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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 9:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Cool: Vintage Trailer Show

Road trip dreams and nifty design scenes rule in the desert. View gallery »

Friday, Oct 9, 2015 at 10:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Alexander Estate: Tour a Palm Springs Icon

Elvis and Priscilla Presley honeymooned here; have a peek during the Modernism... View gallery »

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 at 3:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Chic: High-Heeled Shoe Exhibit

Fabulous footwear gets the museum treatment. View gallery »

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Desert Cool: Family Crafting Fest at The Ace

The May gathering, called "a Coachella for families," is all about... View gallery »

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 11:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Peek Inside Modernism Week's Trailer Fest

You can spy the interiors of these retro gems. View gallery »

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 4:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Guess It: First Snow at the Palm Springs Tram

Guess It: First Snow at the Palm Springs Tram

Ready to think about the fluffy stuff? It's not long off 'round Mount San Jacinto... Read »

Monday, Aug 4, 2014 at 7:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Gem: Thursday Night VillageFest

Palm Springs Gem: Thursday Night VillageFest

What it is about: Beautiful sunsets, easy strolling, and food purveyors galore. Read »

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 at 9:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Modernism: Retro Yard Sale

Palm Springs Modernism: Retro Yard Sale

The goodie-filled to-do is just one of the events at the big fall gathering. Read »

Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 7:28 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

3,000 Carnations: Palm Springs Flower Drop

3,000 Carnations: Palm Springs Flower Drop

A moving and singular Memorial Day tribute happens in the desert each year. Read »

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

High Altitude: Summer Tramway Deal

High Altitude: Summer Tramway Deal

The Palm Spring's Aerial Tramway deal offers fans a way to cool off in a jiffy. 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.