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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Jun 2, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cal Expo Acquires California (Sign)

Cal Expo Acquires California (Sign)

The much-photographed Disney California Adventure sign moves north. Read »

Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cars Landscapes

Cars Landscapes

Are those cliffsides real? Or are they in the middle of Anaheim? Read »

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

D23 Expo Reveals Dates

D23 Expo Reveals Dates

The mega Disney convention announces its 2013 dates (that's right; 2013). Read »

Friday, Mar 9, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Disney Attractions Get an Official Date

New Disney Attractions Get an Official Date

Which will you visit first, Cars Land or Buena Vista Street? Read »

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 8:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

On Approach: Cars Land

On Approach: Cars Land

The sneaks peeks are revving up. Zoom zoom. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Earl in Anaheim

The Earl in Anaheim

You've been wanting the Earl of Sandwich to head for the Golden State? You're in luck. Read »

Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ghiradelli in Anaheim

Ghiradelli in Anaheim

A Bay Area icon heads for Disney's California Adventure. Read »

Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Stars of D23

The Stars of D23

Dick Van Dyke, Dave Barry, and Don Hahn will all appear at the mega Disney convention. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Joy of Family Package

Joy of Family Package

If you've been meaning to see the Walt Disney Family Museum, now is the time. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disneyland Fourth of July

Disneyland Fourth of July

The park is throwing a four-day patriotic party starting on Friday, July 1. 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.