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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 at 8:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Recycled Holidays" in Morro Bay

"Recycled Holidays" in Morro Bay

Deals and unique finds: Make for the vintage-and-antique-laden burg. Read »

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 10:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Morro Bay's Exceptional April

Morro Bay's Exceptional April

A citywide yard sale, a kite festival, and 50th anniversary to-dos? You betcha. Read »

Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Funky and Famous Piers of California

The Funky and Famous Piers of California

A new book visits those oh-so-dear ocean-snug promenades. Read »

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Boat Parades, from Morro Bay to Ventura

Boat Parades, from Morro Bay to Ventura

Schooners, yachts, and rafts are ready to sparkle, sail. Read »

Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Morro Bay Guacs It Up

Morro Bay Guacs It Up

The seaside burg devotes a weekend to a piquant, perfect twosome. Read »

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Morro Bay Midweek Deal

Morro Bay Midweek Deal

Several properties around the beautiful burg are offering 15-percent off on special nights. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Morro Bay's City-Wide Yard Sale

Morro Bay's City-Wide Yard Sale

About 125 bargain-filled sales will pop up around the Pacific-pretty community. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Morro Bay Bird Festival

Morro Bay Bird Festival

Nature lovers will gather for three days of looking up and all around. Read »

About
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.