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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Dec 8, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa in Irvine

Santa in Irvine

The Christmas Train is heading down the tracks with one very special guest. Read »

Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Taste of Greece

A Taste of Greece

The three-day festival will be dishing up the pastitchio and souvlaki in Irvine. Read »

Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 7:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Easter Eggs and Big Trains

Easter Eggs and Big Trains

Several Southern California trains will be celebrating Easter with holiday-nice activities. 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.