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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Peltzer Pumpkins Up

Peltzer Pumpkins Up

One of SoCal's sweetest gourd-a-toriums gets the fall festivities going. Read »

Sunday, Sep 4, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Temecula Valley's CRUSH

Temecula Valley's CRUSH

Harvest time is a-happening, and 34 Temecula wineries are gathering to mark the moment. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The SIP Passport

The SIP Passport

Harvest time is arriving, and Temecula is prepared to raise a glass. Read »

Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Taking Dad Wine Tasting

Taking Dad Wine Tasting

Does your pop know his pinots? There'll be Father's Day to-dos around Temecula. Read »

Thursday, Jun 2, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Breakfast and Balloons

Breakfast and Balloons

The Monte de Oro Winery is rising early during the Temecula sky party. Read »

Friday, May 27, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vinos and Views in Temecula

Wine country's venerable lift-off lark is set for the first weekend in June. Read »

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 6:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Order and New Wines

New Order and New Wines

A tribute band'll rock "Blue Monday" while you sip Keyways bevs. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Taste of Temecula Valley

A Taste of Temecula Valley

Several local eateries will be dishing up the goods. Oh. And a few wineries, too. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Blessing of the Vines

Blessing of the Vines

Join the celebratory procession at South Coast Winery. Read »

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 7:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Quintet of Temecula Tours

A Quintet of Temecula Tours

The Temecula Valley Winegrowers have ideas for foodies, oenophiles, balloon buffs, and more. 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.