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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Arrrr? Arrrr! Talk Like a Pirate Day

Arrrr? Arrrr! Talk Like a Pirate Day

Sure, you can talk like a pirate anywhere, but why not with other pretend pirates? Read »

Thursday, Oct 28, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

LA Hotel Halloween Parties

LA Hotel Halloween Parties

The Roosevelt and the Beverly Hilton are hanging up the spooky. Read »

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spooky Shout-Out for Suite 229

Spooky Shout-Out for Suite 229

Urban Daddy puts our own Roosevelt Hotel on a national haunted hotel round-up. Read »

Friday, Aug 13, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"The Princess Bride" Poolside

"The Princess Bride" Poolside

It's the "Dive-In Movie" at the Renaissance Hollywood. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bingo Madness, Standard-Style

Bingo Madness, Standard-Style

B 12. B 12. B 12. Anyone? You, in the pool? B 12? 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.