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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Warm Gourmet: Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Warm Gourmet: Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Damp days have you looking to the desert? You can daydream. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 10:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Modernism Week: Tickets Still Available

Modernism Week: Tickets Still Available

Think the swankest soiree in the desert is full, full, full? That's a big nope. Read »

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 10:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Full Moon Valentine's: Palm Springs Tram

Full Moon Valentine's: Palm Springs Tram

The night'll be especially bright up the side of San Jacinto. Read »

Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 6:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free To-Dos: Palm Springs Modernism Week

Free To-Dos: Palm Springs Modernism Week

Yep, lots of the events cost, but there are a few freebies to be had. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 8:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Birthday Party for The King (at His Pad)

A Birthday Party for The King (at His Pad)

Artists pay tribute -- and fans remember -- at the Honeymoon Hideaway. Read »

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hot Ticket: Modernism Week Bus Tours

Hot Ticket: Modernism Week Bus Tours

Want to lookie-loo at some of the desert's most dramatic homes? Hop on the double-decker. Read »

Friday, Jan 3, 2014 at 1:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Desert Divine: Palm Springs Film Fest

Desert Divine: Palm Springs Film Fest

The first of the year's big cinema treats is out the door, fast. Read »

Saturday, Dec 28, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Modernism Week: Vintage Travel Trailers

Modernism Week: Vintage Travel Trailers

Dreamed of owning one yourself? Make for Palm Springs in February. Read »

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Getaway: "Forever Marilyn" Package

Palm Springs Getaway: "Forever Marilyn" Package

The 26-foot-tall sculpture is still in the desert, and a local hotel wants you to see it. Read »

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 7:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Swingin' Holiday at the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway

Swingin' Holiday at the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway

Songs of the '60s -- hello, Elvis and Mr. Sinatra -- take on some Palm Springs flair. 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.