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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 11:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Peek Inside Modernism Week's Trailer Fest

You can spy the interiors of these retro gems. View gallery »

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 at 9:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Modernism: Retro Yard Sale

Palm Springs Modernism: Retro Yard Sale

The goodie-filled to-do is just one of the events at the big fall gathering. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 10:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Modernism Week: Tickets Still Available

Modernism Week: Tickets Still Available

Think the swankest soiree in the desert is full, full, full? That's a big nope. Read »

Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 6:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free To-Dos: Palm Springs Modernism Week

Free To-Dos: Palm Springs Modernism Week

Yep, lots of the events cost, but there are a few freebies to be had. Read »

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hot Ticket: Modernism Week Bus Tours

Hot Ticket: Modernism Week Bus Tours

Want to lookie-loo at some of the desert's most dramatic homes? Hop on the double-decker. Read »

Saturday, Dec 28, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Modernism Week: Vintage Travel Trailers

Modernism Week: Vintage Travel Trailers

Dreamed of owning one yourself? Make for Palm Springs in February. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Moby Visits Modernism Week

Moby Visits Modernism Week

The music-maker is set to speak at Modernism Week. Read »

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Mid-century enthusiasts prepare for their desert extravaganza. Read »

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mid-Century Mermaids

Mid-Century Mermaids

A Florida tradition makes for the desert, for one special, below-the-surface performance. Read »

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

Mod PoP Shop Palm Springs

Mod PoP Shop Palm Springs

"Swanky Things" get celebrated during Modernism Week. 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.