<![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 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:29:28 -0800 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:29:28 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Winter Near the Water: Blue Lantern Deal]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:55:03 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dpbluelantern123.jpg
Take a midweek getaway and get your second night for half off.

Photo Credit: Blue Lantern Inn]]>
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Report: SoCal, You're Last Up]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:00:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/autumnleaves_640x480.jpg
The California Fall Color blog reports on what areas are near peak color.

Photo Credit: Autumn]]>
<![CDATA[Afternoon Doldrums Dashed: The WOW Cart]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:07:52 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/192*120/wowcartps12345.jpg
Snacks and sips on wheels? It's a treat for guests of the Hyatt Palm Springs.

Photo Credit: Hyatt Palm Springs]]>
<![CDATA[Yosemite Tent Cabin: Pay the Previous Night's Low Temp]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:54:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/currycanvastemperature1.jpg
Bed down in a Curry Village unheated tent and see your stay-over fee freeze over.

Photo Credit: DNC Parks & Resorts]]>
<![CDATA[Glittery Water: Oxnard Parade of Lights]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:14:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/oxnardparadeoflights1234.jpg
Yo ho: "A Buccaneer's Holiday" is the 2014 theme.

Photo Credit: Oxnard Parade of Lights]]>
<![CDATA[Announced: Mega Summertime Death Valley Run]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:41:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/BadwaterMarathon1.jpg
"The World's Toughest Footrace" heads from the hot national park to Mt. Whitney on its traditional course.

Photo Credit: Badwater Marathon]]>
<![CDATA[Dixieland Thanksgiving: San Diego Jazz Fest]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:44:20 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/redskunksandiegojazz.jpg
Happy 35th year to one of the country's brassiest bashes.

Photo Credit: Red Skunk Band]]>
<![CDATA[Palms and Pirouettes: The Del's Skating by the Sea]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:52:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/202*120/skatingdelevening123.jpg
The turret-pretty hotel's seasonal rink debuts on Thanksgiving.

Photo Credit: Hotel del Coronado]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Barbara Baby: A Giraffe Is Born]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:30:31 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/203*120/giraffesbzoo1234.jpg
Baby Buttercup weighed in at 186 pounds.

Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Lively Libations: Ventura Winter Wine Walk]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:48:58 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/Private+Wine+Tasting.jpg
Stroll over three blocks and experience a host of grape-good tastes.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Solvang's Cozy Christmas Lead-Up]]> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 08:23:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/JulefestWinterfestBallerinas.jpg
"The Spirit of Giving" is the theme for the 2014 Julefest.

Photo Credit: Solvang]]>
<![CDATA[Newport Dunes Tradition: Lighting of the Bay]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:46:43 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/duneslightingsky123.jpg
Glittery "trees" will reflect water, starting on Saturday, Nov. 29.

Photo Credit: Lighting of the Bay]]>
<![CDATA[New Holiday Hotline: Napa Valley's Domaine Carneros]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:44:24 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/champ.jpg
Have a bubbly query? Ring the sparkling wine hotline.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Anteater Born in Santa Barbara]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:11:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/anteatersantabarbara1.jpg
The male pup will go on view later in November.

Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Major Masa: Oxnard and Indio Tamale Festivals]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:47:31 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tlmd_071612_tamalesjpg_bim.jpg
Do you like them with squash, raisins, or neat? Chow down, tamale lovers.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco, Keith Haring, and an Art-Nice Stayover Deal]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:26:44 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/joiehotelcarlton.jpg
See the exhibit at the de Young Museum, stay at a Joie de Vivre.

Photo Credit: Joie de Vivre]]>
<![CDATA[Presidio Autumn: Officers' Club, Walt Disney's Trains...]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:34:09 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/220*120/presidioofficer123.jpg
The recently debuted historic landmark gives a peek into the past.

Photo Credit: Presidio Officers' Club]]>
<![CDATA[Rise 'N Shine, Pandas: An Early Morning Tour]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:48:32 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/earlypandasd.jpg
Make for the San Diego Zoo and admire the bamboo-gnawing superstars.

Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Skating, Gingerbread, Snow: Tenaya Lodge Holidays]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:45:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/220*120/tenayabynightsnow.jpg
Decorate a spicy sweet, take to the ice rink, socialize with Santa.

Photo Credit: Tenaya Lodge]]>
<![CDATA[Friends of James Beard Weekend]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2014 21:30:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/174*120/tlmd_alimentos_para_limpiar_el_higado_9.jpg
Cuisine lovers land at La Quinta for chefly meals and foodly dialogue.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Flurry Force: Mammoth's Opening Day Ahead]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:23:29 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/MAMMOTH__12345678.jpg
An early November snow dump banished those warm-fall blues.

Photo Credit: Peter Morning/MMSA]]>
<![CDATA[Persimmons in Orange]]> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 17:37:37 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/209*120/persimmonorange12344.jpg
One of the most fall-ish of fruits receives a hometown-y sweet tribute.

Photo Credit: Persimmon Party]]>
<![CDATA[Bows and Mouse Ears: The Holidays Head for Disneyland]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:41:06 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/carslandholiday13456.jpg
The Haunted Mansion keeps its spooky "Nightmare" theme, but trees and ornaments are on their way.

Photo Credit: Paul Hiffmeyer]]>
<![CDATA[Desert Dazzle: WildLights]]> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 15:31:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lighttunnelwild1.jpg
Palm Desert greets the season with an after-sundown glow.

Photo Credit: WildLights]]>
<![CDATA[Posh US Grant Package: "12 Days of San Diego"]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 23:18:00 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/202*120/usgrantnighthotel.jpg
Book the landmark's Presidential Suite for 12 consecutive nights, and paint the town.

Photo Credit: U.S. Grant Hotel]]>
<![CDATA[Vine and Screen: Napa Valley Film Festival]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:48:33 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/nvff2014_12.jpg
Kevin Costner and Michelle Monaghan will be honored at the mega movie party.

Photo Credit: Napa Valley Film Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Foam on the Rise: San Diego Beer Week]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:49:19 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/timkingsdbeer.JPG
"More than 20,000 beer enthusiasts" make for craft brewing's #1 kingdom.

Photo Credit: Tim King]]>
<![CDATA[Gingerbread, Mmm, and Science, Mmm]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:35:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Gingerbreaddiscovery1.jpg
The Discovery Science Center gets down to the nitty-gritty of the holidays.

Photo Credit: Discovery Science Center]]>
<![CDATA[On Sale: Irvine Park Christmas Railroad Tickets]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:37:44 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/irvinexmasrail.jpg
All aboard for an Orange County classic.

Photo Credit: Irvine Park Railroad]]>
<![CDATA[12-13-14: Vegas Weddings Make a Date]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2014 15:50:48 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/455061601.jpg
The rare sequence of numbers means nuptials packages around Sin City.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Flickr RF]]>
<![CDATA[Looking to 2015: World Championship Abalone Cook-Off]]> Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:49:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/abalone_keithwyner123.jpg
Cooks are already lining up for the tasty to-do.

Photo Credit: Keith Wyner]]>
<![CDATA["Recycled Holidays" in Morro Bay]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:09:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/morrobaytreasures11.jpg
Deals and unique finds: Make for the vintage-and-antique-laden burg.

Photo Credit: Morro Bay]]>
<![CDATA[Dana Point Adventure: Bioluminesence Night Cruise]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:09:45 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/biolumtour1234.jpg
Keep an eye out for something much, much, much tinier than whales.

Photo Credit: Ocean Institute]]>
<![CDATA[Winemakers, Fall Breezes, and El Capitan]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:54:43 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/218*120/vintnersholidays2094.jpg
People who know their grapes gab it up at the Ahwahnee.

Photo Credit: Vintners' Holidays]]>
<![CDATA[Ye Olde Yosemite Yuletide Good-Timery]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:42:06 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/braceyostickets1234.jpg
Make merry in one of the park's, and state's, grandest dining rooms.

Photo Credit: Bracebridge Dinners]]>
<![CDATA[El Capitan Canyon's Rustic Autumn]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:31:56 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/elcapcanyondinefireside.jpg
S'mores and suppers near a fire fill out the Santa Barbara spot's cozy offerings.

Photo Credit: LOOK Photography]]>
<![CDATA[1930s Again: Evening on the Enchanted Hill]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:56:30 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hearstcastlesunset1.jpg
The after-hours tours have returned to Hearst Castle.

Photo Credit: Hearst Castle/California State Parks]]>
<![CDATA[Yuma Yum: Medjools Rule Fall Food Bash]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:39:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/222*120/stuffedmedjools1.jpg
Make a date with dates -- lots of 'em -- and take a tour of a farm or two.

Photo Credit: Yuma Medjool Date Festival]]>
<![CDATA["Into the Woods" Cast Reunites in Costa Mesa]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:06:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/SegerstromCenterBernadettePetersAndrewEccles.jpg
The original cast and creatives unite with Stephen Sondheim, for one special event.

Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles]]>
<![CDATA[Happy 90th, Anaheim Fall Festival!]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:50:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/191*120/anaheimfallfestival1231.jpg
Pumpkins replace oranges for the day, in spirit at least, in the OC.

Photo Credit: Anaheim Fall Festival and Parade]]>
<![CDATA[Dark Sky, Death Valley: A Fall Star Gathering]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:59:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/darkskydvfurnace123.jpg
Gaze deeply into the Milky Way from a silent national park.

Photo Credit: Furnace Creek Resort]]>
<![CDATA[Destination PSP: Palm Springs-Focused Shop Debuts]]> Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:54:20 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/davidaleephotographyPSP.jpg
Most of the merch is made in the region, and reflects that desert lifestyle.

Photo Credit: David A. Lee Photography]]>
<![CDATA[Ventura's Got Spirit (and Many Ghost Tours)]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:40:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/183*120/ghost2.jpg
The historic city has a wraith-seeking walk for just about every sort of phantom fan.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Historic Roots: Camarillo Celebrates]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:33:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/232*120/folkloricocamarillo1.jpg
Camarillo Ranch throws a 150th birthday party in honor of its namesake.

Photo Credit: Camarillo]]>
<![CDATA[Ojai + the Other Side: A Spirited October Evening]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:16:27 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ojaiinnoctoberevent.jpg
Sip cocktails and maybe commune with the Great Beyond at a stylish adult evening.

Photo Credit: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa]]>
<![CDATA[Death Valley Time Machine: '49ers Encampment]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:07:22 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/encampment49ers1234.jpg
Early gold-seekers are remembered near Furnace Creek.

Photo Credit: Death Valley '49ers]]>
<![CDATA[Open Streets Santa Barbara]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:25:28 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/openstreetssantab.jpg
The yoga-rollerskate-stroll to-dos keep on keepin' on around the state.

Photo Credit: Open Streets Santa Barbara]]>
<![CDATA[Pumpkins, Sunshine, and, Oh Yeah, Insects]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:04:44 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bigpumpkinsshutterstock1.jpg
Calabasas and Pomona -- that's the one with the bugs -- are ready to roll.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[A Vertical (Ish) Dash: Running Up San Jacinto]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:46:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pstram234556.jpg
Runners will face a steep, steep grade, in Palm Springs.

Photo Credit: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway]]>
<![CDATA[Pre-Breeder's Cup: A Luxe Langham Getaway]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:32:13 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bc186661080.jpg
Clip-clop and swanky stays: A hotel spotlights a local horsey favorite.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>