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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Jan 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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By Becky Stickney

Scotty's Castle in Death Valley

Scotty's Castle in Death Valley

Where in Death Valley you can find men of mystery and underground tunnels. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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By Becky Stickney

Experience the Finer Things

Experience the Finer Things

With some planning, a staycation or weekend getaway can be like living the life of luxury. Read »

Monday, Dec 12, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pandas in HD

Pandas in HD

Gotta have your panda but can't make it to the San Diego Zoo? Your world just got better. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Becky Stickney

December in the Desert

December in the Desert

When winter rolls around, some San Diego residents take some time to explore the desert. Read »

Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Festival of Flight

Festival of Flight

Feathery wonders are the stars of the San Diego Zoo's winged weekend. Read »

Sunday, Sep 18, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Six Days, 180 Restaurants

Six Days, 180 Restaurants

In San Diego soon? Game to eat someplace new? You can, and for a song, too. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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By Becky Stickney

The Carlsbad We Know and Love

Some of the best images we've received from users of Carlsbad, north of San... View gallery »

Sunday, Jul 24, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Doggie Street Festival

Doggie Street Festival

Adoptions and barkly love'll go down at Hilton San Diego Bayfront Park. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Spirits Festival

San Diego Spirits Festival

It's the third go-around for this tasty brew. There's a Bartender Battle, too. Read »

Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

This Week at the Fair

This Week at the Fair

We're at the halfway point of the San Diego County Fair. 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.