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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Vegas: Delano Hotel Debuts

It's a "touch of South Beach on the Strip" next to Mandalay Bay. View gallery »

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 10:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Posh Style: The Look of SLS Las Vegas

Posh Style: The Look of SLS Las Vegas

The new, 3-towered hotel, set for an Aug. 23 opening, was designed by Philippe Starck. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 7:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

104 Celebrities: Sin City's "Star Trek" Con

104 Celebrities: Sin City's "Star Trek" Con

William Shatner and Kate Mulgrew are both due at huge Vegas beam-up. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 2:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rockin' Rockabilly Summit: Viva Las Vegas

Rockin' Rockabilly Summit: Viva Las Vegas

Prepare for the beauty of Brylcreemed hair, hot rods, and slick tunes. Read »

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin City's Whimsical Wine Country

Sin City's Whimsical Wine Country

Are they planting vines on The Strip? Well. Sort of? Read »

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dig This Las Vegas

Dig This Las Vegas

Bulldozer buff? Check out the new packages in Sin City's "heavy equipment playground." Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Halloween: Las Vegas Style

Halloween: Las Vegas Style

Halloween on a Monday? Get out of town and head to the desert. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Viva Las Vegas (Neon)

Viva Las Vegas (Neon)

Board the bus and make for Nevada to support MONA (and to enjoy some vintage signs, too). Read »

Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 6:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World's Largest Margarita

World's Largest Margarita

One salty sipper will be mixed in Las Vegas. Read »

Friday, May 13, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Vegas Heats Up in August

Vegas Heats Up in August

How rock icon Rod Stewart may be part of your summer plans. 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.