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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Elvis Festival

OC Elvis Festival

One of SoCal's biggest King-themed events prepares to take the stage in Costa Mesa. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bargain Costa Mesa

Bargain Costa Mesa

Heading for the OC Fair? Want to find free stuff nearby? Read »

Saturday, Jul 7, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Fair Headliners

OC Fair Headliners

The Costa Mesa party is known for drawing some major names. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Woodstock Weekend

Woodstock Weekend

The OC Marketplace celebrates a festival that changed festivals forever. Read »

Thursday, Jul 14, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Yep. It's Deep-Fried Kool-Aid

Yep. It's Deep-Fried Kool-Aid

The unusual treat is one of the many offbeat foods at the 2011 OC Fair. 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.