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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 at 3:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free September Yoga at San Francisco Kimpton Hotels

Free September Yoga at San Francisco Kimpton Hotels

Have a few travel knots around the shoulders? Get rid of 'em, gratis. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 11:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Last-Minute Labor Day: San Francisco Deal

Last-Minute Labor Day: San Francisco Deal

Land at a Joie de Vivre property and save 20%. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 6:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco Remembers: Robin Williams Mini Film Fest

San Francisco Remembers: Robin Williams Mini Film Fest

Three films and his last HBO comedy special will roll, back-to-back. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 7:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Magical Road Trip: Disney Fanniversary Celebration

Magical Road Trip: Disney Fanniversary Celebration

The traveling event puts the spotlight on classic favorites galore. Read »

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 8:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy Pride Weekend, San Francisco

Happy Pride Weekend, San Francisco

Dances, meet-ups, speeches, and that big parade are all ahead. Read »

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco Sweet: Choco Lands

San Francisco Sweet: Choco Lands

Tuck those napkins in: Outside Lands announces its edible line-up. Read »

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 3:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

That Zany Run: Bay to Breakers

That Zany Run: Bay to Breakers

San Francisco's Bay to Breakers trots from water to water, wackily. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 5:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Easter Around the City by the Bay

Easter Around the City by the Bay

Posh hotel specials and lively go-outs; where will the Big Bunny lead you? Read »

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 12:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Outside Lands: The 2014 Line-Up

Outside Lands: The 2014 Line-Up

The early August songfest hums and sings in Golden Gate Park. Read »

Sunday, Mar 9, 2014 at 8:50 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mega Nature: San Francisco Flower Show

Mega Nature: San Francisco Flower Show

"The nation's third largest show of its kind" will bloom in all the ways. 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.