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Our daily look at nearby getaways
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Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Farewell, Cap: Wax Figure Set to Depart Sin City

Farewell, Cap: Wax Figure Set to Depart Sin City

The Tussauds exhibit bids adieu to a heroic character. Read »

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Saturday, Dec 28, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fountains to Baseball: Instagram's Top 2013 Spots

Fountains to Baseball: Instagram's Top 2013 Spots

The Bellagio Fountains made the list. What other nearby destinations are on it? Read »

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Sunday, Dec 22, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Next Year's Holiday Card: Vegas Neon at Night

Next Year's Holiday Card: Vegas Neon at Night

The Neon Museum opens up to evening shutterbugs on the day after New Year's. Read »

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Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 at 5:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santas, Penguins, and Neon: Las Vegas Holiday

Santas, Penguins, and Neon: Las Vegas Holiday

The thousands-strong Santa Run is just the start of Sin City's big season. Read »

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Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin City Santas: Thousands of Kringles Ready to Run

Sin City Santas: Thousands of Kringles Ready to Run

Things are bigger in Vegas, and this costume-y confab is no exception. Read »

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Saturday, Nov 23, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Avengers Take Sin City

The Avengers Take Sin City

A "fully immersive Marvel 4D theater" debuts at Madame Tussauds. Read »

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Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Your 11/12/13 Wedding at the Vegas Neon Museum

Your 11/12/13 Wedding at the Vegas Neon Museum

Get hitched in the sign-packed, sun-filled spot. But: Spots are limited. Read »

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Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Here Comes 11/12/13: Best Book That Vegas Wedding

Here Comes 11/12/13: Best Book That Vegas Wedding

Psst. Want to get married at the Mob Museum? Read »

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Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas Eats: Chef Classes and Beer Pairings

Vegas Eats: Chef Classes and Beer Pairings

You're going to Sin City to sup, you say? You can make your supper, too. Read »

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Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Grown-Up Field Trip: Las Vegas Neon

Grown-Up Field Trip: Las Vegas Neon

Hop a bus from LA and see all the shiny, shiny lights of the Strip. 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.