<![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 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:26:08 -0800 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:26:08 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[A Play Inside a Hotel: "The Grift"]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:45:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lafayettehoteltheater.jpg
The San Diego spectacle takes audiences on an immersive journey.

Photo Credit: La Jolla Playhouse]]>
<![CDATA[Solvang's Sweetest Retreat]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:51:25 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/solvangsweets13.jpg
Sample pastries and wine in a town famous for pastries and wine.

Photo Credit: Tenley Fohl Photography]]>
<![CDATA[Peek Inside Modernism Week's Trailer Fest]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:05:13 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/atrailerps13.jpg
You can spy the interiors of these retro gems.

Photo Credit: Modernism Week]]>
<![CDATA[Nevada City's Merry Mardi Gras]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:53:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/mardinevada123.jpg
The bead-tossing-est holiday is lively and quirky in the Gold Country town.

Photo Credit: Nevada City]]>
<![CDATA[Frosty Freebies: Mammoth Kids' Ski Deal]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:53:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/218*120/mammothwoolys123456.jpg
Planning on driving the fam up the mountain soon? You can save.

Photo Credit: Mammoth Mountain]]>
<![CDATA[All Aboard: The Skunk's Special 2015 Trains]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:37:10 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/218*120/skunkallaboard12.jpg
The on-the-rails landmark has some lively happenings ahead.

Photo Credit: Skunk Train]]>
<![CDATA[Name Picked: Big Sur's Mystery Condor]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:43:08 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/condorbabyname1.jpg
The name is no mystery (or, rather, it is).

Photo Credit: Ventana Wildlife Society]]>
<![CDATA[Big Bear Sweethearts: Your Frosty Valentine's Day]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:39:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bigbearvday1.jpg
Treats and deals await twosomes who book a stay up the mountain.

Photo Credit: Big Bear]]>
<![CDATA[OC Fair Fun (Before the OC Fair Begins)]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:07:06 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ocfairlights1234.jpg
The Costa Mesa spectacle launches the party well ahead of July.

Photo Credit: OC Fair]]>
<![CDATA[Thomas Keller Pop-Up Inspires Silverado Stay-Over]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:36:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/silveradokellerpackage1.jpg
Ad Lib makes its debut on Jan. 21.

Photo Credit: Silverado Resort and Spa]]>
<![CDATA[Sup Among Stars: Santa Barbara Film Feast]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:52:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/sbfilmfeast2015.jpg
What's on the table complements what's on the big screen.

Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Film Feast]]>
<![CDATA[El Capitan's Big February Show]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:31:46 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*134/HorsetailFallYosemite.jpg
Horsetail Fall is set to glow again -- fingers (and sunlight) crossed.

Photo Credit: Horsetail Fall]]>
<![CDATA[Hotel del Celebrates "Vowentine's Day"]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:02:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/vowvalentinesdel.jpg
Join a large renewal and wedding ceremony in the historic Crown Room.

Photo Credit: Hotel del Coronado]]>
<![CDATA[National Parks: First 2015 Fee-Free Day Ahead]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 06:46:28 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/yosemite452872754.jpg
Admission-charging parks will waive their fee for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Haute Bites: Dine Newport Beach Restaurant Week]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:09:37 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/197*120/figandolive9234.jpg
Not all of the Restaurant Weeks wrap at the start of the month.

Photo Credit: Fig & Olive]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego New: Climb the California Tower]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:41:43 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/balboapark82275809+%282%29.jpg
The Balboa Park icon is open for ascensions.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Sweet: Baby Rhino Gets a Buddy]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:09:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/rhinocalfsdsafarianimalpark1.jpg
The calves met at the start of the year at San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo Safari Park]]>
<![CDATA[Back and Bright: Old-School Disneyland Fireworks]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:01:56 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fantasycastlefireworksdisney12345.jpg
"Fantasy in the Sky" is back over Sleeping Beauty's Castle.

Photo Credit: Disneyland]]>
<![CDATA[Wine, Pastries, Cowboy Chow: Santa Ynez Eats]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:42:42 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/WJ-wine-pairings.jpg
Acquaint yourself with one of the state's most food-specific regions.

Photo Credit: Wine]]>
<![CDATA[Mystery Condor: Help Name the New Chick]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:21:33 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/condorbabyname1.jpg
The young bird was discovered in Central California over the holidays.

Photo Credit: Ventana Wildlife Society]]>
<![CDATA[Free Birthday Trips Extended: The Catalina Express]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:00:00 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/catalinaexpress12345.jpg
Been meaning to try this pay-nothing favorite? There'll be more of it in 2015.

Photo Credit: Catalina Express]]>
<![CDATA[Alabama Hills Adventure: Travel "The Movie Road"]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:30:59 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/alabamahillslonepinechamber.jpg
The Lone Pine-close setting has served as the backdrop to hundreds of Westerns.

Photo Credit: Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce]]>
<![CDATA[Flying for Del Mar: The Marvel Experience]]> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 17:19:04 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/marvelexperiencesd1.jpg
The hyper-reality tour teams up with Captain America, the Hulk, and other favorites.

Photo Credit: The Marvel Experience]]>
<![CDATA[Chilly Strolls: Winter Trails Day]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 21:53:13 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/195*120/snowlinkwintertrails.jpg
Layer up and head out, explorers.

Photo Credit: Snowlink]]>
<![CDATA[Victorian High Jinks: Riverside Dickens Festival]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:36:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/DickensFestival1_crDickensFest.jpg
"A Christmas Carol" buffs and those who love to costume will ye olde be there.

Photo Credit: Dickens Festival]]>
<![CDATA[BottleRock Napa Valley 2015: Line-Up Announced]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:47:48 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bottlerocknapaballoons.jpg
Robert Plant, Imagine Dragons, and No Doubt will headline the May music party.

Photo Credit: BottleRock Napa]]>
<![CDATA[Museum Month: San Diego's Half-Off February]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:48:51 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/220*120/sdmuseummonth1234.jpg
Heading south in February? Culture up around town, for less.

Photo Credit: Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla]]>
<![CDATA[A Desert Birthday: Happy 80th, Elvis]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 09:07:03 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/chancetinder123455.jpg
It's a hunka hunka hullabaloo at The King's Honeymoon Hideaway.

Photo Credit: Chance Tinder]]>
<![CDATA[Tour and Taste: Savor Yuma]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 18:36:37 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/yumasavorjan12345.jpg
Planning on a sojourn in the southwestern Arizona burg? Sup well.

Photo Credit: Savor Yuma]]>
<![CDATA[Costa Mesa Crunch: An All-Popcorn Kind of Weekend]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:42:51 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/Popcorn_103008.jpg
The OC Market Place butters up fans of a certain salty foodstuff.

Photo Credit: Popcorn]]>
<![CDATA[New in 2015: Hike Death Valley Program]]> Sun, 04 Jan 2015 12:10:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/deathvalleygetty12345.jpg
Is one of your resolutions to move more? Here's your chance.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Sactown Sizzle: Bacon Fest]]> Sat, 03 Jan 2015 11:50:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/226*120/bacon112409.jpg
Foodies make for the capital to chow down on the star strip.

Photo Credit: Bacon]]>
<![CDATA[Golden State Savings: California Restaurant Month]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 18:36:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TLMD-cena-navidad-2014-restaurantes.jpg
Build a weekend getaway around a city and its great restaurants.

Photo Credit: ShutterStock]]>
<![CDATA[A National Park New Year's Resolution]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:21:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/nationafoundationresolution2015.jpg
Want to be one with nature in 2015? State your intention.

Photo Credit: National Parks Foundation]]>
<![CDATA[Festive Flukes: Monterey Whalefest]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:40:19 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/whalefestflukemonterey1.jpg
Landlubber-nice activities dot the shore as whale fans eye the waves.

Photo Credit: Whalefest]]>
<![CDATA["Goonies" Grub: A 1985 Movie Menu, in Santa Barbara]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:41:18 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/365960872.jpg
BarbareƱo will serve a seven-courser inspired by pop culture favorites.

Photo Credit: Stock]]>
<![CDATA[Superhero OC Fun: Noon Year's Eve]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 09:21:37 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/205*120/superherodiscoveryoc234.jpg
Discovery Science Center breaks out the streamers and fun during the daytime.

Photo Credit: Discovery Science Center]]>
<![CDATA[Stylish Cinema: Palm Springs International Film Festival]]> Thu, 01 Jan 2015 10:18:14 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/henrihenrips.jpg
Here comes cinema's biggest season, via its first sunshine-y stop.

Photo Credit: Henri Henri]]>
<![CDATA[Sweet Sea Lions: A Pier 39 Anniversary]]> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 17:30:36 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pier29anniversaryseals123345.jpg
It's a 25th birthday party weekend for San Francisco's barkiest icons.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Savory January: Temecula Valley Restaurant Month]]> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:23:20 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/176*120/cheftemecularestaurant1.jpg
Deals, delish events, and other to-dos dot the cuisine-nice calendar.

Photo Credit: Temecula Valley Restaurant Month]]>
<![CDATA[Monterey Merry: The Otters' Christmas Treats]]> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 11:09:28 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ottertreatsxmas1.jpg
What's the frosting contain? Why minced clams, of course.

Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium]]>
<![CDATA[Pungent, Please: Napa Truffle Festival]]> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:22:00 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/napatrufflefestivaloxbowpublic.jpg
Noses and palates, prepare: January is taking a turn for the ultra flavorful.

Photo Credit: Napa Truffle Festival/Oxbow Public Market]]>
<![CDATA[New: First-Ever Catalina Island Destination Resort Spa]]> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 11:10:36 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/catalinaspa01.jpg
The Island Spa includes Pacific views, nine treatment rooms.

Photo Credit: Island Spa]]>
<![CDATA[New Year's Outdoors: California First Day Hikes]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:00:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/firstdayhikes111.jpg
The California State Parks support the get-out-and-be-in-nature tradition.

Photo Credit: California State Parks]]>
<![CDATA[Nevada City Natural: Wild & Scenic Film Festival]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:09:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/196*120/wildandscenicjoshmillerphotography1.jpg
The outdoorsy, environment-sweet cinema treat is back in Gold Country.

Photo Credit: Josh Miller Photography]]>
<![CDATA[Bodie After Sundown: 2015 Dates Announced]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:39:36 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/211*120/bodieelviralavell.jpg
The ghost town's currently under snow, but summery fun is on the horizon.

Photo Credit: Elvira Lavell]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrating Frank Sinatra's 100th (at His Palm Springs Casa)]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:07:33 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sinatracentennialmodernismweek.jpg
Sip a cocktail poolside at the crooner's Twin Palms Estate.

Photo Credit: Modernism Week]]>
<![CDATA[Vegas Yuletide: Sin City's Sparkliest Season]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:03:53 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bellagiopolar1234345.jpg
The Bellagio gardens and a life-sized chocolate Santa lend pizzazz.

Photo Credit: Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens]]>
<![CDATA[Mountain Glow: New Year's Eve Torchlight Parades]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:35:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tahoedonnertorch12345.jpg
Tahoe Donner and other ski spots'll honor the visual tradition.

Photo Credit: Tahoe Donner]]>
<![CDATA[January Debut: "Frozen Fun" at Disneyland Resort]]> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 11:11:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/190*120/olaffrozendl12345.jpg
Olaf, Elsa, and Anna turn their sleds for Disney California Adventure.

Photo Credit: Disneyland Resort]]>