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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Danish Days Dance in Solvang

Danish Days Dance in Solvang

The village celebrates its roots in September. Read »

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Solvang's Taste of Schedule Announced

Solvang's Taste of Schedule Announced

Make for the windmills to get your pastry on. Read »

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Greyhounds Gather in Solvang

Greyhounds Gather in Solvang

Fans of the sleek, sweet canine make for Solvang. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Taste of Solvang Turns 20

Taste of Solvang Turns 20

Walking smorgaasboard? Wine tours? See you there. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Solvang's Second Century Soiree

Solvang's Second Century Soiree

Love you your quaint village? Help it welcome the next 100 years. Read »

Saturday, Dec 10, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Solvang Wine About

The Solvang Wine About

It's a Christmassy, cabernet-nice weekend in the walk-around village. Read »

Monday, Dec 5, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

That Solvang Sparkle

That Solvang Sparkle

One of the Golden State's sparkliest villages turns up the wattage. Read »

Thursday, Oct 27, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Solvang's Scarecrows

Solvang's Scarecrows

Sweet on people made of straw and pumpkins? A certain town has several on display. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Danish Days

Danish Days

The man with beard and the helmet is back. Meaning? Solvang is ready to party. Read »

Monday, Aug 29, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spinning Sweet Stories in Solvang

Spinning Sweet Stories in Solvang

Hans Christian Andersen tales are on stage and in the spotlight. 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.