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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 2:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Some Like It Hot" Sweetheart Gala

"Some Like It Hot" Sweetheart Gala

Three guesses as to where this movie-ready bash'll take place. Read »

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Getaway: "Forever Marilyn" Package

Palm Springs Getaway: "Forever Marilyn" Package

The 26-foot-tall sculpture is still in the desert, and a local hotel wants you to see it. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mega Marilyn Artwork Stays in Palm Springs a Bit Longer

Mega Marilyn Artwork Stays in Palm Springs a Bit Longer

The 26-foot-tall sculpture's run was extended; the time to see it is now. Read »

Sunday, Aug 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Packages for Marilyn Fans

Palm Springs Packages for Marilyn Fans

Have you seen the Forever Marilyn sculpture yet? This could be your time. Read »

Saturday, Jul 7, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Salutes Marilyn

Palm Springs Salutes Marilyn

Palm Springs will screen classic movies next to the 26-foot Marilyn Monroe sculpture. Read »

Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Marilyn Monroe in Palm Springs

Marilyn Monroe in Palm Springs

The impressively sized artwork, complete with iconic blowing skirt, debuts in Palm Springs. Read »

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hotel del Coronado on a Stamp

Hotel del Coronado on a Stamp

A new Billy Wilder stamp features a certain Coronado landmark. Read »

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

Win a Stay in Marilyn's Suite

Win a Stay in Marilyn's Suite

You've got a chance to stay in the Culver Hotel's Marilyn Monroe Suite, for nada. 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.