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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Posh Brews of the 805

Posh Brews of the 805

Swank brewhouses and an area code-named craft beer are making news. Read »

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Whole Month of Wine in Santa Ynez

A Whole Month of Wine in Santa Ynez

The winegrowers of the Santa Barbara-snug region look to September. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Solvang Stay-Over Deals

Solvang Stay-Over Deals

Whether you're headed for Taste of Solvang or not, there are options. Read »

Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

BBQ Bootcamp in the Santa Ynez Valley

BBQ Bootcamp in the Santa Ynez Valley

Spend a long weekend learning the 101 on grilling perfect meats. Read »

Friday, May 27, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Ynez Valley Trails Week

Santa Ynez Valley Trails Week

Join a beer trail or a wine trail or a sweets trail. Then get walking or riding or sipping. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine Around in Santa Ynez Valley

Wine Around in Santa Ynez Valley

A trio of wineries are breaking out the barrels. 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.
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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.