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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Winsome Wawona

The Winsome Wawona

The sequoia-close Yosemite hotel is now open for the summer season. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Surf & Sand Packages

New Surf & Sand Packages

Hello, Laguna Beach. Hello, stretching near the water. Hello, sticky s'mores. Read »

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hang Ten Surf Package

Hang Ten Surf Package

Is this finally the year you check this item off the bucket list? Hotel Solamar makes it easy. Read »

Friday, Mar 2, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Sweet Ojai Deal

A Sweet Ojai Deal

The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa celebrates its city's famous fruit with a sweet deal. Read »

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golf in Gold Country

Golf in Gold Country

Gold Country is known for wine tasting, jumping frogs, and some really excellent links. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Palm Springs Getaway

New Palm Springs Getaway

A splashy new hotel is set to make its desert debut. Read »

Monday, Jan 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hotel del: Free Nights and Fresh Rooms

Hotel del: Free Nights and Fresh Rooms

The queen of Coronado has a set of refreshed Victorian rooms and a nice deal afoot. Read »

Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Your Valentine's Castle

Your Valentine's Castle

The Mission Inn has a bevy of February 14th-ish packages. Roses? Cupcakes? Yes, you got it. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Grist Mill Getaway

Grist Mill Getaway

There's an impressive grist mill reproduction in San Luis Obispo, and you can stay in it. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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By Becky Stickney

Experience the Finer Things

Experience the Finer Things

With some planning, a staycation or weekend getaway can be like living the life of luxury. 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.