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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Wondrous Buildings of San Francisco

The Wondrous Buildings of San Francisco

September is Architecture Month in one of the architecture-iest cities in all the land. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Celebrating San Francisco Pride

Celebrating San Francisco Pride

Parties, concerts, and the centerpiece parade fill the last weekend in June. Read »

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Costumes Ahoy: San Francisco's Lively Bay to Breakers Run

Costumes Ahoy: San Francisco's Lively Bay to Breakers Run

It's strange, it's healthy, it's beloved, it's San Francisco. Read »

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Outside Lands: Food Fest Announced

Outside Lands: Food Fest Announced

The mega music party is known for its culinary spirit. Here are the details. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Outside Lands Line-Up Announced

Outside Lands Line-Up Announced

Paul McCartney and the Red Hot Chili Peppers head for Golden Gate Park. Read »

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco Deal: Hotel, Then Boat, Then Bridge

San Francisco Deal: Hotel, Then Boat, Then Bridge

The Bay Lights are up and lit. Want to see? There's a hotel-cruise deal on. Read »

Monday, Mar 4, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hotel Monaco's Fresh Whimsy

Hotel Monaco's Fresh Whimsy

A San Francisco hotel sends stuffiness a-packin'. Read »

Friday, Mar 1, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bay Bridge Goes Mega LED

Bay Bridge Goes Mega LED

The San Francisco span will become "the largest LED light sculpture in the world." Read »

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 6:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Presidio's Newest Historic Getaway

The Presidio's Newest Historic Getaway

The Inn at the Presidio will grow this spring. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco's Week of Suds

San Francisco's Week of Suds

Anyone up for Beer Bingo? 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.