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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 4:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ocean Breezes and Midway Rides: Ventura County Fair

Ocean Breezes and Midway Rides: Ventura County Fair

The Pacific-close charmer sets up the Ferris wheel, fried food booths. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 10:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ventura County Fair: The Top Treats

Ventura County Fair: The Top Treats

Going for a Pig in a Poke or an old-fashioned ice cream cone? Read »

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rides, Treats, Hall and Oates: Ventura County Fair

Rides, Treats, Hall and Oates: Ventura County Fair

Sweet midway fun: It's the third of four big summer spectaculars. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ventura County Fair

Ventura County Fair

The ocean-iest of all our county fairs readies for its twelve-day run. Read »

Monday, Aug 8, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ventura's Ocean-Breezy Bash Opens

Ventura's Ocean-Breezy Bash Opens

The Pacific-close county fair opens for its twelve-day run. 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.