<![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 Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:30:44 -0700 Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:30:44 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[First of the Season: Lobsterfest Time]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:37:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lobsterfestnb93929232.jpg
You don't have to wait for September for that first buttery dip.

Photo Credit: Lobsterfest]]>
<![CDATA[Rustic Updates at Grant Grove Cabins]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:51:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/KC-Grant_Grove-Cabin_with_Bath_Exterior.jpg
Your rustic sequoia idyll can still happen (if you get cracking).

Photo Credit: Grant Grove Cabins]]>
<![CDATA[Mammoth Sale: 100 Days to Opening]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:48:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mammothearly100days93232.jpg
The ski resort has a special on, in anticipation of its November bow.

Photo Credit: Mammoth Mountain]]>
<![CDATA[Happy 1st Anniversary, Anaheim Packing District]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:51:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/packinghouseanaheim1.jpg
The always bustling public market throws a music-filled party.

Photo Credit: Anaheim Packing House]]>
<![CDATA[Clip-Clop Into History: Old Sac Gold Rush Days]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:26:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sactowngoldrushdays1.jpg
The 1800s return to Old Sacramento over Labor Day Weekend.

Photo Credit: Old Sacramento]]>
<![CDATA[OC Pride: Celebrate in Santa Ana]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pride+flags-edit.jpg
Performers, family activities, and community doings abound around downtown.]]>
<![CDATA[Kitschy Slides: Charles Phoenix's Sacramentoland]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:46:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/Sacramentolandcp.jpg
Remember stops at Pancake Circus as you headed to Tahoe as a kid?

Photo Credit: Charles Phoenix]]>
<![CDATA[Free: Jazz Flows at the InterContinental Los Angeles]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:52:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/crystalintercontinental12345.jpg
Crystal Starr & The Bowties headline the first of two summer concerts.

Photo Credit: Crystal Starr & The Bowties]]>
<![CDATA[Mono County's Excited for Fall Travel]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:46:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/monocountysilverlakefb.jpg
Already planning your foliage trip? Better get cracking on reservations.

Photo Credit: Mono County Tourism]]>
<![CDATA[Mega Yoga Gathering (LA's Biggest + Views)]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:42:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/terraneayogaday1.jpg
Daydream about performing Half Pigeon on a beautiful bluff? It can happen, for free.

Photo Credit: Terranea]]>
<![CDATA[Movie Nights at the Hotel Irvine]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:39:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/thegoonies.jpg
Soak in the chillaxing hotel vibes (with no need to stay over).

Photo Credit: Amblin Entertainment]]>
<![CDATA[Tasty Marin-Sonoma Sojourn: The Cheese Trail]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:14:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/strauscheese1-horz.jpg
Venture to West Marin for a tasty day not far from Tomales Bay.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/StockFood/Straus Home Ranch]]>
<![CDATA[Yappy Hour at Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:34:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/yappyhour292890932.jpg
Ocean views and canine companionship unite at a special hotel hang-together.

Photo Credit: The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel]]>
<![CDATA[Kinetic Whimsy Rules Willits]]> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:11:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Malicaywillitskinetic.jpg
Steampunk tomfoolery, delightful music, and Kinetic Handcar Races are just up the 101.

Photo Credit: Malicay and Wife/Mendocino County Museum]]>
<![CDATA[Stargaze Amaze: Eye Planets Above Glacier Point]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:04:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/226*120/Header-Stargazing-Tourglacier.jpg
Look up as you're up above Yosemite Valley.

Photo Credit: Yosemite National Park]]>
<![CDATA[Desert Spa Twist: La Casa del Zorro's Cool Stones]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:17:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/coolcomfortzorro.jpg
The Borrego Springs hotspot keeps it chill on warm summer days.

Photo Credit: Casa del Zorro]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Barbara Tradition: Old Spanish Days]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:46:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/OldSpanishDaysDancers.jpg
The dance-filled, horsey-happy, tradition-laden celebration marks its 91st.

Photo Credit: Old Spanish Days]]>
<![CDATA[Tiki Oasis: Retro Vibes in San Diego]]> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 06:05:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/190*120/phenomenautstikioasis.jpg
Don your loudest shirt and a neon lei and get your vintage on.

Photo Credit: The Phenomenauts]]>
<![CDATA[The Sea Glass of Carpinteria]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:19:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/189*120/seaglasscarp1.jpg
Beautiful, shiny, smooth: Celebrate the fantastic found treasures.

Photo Credit: Carpinteria Sea Glass Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Big Bear Cycling Festival]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:23:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/shutterstock_98638544.jpg
The week-long wheel-fun gathering'll soak in the mountain views/air.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Pup-Putt: Resort Welcomes Dogs on Golf Course]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:55:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/doggolf9293929322.jpg
Hounds and holes-in-ones unite, near Portola.

Photo Credit: Chalet View Lodge]]>
<![CDATA[Elegant Sips, Elevated: Mammoth Wine Weekend]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 22:33:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mammothwineweekend9023823.jpg
Before the air chills and the snow arrives, raise a glorious glass.

Photo Credit: Mammoth Wine Weekend]]>
<![CDATA[Savor Santa Ana: Dine Around Downtown]]> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:51:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/shutterstock_464096382.jpg
Get to know the fab 'n funky grub of the up 'n up 'n up area.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[La Jolla in Flight: Falconry Lessons]]> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 09:01:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/196*120/falconrylajolla12232.jpg
Don the glove and feel the power of these winged wonders (or just observe and admire).

Photo Credit: Sky Falconry]]>
<![CDATA[Wine, Jazz, Otters: Evenings by the Bay]]> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 10:10:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/185*120/eveningsmbabay.jpg
Stroll through the Monterey Bay Aquarium as the sun dips a little lower.

Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium]]>
<![CDATA[Free Kite Festival: The Segerstrom Soars]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:36:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/segerstromkite.jpg
Make a kite, watch the pros, and enjoy live tunes, in Costa Mesa.

Photo Credit: Segerstrom Center for the Arts]]>
<![CDATA[Oxnard Eats: Tequila & Taco Fest]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:47:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/224*120/tequtaco12345.jpg
Spicy drinks and savory dishes combine at this culinary-bev bash.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Wine Tasting at the Winchester Mystery House]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 22:34:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/winewinchester1234.jpg
It's a "spirited" thing to do at the spooky San Jose landmark.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/WinchesterMysteryHouse]]>
<![CDATA[A Fictional Favorite Visits Felton]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:56:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/thomas9028302912.jpg
A sweet engine leaves the page/screen and choo-choos through the redwoods.

Photo Credit: Day Out with Thomas]]>
<![CDATA[On the Horizon: Sunset Savor the Central Coast]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:35:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/savorthecentralbrittanyapp123.jpg
The start-of-fall party is full of chef demos, farm tours, and local wines.

Photo Credit: Brittany App]]>
<![CDATA[Tickets on Sale: Gilroy Garlic Festival]]> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:25:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/garlicicecreamfest12345.jpg
Fiery times await at the food-famous hoedown.

Photo Credit: Gilroy Garlic Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Opening Day: Del Mar's Horses, Hats, and History]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 19:06:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/delmarGettyImages-71485734.jpg
You might even catch a glimpse of Triple Crown legend American Pharoah.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco Stay: The New Buchanan Hotel]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:13:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/buchsf123456laurejoliet.jpg
The "neighborhood pied-a-terre" recently opened near strollable Fillmore Street.

Photo Credit: The Buchanan]]>
<![CDATA[Fall Fab: Palm Springs Modernism Bash]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:55:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ModernistsatSunnylands8732.jpeg
A smaller chic event flowers in October (ahead of February's huge to-do).

Photo Credit: Modernism Week]]>
<![CDATA[New: Wine Country Clean Air Express]]> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 09:00:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cleanairlaurakath.jpg
The new Saturday ride'll whisk day-trippers from Santa Barbara into the Santa Ynez Valley.

Photo Credit: Laura Kath]]>
<![CDATA[Ryman Arts Fetes Disneyland Memories]]> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:38:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/disneyGettyImages-474389784.jpg
It's an evening of magical legends and art, in Garden Grove.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Free After 5: Sawdust Announces OC Resident Nights]]> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:40:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/ocsawdustresidentaisle123.jpg
Have your I.D. out and check the schedule for a chance to save bucks at a Laguna Beach classic.

Photo Credit: Sawdust Art Festivial/Bob Torrez]]>
<![CDATA[Early Summer Mornings Up San Jacinto]]> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 09:01:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/pstramway1234.jpg
Like to get a fresh start and high elevations? You're in luck (if you're near Palm Springs on a Friday).

Photo Credit: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway]]>
<![CDATA[Blooms of Beauty: Lotusland LotusFest]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:12:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/220*120/LotusatLotuslandJune.jpg
Fawn over the Santa Barbara landmark's pinky-white blooms.

Photo Credit: Lotusland]]>
<![CDATA[Christmas in July: Surprise Snow at Tioga Pass]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:02:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/tiogapassjulysnow1.jpg
No, really; white stuff is falling in part of the Sierra Nevada.

Photo Credit: Mono County]]>
<![CDATA[Sandtastic Fundraiser: Switchfoot Bro-Am]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:02:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/switchfootbroam122332.jpg
Tunes, surfboards, good vibes, and excellent causes are at the catch-a-wave heart of this fundraiser.

Photo Credit: Switchfoot Bro-Am]]>
<![CDATA[Catalina Beach Parties: Descanso's Summer Scene]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 21:56:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/descansobeachcatalinachamber1234.jpg
Need some island sand? You can have it without hopping a plane.

Photo Credit: Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce]]>
<![CDATA[Bacon & Barrels: Solvang Savory/Spicy]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:04:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/baconjeremyball-horz.jpg
Taste fine libations and bites at the Buttonwood Farm shindig.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Ball]]>
<![CDATA[Rare View: Sunrise Gondola Up Mammoth Mountain]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 22:40:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/205*120/scenicgondolaridesmammoth.jpg
Rise 'n shine, vista fans, for a dawn ride up the the big hill.

Photo Credit: Mammoth Mountain]]>
<![CDATA[Sportsy Sweetness: Bowling for Gibbons]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:45:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bowlinggibbons02922.jpg
Lend a hand to the Saugus-based animal preserve.

Photo Credit: Bowling for Gibbons]]>
<![CDATA[Big Bear Old Miners' Days: Chili and More]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:43:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/182*120/chili+and+cornbread.JPG
Yeehaw: Good times await up the mountain.

Photo Credit: Lars Howlett]]>
<![CDATA[On Sale: Winchester House Fall Flashlight Tours]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 06:41:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/WinchesterMysteryHouse_crWMH_1.jpg
The said-to-be-haunted abode takes on the spooky veil of nighttime.

Photo Credit: Winchester Mystery House]]>
<![CDATA[Festival del Sole: Napa Valley Summer Soiree]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 09:12:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/napafestsole1.jpg
A glorious run of concerts, feastings, and more art-filled doings await.

Photo Credit: Festival del Sole]]>
<![CDATA[Très Drôle: Santa Barbara French Festival]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:47:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/189*120/poodle_large_ChristopherGardner.jpg
The long-running festival is known for its tunes, food, and the Poodle Parade.

Photo Credit: Christopher Gardner]]>
<![CDATA[New: Yountville Tasting Room Passport]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:55:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/193*120/yountvillepassport292.jpg
Sip, and school yourself, on the labels of the wine-perfect town.

Photo Credit: Yountville]]>