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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 11:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New: First-Ever Catalina Island Destination Resort Spa

The Island Spa includes Pacific views, nine treatment rooms. View gallery »

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 at 12:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

JazzTrax: Catalina Island's Smooth Jazz October

JazzTrax: Catalina Island's Smooth Jazz October

Saxes'll sound all across Avalon. Read »

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 11:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Catalina Island's Swashbuckling Weekend

Catalina Island's Swashbuckling Weekend

Play dress-up pirate at Two Harbors. Read »

Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Red Carpet on the Island: Catalina Film Festival

Red Carpet on the Island: Catalina Film Festival

William H. Macy and Andy Garcia are on tap for the sand-close cinema party. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Zip by Night: A Catalina Island Adventure

Zip by Night: A Catalina Island Adventure

Get a different view of the hilly burg as evening falls (and you zoom). Read »

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 10:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Catalina Island Beach Parties

Catalina Island Beach Parties

Savor sun and sand on an out-in-the-ocean burg. Read »

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 5:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summer Hiking on Catalina Island

Summer Hiking on Catalina Island

Is this the season you finally explore the interior of the island? Read »

Monday, May 26, 2014 at 1:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Island Eats: Avalon Restaurant Week

Island Eats: Avalon Restaurant Week

Heading to Catalina for the Flying Fish Festival? Best tie that bib on. Read »

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Two Harbors High Jinks: Shipwreck Weekend

Two Harbors High Jinks: Shipwreck Weekend

Make for the other end of Catalina Island for a spirited party. Read »

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 11:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Catalina's Amazing Airborne Aquatic Stars

Catalina's Amazing Airborne Aquatic Stars

It's nearly that season, flying fish fans. 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.