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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Sunday, Jan 8, 2012 at 9:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sunny Sequoias, Warm Wuksachi

Sunny Sequoias, Warm Wuksachi

The famous big trees'll be free for the viewing over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. Read »

Thursday, Dec 8, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wuksachi in Winter

Wuksachi in Winter

Sweet on the sequoias in the snow? The park's big lodge has a special on. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Valley Inn's Serenity Season

Ojai Valley Inn's Serenity Season

Bliss out (instead of stress out) in Ojai. Read »

Sunday, Dec 4, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Swim in the New Year

Swim in the New Year

Borrego Springs Resort throws a New Year's Eve party. We'll be doing laps in the morning. Read »

Friday, Nov 18, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Black Friday on the Zip Line

Black Friday on the Zip Line

Is your shopping done? Want to skip the early-morning lines? Grab a boat and head west. Read »

Monday, Nov 21, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pie + Family + Booze

Pie + Family + Booze

The Hotel Palomar offers a holiday-sweet deal. Read »

Thursday, Oct 20, 2011 at 6:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

20 Days, Your Way

20 Days, Your Way

You could win 20 free nights -- yep, 20 -- at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hotel Triton's Ticket to Ride

Hotel Triton's Ticket to Ride

Stay close to Union Square and nab two MUNI tickets in the bargain. Read »

Monday, Sep 12, 2011 at 7:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Furnace Creek Inn Reopening Special

Furnace Creek Inn Reopening Special

The Death Valley landmark prepares to open for its 84th year. Read »

Monday, Sep 5, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth's Leaf Peeper Deals

Mammoth's Leaf Peeper Deals

Hot to see some mountain-y foliage? There are ways (and ways to save money, 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.