<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Worth the Drive]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbclosangeles.com/blogs/worth-the-drive http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usMon, 30 May 2016 19:05:28 -0700Mon, 30 May 2016 19:05:28 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Paso Robles: It's Olive Time]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 15:23:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/olivesGettyImages-56908420.jpg
The oil-tasty festival scooches up the calendar, from August to June.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Vintage: Balboa Park Electriquettes]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 08:05:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/eletriquettesandiegobalboa.jpg
Wicker on wheels? A 1915 favorite returns to the the historic spread.

Photo Credit: Electriquette Wicker Carts]]>
<![CDATA[Lompoc: Flower Fields Abloom]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 08:23:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LompocFlowerFields-PinkAndPurple.jpg
It's nearly time for some petal-filled visions around the grow-strong region.

Photo Credit: Lompoc Flower Fields]]>
<![CDATA[World Ocean Day in Monterey]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 21:34:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/worldoceandaymba16.jpg
Crafts and tunes are part of the ecosystem-honoring aquarium weekend.

Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium]]>
<![CDATA[Mono County's Wildflower May]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 21:25:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mono5.19.16+Mill+Canyon+Walker_Jeff+Simpson_1.jpg
Longing to see a bit more of a bloom? Head to the Eastern Sierra.

Photo Credit: Jeff Simpson]]>
<![CDATA[Buena Park: A Year of Milestone Anniversaries]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 08:05:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/buenaparkknottshistoric.jpg
The Ghost Town at Knott's Berry Farm, Medieval Times, and Pirate's Dinner Adventure all hit big birthdays.

Photo Credit: Buena Park]]>
<![CDATA[The Epiphany: New Bubble Brunch]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 13:38:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/epiphanybubblebrunch.jpg
Making for Palo Alto? Start your weekend day with a posh meal, and beverages, downtown.

Photo Credit: The Epiphany]]>
<![CDATA[Memorial Day Weekend on a Famous Train]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 21:07:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/SierraNo3June222010.jpg
Take a jaunt to Jamestown for old-fashioned fun-having on the Sierra No. 3.

Photo Credit: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park]]>
<![CDATA[Mission Inn: Heroes' Welcome Package]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 21:09:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/missioninndomesky.jpg
The historic Riverside Inn is honoring military members and first responders over Memorial Day Weekend.

Photo Credit: Mission Inn]]>
<![CDATA[On the Way: California WorldFest]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 20:32:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LG-Sheckter-1324.jpg
Yoga, tunes, art, and nice vibes make for good times in Grass Valley.

Photo Credit: Alan Sheckter]]>
<![CDATA[Roadshow Revival: The Hotel Package]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 14:02:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/Guitar-Generic.jpg
The mondo American roots music festival is set to strum in Ventura.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Mammoth Bike Park: 5 New Trails]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 12:21:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/newtrailsmammothbikepark.jpg
Pop a wheelie at the cool-temp'd summer destination.

Photo Credit: Mammoth Mountain]]>
<![CDATA[Temecula Tasty: Microbrew + Chili Fest]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 12:22:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/craftbeercheers1-horz.jpg
A solid, it's-almost-summer pairing turns up the heat 'n hops.

Photo Credit: Beer/Lars Howlett]]>
<![CDATA[Chowder and Vino in Monterey]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 07:51:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/chardshutterstock1233445-horz.jpg
An annual favorite spotlights both sips and creamy soups.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Tioga Time: The Sierra Route Opens]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 10:23:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tiogaroad98.jpg
Need to head from Groveland to Mono Lake? Your route just got shorter.

Photo Credit: Tioga Road]]>
<![CDATA[Balloons + Wine at Temecula Valley Fest]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 16:37:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/223*120/balloons923892392-horz.jpg
The three-day bash includes glows, tunes, and food tastes galore.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Rioja Wine and Tapas at Union Station]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 13:09:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/236*120/riojasandtapas123.jpg
Take a jaunt to Spain, via downtown LA, at Union Station.

Photo Credit: Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Mammoth Lakes Film Festival]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 21:42:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/popcorn292832323.jpg
Return to "Innerspace" and see a bevy of fresh shorts.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Now Open: Crystal Cave]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 07:01:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/210*120/trailtocrystalcavenps.jpg
The subterranean wonder is found in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks.

Photo Credit: NPS]]>
<![CDATA[Summer Starter: Bacon & Barrels]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 17:37:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/baconpan29232-horz.jpg
The San Diego eat/sip soiree brings the sizzle.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[The Olives of Los Olivos]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 08:24:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/56908420.jpg
Spend the first Saturday in June at one of the prettiest towns in any wine country.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[GoPro Fun at a Carlsbad Inn]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 12:21:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hiltoncarlsbadexterior123.jpg
Rent the Ultimate Beach Kit and record your day at Carlsbad State Beach.

Photo Credit: Hilton Carlsbad Inn]]>
<![CDATA[Free Concerts at North Lake Tahoe]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 08:47:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DUSTBOWLCROWDJOY.jpg
The pay-nothing summer series is revving up for a spirited, sound-packed run.

Photo Credit: Dustbowl Revival]]>
<![CDATA[On Vacation: Madonna Inn Pink Chocolate]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 10:24:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pinkcakemadonnainn1.jpg
The "all-natural rosy coloring" is missing (but won't be forever).

Photo Credit: Alysia Gray Painter]]>
<![CDATA[Summer Concert Series on Catalina Island]]> Sat, 14 May 2016 08:10:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Santa+Catalina_Avalon_Aerial_4water.jpg
Descanso Beach Club is the balmy setting for live shows, cool beverages, Pacific waves.

Photo Credit: Santa Catalina Island]]>
<![CDATA[Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 06:19:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/heropaulbarnett02.jpg
Dig swanky suds and cool comics? Your party is on, this July, in San Diego.

Photo Credit: Heroes Brew Fest/Paul Barnett]]>
<![CDATA[Road Trip Time: Indian Wells Package]]> Sat, 14 May 2016 08:09:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/renaissancepoolcrindianwells.jpg
Toodling into the desert resorts in your wagon or convertible? There's a stay-over package made for you.

Photo Credit: Indian Wells]]>
<![CDATA[Mountain Trio: Ski/Bike/Golf Challenge]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 15:33:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/225*120/skibikegolfmammothmountain.jpg
It's an everything-at-once time of year up at Mammoth.

Photo Credit: Mammoth Mountain]]>
<![CDATA[Summer Kick-off: Sacramento Music Festival]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 11:59:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/leerockersactownfest.jpg
The Memorial Day Weekend has dozens of tune-sweet acts and family fun times, too.

Photo Credit: Lee Rocker]]>
<![CDATA[Mountain Marvel: Palm Springs Tram Pass]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 19:29:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/pstramway1234.jpg
Spending some time around the desert resorts? Here's your ticket to cooler hot days.

Photo Credit: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway]]>
<![CDATA[Fast Bikes: AMGEN Tour of California]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 03:43:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/aGettyImages-473664564.jpg
San Diego, Morro Bay, Lodi, and more cities'll host the famous pedal party.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA['Top Gun' Day at Hotel del Coronado]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 03:19:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/229*120/topgunhoteldel.jpg
The landmark will screen the Coronado-filmed '80s classic.

Photo Credit: Top Gun/Hotel del Coronado]]>
<![CDATA[Universal Studios Hollywood: New Hotel Program]]> Sun, 08 May 2016 05:20:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bghoteluniversal.jpg
Planning on flying for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Consider these stay-overs.

Photo Credit: The Garland]]>
<![CDATA[Glen Ellen Getaway: Gaige House's Zen Suite]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 05:03:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/gaigezensuite.jpg
A quiet, garden-close retreat awaits at the Four Sisters inn.

Photo Credit: Four Sisters]]>
<![CDATA[Carlsbad Getaway: Grown-up Play Date]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 20:35:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/scrabbleboard1234567.jpg
Find merriment, Milk Duds, and movies, just a few minutes from the beach.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Happy 75th, Knott's Berry Farm Ghost Town]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 04:15:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/knottsghosttown75th.jpg
The rootin', tootin' Buena Park attraction marks a major milestone.

Photo Credit: Knott's Berry Farm]]>
<![CDATA[Art + Heart: Paint the Parks!]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 06:17:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/painttheparks_wasimmuklashy.jpg
Adore putting brush to canvas in some of California's most spectacular settings? You can help the park you love.

Photo Credit: Wasim Muklashy]]>
<![CDATA[Luscious Stuff: California Strawberry Festival]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 10:16:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/csfhandholdingberryview.jpg
Save us some strawberry nachos, please.

Photo Credit: California Strawberry Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Foxtrot in an Island Landmark]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 21:27:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Casino_7020catalinachamber.jpg
Slip into your finery and catch a boat back to the 1920s (and Catalina Island).

Photo Credit: Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce]]>
<![CDATA[Desert Fare: Palm Springs Restaurant Week]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 10:17:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/EscenaGrill_signaturechips.jpg
Sup around the resorts and eateries that dot the desert, stylishly.

Photo Credit: Escena Grill]]>
<![CDATA[Hopland Sweet: Bees, Butterflies, and Wine]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 10:14:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bGettyImages-52615565-horzap.jpg
Spend a sun-laden day at the new garden at Saracina Vineyards.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Dippable Delish: Castroville Artichoke Fest]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 06:16:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/artichokes+produce+pete.jpg
The center of artichoke-onia pays tribute to the tender/tough superstar.]]>
<![CDATA[A Frightful Fall Favorite in May]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 06:21:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/WinchesterMysteryHouse_crWMH_1.jpg
Saunter about the Winchester Mystery House after the sun goes down on May 13th.

Photo Credit: Winchester Mystery House]]>
<![CDATA[Sun, Tunes, Vibes: Joshua Tree Music Festival]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 10:46:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GregPetersonLuminessencePhoto.jpg
The twice-a-year gathering returns in May.

Photo Credit: Greg Peterson/Luminessence Photo]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Cool: All-Star Yoga]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 03:49:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/soul-pose-crowd-1sd.jpg
Find your pose during the All-Star Week special event.

Photo Credit: Soul Pose]]>
<![CDATA[Spring Break All Year: Omni Splash & Stay]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 07:43:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/splashomnicosta123.jpg
Missed the whole vacation window? There's still time to get your sun/fun on.

Photo Credit: Omni La Costa Resort & Spa]]>
<![CDATA[World's Ugliest Dog Contest: Enter Now]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:10:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/munchkin123GettyImages-71285926.jpg
The Sonoma-Marin Fair tradition, which loves on offbeat pups, marks its 28th year.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Quirky Cars: Nevada City Soapbox Derby]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 03:45:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ncsdoutsideinn123.jpg
Lovingly built human-powered vehicles will phoosh through the small burg.

Photo Credit: Outside Inn]]>
<![CDATA[Merry Fishmas, Eastern Sierra]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:10:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mammotheasternfishmas.jpg
Trout time has arrived around Mammoth and the surrounding communities.

Photo Credit: Visit Mammoth]]>
<![CDATA[Take It Outside California!]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:45:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/beeflowers.jpg
Join a bee-themed to-do, go birding, do some yoga, and enjoy the fresh air.

Photo Credit: Flowers]]>