April 10-13: Pebble Beach Food & Wine
The four-day extravaganza returns for its seventh year: a weekend of food, wine, celebrity chefs, cooking demos and more, all set along the gorgeous Central Coast seaside getaway. The best part is that everything takes place within the picturesque 17 Mile Drive, so you can easily take cabs and shuttles (and Lexus cars, if you pay enough) to get around. That means stumbling around in constant champagne bliss for days on end, and you never have to drive. And there's golf, sometimes with the chefs themselves. This year’s biggest names include Carla Hall, Donatella Arpaia, Guy Fieri and Robert Irvine in one event, Duff Goldman, Michael Symon, a tribute to Charlie Trotter, Andrew Zimmern, plus LA’s top dogs like Jon Shook, Nancy Silverton, Ben Ford, Antonia Lafaso, David LeFevre, Walter Manzke, Ray Garcia and more. Check out some of the fun from last year: It’s worth the drive.
Details: Some events are already sold out, but tickets range from $100 for a single event to more than $4,500 for a four-day pass. The best bet for the money is always the Grand Tasting ($250 per person), with more than 50 chefs and hundreds of wines.