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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 10:48 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Season Opener: Silver City Ghost Town Tour

Season Opener: Silver City Ghost Town Tour

An eerie Kern County destination gets the spirited summer season going. Read »

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 8:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ghost Night: Lantern Tour or Historic House Visit

Ghost Night: Lantern Tour or Historic House Visit

Head for Silver City or San Diego for a different sort of October 31. Read »

Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California's Ghostiest Towns

California's Ghostiest Towns

Silver City, Bodie, Calico: Where do you go for history and atmosphere? Read »

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Silver City Goes on a Spirited Search

Silver City Goes on a Spirited Search

Take a haunted walk through one of Kern County's most atmospheric towns. Read »

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Kern County Ghost Town

A Kern County Ghost Town

Ghost fans'll tour historic Silver City on Halloween night. Read »

Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Silver City Lantern Tour

Silver City Lantern Tour

The Kern County ghost town goes looking for ghosts with lanterns in hand. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ghosty Times in Silver City

Ghosty Times in Silver City

Take a lantern-lit walk through one of Kern County's most spirited towns. 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.