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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 at 12:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Stripes Sensation: The Carlyle Inn

The Beverly Hills hotel debuted a bold Art Deco look this past summer. View gallery »

Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Prospector Rates Return to Furnace Creek

Prospector Rates Return to Furnace Creek

It's a Death Valley deal at two of the national park's famous properties. Read »

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free Nights in Palm Springs

Free Nights in Palm Springs

If you're a heat lover, there's a sweet summer deal afoot. Read »

Sunday, Jul 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Lavender Getaway

Ojai Lavender Getaway

Love lavender? 'Tis the season in a certain sweet-smelling town. Read »

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Grand Del Mar's Day at the Races Deal

The Grand Del Mar's Day at the Races Deal

The swank resort has a sweet deal for pony fans. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ace Palm Springs Summer Deal

Ace Palm Springs Summer Deal

A pool, the sun, and a cool room for a hundred bucks. Anyone up for a road trip? Read »

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golden Gate Suite

Golden Gate Suite

Bridge buffs, your perfect hotel room has arrived. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Blue Octopus Family Suite

The Blue Octopus Family Suite

A hotel room designed just for kids? It's at the Hotel del Coronado. Read »

Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

La Costa Memorial Day Deal

La Costa Memorial Day Deal

Dream of being poolside for the long weekend? Best plan now. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Saguaro's Coachella Weekender

The Saguaro's Coachella Weekender

Looking to rock out in the desert? The newest, hue-est Palm Springs getaways has a few stay-over packages left. 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.