<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Worth the Drive]]> Copyright 2014 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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:16:04 -0700 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:16:04 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[104 Celebrities: Sin City's "Star Trek" Con]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:16:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/borg71679832.jpg
William Shatner and Kate Mulgrew are both due at huge Vegas beam-up.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Ocean Breezes and Midway Rides: Ventura County Fair]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:06:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_107289284.jpg
The Pacific-close charmer sets up the Ferris wheel, fried food booths.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Magical Road Trip: Disney Fanniversary Celebration]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/192*120/Fanniversary-social-1d32.jpg
The traveling event puts the spotlight on classic favorites galore.

Photo Credit: Disney Fanniversary]]>
<![CDATA[California Icon: Name the Condor Chick]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:53:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/condorsd1.jpg
The San Diego Zoo has opened the voting to all bird buffs.

Photo Credit: Ken Bohn]]>
<![CDATA[Hotel Del's Comic-Con Cocktails]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:45:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hotelcoronadosunset1.jpg
The Coronado landmark raises a pop culture toast to convention goers.

Photo Credit: Hotel del Coronado]]>
<![CDATA[Comic-Con Canines: Adopt a Superhero Dog]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:04:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/comicconpupsandiego1.jpg
The Helen Woodward Animal Center visits the San Diego convention with pups in tow.

Photo Credit: Helen Woodward Animal Center]]>
<![CDATA[Comic-Con Road Cuisine: Eating Your Way There]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:41:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/192*120/comicconi5eats.jpg
Where will you stop for a nosh along the 5?

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Zip by Night: A Catalina Island Adventure]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CatalinaIslandNightZip.jpg
Get a different view of the hilly burg as evening falls (and you zoom).

Photo Credit: Santa Catalina Island Company]]>
<![CDATA[Citrus Classic Balloon Festival]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:25:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/161*120/HotAirBalloon_82072163.jpg
Some 25 hot-air balloons are set to rise, and glow, in Santa Paula.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Bacon Gets Creative at the Queen Mary]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:40:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/baconbouquetbaconfest.jpg
Want to see strips turned into edible art? Head for Long Beach.

Photo Credit: Big Bite Bacon Fest]]>
<![CDATA[Olives Rule in Paso Robles]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:12:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/olivefestival245.jpg
The wee fruits are the star of a daylong August confab.

Photo Credit: Paso Robles Olive Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Bee There: Comic-Con International]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:56:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/comiccon174029110.jpg
The solar system's biggest pop con phenom sets up shop in San Diego.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Watch the Perseids at Glacier Point]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:51:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/234*120/glacierperseidtenaya.jpg
A spectacular showing is due in August, and Tenaya Lodge has a fun field trip lined up.

Photo Credit: Tenaya Lodge]]>
<![CDATA[Elvis Fest: Thank You, Thank You Very Much]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:57:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/192*120/elvisocviolin.jpg
Dig out those huge sunglasses and make for Costa Mesa, Presley people.

Photo Credit: The Wonder of Elvis]]>
<![CDATA[The Creative Accordions of Cotati]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:10:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/greatmorganicotati.jpg
The Great Morgani and a slew of key-tickling favorites jam it out.

Photo Credit: The Great Morgani]]>
<![CDATA[State Park Sweetness: I Love You CA Bear]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:24:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ilovebearca.jpg
A certain state-hugging ursine fellow is making cameos around the state.

Photo Credit: California State Parks]]>
<![CDATA["Sideways" 10th Anniversary: Wine Country Celebrates]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:43:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/sideways_06.jpg
The Santa Ynez Valley looks back at the vino-loving film.

Photo Credit: Sideways]]>
<![CDATA[The Pirates of Ventura Harbor]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:53:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pirateventura1345.jpg
Did we say "Harbor"? Make that "Aarghbor."

Photo Credit: Pirate Days Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Blues and Brews: A Mammoth Mountain Tradition]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:05:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/185*120/buddyguymammothblues234.jpg
Buddy Guy headlines the summertime soundfest.

Photo Credit: Buddy Guy]]>
<![CDATA[On Sale: October Flashlight Tours at the Winchester]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:01:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/WinchesterMysteryHouse_crWMH_1.jpg
The San Jose manse is thinking about those eerie autumn nights.

Photo Credit: Winchester Mystery House]]>
<![CDATA[Pool in the Middle of the Mojave]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:36:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/218*120/socialpoolalfredobarsuglia.jpg
Artist Alfredo Barsuglia's "Swimming Pool" is drawing the curious and whimsy-loving.

Photo Credit: Alfredo Barsuglia]]>
<![CDATA[Even Bigger: Halloween Grows at Disneyland]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:23:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dlhalloweenexpanded.jpg
More Mickey's Halloween Party is in the cards for autumn 2014.

Photo Credit: Paul Hiffmeyer]]>
<![CDATA[Costa Mesa Comestible: The Bacon-Wrapped Jack Daniels Churro]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:52:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/182*120/fairjackdaniels2456.jpg
Churros, you're the next wacky frontier on the culinary landscape.

Photo Credit: OC Fair]]>
<![CDATA[Friends of Bodie Day]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:49:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/friendsofbodieday.jpg
Sweet on the state park? Don your cowboy hat and go ghost town.

Photo Credit: Friends of Bodie Day]]>
<![CDATA[Hike to Yosemite's Geographic Center]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:18:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/yosemitehikegeographiccenter.jpg
Ready to see views in all directions? This moderate trek awaits.

Photo Credit: Yosemite Conservancy]]>
<![CDATA[La Jolla Wow: Undulating Anchovy School]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:14:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/scrippsanchovy.jpg
Onlookers gathered at Scripps Pier to watch the wee fishes flow and contract.

Photo Credit: Scripps]]>
<![CDATA["Living Fireworks Show": The Flower Hat Jelly]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:28:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fireworksjellies244556321.jpg
The exquisite creatures are in the news and at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium/Randy Wilder]]>
<![CDATA[Meet Shadow, San Diego Zoo Superstar]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:19:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/shadowsdzoo.jpg
The furry lad'll soon be part of the educational staff at Wegeforth Bowl.

Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[The World Pup Trots Into San Diego]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:05:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/177*120/worldpupsandiego.jpg
Dogs'll don the jerseys of their humans' favorite teams at the Doggie Street Festival.

Photo Credit: Doggie Street Festival]]>
<![CDATA[The Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:52:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/salsaoxnardphoto1.jpg
Ready to bring your best green? Or red? Get chopping/mixing, salsa-ists.

Photo Credit: Oxnard Salsa Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Mondo Finds: Moss Landing Antique Fair]]> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 13:59:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mosslandingantique12.jpg
It's one of the biggies for treasure hunters. Way, way big.

Photo Credit: Moss Landing Antique Fair]]>
<![CDATA[Julian Starfest: Tour Palomar Observatory]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 06:46:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/palomar71737730.jpg
The annual gathering of cosmos enthusiasts makes for the fabled sky-watching center.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[New Lassen Camping Program: RentMyTent]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:25:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/362lassen123.jpg
Would you love to have your tent all ready when you arrive? You got it.

Photo Credit: National Park Service]]>
<![CDATA[Del Mar Racing: The Opening Day Hat Contest]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:24:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/205*120/delmarhats77jeremylyverse.jpg
How over-the-top is your topper? Best make for Del Mar for Opening Day at the track.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Lyverse]]>
<![CDATA[Crew for a Day: Join the Historic Sierra No. 3]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:20:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sierrano3_1.jpg
Hop in the cab of a Gold Country favorite (and get to work).

Photo Credit: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park ]]>
<![CDATA[Later Weekend Hours: Monterey Bay Aquarium]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:16:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/montereylaterhours2.jpg
The Cannery Row favorite'll keep it going longer, for summer.

Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium/Randy Wilder]]>
<![CDATA[New at El Capitan Canyon: Corral Cabins]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:44:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/corralcabinelcapitan.jpg
The creekside nests join the Santa Barbara property's yurts and tents.

Photo Credit: El Capitan Canyon]]>
<![CDATA[Pre-Bastille Day Bash: Santa Barbara French Fest]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:47:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/FrenchFestival1.jpg
Poodles, can-can dances, and Parisian treats abound at Oak Park.

Photo Credit: Santa Barbara French Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Sequoia National Park's First-Ever Dark Sky Fest]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:23:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NASA-Comet-Ison-Pic.jpg
The park gathers Milky Way buffs and big tree fans for a sparkly starry night.

Photo Credit: NASA/MSFC/Aaron Kingery]]>
<![CDATA[Mountain Classic: Santa's Village to Re-Open in SkyPark]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:02:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/santasvillagemt.jpg
The Skyforest favorite is getting some TLC.

Photo Credit: SkyPark]]>
<![CDATA[Yosemite Grant's 150th Birthday Party]]> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 14:45:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/175*120/californiamountains.jpg
The proclamation that started the national park receives a tribute.

Photo Credit: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image]]>
<![CDATA[Woof: Dog Beach Surf Dog Lessons]]> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 13:48:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/surfdogclasses03984.jpg
Is this the year your wagger takes to the waves?

Photo Credit: dogscapes]]>
<![CDATA[New Disney Tour: California Adventure]]> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:44:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dcatour234.jpg
Head around the park for three hours of info, history, and fun.

Photo Credit: Paul Hiffmeyer]]>
<![CDATA[Rancho Cucamonga Eeks: The Haunted Winery]]> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 06:16:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/shutterstock_139640624.jpg
Tag along with the Haunted Orange County tours crew and look for boo-ing among the bottles.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Happy Pride Weekend, San Francisco]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:51:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pride172002290.jpg
Dances, meet-ups, speeches, and that big parade are all ahead.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Kooky Craft Brew: Super Hero Beer Fest]]> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 06:14:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/heropaulbarnett02.jpg
Shiny tights? Yep. Foamy suds? Yep.

Photo Credit: Heroes Brew Fest]]>
<![CDATA[Happy 55th, "Some Like It Hot"]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:38:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/SomeLikeItHot_UnitedArtists.jpg
The seminal comedy gets a party on Coronado Island. (Where else?)

Photo Credit: United Artists]]>
<![CDATA[Pacific Picnic: World's Biggest Salmon BBQ]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:27:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/salmonbbqnoyo.jpg
Head for South Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg to get your fish fill.

Photo Credit: World's Largest Salmon BBQ]]>
<![CDATA[Skunk Train Fun: Camping on the Noyo]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:50:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/197*120/campnoyoskunk.jpg
Board the Skunk Train and make for a former logging camp.

Photo Credit: Skunk Train]]>
<![CDATA[Mountaintop Learning: Explore Mammoth]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:20:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/229*120/exploremammothphoto.jpg
Get to know the history and geology of the big mountain.

Photo Credit: Explore Mammoth]]>