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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Feb 2, 2013 at 7:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco, Your Sweetheart, and a "Cheap Date"

San Francisco, Your Sweetheart, and a "Cheap Date"

Three Personality Hotels are offering Valentine's-cute deals. Read »

Thursday, Dec 6, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Announced: Outside Lands 2013

Announced: Outside Lands 2013

San Francisco's mega summer concert fest gets its August dates. Read »

Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Your Own Hotel for New Year's Eve

Your Own Hotel for New Year's Eve

San Francisco's Hotel Palomar can be all yours for a night. Really. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fleet Week San Francisco

Fleet Week San Francisco

Ship tours, band events, and foodie gatherings mark the annual event. Read »

Saturday, Aug 18, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco Welcomes America's Cup

San Francisco Welcomes America's Cup

The City by the Bay is the scene of the next action-packed World Series regatta. Read »

Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco Cocktail Week

San Francisco Cocktail Week

The City by the Bay is famous for its frou-frou libations. Now, a multi-day festival fetes the best of the best. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Outside Lands 2012

Outside Lands 2012

Tickets are going on sale for one of our state's biggest music fests. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco Oysterfest

San Francisco Oysterfest

Big tunes, big eats, and thousands of fans. Who is up for another dozen? Read »

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco Pride

San Francisco Pride

"Global Equity" is the theme for the 2012 celebration. Read »

Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golden Gate Weekend

Golden Gate Weekend

Bridge lovers, your weekend has arrived. 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.