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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 at 7:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Madonna Inn Sells Its Vintage Bedspreads

The San Luis Obispo charmer is going for a linens refresh. View gallery »

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Monday, Dec 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hue-Filled Holidays at the Madonna Inn

Hue-Filled Holidays at the Madonna Inn

Could you stay in a very red room, then a very green room? You could. Read »

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Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Star Bed Gets a Shout-Out

A Star Bed Gets a Shout-Out

The Madonna Inn's Yahoo room has made a gush-worthy, global list. Read »

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Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Biking into SLO Made Easier

Biking into SLO Made Easier

A new bike path near the Madonna Inn makes a SLO visit simpler. Read »

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Saturday, Feb 5, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Valentine's Spa Time at Madonna Inn

Valentine's Spa Time at Madonna Inn

The landmark hotel, famed for its lovey rooms, has a massage special on. Read »

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Monday, Dec 27, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Feeling "Merry" on New Year's Eve

Feeling "Merry" on New Year's Eve

Greet 2011 in an over-the-top room. Read »

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Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Madonna Inn Hosts Toys for Tots Drive

Madonna Inn Hosts Toys for Tots Drive

A new, unwrapped toy gets you a discount at the San Luis Obispo landmark. Read »

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Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fall Special at the Apple Farm

Fall Special at the Apple Farm

A San Luis Obispo inn offers a cozy deal for the cooler months. Read »

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Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Autumn's Honorary Hotel Room

Autumn's Honorary Hotel Room

We went looking for the most autumnish room in all the land. Here's where it is. 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.