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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, May 16, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Angeles National Forest Reopens

Angeles National Forest Reopens

Just in time for a long weekend, 98,000 acres are open again. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kentucky Derby Party

Kentucky Derby Party

It's nearly pony time, and the Athletic Club is serving classic cocktails and Derby-style dishes. Read »

Saturday, Mar 5, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Room 59 Shines at Chateau Marmont

Room 59 Shines at Chateau Marmont

Condé Nast Traveler picks a fabled room as a favorite "Room with a View." Read »

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

Sweet Rendezvous Time

Sweet Rendezvous Time

Sweetest part? "Signature morning cocktail." Read »

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Viceroy's "Scent Tent"

The Viceroy's "Scent Tent"

Enjoy a Valentine's meal, and then frou-frou fragrance experience. Read »

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

From Russia, With Love, at LAAC

From Russia, With Love, at LAAC

The Los Angeles Athletic Club celebrates chef Boris Chernyak, and the lovey holiday, too. Read »

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Venice Beach Valentine

Venice Beach Valentine

Ocean waves, a funky vibe, and flowers with a local touch. Read »

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

Sleep Where the Golden Globes Reign

Sleep Where the Golden Globes Reign

Eye leisure packages at a certain "Golden" inn. Read »

Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Year's Eve at Casa del Mar

New Year's Eve at Casa del Mar

The close-to-the-beach hotel has a sumptuous supper on. Read »

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

Welcoming 2011 at Shutters

Welcoming 2011 at Shutters

Swanky supper-club stylings and cinnamon ice cream, too. Happy new year indeed. 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.
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.