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Our daily look at nearby getaways
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Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fallbrook Hearts the Alligator Pear

Fallbrook Hearts the Alligator Pear

Great guacamole! It's nearly time for the creamy celebration. Read »

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Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Art Meets Autumn: Golden State Scarecrows

Art Meets Autumn: Golden State Scarecrows

A trio of towns around the state put out their most creative fall figures. Read »

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Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fallbrook's Creamiest Festival

Fallbrook's Creamiest Festival

Guacamole people, your favorite eat-bash of the year is nearly here. Read »

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Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fallbrook's Avocado Festival

Fallbrook's Avocado Festival

What to eat after all those chocolate eggs are stowed? Why guacamole, of course. Read »

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Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

25th Annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival

25th Annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival

Yep, there's a guacamole contest, but the pitly party has a lot more going on, too. 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.