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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 11:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Opening: Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Opening: Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

An OC classic is all about pint-sized to-dos and lots of pumpkin choosing. Read »

Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Santa Trains Get Rolling

The Santa Trains Get Rolling

Rails with a seasonal bent are running through Orange and Fillmore. Read »

Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 at 9:26 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary

The Orange-based train toots into its 16th year, with specials and fun. 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.