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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Coming to Wine Country: Bacon & Barrels

Coming to Wine Country: Bacon & Barrels

A brand-new Los Olivos weekend is all about strips and sips. Read »

Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Los Olivos Day in the Country

Los Olivos Day in the Country

One of wine country's sweetest small towns throws an autumn-flavored party. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fools in Love Art and Wine Party

Fools in Love Art and Wine Party

A Los Olivos winery is offering face-painting for grown-ups. Read »

Friday, Feb 25, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Ynez Valley Free Museum Day

Santa Ynez Valley Free Museum Day

Over a half dozen institutions are waiving admission for a day. Read »

Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 8:04 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Margerum Winery Open House

Margerum Winery Open House

The Los Olivos vineyard is devoting a Sunday afternoon to sips and snacks. Read »

Friday, Sep 3, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

September Harvest Party

September Harvest Party

A Los Olivos wine company is hosting an afternoon of harvesty bites and bevs. 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.