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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Win a Stay in Marilyn's Suite

Win a Stay in Marilyn's Suite

You've got a chance to stay in the Culver Hotel's Marilyn Monroe Suite, for nada. Read »

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Monday, Aug 23, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hotel Becomes Gallery

Hotel Becomes Gallery

A fashion photo exhibit is soon to debut at the Sofitel. Read »

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

Get a Hotel Room, Ride in a New Jag

Get a Hotel Room, Ride in a New Jag

Not just any Jaguar, but a 2011 Jaguar XJ. And not just any room, but a room at Shutters or Casa del Mar. Read »

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Monday, Aug 16, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

O Hotel + Caña = Rum Yummy

O Hotel + Caña = Rum Yummy

Book a night at the O, join the Caña Rum Bar. Done. Read »

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Friday, Aug 13, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"The Princess Bride" Poolside

"The Princess Bride" Poolside

It's the "Dive-In Movie" at the Renaissance Hollywood. Read »

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Monday, Aug 16, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"The Wizard of Oz" Hotels

"The Wizard of Oz" Hotels

The yellow brick road turns 71 on Thursday, Aug. 12. Here's where we'd celebrate. Read »

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

Bingo Madness, Standard-Style

Bingo Madness, Standard-Style

B 12. B 12. B 12. Anyone? You, in the pool? B 12? Read »

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Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Corn. So. Much. Corn.

Corn. So. Much. Corn.

The kernel's the thing at this annual La Habra lark. 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.
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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.