Your job: Decide to get out of town and fast. Our job: Help you find where you're headed. This week, NBCLA's Worth the Drive takes us to...
Fourth of July on Coronado: The San Diego-close community flies patriotic colors throughout the year -- we've seen bunting on porches in February, and oh, we do love a good bunting so -- but come July, the party really starts.
Parade and fireworks: They're happening on two different days in 2010. The parade's on Saturday, July 3, and the famous Glorietta Bay sky show happens on Sunday, July 4. There are other holiday weekend to-dos, including a "rough-water swim." Intriguing.
Hotel del: The queen of Coronado Island sits grandly in the middle of the celebration. A highlight: the free beach bash on Thursday, July 1. It's a soiree open to people staying at the Hotel del Coronado.
Stay a 4th night over the weekend... And get it free. Details.
Bunting: Is it time for gathered fabric billowing from house fronts to be a full-blown design trend? We vote yes.