<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Worth the Drive]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbclosangeles.com/blogs/worth-the-drive http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usMon, 27 Jun 2016 15:11:04 -0700Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:11:04 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Historic Auburn: A Walking Tour]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:30:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/auburncourthousevisitcalifornia.jpg
Sidle through a slice of Gold Country's long-ago past.

Photo Credit: Visit California]]>
<![CDATA[National Lighthouse Day at Point Cabrillo]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:27:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pointcabrillovisitcalifornia.jpg
Take a lens tour at the ocean-snug landmark.

Photo Credit: Visit California]]>
<![CDATA[Velvety Heavens: Lassen Dark Sky Fest]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:26:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lassendarkskynpsphoto.jpg
Retreat to one of the low-light-iest corners of the state. Then gaze up.

Photo Credit: NPS]]>
<![CDATA[Accordion Magic: Cotati Festival]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:55:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/theMadMaggies_image2.jpg
Be drawn in by the bellows-sweet ballads at the August sound summit.

Photo Credit: The Mad Maggies]]>
<![CDATA[Indian Wells Getaway: Sunshine on Sale]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:52:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Hyatt-Regency-Indian-Wells-Adult-Pool.jpg
Yep, it's warm, very, very warm, but that makes for primo pool time at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa.

Photo Credit: Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa]]>
<![CDATA[A-peeling: Sacramento Banana Fest]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:29:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bananasFarthers.jpg
Is it your go-to snack, breakfast, dessert? Go to the capital city in August.

Photo Credit: getty images]]>
<![CDATA[Catalina Island: Unlimited Fun Day Pass]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:22:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AvalonAerial_2015_2.jpg
Make your way to the magical land, and then hop on a tour, or boat ride, or...

Photo Credit: Santa Catalina Island Company]]>
<![CDATA[Elvis Amazing: Tribute Artists Go OC]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:44:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/2014ElviandElvisinaCostaMesa.jpg
Run a comb through your pompadour and roll your Cadillac for Garden Grove.

Photo Credit: Elvis Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Can-Can Confab: Santa Barbara French Fest]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:34:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/FrenchFestival1.jpg
Dance, wine, and dressy poodles bring the "ooh la la" to the American Riviera.

Photo Credit: Santa Barbara French Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Juicy Jamboree: Sacratomato Festival]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:15:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Centro_TomatoSalad.jpg
The capital's flavorful week lands at several top restaurants.

Photo Credit: Centro]]>
<![CDATA[Happy 50th, Robert Mondavi Winery]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:01:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/RobertMondaviWineryFront16.jpg
Celebrate with a day of entertainment, buggy rides, and legendary sips.

Photo Credit: Robert Mondavi Winery]]>
<![CDATA[Flower Fantasy: LotusFest! 2016]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:24:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LotuslandMother.jpg
Journey to Santa Barbara for a lark at a landmark.

Photo Credit: Ganna Walska Lotusland]]>
<![CDATA[Dana Point: Father's Day Cruise]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:09:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/danapridefathersday.jpg
Go looking for whales, and perhaps the occasional shark.

Photo Credit: Dana Pride]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Barbara's Summer Solstice Shindig]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:03:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SolsticeParade2_PatriciaClarke_VSB.jpg
The procession is bright, feathery, and full of festive spirit.

Photo Credit: Patricia Clarke]]>
<![CDATA[Mountain Sounds: Julian Blues Bash]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:13:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/guitar11.jpg
Enjoy a day of music at Menghini Winery.

Photo Credit: Guitar]]>
<![CDATA[Summer Sizzle: Monterey BaconFest]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:29:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/e5f14e57ae9d43c2ac1acf4455526ca6.jpg
The salty superstar shines at a weekend-long food festival.

Photo Credit: Bacon]]>
<![CDATA[Palm Springs Tram: Military Days]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:31:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/pstramway1234.jpg
Members of the military receive free admission in July.

Photo Credit: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway]]>
<![CDATA[Fest Time: Music, Oysters, Avila Beach]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 22:20:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/oyster111.jpg
Slurp the salty delicacy while hanging near the Pacific.

Photo Credit: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Surfing with the Chef in Carlsbad]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:13:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Surfingwiththechef123.jpg
Hit the waves with Chef Pierre Albaladejo of Park Hyatt Aviara Resort.

Photo Credit: Park Hyatta Aviara Resort]]>
<![CDATA[Movie Mondays + Segerstrom Center for the Arts]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 22:01:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Movie-Mondays-2015-The-Sandlot-Doug-Gifford-%2876%29.jpg
Watch classics, for free, in Costa Mesa.

Photo Credit: Doug Gifford]]>
<![CDATA[Tinseltown Lore: Roosevelt Staycation]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:36:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/rooseveltdaytimeGettyImages-2382646.jpg
The Hollywood hotel is coming up on its 90th birthday.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Terranea Resort: Music on the Meadows]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:51:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TerraneaResortaerial.jpg
What are you and your pops doing on Father's Day Saturday? There's an ocean-close concert on, and more.

Photo Credit: Terranea Resort]]>
<![CDATA[Lavender of the Central Coast]]> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:16:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lavfieldCredit_CentralCoastLavender2.jpg
Peruse 100+ booths and pick up soaps, sachets, oils, and more.

Photo Credit: Central Coast Lavender Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Reds Meadow: 'Little Yosemite' to Open]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:04:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/RedsMeadowcourtesyofLaraKaylorVisitMammoth.JPG
The idyllic spot, and Devils Postpile, will have a mid-June debut.

Photo Credit: Lara Kaylor/Visit Mammoth]]>
<![CDATA[California Clambake on Coronado Beach]]> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:05:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/031309-clams.jpg
It's a warm-weather tradition times three, with June, July, and August dates ahead.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[2016 OC Fair Discounts]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 15:12:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/foodocfair123456789.jpg
Make for the midway, but save a few bucks as you go.

Photo Credit: OC Fair]]>
<![CDATA[Abalone Camp at Little River Inn]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:42:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/WPP_1899abalone.jpg
Go diving, then learn the art of preparing the flavorful snail.

Photo Credit: Brendan McGuigan]]>
<![CDATA[Rare Autos: Peek Under the Hood]]> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:45:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Cars_1913-Peugeot-Model-BP-1-Bebe_08.jpg
Take a deeper peek at the inner workings of early cars, in Oxnard.

Photo Credit: Mullin Automotive Museum]]>
<![CDATA[Color Your Park Coloring Book]]> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:02:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/colorparknps12345.jpg
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's hitRECord and the National Park Foundation partner up on a get-creative project.

Photo Credit: National Park Foundation]]>
<![CDATA[Bellagio Gardens: Go Under the Sea]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:46:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Summer_Display_West_Garden.jpg
The Las Vegas hotel goes on "an underwater voyage" for summer.

Photo Credit: Kelly McKeon/Bellagio]]>
<![CDATA[Glam New: Sheraton Grand Los Angeles]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 07:41:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sheratongranddowntown123.jpg
The Sheraton Los Angeles Hotel received the special designation after a $75-million renovation.

Photo Credit: Sheraton Grand]]>
<![CDATA[New: Hotel Carmel Debuts]]> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:30:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Hotel_Carmel_Lobby_2_1253.jpg
The 27-room boutique inn debuts after a refresh.

Photo Credit: Hotel Carmel]]>
<![CDATA[Lake Casitas Confab: Ojai Wine Festival]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:29:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/ojaiwinefestjennamariephotography.jpg
It's the 30th anniversary for the Ventura County vino party and fundraiser.

Photo Credit: Jenna Marie Photography]]>
<![CDATA[Wine Walk: Solvang Third Wednesday]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:27:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/solvangwindmill09887.jpg
The stroll-and-sippers aren't just in March or at the holidays; acquaint yourself with local vinos over the summer.

Photo Credit: Solvang]]>
<![CDATA[Roll Out the Barrels in SLO]]> Sun, 05 Jun 2016 12:47:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/rollslobarrels123.jpg
Greet the first days of summer at a mission-close cuisine confab.

Photo Credit: Roll Out the Barrels]]>
<![CDATA[The Lavender of Ojai]]> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:18:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lavGettyImages-89261459.jpg
If the fragrant herb is your favorite scent, make for the art town.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Mammoth: Open Through Fourth of July]]> Sun, 05 Jun 2016 11:10:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/2016-06-01_UNBOUND_PIPE_GREG_BRETZ_4TH_JULY_PMM_2468.jpg
Don't bid winter farewell just yet, lovers of snowy pursuits.]]>
<![CDATA[Encinitas: A Garden Full of Fairies]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:21:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SDBotanicFairy.jpg
Wings and whimsical things rule San Diego Botanic Garden.

Photo Credit: San Diego Botanic Garden]]>
<![CDATA[Leona Valley: Cherry Time]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 21:55:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/cherriesapyum.jpg
It's that time of year, so find a place to pick your own.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[National Parks Centennial Bash]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:05:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/redwoodGettyImages-177068772.jpg
Want to say happy 100th to the service? Make for the tall trees.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[LA County Fair: 2016 Concerts Reveal]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 13:52:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/guitar7.jpg
September isn't too long away, nor are the sound shows headed for Pomona.

Photo Credit: Guitar]]>
<![CDATA[Bennett Juniper: 4,000-Year-Old Wonder]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 06:55:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/bennettjuniper123.jpg
The ancient specimen calls the Stanislaus National Forest home.

Photo Credit: Save the Redwoods League]]>
<![CDATA[Nature-Close Cool: Redwood Mountain Faire]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 12:20:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/redwoodmountainfaire12345678.jpg
Make for the trees near Santa Cruz and this annual summer-starting jamboree.

Photo Credit: Michael Pegram/Redwood Mountain Faire]]>
<![CDATA[Vegas Neon Museum: New Early Mornings]]> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:18:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/neonvegasearlymorning123.jpg
The sparkly signs spot will have start-the-day tours for summertime.

Photo Credit: Neon Museum]]>
<![CDATA[Paso Robles: It's Olive Time]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 21:11:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/olivesGettyImages-56908420.jpg
The oil-tasty festival scooches up the calendar, from August to June.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Vintage: Balboa Park Electriquettes]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 08:05:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/eletriquettesandiegobalboa.jpg
Wicker on wheels? A 1915 favorite returns to the the historic spread.

Photo Credit: Electriquette Wicker Carts]]>
<![CDATA[Lompoc: Flower Fields Abloom]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 08:23:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LompocFlowerFields-PinkAndPurple.jpg
It's nearly time for some petal-filled visions around the grow-strong region.

Photo Credit: Lompoc Flower Fields]]>
<![CDATA[World Ocean Day in Monterey]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 09:42:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/worldoceandaymba16.jpg
Crafts and tunes are part of the ecosystem-honoring aquarium weekend.

Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium]]>
<![CDATA[Mono County's Wildflower May]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 21:25:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mono5.19.16+Mill+Canyon+Walker_Jeff+Simpson_1.jpg
Longing to see a bit more of a bloom? Head to the Eastern Sierra.

Photo Credit: Jeff Simpson]]>
<![CDATA[Buena Park: A Year of Milestone Anniversaries]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 08:05:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/buenaparkknottshistoric.jpg
The Ghost Town at Knott's Berry Farm, Medieval Times, and Pirate's Dinner Adventure all hit big birthdays.

Photo Credit: Buena Park]]>