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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New at El Capitan Canyon: Corral Cabins

New at El Capitan Canyon: Corral Cabins

The creekside nests join the Santa Barbara property's yurts and tents. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Llamas of El Capitan Canyon

The Llamas of El Capitan Canyon

An animal-sweet dose of springtime, found close to a rustic beach. Read »

Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Romantic, Rustic, and Very El Capitan Canyon

Romantic, Rustic, and Very El Capitan Canyon

A cozy clutch of cabins near the coast offers some sweet Valentine's fun. Read »

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

El Capitan's New Adventure Yurts

El Capitan's New Adventure Yurts

Stress? Bah. Hurry and worry? Ha! Sleeping, not far from the beach, in a wee yurt? Sign us up. Read »

Monday, May 16, 2011 at 6:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Leg-Abouts, Lazy Days, and Llama Love

Leg-Abouts, Lazy Days, and Llama Love

Spring nights and sweet, big-eared residents are part of an El Capitan deal. Read »

Sunday, Jan 9, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fireside Dinner Package Extended

Fireside Dinner Package Extended

El Capitan Canyon is keeping the s'mores sweetness going a little longer. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cowboys of the Sea Music Festival

Cowboys of the Sea Music Festival

Over a dozen acts will pull out the guitars at a glorious, ocean-close setting. 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.