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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 7:16 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Hot Vegas Deals

Need a break from the daily grind? Escape to The Strip.View gallery »

Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Champagne Pong and Carnival Delights

Champagne Pong and Carnival Delights

It's three rings of grown-up debauchery, at Caesars Palace. Read »

Thursday, Mar 10, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Nobu Hotel to Debut at Caesars Palace

Nobu Hotel to Debut at Caesars Palace

The Centurion Tower will get a grand make-over. Read »

Thursday, Mar 3, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

One Hotel, One Night, $13,000

One Hotel, One Night, $13,000

You also get 150 keys, so best invite 150 friends. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Festival

13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Festival

If you like punk, pins, and Sin City, you're in luck. Read »

Sunday, Feb 13, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ravella at Lake Las Vegas Debuts

Ravella at Lake Las Vegas Debuts

A 349-room property opens in the former Ritz-Carlton spot. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sweethearts of the Strip

Sweethearts of the Strip

Not chapeling it? There are still lovey, Las-y haps. Read »

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

72-Hour Sale at Mirage

72-Hour Sale at Mirage

Vegas and the Volcano for Valentine's? There's a deal on, but quick. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The 10-Person Shower

The 10-Person Shower

Yep. That's a really big shower. Read »

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

World's Largest H&M to Open in Vegas

World's Largest H&M to Open in Vegas

Yep. The world's largest. 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.