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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 »

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Peek Inside Railtown 1897

Rare Peek Inside Railtown 1897

Eye a steam locomotive get the buff-up, in Jamestown. 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, Mar 28, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Riding the Movie Star Locomotive

Riding the Movie Star Locomotive

Sierra No. 3 may not be a household name, but the Gold Country engine is definitely a star. 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 »

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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.