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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 6:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas Con: 1000+ People in "Star Trek" Costumes

Vegas Con: 1000+ People in "Star Trek" Costumes

The big "Star Trek" convention looks to take back its title. Read »

Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fun Without Sun in Sin City

Fun Without Sun in Sin City

Temps can top three digits but there are places to keep it cool. Read »

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 8:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Drive a Muscle Car in Vegas

Drive a Muscle Car in Vegas

Vroom-vroom at the wheel of a sleek machine. Read »

Monday, Apr 1, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas Trip: What's New at ARIA

The Las Vegas Strip-center resort welcomes fresh dining experiences and more. View gallery »

Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Bellagio Welcomes the Year of the Snake

The Bellagio Welcomes the Year of the Snake

The Vegas hotel's conservatory has a marvelous serpent centerpiece. Read »

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Sin City Neon-Retro Wedding

A Sin City Neon-Retro Wedding

Looking to do a Valentine's Vegas Wedding? Here's a brightly lit twist. Read »

Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 at 9:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Very Vegas Christmas

The hotels and boulevard have hung the bows and candy canes. View gallery »

Friday, Oct 12, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Eli Roth's Goretorium

Eli Roth's Goretorium

A new year-round Vegas horror attraction has a major name at the helm. Read »

Monday, Oct 22, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dress Rat Pack at a Vintage Vegas Bash

Dress Rat Pack at a Vintage Vegas Bash

The new Neon Museum in Las Vegas opens with a '60s-era to-do. Read »

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin City's Whimsical Wine Country

Sin City's Whimsical Wine Country

Are they planting vines on The Strip? Well. Sort of? 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.
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.