<![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 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:38:10 -0800 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:38:10 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Snuggle Up: Damp Days at Quail Lodge]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:15:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/quaillodgeelninopackage.jpg
Clouds overhead shouldn't prevent a restorative getaway.

Photo Credit: Quail Lodge & Golf Club]]>
<![CDATA[New: DoNapa Behind the Scenes]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:07:38 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ChefKen-3napa.jpg
Visitors staying in Napa have a chance to eye chef demos, taste beer, paint, and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Barbara Savings: Go Car Free]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:03:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/carfreesbdeals2016.jpg
Show your Amtrak ticket and score deals around the American Riviera.

Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Car Free]]>
<![CDATA[Pacific Edge Hotel: El Niño Package]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:39:28 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pacedgeelninopackage123.jpg
Feeling a bit water-logged in Laguna Beach? Find fun in your room.

Photo Credit: Pacific Edge Hotel]]>
<![CDATA[Budweiser Clydesdales Visit Fairfield]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:29:57 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/budweiserclydesdales1234353232.jpg
The mane-sporting celebs'll call upon Anheuser-Busch Brewery just in time for the Super Bowl.

Photo Credit: Anheuser Busch]]>
<![CDATA[June Lake Winter Festival]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:50:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/junelakewinter92832.jpg
A snowmobile poker rally and snow sculpting make the Mono County community merry.

Photo Credit: June Lake]]>
<![CDATA[Orchids Ahoy: Santa Barbara Extravaganza]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:00:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/orchid2.jpg
One of the esteemed bud-and-buyer events returns for its 71st year.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Cypress Inn: Puppy Love Time]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:49:11 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/puppylovecypress92832.jpg
Can your pooch perform a trick? You might score an upgrade at the historic Carmel hotel.

Photo Credit: Cypress Inn/DM Troutman]]>
<![CDATA[Palm Springs Cool: Vintage Trailer Show]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:44:29 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DAL_4123.jpg
Road trip dreams and nifty design scenes rule in the desert.

Photo Credit: David A. Lee]]>
<![CDATA[Play Tourist in Town: Mystery Trip]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:23:28 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Mysterytripdodgers12345.jpg
The be-surprised adventure takes SoCalers to iconic and fascinating locations.

Photo Credit: Mystery Trip]]>
<![CDATA[Shutters on the Beach: Rain Day Fun]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 08:47:38 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/keepcozyandcuddlesm.jpg
Take a bath, hang out in your ocean-close room, and bid El Niño welcome.

Photo Credit: Shutters on the Beach]]>
<![CDATA[Daily Line-Up Announced: BottleRock Napa Valley]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:27:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/161*120/StevieWonder_89050214.jpg
Who is taking the stage when? Find info for the Memorial Day Weekend music fest.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Valentine's Weekend on Catalina Island]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:55:11 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Catalina-Island-Co-FiglewiczPhotography-00028.JPG
Ocean views and zip line adventure; the hearts-y weekend gets awesome, in Avalon.

Photo Credit: Figlewicz Photography]]>
<![CDATA[An Arts Crawl with Valentine's Heart]]> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:16:19 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/20140208-ACE.jpg
The every-so-often Anaheim stroll will have a feel of the February holiday.

Photo Credit: Maurice Turner/Art Crawl Experience]]>
<![CDATA[Rides, Dates, Shows: Riverside County Fair]]> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:56:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/shutterstock_347929151.jpg
It's the rare wintertime county fair, full of fruit-tastic goodness.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Winchester New: February Flashlight Fridays]]> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:07:20 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/WinchesterMysteryHouse_crWMH_1.jpg
The Super Bowl will roll nearby, and the Winchester Mystery House has a new/vintage event afoot.

Photo Credit: Winchester Mystery House]]>
<![CDATA[The Desert, a Sunset, and Big Balloons]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:14:56 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/161*120/HotAirBalloon_82072163.jpg
The wintertime, look-up lark is ready for take-off.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Inspiring: San Diego Cheetah's Story]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:32:01 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CheetahRuuxa_003_Web.jpg
Surgery gave the beautiful beastie the chance to run as fast as the wind.

Photo Credit: Ken Bohn]]>
<![CDATA[Desert Divine: Southwest Arts Festival]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 21:38:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/southwestartsfest93839943.jpg
Hundreds of artists, and thousands of fans, converge in Indio.

Photo Credit: Southwest Arts Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Madera Delish: Wine & Chocolate Weekend]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:02:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/glasswine92322-horz.jpg
Is this your top taste duo? Your Valentine's Weekend is all mapped out.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Paddling in Redding: Awesome Adventures]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:33:21 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/reddingpaddlingsundial.jpg
Mountains, views, the Sundial Bridge? It's all there, to enjoy from the water.

Photo Credit: Nigel Skeet]]>
<![CDATA[Mojave Maxine Sighting: Excitement Builds]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:23:37 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/livingdesertmojavemaxine.jpg
The clock is on for the most famous tortoise of the desert resort cities.

Photo Credit: The Living Desert]]>
<![CDATA[The Gondolas of Channel Islands Harbor]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:58:32 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/IMG_8474gondola.jpg
Sit back for an old-school on-the-water trip just off shore.

Photo Credit: Gondola Paradiso]]>
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree Funky: Spin and Margie's]]> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 11:58:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/frontentrancespinmargies.jpg
The colorful casitas sit right outside of the national park.

Photo Credit: Drew Reese]]>
<![CDATA[Wine Passport: Santa Ynez Valley Valentine's]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:05:19 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/wines.jpg
Fifteen regional tasting rooms are on board for the holiday weekend.

Photo Credit: Wines]]>
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree: Centennial Hiking Challenge]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:22:56 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hikingboots29392323.jpg
In honor of the National Park Service's 100th, visitors are invited to hike 100 miles.

Photo Credit: Stock Image]]>
<![CDATA[Beach Pursuits: A Hotel Del Package]]> Sun, 24 Jan 2016 12:32:44 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/delbeachpackage12345.jpg
Two of your new year's resolutions might dovetail at the San Diego landmark.

Photo Credit: Hotel del Coronado]]>
<![CDATA[Butterfly Fun at San Diego Zoo Safari Park]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:46:10 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ButterflyJungleImportation_2_large.jpg
A springtime favorite will start its annual flutter in mid-March.

Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Fess Parker Inn Restaurant Week Special]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:23:25 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fessparkersantaynez12345.jpg
Headed to wine country to try some new tastes? Bed down in luxury for a night.

Photo Credit: Fess Parker Wine Country Inn]]>
<![CDATA[Whale 'Underwater Ballet': Epic Sight]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:25:24 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/207*120/islandpackerswhalewatchingsbchannel1.jpg
The Island Packers video captures one of the marvels of nature.

Photo Credit: Island Packers]]>
<![CDATA[St. Helena Valentine's: Poetry Written for You]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 20:12:44 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/harvestinnvaldaypoetry.jpg
It's a wine country getaway with a fresh prism (plus fine wine, too).

Photo Credit: Harvest Inn]]>
<![CDATA[Doggie Gras in Rancho Santa Fe]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:51:33 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DoggieGrasparadeBeignet.jpg
Pups'll gussy up for a roll down BourBONE Street.

Photo Credit: Helen Woodward Animal Center]]>
<![CDATA[Mammoth Hits a Snowy Milestone]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 06:15:29 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/newsnowjanmammothpetermorning.jpg
The mountain's inches have now out-inched last season.

Photo Credit: Peter Morning]]>
<![CDATA[San Jose Landmark: Hotel De Anza's Refresh]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:17:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hoteldeanzasign123.jpg
The 85-year-old property's buff-up is now complete.

Photo Credit: Hotel De Anza]]>
<![CDATA[Historic Hotels: Two New California Inductees]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:49:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/FairmontHeritagePlaceGhirardelliSquare_left.jpg
Inns in San Francisco and Berkeley are now part of the esteemed group.

Photo Credit: Historic Hotels of America]]>
<![CDATA[Mind-Expanding Art: Segerstrom Off Center Fest]]> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 18:08:31 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Nufonia-s-Robot-by-AJ-Korkidakis_1.jpg
"Nufonia Must Fall" will roll at the annual avant garde happening.

Photo Credit: Nufonia Must Fall]]>
<![CDATA[OC Fair: First Concert Reveal]]> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:55:02 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ocfairnightride92382.jpg
Opening day is July 15. Are you ready to get your summer rocking on?

Photo Credit: OC Fair]]>
<![CDATA[Omni La Costa's Family Adventure Package]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:37:32 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/omni-la-costa-family1.jpg
Play at LEGOLAND and then play at the resort's pools.

Photo Credit: Omni La Costa]]>
<![CDATA[Surprise Flower Show: Death Valley Bloom]]> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:53:45 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/221*120/dvfurnace2016.jpg
The annual buds are making a promising January debut.

Photo Credit: Inn at Furnace Creek]]>
<![CDATA[Biggest Heart Balloon: Oceanside Valentine's]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:38:21 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/heartballoonGettyImages-52175774.jpg
The 25-footer will appear at locations throughout the city.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Palm Springs Zing: Retro Pinball Mania!]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:55:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/188*120/pinball-shutterstock_1096500.jpg
Take a field trip to nearby Banning for a museum-cool repository of old-school machines.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Juicy Jaunt: Ojai Orchard Tours]]> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 21:24:06 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/202*120/pixieiguanainnojai1.jpg
What makes a Pixie pop upon a branch? Find out at Friend's Ranches.

Photo Credit: Friends Ranch]]>
<![CDATA[Cinema Santa Barbara: Film Fest on Approach]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 20:12:02 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sbfflights2015.jpg
It's the 31st year of this mondo movie happening.

Photo Credit: SBIFF]]>
<![CDATA[Rainy Days at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa]]> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:23:11 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ojaiinnandspafireplace123.jpg
Sip a Dark & Stormy at the historic inn while weathering the weather.

Photo Credit: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa]]>
<![CDATA[Woofers in Wine Country: Greyhound Fest]]> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:50:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/greyhound2.jpg
The jubilant meet-and-woof has frolicked for a dozen years.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Offbeat Valentine's Eve: Make Art]]> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 12:05:52 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/prettypaintsshutterstock932.jpg
Van Gogh's work is the inspiration in Pomona. (There's wine and eats, too.)

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[California's Funky Mardi Gras]]> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 06:45:35 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ncmardi16.jpg
Dance and catch beads in Nevada City over Valentine's Weekend.

Photo Credit: Nevada City Chamber]]>
<![CDATA[Sheeply Sweet: Queen Mary ScotsFestival]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:22:40 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/QueenMary20thScotsFest.jpg
Can you hear the bagpipes? Follow them to Long Beach.

Photo Credit: Queen Mary]]>
<![CDATA[Vegas Splendor: Chinese New Year]]> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 07:44:32 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/vegasillumdragon.jpg
A Strip-close dragon is lending a festive feel to The Forum Shops.

Photo Credit: The Forum Shops]]>
<![CDATA[June Lake Fun: Double Eagle Resort and Spa]]> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:00:51 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/junelakedoubleeagle.jpg
Snow's on Carson Peak -- and in a lot of other places, too.

Photo Credit: Double Eagle Resort and Spa]]>