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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 6:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bee There: Comic-Con International

Bee There: Comic-Con International

The solar system's biggest pop con phenom sets up shop in San Diego. Read »

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Meet Shadow, San Diego Zoo Superstar

Meet Shadow, San Diego Zoo Superstar

The furry lad'll soon be part of the educational staff at Wegeforth Bowl. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 1:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Cute: A Zoo Star in the Making

San Diego Cute: A Zoo Star in the Making

The orangutan baby's mom has been giving her "a gentle push" onto the ropes. Read »

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 8:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

One Summer, Two Stops: Big Bite Bacon Fest

One Summer, Two Stops: Big Bite Bacon Fest

San Diego County Fair and the Queen Mary are about to get salty-sizzly. Read »

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 11:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Zany Times: San Diego Busker Festival

Zany Times: San Diego Busker Festival

Street performers of every ilk and whimsy shall perform at large. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Holiday: Jungle Bells

San Diego Holiday: Jungle Bells

The San Diego Zoo's end-of-the-year rrowr is in full effect. Read »

Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pirouettes by the Pacific

Pirouettes by the Pacific

An especially picturesque ice rink is set to open in Coronado. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Very Crafty: San Diego Beer Week

Very Crafty: San Diego Beer Week

The city is a star in the foam world; suds fans'll gather to find the best. Read »

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Naming the San Diego Panda

Naming the San Diego Panda

Have a great idea for a name for the famous panda cub? Submit it. Read »

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Allegiance" -- A New American Musical

"Allegiance" -- A New American Musical

A new musical, filled with history and emotion, is unveiled in San Diego. 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.