<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Worth the Drive]]> Copyright 2016 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 Wed, 04 May 2016 04:53:42 -0700 Wed, 04 May 2016 04:53:42 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Hopland Sweet: Bees, Butterflies, and Wine]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 21:42:31 -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]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 10:29:37 -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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 22:12:11 -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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 12:11:05 -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]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:24:16 -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]]>
<![CDATA[Napa Valley: Do It For The Love Benefit]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:27:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mfrantiGettyImages-485889423.jpg
Michael Franti headlines the fundraising concert/dinner event ahead of BottleRock Napa Valley.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Vintage Vroom: Historic Race Cars in Fontana]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:16:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Indy2fontana123.jpg
Eye dozens of fast cars hailing from 1921 through 1961.

Photo Credit: Auto Club Speedway]]>
<![CDATA[Sailing Woofers Help Home-Needing Pets]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:43:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/couplepetdayhb1.jpg
Does your Malti-Poo have a mermaid's tail costume? Best find it ahead of these fun fundraiser.

Photo Credit: Hornblower]]>
<![CDATA[Vintage Flair: Dapper Day at Disneyland]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:16:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/StephenieDapperDay2014nbc.jpg
Hats, gloves, pinafores, parasols: Revisit the past, fashionably, at the world's most famous theme park.

Photo Credit: DapperDay.com]]>
<![CDATA[State Parks Love: Park Champions]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:29:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/baldwinparkchampions123.jpg
Give a favorite park some TLC.

Photo Credit: California State Parks Foundation]]>
<![CDATA[LBC Folk Revival Fest Announces Bands]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 07:43:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LBF2016now.jpg
What are you doing on the last Saturday of summer?

Photo Credit: Long Beach Folk Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Goodland Hotel: Lobby Record Store]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:41:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/vnylgoodlandhotel.jpg
A new sound spot treats guests to fresh vibes and buyable vinyl.

Photo Credit: Goodland Hotel]]>
<![CDATA[Help a Horse Day at Red Bucket Rescue]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 08:02:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/redbuckhelpahorse.jpg
The ASPCA event brings attention to rescues, sanctuaries, and "the plight of horses."

Photo Credit: Red Bucket Equine Rescue]]>
<![CDATA[Cowboy Fest: Poetry, Songs, and Ten-Gallons]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 21:36:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CowboyFestivalTomCruze8.jpg
Saddle up and ride for Old Town Newhall.

Photo Credit: Tom Cruze]]>
<![CDATA[Left Coast Micro-Brew Fest]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:42:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_206456653.jpg
Spend a sunshiny Saturday in San Clemente trying some top-notch regional foams.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Pick-Your-Own-Blueberries Time in Somis]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:02:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/181*120/16814164.jpg
The sweet and healthful season opens for another flavorful run.

Photo Credit: Blueberries]]>
<![CDATA[Garlic Contest: Submit Your Top Dish]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:32:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Garlic_edited-1.jpg
Garlic's hottest showdown is on the heat-tasty horizon.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Sequoia Parks Conservancy Challenge]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:04:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Sequoia-Park-1175929.jpg
Ready to Hike the Redwood Canyon Trail and stroll to Mist Falls?

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[350 Films: Newport Beach Film Festival]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:58:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/nbff2016.jpg
Celluloid and sunshine, ahoy.

Photo Credit: Newport Beach Film Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Summer Suds: California Beer Festival]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:15:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CaliforniaBeerFestival2010.jpg
The traveling showcase of the state's stellar foams -- plus brews beyond our borders -- is heading for Novato, Ventura...

Photo Credit: California Beer Festival]]>
<![CDATA['Star Trek': Live Orchestra Spectacular]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:55:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/StarTrekGallery02.jpg
Experience five decades of fantastic TV and movie music at the Segerstrom.

Photo Credit: Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage]]>
<![CDATA[Magical Mystery Tours Along the Wine Road]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:23:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/2010_Jordan_Vineyards_Fall_HR.jpg
Wend around Northern Sonoma by luxury bus, supping and sipping at a quintet of wineries.

Photo Credit: Jordon Vineyards]]>
<![CDATA[A 'Happy Birthday' Fit for Our Parks]]> Sat, 16 Apr 2016 07:46:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/nps100th1234567.jpg
It's the National Park Service's centennial, and a new version of an old song sweetly strings together park-perfect sounds.

Photo Credit: National Park Foundation]]>
<![CDATA[CHIchella: Adoptable Pups Rule]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:17:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/CHIchellatrees.jpg
The Helen Woodward Animal Center loves on the little tykes in its tail-wagging brood.

Photo Credit: Helen Woodward Animal Center]]>
<![CDATA[Disney Fun: A Conversation with Kurt Russell]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:48:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/krGettyImages-511913622.jpg
The Disney film legend pays a visit to the Food & Wine Festival.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for CDG]]>
<![CDATA[Wineries Celebrate Down to Earth Month]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:19:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pasodowntoearthEarthDayFoodWine.jpg
A number of vineyards are hosting tours and special events in April.

Photo Credit: Earth Day Food & Wine]]>
<![CDATA[Just Ahead: Ninjago World at LEGOLAND]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:36:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ninjagolegolandapril.jpg
Building stations, games, and an awesome ride are centerpieces of the new experience.

Photo Credit: LEGOLAND]]>
<![CDATA[DINE LBC: Sup and Save]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:46:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/pizza-dia-3.jpg
Soon after the fast cars zoom away, the supper specials shall start.

Photo Credit: SHUTTERSTOCK]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Bike Expo: Sea Otter Classic]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:43:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SOC_2015_Sea_Otter_Classic_Day_1_539.jpg
The everything-cycle spectacular pedals into Monterey.

Photo Credit: Alex Strickland]]>
<![CDATA[Sierra Summit: Pink Moon Party]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 06:52:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pink-moon_headersierra.jpg
Hop the gondola up the mountain at Mammoth for evening fun.

Photo Credit: Mammoth Mountain]]>
<![CDATA[Trees of Mystery: Find Your Trail]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 06:36:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/treesofmysteryelephanttree.jpg
Take a contemplative stroll among some of the planet's most magnificent redwoods.

Photo Credit: Alysia Gray Painter]]>
<![CDATA[Juicy Times: Anaheim Citrusfest]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:40:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/anaheimpackinghousecitrus123.jpg
Delish doings await, on the final day of April, in the Anaheim Packing District.

Photo Credit: Anaheim Citrusfest]]>
<![CDATA[Dinner at the Millennium Barn]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:53:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/MillenniumBarnAtNightredbarn.jpg
A fresh dining experience will open at one of the best-known buildings of the OC Fair.

Photo Credit: OC Fair]]>
<![CDATA[Colossal (and Cute) OC Pet Expo]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:59:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/shutterstock-gatito.jpg
Love your lizard? Dig your dog? Coo over your kitten? Your convention is just ahead.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Avocado Fest: Fallbrook's Creamy Dream]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:17:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/avocado4.jpg
How do you take your pit-tastic fave? In all the ways?

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[New Location: Sunset Celebration Weekend]]> Sat, 16 Apr 2016 07:09:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/wine-seminars-sunset123.jpg
Explore wine, food, gardening, and Western living at the publication's wine country outpost.

Photo Credit: Kimberley Navabpour]]>
<![CDATA[Hasta, Winter: Bear Mountain Says Adieu]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:33:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/BBMR+3-30-16-3232.jpg
Crave one last run? The time is nigh. Really, really nigh.

Photo Credit: BBMR]]>
<![CDATA[Mountain Mmm: Taste of Julian]]> Sat, 09 Apr 2016 08:46:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tasteofjulian14.jpg
Go beyond the apple, and the pie, for a culinary look at the beloved village.

Photo Credit: Taste of Julian]]>
<![CDATA[Ojai Icon: It's Pixie Month]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:19:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pixiesmoira-tarmy-04+%282%29.jpg
The fruit-fabulous favorite inspires deals around the art-fun town.

Photo Credit: Moira Tarmy]]>
<![CDATA[Nature by Night: Dark Sky Week]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 13:01:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/darkskiesGettyImages-483818682.jpg
Take a moment to gaze up, after sundown, in wonder.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Two Harbors Getaway: Shipwreck Weekend]]> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 21:15:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/twoharborsAerial_2ccoc.jpg
Make for the island, revelers, for this yearly hullabaloo.

Photo Credit: Catalina Chamber of Commerce]]>
<![CDATA[Outside Lands: 2016 Line-up Announced]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:36:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/olGettyImages-150243019.jpg
Ready for the huge Golden Gate Park party? Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Lionel Richie are on the roster.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[John Wayne's Boat: Birthday Cruise]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 21:31:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/wildgoosesign123.jpg
Step aboard the Wild Goose and enjoy the waves off Balboa Island.

Photo Credit: Hornblower Cruises & Events]]>
<![CDATA[Arrive by Bark -- er, Bike -- at SB Earth Day]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 21:10:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/earthdaysbpuppy.jpg
Santa Barbara's spring, planet-nice soiree has a cycle-sweet contest attached.

Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Earth Day]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend Rides: Sactown Historic Trains]]> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 21:40:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/RRExcursionTrain2CreditKellyBHuston.jpg
Roll out from the Central Pacific Freight Railroad Depot on the wayback rails.

Photo Credit: Kelly B. Huston]]>