips ready? Read »

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fallbrook's Creamiest Festival

Fallbrook's Creamiest Festival

Guacamole people, your favorite eat-bash of the year is nearly here. Read »

Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 8:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Carp's Avocado Love Fest

Carp's Avocado Love Fest

If it can be made with the tasty green mash, you'll eat it up the coast. Read »

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Carpinteria & Summerland Artists Studio Tour

Carpinteria & Summerland Artists Studio Tour

Peek inside two dozen creative spaces during this free, weekend-long event. Read »

Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

25th Annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival

25th Annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival

Yep, there's a guacamole contest, but the pitly party has a lot more going on, too. 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.