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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Laguna Beach's Magical Fair: Sawdust Art Festival

Laguna Beach's Magical Fair: Sawdust Art Festival

The outdoor art and craft bazaar readies for its summer season. Read »

Monday, May 20, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pageant of the Masters Salutes the Cinema

Pageant of the Masters Salutes the Cinema

The venerable "pose like art" extravaganza takes on a movie theme. Read »

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Stand Still, for Art's Sake, in Laguna Beach

Stand Still, for Art's Sake, in Laguna Beach

Love Pageant of the Masters? Tryouts are just ahead. Read »

Friday, Nov 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Winter Fantasy in Laguna Beach

A Winter Fantasy in Laguna Beach

One of SoCal's most festive shop places boasts Santa and other festive touches. Read »

Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Uncommon Mondays in Laguna Beach

Uncommon Mondays in Laguna Beach

A Laguna Beach chef pays homage to other area chefs he admires. Read »

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Laguna Beach Fest's 80-Day Giveaway

Laguna Beach Fest's 80-Day Giveaway

The venerable Festival of the Arts turns 80 this year. And to celebrate? They're doing a grand giveaway for fans. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Surf & Sand Packages

New Surf & Sand Packages

Hello, Laguna Beach. Hello, stretching near the water. Hello, sticky s'mores. Read »

Monday, Nov 14, 2011 at 6:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sweet Seasonal Shopping Spectacular

Sweet Seasonal Shopping Spectacular

Sawdust Winter Fantasy boasts one-of-a-kind gifts and plenty of twinkly splendor, too. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

45th Annual Sawdust Art Festival

45th Annual Sawdust Art Festival

The Laguna Beach summertime tradition prepares to open for another season. Read »

Friday, Jun 3, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Laguna Beach Art Walk

Laguna Beach Art Walk

Those lovely, lark-about summer Thursday evenings go into higher, happier gear around the LB. 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.