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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Nov 22, 2013 at 7:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

One Hotel, Five Weeks, Millions of Lights

One Hotel, Five Weeks, Millions of Lights

The Mission Inn is preparing for its December dazzler. Read »

Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Sunday Sojourn in Riverside

A Sunday Sojourn in Riverside

Have a Monday off? Love the Mission Inn? You're in luck. Read »

Friday, Nov 23, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mission Inn's Festival of Lights

It's a Riverside tradition that's as twinkly as all get-out. Read »

Monday, Jul 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mission Inn by Night

Mission Inn by Night

Enjoy dinner and an evening tour of one of California's prettiest landmarks. Read »

Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tea in a Castle

Tea in a Castle

The Mission Inn in Riverside has a special way to celebrate on the Saturday before Mother's Day. Read »

Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Your Valentine's Castle

Your Valentine's Castle

The Mission Inn has a bevy of February 14th-ish packages. Roses? Cupcakes? Yes, you got it. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Merry, Merry Mission Inn

The Merry, Merry Mission Inn

"Dazzling" doesn't begin to describe the Riverside landmark's holiday display. Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ghost Walk Riverside

Ghost Walk Riverside

There are two tours, one for families and one for those wanting a scarier experience. Read »

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mission Inn Labor Day Escape

Mission Inn Labor Day Escape

Summer's wrapping, but there's a deal on in Riverside. Read »

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Reagan Honeymoon Package

The Reagan Honeymoon Package

The Mission Inn is paying tribute to some of its most famous guests, via a special deal. 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.