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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 at 8:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Corn Maze Time: Big Horse on the Horizon

Corn Maze Time: Big Horse on the Horizon

Ready to face the corn box, autumn revelers? Read »

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 9:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Balloons, Wine, Food, Tunes: Temecula, It's Time

Balloons, Wine, Food, Tunes: Temecula, It's Time

Three days of top-notch vino and skyward sights are just ahead. Read »

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 4:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Siptacular: Temecula Valley's World of Wine

Siptacular: Temecula Valley's World of Wine

Take a first look at new spring releases throughout the region. Read »

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Local Food Celebration: Terra Madre Day

Local Food Celebration: Terra Madre Day

The worldwide event marks meals that start close to home. Read »

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 1:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wraiths and Wine: A Haunted Winery Tour

Wraiths and Wine: A Haunted Winery Tour

A Temecula winemaker goes for a terrifying (and tasty) holiday twist. Read »

Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pumpkin Days Ahead: Big Horse Corn Maze

Pumpkin Days Ahead: Big Horse Corn Maze

The Temecula fall wonderland is growin' the corn high. Ready to get lost? Read »

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hello, September: Temecula SIP Passport

Hello, September: Temecula SIP Passport

California Wine Month arrives in a splashy, buck-saving way. Read »

Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Grape-Stomping Around SoCal

Grape-Stomping Around SoCal

Want to give your hand -- or feet -- a try at an age-old rite of autumn? You can. Read »

Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tickets on Sale: Temecula Valley Crush

Tickets on Sale: Temecula Valley Crush

The mid-September wine soiree alights at Callaway Vineyard & Winery. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lake Skinner Fest: Lightning in a Bottle

Lake Skinner Fest: Lightning in a Bottle

Yoga, art, food, tunes, and enlightenment merge in a mondo coming-together. Read »

About
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.
Authors
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.