<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Worth the Drive]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/blogs/worth-the-drive http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:43:57 -0700 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:43:57 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Cool Summer Pass: Palm Springs Tram Deal Returns]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:39:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/pstram123345342.jpg
Enjoy a drop of several degrees in temperature on those toastiest July days.

Photo Credit: Palm Springs Tramway]]>
<![CDATA[Rich Flavors: San Diego's Bacon & Barrels]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:50:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/baconbarrelssd1234.jpg
The San-Diego-to-Solvang meat-and-sips confab is on the horizon.

Photo Credit: Bacon & Barrels]]>
<![CDATA[Animal X-Rays: Santa Barbara Exhibit Debuts]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:04:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sbzooflamingoxray.jpg
Eye 28 radiographs at the Santa Barbara Zoo's Discovery Pavilion.

Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Sunday Sup: Taste of Huntington Beach]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:47:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_159421754.jpg
Help The Children's Library of Huntington Beach and find some new food go-tos.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Oxnard Appetites: Hamburger and Hops Festival]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:28:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hamburgerhops293932abc.jpg
Dig the California Beer Festival? The same people are backing this chow-down bash.

Photo Credit: Hamburger and Hops]]>
<![CDATA[Huntington Fun: Rubber Ducks Dropped Off the Pier]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:41:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Ducky+Derby+2014_26.jpg
Will your lil' guy make it back to shore first? Only the tides will tell.

Photo Credit: Tatiana Walk-Morris]]>
<![CDATA[Free S.T.E.A.M.: Imaginology Family Festival]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:25:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/imaginologyocfair123.jpg
Thinking, dreaming, and big ideas flourish, in Costa Mesa.

Photo Credit: Imaginology]]>
<![CDATA[New: Queen Mary Unveils Fresh Shops]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:04:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/QMShopsHistoric.jpg
The Promenade Deck receives "a revitalized collection of boutiques."

Photo Credit: Queen Mary]]>
<![CDATA[Stay the Night: Big Bear Amgen Deals]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:30:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bb144757170+%281%29.jpg
Headed up the mountain to see the famed bike race? Save at area restaurants and businesses.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA['80s Flashback: Mammoth Spring Ski Fashion]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:54:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/179*120/mammothretro4.jpg
Warmer weather slope action at Mammoth Mountain is nothing new, as recently released photos reveal.

Photo Credit: Mammoth Mountain]]>
<![CDATA[Magic Kingdom Sweepstakes: Disneyland Diamond Days]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:48:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mickeyminniediamonddays1.jpg
The big 60th anniversary is ahead and Mouse-y prizes are afoot.

Photo Credit: Paul Hiffmeyer]]>
<![CDATA[Ghosts of April: Silver City Night Walks Open]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:41:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/silvercityghostnight12345.jpg
Are there creepy vibes afoot in this Kern County town?

Photo Credit: a]]>
<![CDATA[#Instameet: National Park Fans to Meet Up]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:28:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/236*120/findyourparkinstameet.jpg
Lovers of the outdoors will say hello to each other at specific parks.

Photo Credit: Find Your Park]]>
<![CDATA[Ventura Old-School: Roadshow Revival]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:26:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/197*120/venturaroadshow1212.jpg
The Junetime tribute to Johnny Cash summons the dream machines of yore.

Photo Credit: Roadshow Revival]]>
<![CDATA[Free Days: National Park Week]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:24:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/redwoods177068764+%281%29.jpg
Volunteer, explore, and just commune with a favorite rock or tree.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[New: Historic Hotels Launches American Dreams]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:52:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/192*120/historichotelsamericandreams.jpg
A fresh super site helps history lovers plan a summertime road trip.

Photo Credit: Historic Hotels of America]]>
<![CDATA[Laguna Beach Passport to the Arts]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:30:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sawdustpathway13453.jpg
Sawdust, Art-A-Fair, and Festival of the Arts are part of this solid culture-loving deal.

Photo Credit: Sawdust Art Festival/Bob Torrez]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Classic: Bouquets That Look Like Famous Art]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:16:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sdartalive232113.jpg
Artists create floral arrangements that pay tribute to paintings and sculptures.

Photo Credit: San Diego Museum of Art]]>
<![CDATA[Biking and Hiking Around VenturaCountyWest]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:42:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/shutterstock_2164403.jpg
Cycle around Foster Park or hike among the Channel Islands.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[La Quinta Wheels: New Pedicab Deal]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:43:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pedilaquinta1.jpg
The Pedi-Pedi -- a pedicab ride and a pedicure -- is a fresh deal the desert oasis.

Photo Credit: La Quinta Resort and Club]]>
<![CDATA[Earth Day: Santa Barbara's Big Bash]]> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 08:49:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/205*120/1asbearthday10erinfeinblatt.jpg
The celebration of the eco-minded April holiday has deep roots in the city. Join in the two-day doings at Alameda Park (and don't forget to arrive by bike).

Photo Credit: Erin Feinblatt]]>
<![CDATA[Luxe Rodeo Drive Marks 20th Anniversary]]> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 09:38:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/luxe20thspecial1.jpg
The posh hotel's prices will roll back, for a brief time, to 1995.

Photo Credit: Luxe]]>
<![CDATA[Haunted Mansion Icon: Famous Hatbox Ghost Returns]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:04:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/hatboxghostdisney.jpg
The chapeau-wearing wraith, seen long ago in the Disneyland attraction, is set for his comeback.

Photo Credit: Disney Artist Rendering]]>
<![CDATA[Taste of Julian: Historic Town, Modern Grub]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:27:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tasteofjulian14.jpg
Get to know the eateries and flavors of the mountain-sweet charmer.

Photo Credit: Taste of Julian]]>
<![CDATA[Sunny Scene: Balboa Village Fest]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 22:47:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/balboaapril123456.jpg
Taste of Balboa is a part of the water-close party.

Photo Credit: Balboa Village]]>
<![CDATA[Disneyland Book of Lists Tests Magic Kingdom Mavens]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:24:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dlcastle52760662.jpg
Can you name the "Three Disneyland Locations Named After Songs"? The challenge is on.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Mountain Snow: People Are Literally Dancing (Literally)]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:37:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tenayaleap123.jpg
They're leaping and grooving at Yosemite and Mammoth Mountain.

Photo Credit: Tenaya Lodge]]>
<![CDATA[Swashbuckling Ahead: Two Harbors Pirate Party]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:27:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/twoharborsAerialcatalinachamber.jpg
Set sail for Catalina Island, mateys.

Photo Credit: Catalina Chamber]]>
<![CDATA[Opening: First Orange County Dunkin' Donuts]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:43:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/dunkindonutslagunaoc1.jpg
Yawn, rise, and shine, and be there at 5 a.m. on opening day.

Photo Credit: Dunkin' Donuts]]>
<![CDATA[Hard Cider Summit Pours at the Presidio]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 22:46:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/redbranchcidercompany1.jpg
Is the apple-toned drink your favorite sip? Raise a mug in San Francisco.

Photo Credit: Red Branch Cider Company]]>
<![CDATA[Bodie Sunshine: Summer Schedule Starts]]> Sun, 05 Apr 2015 09:19:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bodiesummerfb1.jpg
Ready for a vacation to a Golden State must-must-must-see?

Photo Credit: Bodie State Historic Park]]>
<![CDATA[Furry Fundraiser: Breakfast with the Gibbons]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 09:22:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/breakfastwiththegibbons1.jpg
Snack on a light brunch at the Gibbon Conservation Center.

Photo Credit: Gibbon Conservation Center]]>
<![CDATA[Beautifully Beastly: America's Family Pet Expo]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 12:32:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/pets-dog-cat-kitten-puppy.jpg
Find everything for your cuddle-buns in Costa Mesa.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Springtime Indoors: Bellagio Garden Abloom]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 22:59:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bellagiospring2015.jpg
It's the hotel's "first Japanese-inspired display," an ode to the floweriest of seasons.

Photo Credit: Bellagio]]>
<![CDATA[It's a Very Strawberry Time of Year in Oxnard]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:28:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/californiastrawberryfestival1234567.jpg
The contest-cute, pie-yummy bash sweetens up the middle of May.

Photo Credit: California Strawberry Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Find Your Park: A Centennial Celebration]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:27:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/timhaufchannelislands1.jpg
The new campaign is helping people make a deeper connection with a favorite national park.

Photo Credit: Tim Hauf/Island Packers]]>
<![CDATA[Tickets on Sale: Newport Beach Film Festival]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:39:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/nbff2015.jpg
The resort-town-meets-screen scene ramps up in late April.

Photo Credit: Newport Beach Film Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Monterey Open Sea Exhibit: Now With More Sardines]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:33:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sardinesopenseamba.jpg
The aquarium adds 3,000 new sardines (making 12,000 total).

Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium]]>
<![CDATA[Offbeat Easter Tradition: Death Valley Golf]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:33:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/fc-golf-players-10.jpg
Brunch it up, hunt for eggs, then swing on the lowest golf course on the planet.

Photo Credit: Furnace Creek]]>
<![CDATA[Avocado Festival: Fallbook's Piquant Party]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:13:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/17495865.jpg
Avocado racers, guac contests, and more creamy doings await.

Photo Credit: Gregor Schuster]]>
<![CDATA[Now Open: Yosemite's Glacier Point Road]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:07:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/glaciernowopen132.jpg
It's an early spring open for the typically snowy route.

Photo Credit: Yosemite National Park]]>
<![CDATA[Sunny Supping: Desert Restaurant Week]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:25:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/203*120/palmspringsrestaurant12344567.jpg
The yearly food-special party brings the warmth, good times to Palm Springs and beyond.

Photo Credit: Palm Springs Restaurant Week]]>
<![CDATA[Street Closure: Van Halen Rocks Hollywood]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:07:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/vh145578535.jpg
The band is set to perform on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Bunnies and Trains: Engines Steam Into Spring]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:15:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/roaringcampeaster12345.jpg
Roaring Camp and the Skunk Train are both making Easter weekend runs.

Photo Credit: Roaring Camp Railroads]]>
<![CDATA[New Book Features California's "Abroad" Places]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:32:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TenleyFohlPhotographySolvangCaliforniaNatGeo.jpg
Solvang, Healdsburg, and other Golden State spots made the internationally flavored roster.

Photo Credit: Tenley Fohl Photography]]>
<![CDATA[Sierra Spring: Lighten Up at Tenaya Lodge]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:01:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/226*120/PackagesHighSierraMtnBiking.jpg
Wildflowers, and outdoorsy happenings, are blooming near the Yosemite-close resort.

Photo Credit: Tenaya Lodge]]>
<![CDATA[Deals and Delights: Car-Free in the American Riviera]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:57:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sbcarfreesunset12345.jpg
Going to Santa Barbara via Amtrak? Money-savers await.

Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Car-Free]]>
<![CDATA[Rancho Santa Fe Sweet: Twin Foals' Fifth Birthday]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:09:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/192*120/sunnyangeltwinfoals.jpg
The rare twosome will enjoy cake and a reunion with their mother.

Photo Credit: Helen Woodward Animal Center]]>
<![CDATA[Juicy April: Pixie Month in Ojai]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:02:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/202*120/pixieiguanainnojai1.jpg
The citrus favorite is everywhere, from tours to gift baskets to drinks.

Photo Credit: Iguana Inns]]>
<![CDATA[California State Parks: Earth Day Volunteering]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:39:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/SanOnofre2012.jpg
Wild and beautiful spots around the state are looking for people to pitch in.

Photo Credit: California State Parks]]>