<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Worth the Drive]]> Copyright 2014 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 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:04:45 -0700 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:04:45 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Ah, Cooling: First Snow in the Sierra]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:59:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mmfirstsnowpeterm.jpg
So it'll be a hundred degrees down south? The mountains have a dusting.

Photo Credit: Peter Morning]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Barbara Cool: The Funk Zone's Funky New Hostel]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:03:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/wayfarer1234.jpg
The Wayfarer has oodles of style (without the pricetag to match).

Photo Credit: The Wayfarer]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Kids Free October: Amtrak Deal]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:54:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/228*120/surflinerpacific1.jpg
Loads (and loads and loads) of museums'll be free for tots; so how 'bout the ride down?

Photo Credit: Amtrak]]>
<![CDATA[AI in the IE: Robots of Riverside]]> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:11:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/199*120/riversiderobotdevo.jpg
It's called "the biggest robot event in Southern California." Prepare, robotians.

Photo Credit: Riverside Robot Expo]]>
<![CDATA[Ending Forever: Mariposa Big Tree Tram Tour]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:56:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/228*120/bigtreesfinalweekstour1.jpg
A major restoration of the Yosemite sequoia grove is due.

Photo Credit: Yosemite National Park]]>
<![CDATA[Pismo Sparkle: BUBBLYFEST by the Sea]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:57:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bubblyfestbythesea.jpg
Billed as the "nation's only sparkling wine festival," the October party promises ocean views, fine wines.

Photo Credit: Bubblyfest by the Sea]]>
<![CDATA[Warhol Cocktails: The Campbell's Soup Bloody Mary]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:26:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tlmd_101712_bloodymary.jpg
The San Diego Museum of Art raises a toast to its new "Gauguin to Warhol" exhibit.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Furry Cute-a-tude: San Diego Cheetah Sisters]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:02:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cheetahsandiego12345.jpg
The Safari Park cubs will soon mark their first month.

Photo Credit: Ken Bohn]]>
<![CDATA[Four-Mountain Ski Pass: Mammoth to Acquire SoCal Ski Areas]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:02:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/passfourmountainssnow.jpg
Grab your poles and go for June, Mammoth, Bear, or Snow Summit, skiers.

Photo Credit: Snow Summit]]>
<![CDATA[Moorpark's Farm-Sweet Harvest Festival]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:12:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/207*120/underwoodceleb.jpg
Underwood's autumn party has the goats, the corn, the pumpkins, the cuteness.

Photo Credit: Alysia Gray Painter]]>
<![CDATA[Spooky Science: Discovery Science Center's Eek-Filled Autumn]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:59:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dscspookyoctober1.jpg
The learning destination's seasonal exhibit is ready to goo it up.

Photo Credit: Discovery Science Center]]>
<![CDATA[Hallo-wine Party at the Spine-Chilling Del]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:14:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/delhalloweenjackwinetable.jpg
Fine vino and frightful visions rule the hotel's Crown Room.

Photo Credit: Hotel del Coronado]]>
<![CDATA[Escondido Fundraiser: World Rhino Day]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:36:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/worldrhinoday123.jpg
A raffle and auction and rhino-sweet facts reign at a San Diego Zoo Safari Park to-do.

Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo Safari Park]]>
<![CDATA[Sip LBC: Long Beach's First Beer & Spirits Week]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:14:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/193*120/drinkslbc2.jpg
Let generously sized Happy Hours and interesting food-bev pairings reign.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Vroom and a Room: La Quinta Cool Car Package]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:43:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/quintacars123456.jpg
Take to the desert resort's surrounding roads in a dream machine.

Photo Credit: La Quinta]]>
<![CDATA[Bellagio Whimsy: Autumn Arrives in Sin City]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:23:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bellagiohorsefall1234.jpg
The talking tree and a gorgeous pony fill out the mum-marvelous garden decor.

Photo Credit: Bellagio]]>
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree Music Fest: Vibes Among the Boulders]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:44:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/joshua_samenglish.jpg
Journey to the desert for a Positive Vibration Station and connection of a most musical sort.

Photo Credit: Sam English]]>
<![CDATA[150 Years: Historic Hot Springs Reach a Milestone]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:02:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bentonhotsprings_deboradelaneytalahimediaarts1.jpg
Mono County's Benton Hot Springs keep a-bubblin' into the future.

Photo Credit: Debora Delaney/Talahi Media Arts]]>
<![CDATA[Opening: Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:05:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pumpirvinerailroad123.jpg
An OC classic is all about pint-sized to-dos and lots of pumpkin choosing.

Photo Credit: Irvine Park Railroad]]>
<![CDATA[Catalina Island's Swashbuckling Weekend]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:03:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/catalinacaninebuccaneer1.jpg
Play dress-up pirate at Two Harbors.

Photo Credit: Buccaneer Days]]>
<![CDATA[Los Alamos Giddy-Up: Old Days Celebration]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:50:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/losalamos2445.jpg
A wine country town connects with its rootin', tootin' past.

Photo Credit: Los Alamos Old Days]]>
<![CDATA[Lookie-Loo Weekend: Ojai Studio Artists Tour]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:39:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ojaiarts0928.jpg
Picture strolling 50+ studios and chatting with the people who create within.

Photo Credit: Cindy Pitou Burton]]>
<![CDATA[Mountain Fest Asks: How Big Is That Pine Cone?]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:10:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/207*120/383c01_d6c9136ac7ce4567acb5fe9c0cc915ad.jpg_srz_p_565_328_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz.jpg
Blue Jay is looking for the long, long, looong cones at its fall fling.

Photo Credit: Annual Arrowhead Pinecone Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Dances, Beer, Pastries: Solvang's Danish Days]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:08:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dancersdanishdayssolvang.jpg
It's that joyful, treat-packed weekend, windmill mavens, so don your clogs.

Photo Credit: Danish Days]]>
<![CDATA[Tart Times: Goleta Lemon Festival]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:58:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lemons+and+limes.jpg
The sunshiny fruit gets a weekend-long juice-it-up.

Photo Credit: Consumer Bob]]>
<![CDATA[Free: LA's Largest Outdoor Yoga Gathering at Terranea]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:08:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/terraneayogaday1.jpg
Downward dog alongside hundreds of others at the ocean-close resort.

Photo Credit: Terranea Resort]]>
<![CDATA[Snowy Mammoth Deal Starts Early]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:30:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mammothpetermorningmmsa.jpg
Has the extreme heat got you dreaming of flakes? Make it real, snow bunny.

Photo Credit: Peter Morning/MMSA]]>
<![CDATA[180+ Restaurants: San Diego Restaurant Week]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:14:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/oystersshutterstock133.jpg
You love the beer, the bacon, and the Sriracha. How about the city's wider restaurant scene?

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[On the Search: Fullerton Phantoms]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:05:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/shutterstockghost123.jpg
Are you an eeker? Or a seeker of the strange? Hop on a tour and find out.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Julian's Juicy: Apple Days Festival]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:30:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/julianappledayschamber1.jpg
Ready to pie it up, fruit fans?

Photo Credit: Julian Chamber of Commerce]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Spicy: Sriracha Festival]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:35:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/edt-AP980833052026.jpg
Do you use the caliente condiment on everything? 'Fess up, then eat up.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Hands-On Harvest: Sonoma Valley CRUSH]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:31:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/205*120/sonomavineyardsunset1234.jpg
Sample fermenting wine and engage in behind-the-scenes-y fun.

Photo Credit: Eric Luse ©2009]]>
<![CDATA[Happy 25 Years, Napa Valley Wine Train]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:13:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/napavalleytraindaylight.jpg
The iconic toot-tooter honors its big Silver Anniversary with some vino-riffic contests.

Photo Credit: Napa Valley Wine Train]]>
<![CDATA[Harvest Fest: Mega Craft Fair Hits the Road]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:27:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/venturaharvestfest345.jpg
Ornaments, artworks, baked goods, more: Fall gets huge in Ventura (and beyond).

Photo Credit: Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show]]>
<![CDATA[Sup Around the Valley: Taste of Conejo]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:18:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tasteofconejo23.jpg
"Over 100 local participants" are due at the food-fancy to-do to help the dining at the food-fancy to-do.

Photo Credit: Taste of Conejo Valley]]>
<![CDATA[Accordions of Orange County: The Big Squeeze]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:16:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bigsqueezeaccordionoc1.jpg
Bellows are king at the OC Marketplace in Costa Mesa.

Photo Credit: The Big Squeeze]]>
<![CDATA[Prospector Rates Return to Furnace Creek]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 13:42:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/furnacepalmsdv.jpg
It's a Death Valley deal at two of the national park's famous properties.

Photo Credit: Inn at Furnace Creek]]>
<![CDATA[New Vegas: Delano Hotel Debuts]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:39:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Delanopenthouse.jpg
It's a "touch of South Beach on the Strip" next to Mandalay Bay.

Photo Credit: Delano Las Vegas]]>
<![CDATA[Monterey Wharf Walks: The Story of Squid]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:16:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/squidmonterey_ashleytedesco.jpg
Amble out on a story-packed stroll, one that considers the town's seafaring history.

Photo Credit: Ashley Tedesco]]>
<![CDATA[Harvest, Humor, and Julian Wine: Grape Stomp]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 06:45:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/juliangrapestomp345.jpg
Roll up those pants legs and limber up those toes, oenophiles.

Photo Credit: Julian Grape Stomp]]>
<![CDATA[Red Carpet on the Island: Catalina Film Festival]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 15:45:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/catalinaredcarpet1.jpg
William H. Macy and Andy Garcia are on tap for the sand-close cinema party.

Photo Credit: Catalina Film Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Dana Point Majesty: The Toshiba Tall Ships]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:53:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/toshibatallships123.jpg
An impressive confab of colossal vessels hove into the harbor.

Photo Credit: Toshiba Tall Ships]]>
<![CDATA[Tickets on Sale: 2015 Big Sur Foragers Festival]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:27:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bigsurforagersplate.jpg
Mushroom mavens learn the intricacies of gathering the goods for supper.

Photo Credit: Big Sur Foragers Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Free September Yoga at San Francisco Kimpton Hotels]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 15:49:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/yogaredshutterstock1.jpg
Have a few travel knots around the shoulders? Get rid of 'em, gratis.

Photo Credit: Kimpton Hotels]]>
<![CDATA[Trees Are A-Turning: Mono County Fall]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 07:44:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/monocountyfallcolorsept.jpg
Red and yellow leaves are fluttering near the 395. Need a free foliage map?

Photo Credit: Mono County Tourism]]>
<![CDATA[Detective Dogs: Bodie Spotlights Canine Forensics Team]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:07:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/bodiedogs1234.jpg
The pups have helped find centuries-old gravesites around the ghost town.

Photo Credit: Bodie Foundation]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego October: Free Admission for Kids at 30+ Museums]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:37:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/octobersdkidmuseum1.jpg
It's year four for the much-attended month-long promotion.

Photo Credit: San Diego Museum Council]]>
<![CDATA[Brine It Up: Eatery Offers 60+ Oyster Varieties]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:33:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/kingoystersept.jpg
Grab a wedge of lemon and squeeze, oysterians.

Photo Credit: King's Fish House]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Days Blossom in Oak Glen]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:52:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/Health-Foods-Apples.jpg
Fruit fans: Ready yourself for three months of u-pick, homespun to-dos, and cider donuts.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Death Valley's Happening Nightlife Scene]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:41:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/furnacecreekevening1.jpg
The clubs are few -- well, non-existent -- but the spectacular show? So rich.

Photo Credit: Furnace Creek]]>