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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Mar 7, 2014 at 1:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Healthy Living Retreat at Tenaya Lodge

Healthy Living Retreat at Tenaya Lodge

Does a mountain getaway that's good for body and mind sound kind of ideal? Yeah. Read »

Saturday, Mar 1, 2014 at 7:18 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

What Time Is It? (Hint: Waterfall Time)

What Time Is It? (Hint: Waterfall Time)

Ever witnessed one of nature's crashingest, thrillingest glories? Read »

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 at 8:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Snow Time: Famous Ski Hut Reopens

Snow Time: Famous Ski Hut Reopens

Yosemite's Ostrander Ski Hut opens the door to fresh snow. Read »

Sunday, Feb 2, 2014 at 10:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Majestic Yosemite Fall Goes Afire

Majestic Yosemite Fall Goes Afire

It's a much-anticipated winter phenomenon in Yosemite National Park. Read »

Sunday, Jan 19, 2014 at 2:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Range of Light Film Festival

Range of Light Film Festival

The Yosemite-based cineparty honors movies made with a thirst for nature Read »

Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 at 8:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Crunch, Crunch, Crunch: Snowshoe Mariposa Grove

Crunch, Crunch, Crunch: Snowshoe Mariposa Grove

A winter-pretty outing takes adventurers past the Big Trees. Read »

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Unusual Ice Rinks of the Golden State

Unusual Ice Rinks of the Golden State

Twirl near Half Dome or try a couples' skate near the ocean. Read »

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 7:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lonely Planet Hearts the Golden State

Lonely Planet Hearts the Golden State

Two California spots get the must-visit-in-2014 love. Read »

Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Quirky Perks: Badger Pass Season Pass

Quirky Perks: Badger Pass Season Pass

The Yosemite play place has a few new extras for longtime fans. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Curry Deal: Low Temperature=Your Stay-Over Rate

Curry Deal: Low Temperature=Your Stay-Over Rate

A Yosemite cold-weather tradition is in full, frosty swing. 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.