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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World of Wine 2011

World of Wine 2011

Temecula prepares to be WoW'd over the March 5-6 weekend. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011 at 6:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Temecula Valley Restaurant Month

Temecula Valley Restaurant Month

Just over a dozen restaurants and wineries are participating. 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.