<![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 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:08:49 -0700 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:08:49 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Glen Oaks Big Sur: Redwoods, S'mores, Peace]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:26:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/glenoaksbigsur123.jpg
Retreat to the woods -- near the ocean -- for a night of quiet and nature-communing.

Photo Credit: Glen Oaks Big Sur]]>
<![CDATA[Bugs to Bones: Spooky Science in Santa Ana]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:52:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DCSpookyScience-4578RESIZED.jpg
Halloween + learning make for an annual must-do at Discovery Cube OC.

Photo Credit: Discovery Cube]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Pine's Film Fest About the West]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:14:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/199*120/1240665_516514418426082_71892268_n.jpg
It's a cinema gathering with a specific focus on cowboy flicks.

Photo Credit: Lone Pine Film History Museum]]>
<![CDATA[Ojai Artists: Explore the Valley's Many Studios]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:36:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ojaiartsuemetcalf.jpg
Dozens of artists open their work spaces to the public.

Photo Credit: Sue Metcalf]]>
<![CDATA[Furrific Fright Fest at Wildlife Learning Center]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:42:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/wildlifesylmarfundraiser.jpg
No need to eek; this sweet party in Sylmar is all about cool animals.

Photo Credit: Wildlife Learning Center]]>
<![CDATA[Sierra Teeth-Chatter: Early Snow for Mammoth]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:15:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mammothsignpetermorningmmsa.jpg
One more heat blast is due for SoCal, but the mountains are chillin'.

Photo Credit: Peter Morning/MMSA]]>
<![CDATA[Frank Sinatra's Desert Home: Peek Inside]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:48:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SinatraHouse02courtesyofBeauMondeVillas.jpg
It's the centennial of the Chairman's birth; remember him with a visit to his Palm Springs abode.

Photo Credit: Beau Monde Villas]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Time: Oak Glen Is Cider-Sweet]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:26:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/applesciderGettyImages-129214286.jpg
Are you a super-turbo autumn fan? Your dream town is close at hand.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Alexander Estate: Tour a Palm Springs Icon]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:42:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pspringsoct9.jpg
Elvis and Priscilla Presley honeymooned here; have a peek during the Modernism Fall Preview Weekend.

Photo Credit: The Robert Alexander Estate]]>
<![CDATA[Small-Town Halloween: Solvang Haunted House]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:02:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/solvanghauntedhouse12345.jpg
Longing for a lower-key (but still spooky) way to Halloween? It's in wine country.

Photo Credit: City of Solvang Parks and Recreation]]>
<![CDATA[Searching for Ghost Towns in Death Valley]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 08:00:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/gtGettyImages-450422088.jpg
The "Day of the Dead" stay-over package puts a map of history-filled outposts in your hands.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Langham Tea: Sip for an Important Cause]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 22:18:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/langhamtea293982.jpg
The elegant hotel lends support to Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a program at a local hospital.

Photo Credit: The Langham Hotel, Pasadena]]>
<![CDATA[Avocado Aficionados Go Carpinteria]]> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 23:23:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/avocado4.jpg
Carp's creamiest moment is deliciously due.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Majestic Birds: Raptor Open House]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 22:10:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/OJI4042raptoropenhouse.jpg
Admire sizable birds and learn more about their daily care, in Ojai.

Photo Credit: EA Rosen]]>
<![CDATA[Anaheim Eek: Hatbox Ghost Goes Holiday]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 23:54:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hatboxghostxmas1.jpg
The newest (yet old) addition to the Haunted Mansion is in the seasonal spirit.

Photo Credit: Disneyland]]>
<![CDATA[OC Oompah: Anaheim-Style Oktoberfest]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:43:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/2014anaheimocoktober.jpg
A couple of lively confabs dot the German-founded city.

Photo Credit: Anaheim Oktoberfest]]>
<![CDATA[Big Bear Beasties: Take a Flashlight Safari]]> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:43:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Pumagirls100_0044_resize.jpg
Make for a mountain-sweet zoo during this seasonal favorite.

Photo Credit: Big Bear Alpine Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Palm Springs Tram Contest: Snow Guess]]> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:15:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/snowguesstrammtsj.jpg
Think you've got a strong thinker when it comes to weather predictions? You could score a tram ride.

Photo Credit: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway]]>
<![CDATA[Great Wolf Lodge: Early Discount Available]]> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:04:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ExteriorWaterSlideGWL.jpg
The OC-based waterslide-laden stay-over is still under construction, but deals are happening now.

Photo Credit: Great Wolf Lodge]]>
<![CDATA[Kicking Off: Yosemite's 125th Anniversary]]> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 10:13:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/yosemiterainbownpsarchive.jpg
The party at one of the world's most nature-rrific spots starts in October.

Photo Credit: NPS]]>
<![CDATA[Village Vittles: Taste of Carmel]]> Sat, 26 Sep 2015 08:55:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tasteofcarmel12.jpg
Can't ever choose when visiting the by-the-sea charmer? Here's a way to try several bites at once.

Photo Credit: Taste of Carmel]]>
<![CDATA[Hello, Autumn: Big Horse Maze Fun Ahead]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:44:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bighorsepumpkindisplay.jpg
The seasonal favorite serves up gourds, games, and cute kid to-dos.

Photo Credit: Big Horse Corn Maze]]>
<![CDATA[Eastern Sierra Fall: A Leaf-Peeper Deal]]> Sat, 26 Sep 2015 08:56:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/joshwraymammothfalleasternsierra.jpg
Mono County is starting to show its hues, autumn people.

Photo Credit: Josh Wray/Visit Mammoth]]>
<![CDATA[Pismo Fizz: BubblyFest by the Sea]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 07:19:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bubblyfestbytheseajeremyball.jpg
Bubbles in the glasses, bubbles on the sand; a sparkling soiree burbles over October's first weekend.

Photo Credit: Bottle Branding]]>
<![CDATA[Free Park Entrance: National Public Lands Day]]> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 07:18:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/deathvalleynationalpublicday1.jpg
The fee-charging national parks will kiss that get-in fee goodbye on Sept. 26.

Photo Credit: NPS]]>
<![CDATA[Fall Foam: North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:29:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/northlaketahoealetrail12.png
Plan a long day out sampling some of the suds, and scenes, of the area.

Photo Credit: North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail]]>
<![CDATA[Fall Fest Fun: Underwood Family Farms]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:35:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/underwoodfamilyfarmsfallfest_uff1.JPG
Pumpkins, goats, tractors, treats, and themed weekends make the Moorpark favorite extra merry.

Photo Credit: Underwood Family Farms]]>
<![CDATA[Ice Meets Surf: Cold/Warm Fun on Coronado Island]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 07:42:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/skatingbytheseahoteldel1234567.jpg
Hotel del Coronado's bundle-up holiday favorite readies for its annual return.

Photo Credit: Hotel del Coronado]]>
<![CDATA[Trains & Pumpkins: It's Fall at Irvine Park Railroad]]> Sun, 20 Sep 2015 08:59:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/irvinetrainpumpkin.jpg
The Orange County family-cute tradition is now open.

Photo Credit: Irvine Park Railroad]]>
<![CDATA[Death Valley Artifact Goes on the Road (Sort of)]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 21:30:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/olddinahfurnace1.jpg
A fascinating relic creaks to life for the first time since the '30s.

Photo Credit: Furnace Creek Resort]]>
<![CDATA[Fest of Ales: Orange County's Smooth Suds]]> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 19:04:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/anaheimalesfestoc.jpg
Enjoy craft sips, gourmet bites on a sunny late-summer day.

Photo Credit: Anaheim Ale Fest]]>
<![CDATA[Cruisin' Reunion: Route 66 Car Confab]]> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 10:10:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/vintagewheels12.jpg
Shiny cars'll fill up twenty two blocks, in Ontario.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Island Cinema: Catalina Film Festival]]> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:06:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/catalinafilmfestfb.jpg
Dozens of movies, lots of star sightings, and a treasure hunt await.

Photo Credit: Catalina Island Film Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Yum Aplenty: San Diego Restaurant Week]]> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:07:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TLMD-cilantro-tacos-shutterstock_256178206.jpg
Don't be overwhelmed; be jazzed by the number of discount edibles on offer.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Wacky and Local: Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 21:30:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/165*120/pdgolfGardens2_2.jpg
Daffy rolls are the delightful name of the game at this historic happening.

Photo Credit: Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade]]>
<![CDATA[California Classic: The Madonna Inn Goblet]]> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:40:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/278*120/migoblets.jpg
It's some of the most famous drinkware in all of California.

Photo Credit: Madonna Inn]]>
<![CDATA[Julian Hotel: Your After-Apple Picking Retreat]]> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:02:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/julianapplehotel12121.jpg
Planning to spend the night in the sweet town, post-pie? Here's your room.

Photo Credit: Julian Hotel]]>
<![CDATA[Dapper Day: Vintage Oomph Returns to Disneyland]]> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 08:30:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dapperday15_5_dusticunningham.jpg
Hats, gloves, heels: Gussy up and hang with Goofy, old-fashioned fashion fans.

Photo Credit: DapperDay.com]]>
<![CDATA[Edible Education: Eating Ojai Tour]]> Sun, 13 Sep 2015 07:56:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/205*120/gazston-tower-daytimeojai.jpg
Sup it up at a sextet of Ojai shops and/or eateries, with Ventura Food Tours as your guide.

Photo Credit: Gazston Gal]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Time: Julian's Star Fruit Shines]]> Sat, 12 Sep 2015 07:10:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/apple_seeds.jpg
Pies, crunchy slices, cider: Apple aficionados, it's that season.

Photo Credit: Apple]]>
<![CDATA[On Tour and Very Big: Harvest Festival]]> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 08:33:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/HFpainting2015.jpg
The multi-city, two-state arts & crafts biggie'll visit Del Mar, Ventura, San Mateo...

Photo Credit: Harvest Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Happy 99th, Carmel-by-the-Sea]]> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 21:01:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/carstreet12299.jpg
The cottage-iest town in California throws its annual birthday-Halloween parade.

Photo Credit: Carmel-by-the-Sea]]>
<![CDATA[The Tastes of a Tahoe Autumn]]> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 06:08:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LakeTahoeAutumnFoodandWineFestival_NorthstarCalifornia.jpg
Foodie times among the fir trees? It must be time for this yum-tastic to-do.

Photo Credit: Northstar California]]>
<![CDATA[Pacific-Close Creativity: Cambria Scarecrow Fest]]> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 19:58:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cambriadragonscarecrow.jpg
The famous fall sights are funny, weird, and preparing for their close-up.

Photo Credit: Cambria Scarecrow Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Rosa Brothers Tour: California Dairy Classic]]> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 09:25:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/rosabrotherstour.jpg
Wild over that Rosa Brothers Root Beer Milk? See where it comes from.

Photo Credit: Rosa Brothers Milk Company]]>
<![CDATA[Bread-Dippable To-Do: San Benito Olive Fest]]> Tue, 08 Sep 2015 21:36:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/benitodemo12345.jpg
Is the shiny little oily treasure a must in your cookery? Here's your culinary confab.

Photo Credit: San Benito Olive Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Accordion 'N Ale Confab in Costa Mesa]]> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 08:31:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/BonneMusiqueZydeco2.jpg
The beautiful bellows sound at the OC Market Place.

Photo Credit: Peter Figen Photography]]>
<![CDATA[Ahwahnee Autumn: Vintners' Holidays]]> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:20:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TheAhwahneeinFall12345.jpg
Golden State vineyards gather in Yosemite to talk tannins, fruit, and soil.

Photo Credit: Yosemite National Park]]>
<![CDATA[Stripes Sensation: The Carlyle Inn]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:12:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/carlyleinn1.jpg
The Beverly Hills hotel debuted a bold Art Deco look this past summer.

Photo Credit: Carlyle Inn]]>
<![CDATA[Danish Days: Solvang's History-Filled Celebration]]> Sat, 12 Sep 2015 07:06:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/solvangtenleyfohl123.jpg
No clogs? No worries -- the colorful weekender welcomes anyone looking for pastry and history.

Photo Credit: Tenley Fohl Photography]]>