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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 5:50 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice

Greet the longest day of the year with music, dance, and a parade. Read »

Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara's Summer Solstice

Santa Barbara's Summer Solstice

The city's famously fabulous festival and parade welcomes summertime. Watch for the inflatables. Read »

Sunday, Jun 26, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summer Solstice Celebration

Summer Solstice Celebration

Yep. There's inflatable art for rent. 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.