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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.
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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.