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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 11:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Delish Discount: Garlic Fest Gourmet Alley

Delish Discount: Garlic Fest Gourmet Alley

Plan on snacking out during the July food party? Score your saver ticket now. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Got a Garlic Recipe? Get It Into the Big Fest

Got a Garlic Recipe? Get It Into the Big Fest

Gilroy readies for its spicy sizzle, and the cook-offs are on. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hot Stuff: Garlic & Salsa Fests

Hot Stuff: Garlic & Salsa Fests

The Garlic Festival gets hot in Gilroy while salsa reigns in Oxnard. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tickets on Sale: Gilroy Garlic Festival

Tickets on Sale: Gilroy Garlic Festival

You + the end of July + dozens of fiery cloves? It can be done. Read »

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gilroy, Garlic, and Gardens

Gilroy, Garlic, and Gardens

We're blowing a kiss Gilroy's way. Read »

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Garlic Lovers' Big Weekend

Garlic Lovers' Big Weekend

California's hottest festival prepares to sizzle again, in Gilroy. Read »

Thursday, Jun 7, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Garlic Tickets Now on Sale

Garlic Tickets Now on Sale

Heat lovers? Your day has arrived. Read »

Friday, Jul 15, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Meet Us at the Deep-Fried Garlic Booth

Meet Us at the Deep-Fried Garlic Booth

It's year 33 for one of the most famous fests in the West. 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.