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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Yee Haw: Julian Gold Rush Days

Yee Haw: Julian Gold Rush Days

Mining, music, and more old-timey flair fills the historic mountain town. Read »

Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California Wolf Center Photo Tours

California Wolf Center Photo Tours

Grab your camera and make a special visit to the Julian sanctuary. Read »

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Julian StarFest

Julian StarFest

So dark, so many stars; look up and get marveling in the mountains. Read »

Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Julian's Sweetest Holiday

Julian's Sweetest Holiday

Are you thinking apple pie? We're thinking apple pie. Read »

Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Julian Gold Rush Days

Julian Gold Rush Days

Take Dad on a mine tour for his big day? Perfect. Read »

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

Tour de Julian

Tour de Julian

Bike wheels + fresh air + apple pie equals a fine weekend of cycling. Read »

Friday, Nov 5, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Apple Days in Julian

Apple Days in Julian

Apple-filled goodness is a-bakin' south of these parts. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sip a Cab, See the Cosmos

Sip a Cab, See the Cosmos

The annual Julian Star Fest sparkles at Menghini Winery. 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.