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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 11:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Good Vibes Up the Mountain: Idyllwild Jazz Fest

Good Vibes Up the Mountain: Idyllwild Jazz Fest

The two-day sound party is all about higher elevations, fine vibrations. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Idyllwild Jazz Fest Thanks Firefighters and EMTs

Idyllwild Jazz Fest Thanks Firefighters and EMTs

The mountain-top party is a gratitude-filled go-ahead. Read »

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Supporting the Towns Around San Jacinto

Supporting the Towns Around San Jacinto

One of Idyllwild's biggest annual events is just ahead: Jazz in the Pines. Read »

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Idyllwild's Jazz in the Pines

Idyllwild's Jazz in the Pines

Cooler temps and cooler tunes, enjoyed above Palm Springs. 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.