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Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

On Sale: October Flashlight Tours at the Winchester

On Sale: October Flashlight Tours at the Winchester

The San Jose manse is thinking about those eerie autumn nights. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Orchid Party: Winchester Mystery House Abloom

Orchid Party: Winchester Mystery House Abloom

The San Jose Orchid Exposition flowers at a certain famous manse. Read »

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 6:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Winchester Mystery House: Overnight Stays Ahead

Winchester Mystery House: Overnight Stays Ahead

Spending the night at the famously spooky abode is given the okay. Read »

Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Flashlights and Fright: Winchester Mystery House Halloween

Flashlights and Fright: Winchester Mystery House Halloween

Point your beam toward the Winchester Mystery House, if you dare. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Very Winchester Friday the 13th

A Very Winchester Friday the 13th

Flashlights in the Winchester Mystery House? It must be a special day. Read »

Friday, Nov 30, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Winchester Mystery House Christmas

It's got a spooky rep, but when San Jose's famous Victorian mansion puts on its... View gallery »

Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 6:41 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Halloween Calling at the Winchester

Halloween Calling at the Winchester

Hot weather? Pah. A certain San Jose house is already dreaming of cool 'n creepy October nights. Read »

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wild West Winchester

Wild West Winchester

A certain famous mansion raises some dust over Memorial Day Weekend. Read »

Monday, Sep 19, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Winchester Illuminated

The Winchester Illuminated

Poke about one of the state's most storied mansions with only a flashlight in hand. Read »

Monday, Oct 11, 2010 at 6:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Flashlight Tours at the Winchester Mystery House

Flashlight Tours at the Winchester Mystery House

You, a rambling mystery of a mansion, and a beam of light. 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.