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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Tram to Reopen

Palm Springs Tram to Reopen

The attraction is ready for visitors following a closure due to smoke from the Mountain Fire. Read »

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Supporting the Towns Around San Jacinto

Supporting the Towns Around San Jacinto

One of Idyllwild's biggest annual events is just ahead: Jazz in the Pines. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mega Marilyn Artwork Stays in Palm Springs a Bit Longer

Mega Marilyn Artwork Stays in Palm Springs a Bit Longer

The 26-foot-tall sculpture's run was extended; the time to see it is now. Read »

Saturday, Jun 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Cool: Find Those Hot Weather Deals

Palm Springs Cool: Find Those Hot Weather Deals

Hotels welcome summer with sweet, SPF friendly deals. Read »

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dining Discounts in the Desert

Dining Discounts in the Desert

Restaurant Week gets sizzling around the desert resorts. Read »

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Sweet Summer Deal at Korakia Pensione

A Sweet Summer Deal at Korakia Pensione

Hot deals heat up at one of the desert's prettiest destinations. Read »

Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tachevah: The Middle of the Coachella Sandwich

Tachevah: The Middle of the Coachella Sandwich

Staying in the desert for both music weekends? Best go Tachevah. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mount San Jacinto Summertime Deal

Mount San Jacinto Summertime Deal

Plan on hiking in crisp mountain air this summer? Get your tram pass. Read »

Monday, Mar 25, 2013 at 7:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Elvis in Palm Springs: Spirit of the King

Elvis in Palm Springs: Spirit of the King

A new show salutes the icon five nights a week. Read »

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Valentine's on the Palm Springs Tram

Valentine's on the Palm Springs Tram

Sweethearts get close above Palm Springs. 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.