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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 1:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Visiting Mars in California

Visiting Mars in California

Can't make it the Red Planet? You can visit Death Valley. Read »

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy First Century, Langham Huntington Hotel

Happy First Century, Langham Huntington Hotel

The Pasadena landmark celebrates its first 100 years with deals, more. Read »

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Airy Art of California

The Airy Art of California

Pasadena and Santa Barbara pair up on a painting-pretty presentation. 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.