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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Jun 20, 2014 at 9:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Good Wave Times: International Surfing Day

Good Wave Times: International Surfing Day

Where will you get salty-of-hair and happy-of-spirit? Read »

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 7:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dock & Dine at San Diego's Paradise Point

Dock & Dine at San Diego's Paradise Point

Have a boat? Feeling peckish? Park your vessel and have some lunch. Read »

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 8:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Encinitas Sweet: Fairies Flit for Summer Solstice

Encinitas Sweet: Fairies Flit for Summer Solstice

Sparkle and glitter reign at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 10:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Channel Islands Tall Ship Adventure

Channel Islands Tall Ship Adventure

The Californian will turn its bow towards the national park. Read »

Sunday, Jun 8, 2014 at 6:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Animals, Rides, Beer: San Diego County Fair

Animals, Rides, Beer: San Diego County Fair

There's that whole bacon extravaganza, too. Yum times ahead... Read »

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Salty San Diego: Your Bacon Recipe Wanted

Salty San Diego: Your Bacon Recipe Wanted

"Bacon Dish Contests" will wage among amateur and pro cooks. Read »

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Opening: Tiger Trail at Safari Park

Opening: Tiger Trail at Safari Park

Get to know the Sumatran Tiger and its majestic world. Read »

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 11:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Flavor: Bacon & Barrels

San Diego Flavor: Bacon & Barrels

Spirits and salty strips get the love at this lively eat-and-drink bash. Read »

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 12:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pet Day on the Bay: Waggers on the Waves

Pet Day on the Bay: Waggers on the Waves

Dogs and their people head out from San Diego on a special Hornblower cruise. Read »

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 6:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Sweet: Mother's Day Sleepover

San Diego Sweet: Mother's Day Sleepover

An offbeat overnight for moms roars at the San Diego Zoo. 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.