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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free Entry Weekend at the National Parks

Free Entry Weekend at the National Parks

Dozens of fee-charging destinations will waive admission in honor of Veterans Day. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ken Burns to Visit LA, Talk Yosemite

Ken Burns to Visit LA, Talk Yosemite

Get tickets to a new documentary debuting at Paramount Studios. Read »

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 6:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

It's Open: Yosemite National Park

It's Open: Yosemite National Park

The national park made the announcement to social media fans. Read »

Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fine Dining, Snowflakes, and a Famous Lodge

Fine Dining, Snowflakes, and a Famous Lodge

The Ahwahnee Chefs' Holidays gather together over two dozen top toques. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ye Olde Bracebridge Dinners

Ye Olde Bracebridge Dinners

The Yosemite tradition is nigh; best make merry (and make reservations). Read »

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 at 6:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Less Car, More Yosemite

Less Car, More Yosemite

A Sierra-based shuttle begins its daily service. Read »

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bike a National Park by Full Moon

Bike a National Park by Full Moon

Take in Yosemite on two wheels. Your light? Our lunar satellite. Read »

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ride a Yosemite-Close Train by Moonlight

Ride a Yosemite-Close Train by Moonlight

A vintage train sets off after dark. Intrigued? Read »

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

National Parks Contest: Summer Scrapbook

National Parks Contest: Summer Scrapbook

Share photos or videos of your national park trip and, yep, you might win a new adventure. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Autumn and Wine at the Ahwahnee

Autumn and Wine at the Ahwahnee

Star vintners and enthusiastic oenophiles gather for a fall tradition. 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.