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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Great White Bids Monterey Farewell

A Great White Bids Monterey Farewell

The young male shark became the Monterey Bay Aquarium's autumn star; now he's off into the Pacific. Read »

Thursday, Sep 1, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Bay Aquarium Welcomes Great White

Monterey Bay Aquarium Welcomes Great White

A young shark goes temporarily on exhibit. Want to see him? Get to Monterey and quick. Read »

Monday, May 30, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Drifters Galleries Reopen

Drifters Galleries Reopen

Those popular jellies and nettles are back, just in time for summer. Read »

Monday, Apr 4, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

El Día del Niño

El Día del Niño

It's a festive day at the Santa Barbara Zoo; the Monterey Bay Aquarium is celebrating as well. Read »

Friday, Mar 4, 2011 at 6:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Awww Dept: Penguin Chicks in Monterey

Awww Dept: Penguin Chicks in Monterey

A trio of fuzzy little birdies are now at home at the aquarium. 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.