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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 7:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Where Are Those Wild Things? In the OC

Where Are Those Wild Things? In the OC

The Bowers Museum celebrates a beloved book's 50th anniversary. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Exhibit: The Mysteries of Gingerbread

OC Exhibit: The Mysteries of Gingerbread

Make a gingerbread mix and learn about what's behind it, in Santa Ana. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dia de los Muertos in OC

Dia de los Muertos in OC

A SoCal tradition is back, making stops in both OC and LA. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology

Tickets are now on sale for a swashbuckling exhibit headed for Santa Ana. Read »

Monday, May 30, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New at Discovery Science Center

New at Discovery Science Center

Find out more about the mysteries of water and the razzmatazz of Mr. Potato in Santa Ana. Read »

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sweet Stuff for Sale in Santa Ana

Sweet Stuff for Sale in Santa Ana

Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival will be breaking out the bags and jewelry in the Museum District. Read »

Friday, May 6, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Ana Artwalk

Santa Ana Artwalk

Head for the first Saturday event for some painting-adjacent hobnobbing. 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.