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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco Romance: Month-Long Joie de Vivre Valentine's

San Francisco Romance: Month-Long Joie de Vivre Valentine's

An octet of Bay Area hotels do up the hearts and the heat, for all of February. Read »

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 10:26 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Indoor Mini Golf Headed for the Bay Area

Indoor Mini Golf Headed for the Bay Area

April opening: Urban Putt'll bring club fun and bar drinks to San Francisco. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Time-Lapse Treat Is San Francisco Sweet

Time-Lapse Treat Is San Francisco Sweet

Coit Tower, the bridges, and more: The city shines in a new video. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

History and Food: On Foot in San Francisco

History and Food: On Foot in San Francisco

Stay at the historic Washington Square Inn and get a deal on a walking tour. Read »

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bay Brews: San Francisco Beer Week

Bay Brews: San Francisco Beer Week

The finest crafty sips'll make a showing, and the makers who make 'em. Read »

Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Funky and Famous Piers of California

The Funky and Famous Piers of California

A new book visits those oh-so-dear ocean-snug promenades. Read »

Sunday, Dec 8, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gingerbread Houses Go Gargantuan

Gingerbread Houses Go Gargantuan

The sugary abodes are on display at a few Golden State hotels. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco Sparkle: The Spinning Monkey Zoetrope

San Francisco Sparkle: The Spinning Monkey Zoetrope

The Bay Area brims with light-up wonders, including this Exploratorium-close artwork. Read »

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A '70s Icon Updated: The Tactile Dome

A '70s Icon Updated: The Tactile Dome

A San Francisco favorite re-debuts with an updated vibe. Read »

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

800+ Musicians Playing Together: Chrissy Broadcast

800+ Musicians Playing Together: Chrissy Broadcast

The sonic sound feast is set for San Francisco's Chrissy Field. 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.