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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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 »

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Paw-parrazi Contest at Kimpton Hotels

Paw-parrazi Contest at Kimpton Hotels

Whiskers! Whiskers. Look over here. Look over here. Just. Sit. Good kitty. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kimpton's Robe-mantic Retreat

Kimpton's Robe-mantic Retreat

The hotel chain's Robemance Packages sends you home with -- well -- you guessed it. Read »

Thursday, Dec 16, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Palomar Gets a Retail Therapist

The Palomar Gets a Retail Therapist

There's someone on staff who can help guests shop like locals. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine, Unwinding, and Wii

Wine, Unwinding, and Wii

Kimpton Hotels is combining two words that begin with "w" in a very wintry way. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kimpton's Wintertime "Secret Word" Debuts

Kimpton's Wintertime "Secret Word" Debuts

Say a wintry word upon check-in, get a sweet perkity-perk. Read »

Thursday, Oct 14, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Meeting Your Holiday "Obli-cation"

Meeting Your Holiday "Obli-cation"

Kimpton Hotels is de-stressing your holiday visit with a discount. And cocktails. Read »

Sunday, Oct 3, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kimpton Hotels' Crush Contest

Kimpton Hotels' Crush Contest

The boutique hotel chain has a new LGBT page, and to celebrate, a cool contest. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cali Canine Hotels Make Top List

Cali Canine Hotels Make Top List

Find out which hotels Travel & Leisure think are the doggliest of all. Read »

About
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.
Authors
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.