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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 10:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Crew for a Day: Join the Historic Sierra No. 3

Crew for a Day: Join the Historic Sierra No. 3

Hop in the cab of a Gold Country favorite (and get to work). Read »

Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 11:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Warm-Weather Alert: Bass Lake Resorts Open

Warm-Weather Alert: Bass Lake Resorts Open

Summer on the way: Resorts are cranking into action. Read »

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 11:26 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Small Town Charm: Murphys Irish Day

Small Town Charm: Murphys Irish Day

Enjoy St. Patrick's Day in an ultra-charming Gold Country burg. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California's Smallest City

California's Smallest City

Amador City has Gold Country cred and the wonderful Imperial Hotel. Read »

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Froggy Tradition Leaps Onwards, Upwards

A Froggy Tradition Leaps Onwards, Upwards

The small green amphibians of Calaveras County are ready to reach new heights. Read »

Saturday, Mar 16, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Murphys: Queen of the Sierra

Murphys: Queen of the Sierra

A Gold Country town that's perfect on St. Patrick's and every day. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Riding a Vintage Train Through Gold Country

Riding a Vintage Train Through Gold Country

The Sierra No. 3 is set to start its season. 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, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

National Hotel's Haunted Halloween Dinner

National Hotel's Haunted Halloween Dinner

A Gold Country inn raises a toast to its resident ghosts. Read »

About
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.