<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Worth the Drive]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbclosangeles.com/blogs/worth-the-drive http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usFri, 21 Oct 2016 18:57:29 -0700Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:57:29 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Pumpkin Patch Blooms at Citrus Landmark]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:31:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Pumpkinssantapaularotary.jpg
Head for Limoneira Ranch for tasty orbs (that aren't lemons).

Photo Credit: Santa Paula Rotary]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Sparkle: The Del's Holiday Doings]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:24:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/skatebythesea9282932.jpg
The beach-close rink will return, along with other twinkly to-dos.

Photo Credit: Hotel del Coronado]]>
<![CDATA[Spooky-Sweet Haps at Safari West]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:17:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/pumpkinsafariwestcute23456.jpg
"Boos, Bones, and Walking with the Dead" is the 2016 theme of the pre-Halloween treat.

Photo Credit: Safari West]]>
<![CDATA[Mendo Mushrooms: Join a Foraging Trek]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:17:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/beer-wine-mushroom-train-26+%281%29.jpg
The fungi-focused multi-day festival also celebrates wine and brews.

Photo Credit: Mushroom, Wine, and Beer Fest]]>
<![CDATA[Sutter's Fort by Candlelight]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:42:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sutterCandlelighttour+%281%29.jpg
"All modern lights" will take the evening off on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Photo Credit: Sutter's Fort]]>
<![CDATA[The Haunted Caves of Eberle Winery]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:11:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/eberlewinerypaso.jpg
Find your bravery and venture to Paso Robles for spooky sips of great vino.

Photo Credit: Eberle Winery]]>
<![CDATA[Mammoth Opening: $50 Lift Ticket]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:10:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/2015-11-05_MammothsOpen_611.jpg
Will you be on the big mountain on Nov. 10?

Photo Credit: Mammoth Mountain]]>
<![CDATA[Pinnacles National Park: Centennial Day of Service]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:43:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Pinnaclesseemontereydotcom.jpg
Join the volunteer effort and pitch in on a host of vital projects.

Photo Credit: © Tom O'Neal/SeeMonterey.com]]>
<![CDATA[Point Sur Lighthouse Ghost Tour]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:50:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ghostshutterstock399242.jpg
Find your eeks close to the beach.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Mission Inn's Fall-Sweet Pumpkin Stroll]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:40:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TheMissionInnPumpkinStroll.jpg
Saunter by hundreds of orange orbs at the historic Riverside hotel.

Photo Credit: The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa]]>
<![CDATA[2016 Palomar Apple Festival]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:51:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/appleshinytreeleaf.jpg
The trees of a long-ago homestead continue to produce delicious fruit.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Los Olivos: Flavorful Fall Festivity]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:00:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SantaYnezValleyVineyardRoad-creditSYVVA-KirkIrwin.jpg
The Santa Ynez Valley charmer'll revel in fall fun, from art booths to wine tastings.

Photo Credit: Kirk Irwin]]>
<![CDATA[Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:15:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/jtGettyImages-51556352-horz.jpg
Meander about the Morongo Basin while finding new artists to adore.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Hotel Valencia: Stay & Scare Package]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:28:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/santanarow23822321.jpg
Haunt the Winchester Mystery House then stroll up the street for a night at the luxe property.

Photo Credit: Santana Row]]>
<![CDATA[Ojai Fall Getaways: Packages + Perks]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:20:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/emeraldojai29823232.jpg
The Pink Moment-pretty area hangs the autumnal welcome sign.

Photo Credit: Emerald Iguana]]>
<![CDATA[Fall in Fallbrook: Scarecrow Days]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:36:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fallbrookscarecrowdays15.jpg
Creativity is on display around town, via a host of hay-tastic figures.

Photo Credit: Fallbrook Scarecrow Days]]>
<![CDATA[The 'Friendly Ghost' of the National Hotel]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:11:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ghostgetty2928323.jpg
Saddle up for Gold Country and, just maybe, have a chance meeting with Flo.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Hops Hullabaloo: San Diego Beer Week]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 09:18:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sdbeerweekfbglasses.jpg
Taste several sips in the town known for its brews.

Photo Credit: San Diego Beer Week]]>
<![CDATA[Halloween Weekend in Spooky Solvang]]> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:11:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pumpkinjackgetty123-horz.jpg
Costume-up and join the charming town's pre-holiday festivities.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Solvang]]>
<![CDATA[Half Dome Photo Contest]]> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:54:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/HalfDome_664100%282%29.jpg
Enamored of the megalithic natural wonder? Snap a pic and maybe win some nifty glassware.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Tour a Fabled Olive House]]> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:54:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/14492508_10154558932958166_1507166938845292777_graber.jpg
Graber Olives in Ontario is open to those who want to know more about the delicious and wee fruit.

Photo Credit: Graber Olives]]>
<![CDATA[Nevada City: Where October Vacations]]> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 06:37:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/IMG_6393etoutsideinn.jpg
Trick-or-treating, spooky grown-up fun, and all of those fabulous fall leaves lend atmos to Oct.

Photo Credit: Erin Thiem]]>
<![CDATA[Scarecrow Festival at Big Bear Lake]]> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 17:31:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bigbearscarecrow123.jpg
Find your fall fill up the big mountain.

Photo Credit: Big Bear Lake]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Barbara Wine Country: Celebration of Harvest]]> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 17:31:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/022-IMG_7845_Tenley+Fohl+Photography_Celebration+of+Harvest_Santa+Barbara+County+Wine_TFP..jpg
A grand tasting and to-dos dotting the area's wine country make for a splendid autumn outing.

Photo Credit: Tenley Fohl]]>
<![CDATA[Halloween 2016 in Death Valley]]> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:09:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-450422088+%281%29-horz.jpg
Family-nice activities are ahead at the Furnace Creek Ranch.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/KBSB]]>
<![CDATA[Half Moon Wow: Gourds of Gargantuan-o-sity]]> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 11:24:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/halfmoonGettyImages-457167502+%281%29.jpg
The famous Pumpkin Festival is a two-dayer, but the wonders, and weighing, begin days ahead of time.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Langham Huntington's Teddy Bear Tea: Reserve Now]]> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:20:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/langhamimagine1234367.jpg
The season-sweet tradition is a yearly staple at the Pasadena landmark.

Photo Credit: The Langham Huntington, Pasadena]]>
<![CDATA[Yippee Ki Yay: Western Movie Festival]]> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:15:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/ticket1.jpg
Giddy-up for the spectacular Alabama Hills and lovely Lone Pine.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Pumpkins Galore: Underwood Family Farms]]> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:57:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/underwoodfamilyfarmsfallfest_uff1.JPG
The Moorpark jamboree is one of SoCal's grandest autumn gatherings.

Photo Credit: Underwood Family Farms]]>
<![CDATA[Archives Crawl: A Trip to California's Past]]> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:00:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DeltaQueen_TowerBridge_circa1936_CSH+%281%29.jpg
Call upon four history-laden spots around Sacramento at this annual free to-do.

Photo Credit: CSH]]>
<![CDATA[Whaley House: San Diego's Spooky Gem]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 21:29:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/whaleycourtesySanDiegodotorg.jpg
Is it really haunted? Find out at an October-eerie event.

Photo Credit: SanDiego.org]]>
<![CDATA[History 'N Halloween: The Haunted Fort]]> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 09:34:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SFHauntedFort201412345.jpg
Venture to a Sacramento landmark for a night of eerie times gone by.

Photo Credit: Sutter's Fort State Historic Park]]>
<![CDATA[Condors Fundraiser: Big Sur Bash]]> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:27:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CondorObserve.jpg
Feathers in Flight supports the beautiful birds in numerous ways.

Photo Credit: Ventana Wildlife Society]]>
<![CDATA[Craft Celebration at The Lodge at Torrey Pines]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:08:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/torreycraft19382932.jpg
Gather on the hotel's lawn for an array of elegant eats, beverages.

Photo Credit: The Lodge at Torrey Pines]]>
<![CDATA[Central Coast Suds: SLO Beer Week]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:23:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CraftBeerMcCurtain.jpg
Spend a few days among masterful brewers while chowing around San Luis Obispo.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto]]>
<![CDATA[Mondo Celtic Gathering in Grass Valley]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:42:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/KVMRCelticFestJamSession1.jpg
A woodsy atmosphere and lilting tunes fill out the early fall tradition.

Photo Credit: KVMR Celtic Festival]]>
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Cute: Bernese Mountain Dog Day]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:53:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/bernesemountaindog12345getty.jpg
The romp-sweet Fidos'll play at Farmer John's in Half Moon Bay.

<![CDATA[Re-Opening: Living Desert Hiking Trails]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 09:43:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hikingtrailslivingdesert.jpg
Take a peaceful stroll near the Palm Desert animal park.

Photo Credit: The Living Desert]]>
<![CDATA[Dreams of Snow: Tram Contest Ahead]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 09:27:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/snowguesstrammtsj.jpg
Late September is a roaster, but the Palm Springs attraction wants you to think winter.

Photo Credit: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway]]>
<![CDATA[CAKE Expo: Del Mar Delights]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:07:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/birthday+cake.png
The just-before-Halloween treat to-do will cover all things baking.

Photo Credit: Birthday Cake]]>
<![CDATA[Rock On: Morro Bay Harbor Festival]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:26:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/19710_morro-bay-rock-sunsetdiscovermorrobay.jpg
It's a quintessential ocean-close gathering, with learning, libations, and more.

Photo Credit: Discover Morro Bay]]>
<![CDATA[ArtWalk Ventura: Breezy Goodness]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:55:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ventura6933504_orig.jpg
The pay-nothing self-guided walk-around is nearly a quarter century along.

Photo Credit: ArtWalk Ventura]]>
<![CDATA[Opening: Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:22:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/LAgenerics+pumpkins.jpg
The Irvine agricultural icon'll start lining up the gourds near the end of September.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Bright Bites: Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:16:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/3043_NBWFF_D1A_2187crpencilboxphotodotcom.jpg
The flavors are splashy, the wine is full-bodied, and the chefs shall be out in demo-delightful force.

Photo Credit: Pencil Box Photo]]>
<![CDATA[Ocean-Close Yoga at Terranea Resort]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:05:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TerraneaResortSeasideYogaGathering.jpg
Savor a sun salutation while overlooking the Pacific.

Photo Credit: Terranea Resort]]>
<![CDATA[Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:43:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/howloween-greatwolf.jpg
The Orange County destination is stirring up some spooky treats for guests.

Photo Credit: Great Wolf Lodge]]>
<![CDATA[Bagpipes in the Air: Seaside Highland Games]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:02:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LAScotPipeBand.jpg
Cheer for the tossing of the caber and several more traditional, kilt-cool to-dos in Ventura.

Photo Credit: Seaside Highland Games]]>
<![CDATA[History on Parade: Los Alamos Old Days]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:02:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/2015LosAlamosOldDaysParadePrancingHorses.jpg
Trot for the western-spirited town for this long-running community hoedown.

Photo Credit: Los Alamos Old Days]]>
<![CDATA[Carmel-by-the-Sea Charm: Pumpkin Roll]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:38:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pumpkinrollgetty1038i2-horz.jpg
How fast does a gourd tumble down Ocean Avenue? Find out.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Carmel-by-the-Sea]]>
<![CDATA[Hollywood Dine Around: Tasty Tinseltown Package]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:59:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/0797_Cleo_GroupUnderStairs.jpg
Bop around some of the town's toniest hotspots for small bites and starry sips.

Photo Credit: Hollywood Dine Around]]>