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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 3:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bellagio Whimsy: Autumn Arrives in Sin City

Bellagio Whimsy: Autumn Arrives in Sin City

The talking tree and a gorgeous pony fill out the mum-marvelous garden decor. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Vegas: Delano Hotel Debuts

It's a "touch of South Beach on the Strip" next to Mandalay Bay. View gallery »

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 10:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Posh Style: The Look of SLS Las Vegas

Posh Style: The Look of SLS Las Vegas

The new, 3-towered hotel, set for an Aug. 23 opening, was designed by Philippe Starck. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 7:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

104 Celebrities: Sin City's "Star Trek" Con

104 Celebrities: Sin City's "Star Trek" Con

William Shatner and Kate Mulgrew are both due at huge Vegas beam-up. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 5:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas Sparkle: 60 Signs Debut at Neon Boneyard

The museum's north gallery is reserved for special events. View gallery »

Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 at 7:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas New: Hershey's Chocolate World

Vegas New: Hershey's Chocolate World

The chocolate icon opens a sweet spot on The Strip. Read »

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Glittery Feasting: Vegas Uncork'd

Glittery Feasting: Vegas Uncork'd

Bon Appetit's demo-packed extravaganza returns, with flavor. Read »

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:14 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin City Spiderman: Hero Seen on Venetian's Tower

Sin City Spiderman: Hero Seen on Venetian's Tower

Peter Parker makes a splashy Madame Tussauds Vegas-style cameo. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 2:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rockin' Rockabilly Summit: Viva Las Vegas

Rockin' Rockabilly Summit: Viva Las Vegas

Prepare for the beauty of Brylcreemed hair, hot rods, and slick tunes. Read »

Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 at 9:40 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin City's Star Sips: UNLVino

Sin City's Star Sips: UNLVino

The mega Vegas wine event marks its 40th year. 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.