<![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 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:09:26 -0700 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:09:26 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA["Recycled Holidays" in Morro Bay]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:09:34 -0700 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 08:09:45 -0700 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 07:54:43 -0700 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]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:54:16 -0700 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 07:31:56 -0700 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 11:56:30 -0700 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 14:39:34 -0700 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]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:20:58 -0700 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 10:50:47 -0700 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 22:59:39 -0700 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]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:57:37 -0700 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 07:40:07 -0700 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 12:33:54 -0700 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 06:16:27 -0700 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 08:07:22 -0700 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 13:25:28 -0700 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 13:04:44 -0700 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 10:46:41 -0700 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 19:32:13 -0700 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]]>
<![CDATA[Crab Time: Claws Up for Great Bay Area Bites]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:26:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/187*120/52257551.jpg
Early November kicks off Dungeness days, up 'round NorCal.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[On Sale: Stagecoach Festival 2015]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:49:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/stagecoach487145183.jpg
Country's biggest desert jam opens up the lines a half year early.]]>
<![CDATA[Colorful Convict Lake: Fall's in Full Bloom]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:57:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ConvictLakeAliciaVennosMonoCountyTourism.jpg
The call is out that the trees are bright and the word is "now."

Photo Credit: Alicia Vennos Mono County Tourism]]>
<![CDATA[Meaty Deals: Inland Empire Restaurant Week]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:53:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/inlandempireburgerrest.jpeg
Slater's 50/50, EAT Marketplace & Eatery, and dozens more jump in.

Photo Credit: Slater's 50/50]]>
<![CDATA[Riverside's Storied Ghosts]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:33:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dc_ghost_tours.jpg
The Dark Dreams Doorway adds an audio dimension to this year's ghost walks.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[New Del Mar: The Bing Crosby Season]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18:12:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/delmar71485493.jpg
An inaugural shorter second season takes stride at the track, in November.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Open Streets Event: Re:Imagine Garden Grove]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:08:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/gardenbikeshadow1.jpg
Walk, cartwheel, or do yoga over three miles of closed Garden Grove road.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Spooky San Francisco: Hotel Union Square]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:05:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/182*120/unionexteriorsf1.jpg
Is Room 514 of the historic inn haunted?

Photo Credit: Hotel Union Square]]>
<![CDATA[June Lake: Fall Foliage and Fancy Foams]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:57:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/beergeneric2345.jpg
The trees are going to town while local beermakers pour their best.

Photo Credit: Beer]]>
<![CDATA[Kinetic Whimsy Machines Roll in Ventura]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:36:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/venturakinetic123.jpg
Imaginatively built cars lend support for the Turning Point Foundation.

Photo Credit: Kinetic Sculpture Race]]>
<![CDATA[Outlandish Golf Carts Delight Palm Desert]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:48:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/pdgolfcart12345.jpg
The fall roll summons the car-crafty creativity of area residents.

Photo Credit: Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Tanaka Farms]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:29:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/234*120/tanakafarmspumpkin1.jpg
Growers'll go gourd-to-gourd for glory, in Irvine.

Photo Credit: Tanaka Farms]]>
<![CDATA[Hearse Time in Costa Mesa]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:53:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ocmarketplacemichaelpetrich.jpg
An Orange County tradition gets colorful, wacky, and oh-so-seasonal.

Photo Credit: OC Market Place]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Barbara Harbor Eats: Seafood Bounty]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:59:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sbharborseafood123.jpg
Sunshine glinting on water and you enjoying shrimp after shrimp? Could happen.

Photo Credit: Harbor Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Corn Maze Time: Big Horse on the Horizon]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 08:10:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/bighorsecornmaze23454.jpg
Ready to face the corn box, autumn revelers?

Photo Credit: Big Horse Corn Maze]]>
<![CDATA[Cabers in the Air: Ventura Seaside Games]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:49:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/vseaside123.jpg
Athletes'll don the kilts and bagpipers'll blow, by the Pacific.

Photo Credit: Seaside Games]]>
<![CDATA[JazzTrax: Catalina Island's Smooth Jazz October]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:51:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/abairjazztrax1.jpg
Saxes'll sound all across Avalon.

Photo Credit: Mindi Abair/Greg Allen]]>
<![CDATA[Guess It: First Snow at the Palm Springs Tram]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:05:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/snowjacintoguess12345.jpg
Ready to think about the fluffy stuff? It's not long off 'round Mount San Jacinto...

Photo Credit: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway]]>
<![CDATA[The Whaley House's Creaky-Stair October]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 08:08:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/whaleysdstairs.jpg
Ghosty doings are afoot -- or afloat -- at one of the planet's most haunted abodes.

Photo Credit: The Whaley House]]>
<![CDATA[Wine Country Charmers: Scarecrows of the SYV]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:05:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/syvscarecrow1.jpg
Shopkeepers compete in the annual, oh-so-quaint autumn tradition.

Photo Credit: Scarecrow Fest]]>
<![CDATA[Anaheim Fresh: The Packing House]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:40:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/packinghouseanaheim1.jpg
Eaters are flocking to the historic citrus space to socialize, sip, and nosh.

Photo Credit: Anaheim Packing House]]>
<![CDATA[Ah, Cooling: First Snow in the Sierra]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:59:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mmfirstsnowpeterm.jpg
So it'll be a hundred degrees down south? The mountains have a dusting.

Photo Credit: Peter Morning]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Barbara Cool: The Funk Zone's Funky New Hostel]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 08:08:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/wayfarer1234.jpg
The Wayfarer has oodles of style (without the pricetag to match).

Photo Credit: The Wayfarer]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Kids Free October: Amtrak Deal]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:54:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/228*120/surflinerpacific1.jpg
Loads (and loads and loads) of museums'll be free for tots; so how 'bout the ride down?

Photo Credit: Amtrak]]>
<![CDATA[AI in the IE: Robots of Riverside]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:28:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/199*120/riversiderobotdevo.jpg
It's called "the biggest robot event in Southern California." Prepare, robotians.

Photo Credit: Riverside Robot Expo]]>
<![CDATA[Ending Forever: Mariposa Big Tree Tram Tour]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:56:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/228*120/bigtreesfinalweekstour1.jpg
A major restoration of the Yosemite sequoia grove is due.

Photo Credit: Yosemite National Park]]>
<![CDATA[Pismo Sparkle: BUBBLYFEST by the Sea]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:57:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bubblyfestbythesea.jpg
Billed as the "nation's only sparkling wine festival," the October party promises ocean views, fine wines.

Photo Credit: Bubblyfest by the Sea]]>
<![CDATA[Warhol Cocktails: The Campbell's Soup Bloody Mary]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:26:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tlmd_101712_bloodymary.jpg
The San Diego Museum of Art raises a toast to its new "Gauguin to Warhol" exhibit.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Furry Cute-a-tude: San Diego Cheetah Sisters]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:02:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cheetahsandiego12345.jpg
The Safari Park cubs will soon mark their first month.

Photo Credit: Ken Bohn]]>
<![CDATA[Four-Mountain Ski Pass: Mammoth to Acquire SoCal Ski Areas]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:02:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/passfourmountainssnow.jpg
Grab your poles and go for June, Mammoth, Bear, or Snow Summit, skiers.

Photo Credit: Snow Summit]]>
<![CDATA[Moorpark's Farm-Sweet Harvest Festival]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:12:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/207*120/underwoodceleb.jpg
Underwood's autumn party has the goats, the corn, the pumpkins, the cuteness.

Photo Credit: Alysia Gray Painter]]>