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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Romantic, Rustic, and Very El Capitan Canyon

Romantic, Rustic, and Very El Capitan Canyon

A cozy clutch of cabins near the coast offers some sweet Valentine's fun. Read »

Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

'Tis the Season in Santa Barbara

'Tis the Season in Santa Barbara

Parades, wine tastings, and a snow leopard fest lend the holidays cheer. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Finding Old Hollywood Along the Coast

Finding Old Hollywood Along the Coast

Making for Monterey or the Central Coast? Discover spots with a starry past. Read »

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days

Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days

Santa Barbara's historic fiesta prepares to twirl into August. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California Wine Festival

California Wine Festival

Reserve wine tastings and glass seminars are part of this traveling party. Read »

Sunday, Jul 1, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail

Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail

Seventeen tasting rooms + one great passport? 101, here we come. Read »

Friday, Jun 1, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara Summer Wine

Santa Barbara Summer Wine

A series of rooftop wine tastings signal the warmest season in the American Riviera. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara Vintners' Festival

Santa Barbara Vintners' Festival

A four-day weekend features the artists behind our favorite labels. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Microbrews of the American Riviera

The Microbrews of the American Riviera

Santa Barbara and its environs are very much associated with wine, but a half dozen of microbreweries are making a sudsy statement. Read »

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Baby Tamarins in Santa Barbara

Baby Tamarins in Santa Barbara

Twin golden lion tamarin babies? We're driving to the Santa Barbara Zoo immediately. 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.