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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 12:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

'Tis the Season for Subterranean Strolls

'Tis the Season for Subterranean Strolls

The Forestiere Underground Gardens and Sactown Underground make annual debuts. Read »

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

American Cheese Society Mega Con Returns

American Cheese Society Mega Con Returns

Hundreds of cheesemaking specialists get savory in Sacramento. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Old West, New Tech: A Sacramento Yuletide

Old West, New Tech: A Sacramento Yuletide

A theatrical light-bright swirl descends upon the historic area. A mega tree, too. Read »

Saturday, Jul 6, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

From Disney to Cal Expo: Iconic California Sign Goes Up

From Disney to Cal Expo: Iconic California Sign Goes Up

The mondo letters front the Sacramento destination, just in time for the state fair. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Here Comes the State Fair (Food)

Here Comes the State Fair (Food)

Will your favorite summer be on a stick, deep-fried, or both? Read »

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 7:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sactown Heads Underground

Sactown Heads Underground

Tickets for the ever-popular Underground Tours will soon go on sale. Read »

Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World's Record on the Midway

World's Record on the Midway

A wheel buff is going for one very long ride at the California State Fair. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Underground Surfaces

The Underground Surfaces

The weather is warming up which means it is time to head below the surface. 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.