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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Finding Amour in Ojai

Finding Amour in Ojai

A treasure hunt and pastry decorating fill out a Valentine's getaway. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Unwind Time: Oaks at Ojai

Unwind Time: Oaks at Ojai

Greet the new year with hikes, yoga classes, and other detox-nice to-dos. Read »

Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Valley Inn Marks the Serenity Season

Ojai Valley Inn Marks the Serenity Season

The hotel has a package on full of yuletide treats and peaceful times. Read »

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Alpaca Magic

Alpaca Magic

An Ojai-close alpaca ranch is open to visitors. Want to feed one? You can. Read »

Sunday, Jul 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Lavender Getaway

Ojai Lavender Getaway

Love lavender? 'Tis the season in a certain sweet-smelling town. Read »

Friday, Jun 8, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai's Purple Party

Ojai's Purple Party

If you love your lavender, make for its annual sweet-scented festival. Read »

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai's Art in the Park

Ojai's Art in the Park

A holiday weekend spent in a pretty town looking at art sounds a-okay by us. Read »

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Writer's Ojai Spa Getaway

A Writer's Ojai Spa Getaway

Need to relax more to let the words flow? This combo may help you with both. Read »

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Eclipse Party

Ojai Eclipse Party

Have your special Super Moon costume at the ready? Read »

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Storytelling Festival in Ojai

Storytelling Festival in Ojai

Tale spinners weave magical stories at an annual story-off. 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.