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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Sin City Neon-Retro Wedding

A Sin City Neon-Retro Wedding

Looking to do a Valentine's Vegas Wedding? Here's a brightly lit twist. Read »

Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 at 9:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Very Vegas Christmas

The hotels and boulevard have hung the bows and candy canes. View gallery »

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin City's Whimsical Wine Country

Sin City's Whimsical Wine Country

Are they planting vines on The Strip? Well. Sort of? Read »

Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Las Vegas Neon Museum

Las Vegas Neon Museum

The glittery lights of yesteryear will shine again this fall. Read »

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rubik's Cube U.S. Nationals

Rubik's Cube U.S. Nationals

Blindfolded? One-handed? The best of the best meet in Las Vegas. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Swanky Sin City Swimming

Swanky Sin City Swimming

Looking for hot pools with excellent extras? Read on. Read »

Saturday, Jun 9, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin City Summer Escape Packages

Sin City Summer Escape Packages

Headed for Las Vegas? Five Strip hotels are getting their discounts on for the sweltering season. Read »

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 15th, Viva Las Vegas

Happy 15th, Viva Las Vegas

Hair corsage? Check. Polka dot bikini? Got it. Smokin' hot red guitar? Already in the T-Bird's trunk. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Towers at Caesars Palace

New Towers at Caesars Palace

The newest Caesars Palace tower debuted earlier this year; the next is up for later in 2012. Get details. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Penguins on the Strip

Penguins on the Strip

The noble birds have been spotted in Las Vegas. Oh, and look at that: polar bears, too. 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.