Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara's Biggest Foodie Feast

Santa Barbara's Biggest Foodie Feast

Epicure.sb pays tribute to restaurants, chefs, and winemakers. The winners? Us. Read »

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

Santa Barbara Chowder Fest

Santa Barbara Chowder Fest

Things are getting mighty chowdery at Montecito Country Club. Read »

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

The Urban Wine Trail

The Urban Wine Trail

Santa Barbara's in-town wineries and a pedicabbery have a special thing going. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sustainable Food Fest in Santa Barbara

Sustainable Food Fest in Santa Barbara

epicure.sb lends some SOL to the food festival circuit. Read »

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

Harbor & Seafood Festival

Harbor & Seafood Festival

There's a lot on the plate of this Santa Barbara food festival. Read »

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About
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.
Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

LA GETAWAY

People the world over book their vacations in Los Angeles. You can, too.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

From wine tasting in Temecula to visiting Shamu at Sea World.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

Authors
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.
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