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Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Nov 3, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ye Olde Yosemite Yuletide Good-Timery

Ye Olde Yosemite Yuletide Good-Timery

Make merry in one of the park's, and state's, grandest dining rooms. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ending Forever: Mariposa Big Tree Tram Tour

Ending Forever: Mariposa Big Tree Tram Tour

A major restoration of the Yosemite sequoia grove is due. Read »

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 9:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 98th, National Park Service

Happy 98th, National Park Service

The venerable system marks the occasion by waiving admission at dozens of parks. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Watch the Perseids at Glacier Point

Watch the Perseids at Glacier Point

A spectacular showing is due in August, and Tenaya Lodge has a fun field trip lined up. Read »

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hike to Yosemite's Geographic Center

Hike to Yosemite's Geographic Center

Ready to see views in all directions? This moderate trek awaits. Read »

Sunday, Jun 29, 2014 at 2:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Yosemite Grant's 150th Birthday Party

Yosemite Grant's 150th Birthday Party

The proclamation that started the national park receives a tribute. Read »

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fishing Along the High Sierra

Fishing Along the High Sierra

Need some peaceful meadow-lake action? Yosemite awaits. Read »

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happening Right This Second: Big Waterfalls

Happening Right This Second: Big Waterfalls

Yosemite's H20 scene is in full spectacular bloom. Read »

Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 at 10:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Seasonal Debuts: Yosemite Stables and Bikes

Seasonal Debuts: Yosemite Stables and Bikes

The openings provide more signs that finer weather is on the way, to stay. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 2:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Campground Openings: Yosemite Getaway

Campground Openings: Yosemite Getaway

Ready to sleep under the stars and giant trees? 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.