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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tart Times: Old World Village's Plum Fest

Tart Times: Old World Village's Plum Fest

Oktoberfest isn't quite here, but this sour-sweet soiree should tide you over. Read »

Saturday, Sep 8, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Old World Village Oktoberfest

Old World Village Oktoberfest

One of SoCal's biggest oompah-pah-pahs lines up the steins. Read »

Friday, Feb 10, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Old World Chocolate Festival

Old World Chocolate Festival

It's not Oktoberfest but Valentineoberfest. You get where we're going with that. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Yep. It's Oktoberfest Time.

Yep. It's Oktoberfest Time.

Old World Village's annual raise-a-stein party prepares for its big opening. Read »

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

Oktoberfest-Adjacent Dachshund Races

Oktoberfest-Adjacent Dachshund Races

Get the woof-woof on the Huntington Beach barker rallies. 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.