Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Garden Grove's Tet Festival

Garden Grove's Tet Festival

Dancing, eats, and joyful festivities welcome the Year of the Snake. Read »

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Garden Grove's Sweetest Weekend

Garden Grove's Sweetest Weekend

It's the 54th go-around for the mega carnival. Yep, celebs and rides are part of the whirl. Read »

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tet Festival: Spring of Peace

Tet Festival: Spring of Peace

The Garden Grove celebration is billed as the largest Tet Festival outside Vietnam. Read »

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Strawberry Time in Garden Grove

Strawberry Time in Garden Grove

It's a food-filled, Memorial Day Weekend carnival. There's a lot of history, 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.
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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