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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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By Annalisa Guidone

Park the Car, Sail to Catalina

Park the Car, Sail to Catalina

This summer, partake in the activities of a tall ship as you sail to Catalina Island. Read »

Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

County Fair Time in Del Mar

County Fair Time in Del Mar

"Race to the Fair" is the 2011 theme for the San Diego County Fair. Read »

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Play Days at the San Diego Zoo

Play Days at the San Diego Zoo

Some "23 different animal experiences" are part of this April to-do. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Science Festival

San Diego Science Festival

"It's the largest celebration of science on the West Coast," and it is headed for Petco Park. Read »

Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Long Weekend San Diego

Long Weekend San Diego

San Diego Museum Month has just over a week to go. Read »

Friday, Feb 11, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Centennial of Naval Aviation

Centennial of Naval Aviation

Dozens of planes from different decades will fly over San Diego. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mmm, Beer-Crust Pizza

Mmm, Beer-Crust Pizza

San Diego is rounding up some of its hoppiest spots. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sunset Valentine's Day Stroll

Sunset Valentine's Day Stroll

Forgo the usual dinner for sauntering among the succulents. Read »

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Brew with a View

Brew with a View

The Omni San Diego has tapped into a great package idea. Read »

Thursday, Dec 16, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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By Britt Peterson

A New Craze for Maize

A New Craze for Maize

San Diego is getting pretty "corny" these days, but we don't mind it. 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.