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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 1:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hotel Del's Comic-Con Cocktails

Hotel Del's Comic-Con Cocktails

The Coronado landmark raises a pop culture toast to convention goers. Read »

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 9:04 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Comic-Con Canines: Adopt a Superhero Dog

Comic-Con Canines: Adopt a Superhero Dog

The Helen Woodward Animal Center visits the San Diego convention with pups in tow. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 9:41 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Comic-Con Road Cuisine: Eating Your Way There

Comic-Con Road Cuisine: Eating Your Way There

Where will you stop for a nosh along the 5? Read »

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 6:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bee There: Comic-Con International

Bee There: Comic-Con International

The solar system's biggest pop con phenom sets up shop in San Diego. Read »

Saturday, Jun 28, 2014 at 6:14 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kooky Craft Brew: Super Hero Beer Fest

Kooky Craft Brew: Super Hero Beer Fest

Shiny tights? Yep. Foamy suds? Yep. Read »

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Comic-Con Superhero Beer Festival

Comic-Con Superhero Beer Festival

Capes on for craft beer goodness. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Comic-Con: Time to Think Costume

The planet's most mega pop culture extravaganza is just ahead in San Diego. How's... View gallery »

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Comic-Con 2012

Comic-Con 2012

Who are you seeing? Where are you staying? What are you wearing? Read »

Monday, Mar 5, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

WonderCon 2012

WonderCon 2012

Need a taste of pop-culture-y goodness before July? Make for Anaheim. Read »

Friday, Jul 22, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Wants Your Con Pics

San Diego Wants Your Con Pics

Have a snapshot that kind of sums up the zany-zing of Comic-Con? A prize could be in your future. 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.