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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 at 7:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Madonna Inn Sells Its Vintage Bedspreads

The San Luis Obispo charmer is going for a linens refresh. View gallery »

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

SLO Summer Party: Roll Out the Barrels

SLO Summer Party: Roll Out the Barrels

Wine and summer-style good-time-having is in the forecast. Read »

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 6:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

SLO Surf 'n Sip: Wine, Waves, and Beyond

SLO Surf 'n Sip: Wine, Waves, and Beyond

Boards and beverages make the scene in San Luis Obispo County. Read »

Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 10:04 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Savory Pasties of California

The Savory Pasties of California

Grass Valley, Long Beach, and San Luis Obispo all have doughy-good shops. Read »

Monday, Dec 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hue-Filled Holidays at the Madonna Inn

Hue-Filled Holidays at the Madonna Inn

Could you stay in a very red room, then a very green room? You could. Read »

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Savoring the Central Coast (and Then Some)

Savoring the Central Coast (and Then Some)

Want to visit the Sunset-yummy weekend? There are tickets left. Read »

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California's Most Famous Restroom

California's Most Famous Restroom

We don't even need to tell you where it is, right? Hint: Think SLO. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sunset's Savor the Central Coast

Sunset's Savor the Central Coast

Beautiful Santa Margarita Ranch is the setting for the Sunset sup fest. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Grist Mill Getaway

Grist Mill Getaway

There's an impressive grist mill reproduction in San Luis Obispo, and you can stay in it. Read »

Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Apple Blossom Days at the Apple Farm

Apple Blossom Days at the Apple Farm

There's a garden-y festival on Saturday, April 2. Then more springtime to-dos throughout the month. 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.