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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Apr 8, 2013 at 11:41 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Coachella: The Hotel Shows

Coachella: The Hotel Shows

A few desert inns'll be turning up the tunes for concert goers. Read »

Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tachevah: The Middle of the Coachella Sandwich

Tachevah: The Middle of the Coachella Sandwich

Staying in the desert for both music weekends? Best go Tachevah. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Saguaro's Coachella Weekender

The Saguaro's Coachella Weekender

Looking to rock out in the desert? The newest, hue-est Palm Springs getaways has a few stay-over packages left. Read »

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Coachella in Beverly Hills

Coachella in Beverly Hills

Heading for the desert? Think about swinging by La Cienega on your way out of town. Read »

Sunday, Apr 24, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Earth Day Birding Challenge

Earth Day Birding Challenge

Desert birders have 24 hours to find birds. Lots of different birds. Read »

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

Indio's Famous Tamale To-Do

Indio's Famous Tamale To-Do

The delicious December festival preps to steam. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Britt Peterson

A Classic's PGA "Classic"

A Classic's PGA  "Classic"

If not a place to celebrate the sport of golf, it's certainly a celeb hot spot--all in the name of Bob Hope. 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.