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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 1:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

AI in the IE: Robots of Riverside

AI in the IE: Robots of Riverside

It's called "the biggest robot event in Southern California." Prepare, robotians. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 7:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summer Sweet: Riverside's Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social

Summer Sweet: Riverside's Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social

Cold treats, tunes, and Victorian-style merriments await. Read »

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 at 1:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

First County Fair of the Year: Hello, Riverside

First County Fair of the Year: Hello, Riverside

The February fun-maker is up with rodeo, rides, and dates, dates, dates. Read »

Friday, Nov 22, 2013 at 7:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

One Hotel, Five Weeks, Millions of Lights

One Hotel, Five Weeks, Millions of Lights

The Mission Inn is preparing for its December dazzler. Read »

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Gaggle of Robots Meep for Riverside

A Gaggle of Robots Meep for Riverside

Make for what's billed as "the biggest robot event in Southern California." Read »

Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 5:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Riverside Treat: Victorian Ice Cream Social

Riverside Treat: Victorian Ice Cream Social

The historic city'll once again costume up, this time for cold sweetness. Read »

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Deals, Discounts, and Mmm: Riverside Restaurant Week

Deals, Discounts, and Mmm: Riverside Restaurant Week

Old Spaghetti Factory and Prohibition Kitchen are two of the participants. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 at 6:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

110 Years of the Mission Inn

110 Years of the Mission Inn

A package celebrates the historic hotel's centennial + a decade. Read »

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 5:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Inland Empire's First Cupcake Fair

The Inland Empire's First Cupcake Fair

Over 20 IE bakeries go for our sweet tooth, and for a good cause, too. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

County Fair Time in Riverside

County Fair Time in Riverside

Rides, concerts, and a certain juicy fruit are set to shine in Indio. 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.