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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 4:40 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Temecula Valley's Big Balloon Bash

Temecula Valley's Big Balloon Bash

The wine region's major hullaballoo is ready for lift-off. Read »

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Temecula Marks Wine Tourism Day

Temecula Marks Wine Tourism Day

The vino-rich area marks the first-ever celebration to pair the two. Read »

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Temecula's World of Wine

Temecula's World of Wine

One of the biggest tickets of spring is all about sophisticated sips. Read »

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

Temecula's Harvest Celebration

Temecula's Harvest Celebration

Tickets are now on sale for the early November weekend. Read »

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Horse Corn Maze

Big Horse Corn Maze

The corn's getting higher at SoCal's largest fall labyrinth. Read »

Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California Wine Month, Temecula-Style

California Wine Month, Temecula-Style

Wine country is holding a 30-day-long party to celebrate harvest. Read »

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Balloons, Wine, and Temecula

Balloons, Wine, and Temecula

The wine area's biggest annual party gets the burners glowing. Read »

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Earth Day at South Coast Winery

Earth Day at South Coast Winery

The Blessing of the Vines is an annual tradition at the Temecula winery. Read »

Monday, Apr 9, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Temecula's Fairytale Winery

Temecula's Fairytale Winery

Disney's most creative alums have done tons of interesting things. Including the building of a Temecula winery. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Temecula's "WoW" Weekend

Temecula's "WoW" Weekend

The barrel-tasting weekend turns 21. 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.