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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Early Look: The New LEGOLAND Hotel

The theme park gets its first hotel; colorful rooms and themed adventures are the... View gallery »

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

LEGOLAND's Brick-or-Treat

LEGOLAND's Brick-or-Treat

The costume-up party nights open at the Carlsbad theme park. Read »

Friday, Dec 9, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Holidays in Legoland

The Holidays in Legoland

Do the bricks outnumber the lights? Find out in Carlsbad. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Brick-or-Treating at LEGOLAND

Brick-or-Treating at LEGOLAND

Costumes, fireworks, and other kid-cool high jinks are happening every October Saturday in Carlsbad. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego, Beyond the Con

San Diego, Beyond the Con

If you need a breather from the panels and booths, take a look at five other things going down around town. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 6:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

STAR WARS LEGO Miniland Now Landing

STAR WARS LEGO Miniland Now Landing

Whoa. *How* many bricks are in that "Clone Wars" scene? Read »

Friday, Feb 11, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Star Wars" at LEGOLAND

"Star Wars" at LEGOLAND

"The Clone Wars" scene alone will have 1.5 million LEGOS. Serious. 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.