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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Many Flowers of Lompoc

The Many Flowers of Lompoc

Want to see the area's famed marigolds and sweet peas? There's a map. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lompoc in Bloom

Lompoc in Bloom

The Santa Barbara-close town gets plenty of petals 'round the time summer begins. Read »

Friday, Jun 24, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lompoc Flower Festival

Lompoc Flower Festival

The pretty community blooms again for its 59th annual petal party. Read »

Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

2011 Vintners' Festival Weekend

2011 Vintners' Festival Weekend

Lovely Lompoc is the setting for local libations aplenty. 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.