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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Apr 22, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC's Splashy Cinema Bash: Newport Beach Film Fest

OC's Splashy Cinema Bash: Newport Beach Film Fest

Studios and indies both find a spot at the week-long movie party. Read »

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bubble Time in Santa Ana

Bubble Time in Santa Ana

The Discovery Science Center's soapiest spectacular is on approach. Read »

Saturday, Mar 9, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin

An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin

The comedian will reprise some favorites, for one night only, in Costa Mesa. Read »

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 7:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A "Bad Dog" Visits Newport Beach

A "Bad Dog" Visits Newport Beach

A 28-foot-tall canine leaves its mark on the Orange County Museum of Art. Read »

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

WonderCon's Anaheim Moment

WonderCon's Anaheim Moment

We're a few weeks out from the mega pop culture confab. Have your strategy? Read »

Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 at 8:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Wicked" Casts a Bit of Magic: A Ticket Lottery

"Wicked" Casts a Bit of Magic: A Ticket Lottery

The Segerstrom Center announces a lottery for day-of seats. Read »

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Restaurant Week Raises a Fork to Five Years

OC Restaurant Week Raises a Fork to Five Years

Dozens of restaurants around the county prepare for great deals. Read »

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Flying to Mammoth from OC? Here's a Ski-riffic Deal.

Flying to Mammoth from OC? Here's a Ski-riffic Deal.

Yeah, we said "ski-riffic" and meant it, too. Read »

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Salute to Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Revue

A Salute to Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Revue

Pay special tribute to the long-running Disneyland favorite. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Holiday Ales, Foamy and Festive, in the OC

Holiday Ales, Foamy and Festive, in the OC

The big-hearted Brew Ha Ha returns with a spotlight on seasonal suds. 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.
Authors
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.