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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 at 3:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free September Yoga at San Francisco Kimpton Hotels

Free September Yoga at San Francisco Kimpton Hotels

Have a few travel knots around the shoulders? Get rid of 'em, gratis. Read »

Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 10:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Skate: Fall on Your Ice

San Diego Skate: Fall on Your Ice

A grown-up getaway takes on a dash of wintry giggles. Read »

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 4:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Bit of Home in a San Diego Hotel

A Bit of Home in a San Diego Hotel

The Hotel Solamar will add a photo of a loved one to your hotel room Read »

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Home-Brewing Meets the Boutique Hotel

Home-Brewing Meets the Boutique Hotel

Hotel Solamar adds some flavorful foam to San Diego's rising beer scene. Read »

Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Your Own Hotel for New Year's Eve

Your Own Hotel for New Year's Eve

San Francisco's Hotel Palomar can be all yours for a night. Really. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

London Hotel in San Francisco

London Hotel in San Francisco

The Sir Francis Drake raises a special cocktail to the Olympics. Read »

Sunday, Apr 8, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kimpton's Cuddliest Contest

Kimpton's Cuddliest Contest

The boutique hotel chain's annual pet photo contest is back on. The prizes are bark-worthy, too. Read »

Friday, May 27, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kimpton's Summer of Pride

Kimpton's Summer of Pride

The boutique hotel chain is taking a cool 15% off the rate at every hotel on select days. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spring Break San Francisco Deal

Spring Break San Francisco Deal

Reserve your room at a participating hotel by April 18 and get up to 20% off. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kimpton Hotels EarthCare Week

Kimpton Hotels EarthCare Week

Pop-up eco art shows, farmers market feeds, and candlelight wine hours are on the menu. 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.