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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 1:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Classic: Bouquets That Look Like Famous Art

Artists create floral arrangements that pay tribute to paintings and sculptures. View gallery »

Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Whaley House's Creaky-Stair October

The Whaley House's Creaky-Stair October

Ghosty doings are afoot -- or afloat -- at one of the planet's most haunted abodes. Read »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Kids Free October: Amtrak Deal

San Diego Kids Free October: Amtrak Deal

Loads (and loads and loads) of museums'll be free for tots; so how 'bout the ride down? Read »

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 10:26 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Warhol Cocktails: The Campbell's Soup Bloody Mary

Warhol Cocktails: The Campbell's Soup Bloody Mary

The San Diego Museum of Art raises a toast to its new "Gauguin to Warhol" exhibit. Read »

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 1:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Spicy: Sriracha Festival

San Diego Spicy: Sriracha Festival

Do you use the caliente condiment on everything? 'Fess up, then eat up. Read »

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 5:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bacon, Brews, and San Diego

Bacon, Brews, and San Diego

It's a soiree with sizzle. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Swank: Tiki Convention

San Diego Swank: Tiki Convention

Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid and more cool people party, retro-style. Read »

Monday, Aug 4, 2014 at 7:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Koalas Behind the Scenes: A New San Diego Zoo Tour

Koalas Behind the Scenes: A New San Diego Zoo Tour

See keepers prepare the marsupials' meals and visit the "bachelor pad." Read »

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 3:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California Icon: Name the Condor Chick

California Icon: Name the Condor Chick

The San Diego Zoo has opened the voting to all bird buffs. Read »

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 9:04 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Comic-Con Canines: Adopt a Superhero Dog

Comic-Con Canines: Adopt a Superhero Dog

The Helen Woodward Animal Center visits the San Diego convention with pups in tow. 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.