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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 7:48 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Famous Hotel, Famous Ghost

Famous Hotel, Famous Ghost

The Hotel del Coronado throws an elegant Halloween soiree. Read »

Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kid-Nice San Diego Museums Deal

Kid-Nice San Diego Museums Deal

Three dozen museums will waive admission for the tots. Read »

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tiki Oasis

Tiki Oasis

Take a time machine back forty or so years, to a more fabulous fantasy place, in San Diego. Read »

Sunday, Mar 25, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Butterfly Jungle Opens

Butterfly Jungle Opens

How many winged beauties will land on your head? Read »

Saturday, Jan 14, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Duo of Dine-Out Deals

A Duo of Dine-Out Deals

It's nearly Restaurant Week to north and south. Here's what's on the menu. Read »

Monday, Dec 12, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pandas in HD

Pandas in HD

Gotta have your panda but can't make it to the San Diego Zoo? Your world just got better. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Holiday Hotel Perk: The In-Room Christmas Tree

Holiday Hotel Perk: The In-Room Christmas Tree

The Omni San Diego will deliver a fir to your floor. Read »

Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Festival of Flight

Festival of Flight

Feathery wonders are the stars of the San Diego Zoo's winged weekend. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Haunting the Whaley House

Haunting the Whaley House

San Diego's own Whaley House is said to be haunted. Here are the house's Halloween happenings. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hotel del's Spooky Contest

Hotel del's Spooky Contest

Want to spend a Halloween weekend night at one of California's most atmospheric inns? 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.