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Our daily look at nearby getaways
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Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 9:03 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 90th, Old Spanish Days

Happy 90th, Old Spanish Days

Santa Barbara's historic summertime festival brims with parades, mercados. Read »

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Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tradition and Grandeur: Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days

Tradition and Grandeur: Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days

Tradition, beauty, and song: "Vaqueros y Vaqueras" is the 2013 theme. Read »

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Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days

Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days

Santa Barbara's historic fiesta prepares to twirl into August. Read »

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Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Funk Zone Love

Funk Zone Love

If you're headed to Santa Barbara for Old Spanish Days, make time for some offbeat-sweet sights. Read »

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Monday, Jul 25, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara

Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara

One of the Golden State's most historic fiestas prepares to celebrate year 87. 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.