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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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, Mar 17, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Here Come the Yosemite Waterfalls

Here Come the Yosemite Waterfalls

Springtime is the right time to marvel before these powerful wonders. Read »

Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Yosemite HD

Yosemite HD

It's nearly National Park Week. Here's a new time-lapse film to get you pumped for all of that free admission. Read »

Friday, Jan 13, 2012 at 6:50 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Stow Cash, National Park It Up

Stow Cash, National Park It Up

The entry fee-charging national parks will waive admission over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. Read »

Monday, May 9, 2011 at 6:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Waterfalls and Rainbows

Waterfalls and Rainbows

Word from Yosemite is that both wonders are in full fantastic force. Read »

Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mountains, Sky, Serenity: National Park Week

Mountains, Sky, Serenity: National Park Week

Dozens of national parks will be waiving entrance fees for just over a week. Read »

Friday, Oct 1, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 120th, Yosemite!

Happy 120th, Yosemite!

California's venerable national park hits a milestone. Read »

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

Vintners' Holidays

Vintners' Holidays

Eight wine-tasting sessions. One storied setting. 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.