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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Miss America Tradition Begins Again in Vegas

A Miss America Tradition Begins Again in Vegas

The Miss America Parade will be strutting again this winter. Read »

Monday, Nov 8, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Feasting at Floyd Lamb

Feasting at Floyd Lamb

The final Project Dinner Table of 2010 serves it up, matinee-style. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 2, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

P.J. Clarke's Headed for Vegas

P.J. Clarke's Headed for Vegas

A well-known New York watering hole will make a December debut in Sin City. Read »

Friday, Jul 8, 2011 at 6:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Monte Carlo's Dinnertime 3-Martini Lunch

The Monte Carlo's Dinnertime 3-Martini Lunch

A lunchtime legend pours after dark in Las Vegas. Read »

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

The MGM Grand 7-Day Sale

The MGM Grand 7-Day Sale

It starts on Monday, Oct. 25, but your stay doesn't need to fall within the week's window. Read »

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

Mandalay Bay Chef Cooks Pre-Halloween Feast

Mandalay Bay Chef Cooks Pre-Halloween Feast

Project Dinner Table, and Mandalay Bay chef Rick Moonen, head out for the orchard. Read »

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The 1st Las Vegas Halloween Parade

The 1st Las Vegas Halloween Parade

C'mon. Someone -- SOMEONE -- is going as The King. Read »

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

Luck Be a Lassie Tonight

Luck Be a Lassie Tonight

Rio, Caesars, and Imperial Palace introduce new Fido-nice features. Read »

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

Visiting "The 13th Floor" at Circus Circus

Visiting "The 13th Floor" at Circus Circus

The Vegas clownery has a terrifying tour on, just in time for the spooky season. Read »

Thursday, Oct 7, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ooh La La Wine Tastings

Ooh La La Wine Tastings

You, and a special friend, and the Eiffel Tower (in Vegas), and French wines. 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.