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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Olives Rule in Paso Robles

Olives Rule in Paso Robles

The wee fruits are the star of a daylong August confab. Read »

Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golden State Purple: Lavender Days

Golden State Purple: Lavender Days

Paso Robles'll go purple and fragrant, for a day. Read »

Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 10:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

May Merry: Paso Wine Festival

May Merry: Paso Wine Festival

Four days, countless sips, one excellent stretch of wine country. Read »

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 9:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Zinfandel Rules: Paso's Spicy Weekend

Zinfandel Rules: Paso's Spicy Weekend

Love a certain zippy vino? So does the Central Coast town. Like, a lot. Read »

Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 at 8:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sweet Stayover: Paso Robles Hotel Month

Sweet Stayover: Paso Robles Hotel Month

The wine-snug city has designated February as a time for inn-specific deals. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sailing Over the Vines: Pinot Express

Sailing Over the Vines: Pinot Express

Zip high above vines near Paso Robles. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Harvest Wine Weekend, Paso Robles-Style

Harvest Wine Weekend, Paso Robles-Style

It's one of the year's biggest parties in one of our state's biggest wine regions. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Olives Aplenty: A Paso Robles Party

Olives Aplenty: A Paso Robles Party

One August day, many tiny, glistening orbs to enjoy. Read »

Friday, May 20, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Paso 'N Pedals

Paso 'N Pedals

The cyclists of the Amgen tour will roll in, followed by the wine barrels. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival

Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival

Spicy sips rule the weekend around Paso parts. 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.
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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.