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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pop Rocks Donut: OC Fair Foods

Pop Rocks Donut: OC Fair Foods

Ready for this year's outlandish batch of edibles? Read »

Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 11:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summer Calling: Here Come the OC Fair Concerts

Summer Calling: Here Come the OC Fair Concerts

Call it a breath of summery relaxation in the wintertime. Read »

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Fair: The Deals and Squeals

OC Fair: The Deals and Squeals

Several discount-admission days are rounding the corner, fast. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 8:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Food Truck Halloween Foodtacular

Food Truck Halloween Foodtacular

Food trucks get frightful -- but yummy -- in Orange County. Read »

Saturday, Jul 21, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pogos in the Sky

Pogos in the Sky

Pogopalooza returns to sproing sproing sproing at the OC Fair. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bargain Costa Mesa

Bargain Costa Mesa

Heading for the OC Fair? Want to find free stuff nearby? Read »

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

OC Fair Headliners

OC Fair Headliners

The Costa Mesa party is known for drawing some major names. Read »

Monday, Jul 2, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Fair Ups the Bacon

OC Fair Ups the Bacon

You like sizzling meat? There's a booth for you at the 2012 extravaganza. Read »

Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Food Truck Fare After Dark

Food Truck Fare After Dark

Can't make the lunchtime gathering at the OC Fair? The noshes are going nocturnal. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Food Trucks with Fair

Food Trucks with Fair

The OC Fair rounds up the best in crepes and tacos and more for its Food Truck Thursdays. 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.