Worth the Drive: The Vick at Los Alamos

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    SANTA CRUZ, CHILE - MARCH 12: Grapes hang from the vine at the Montgras winery which continues to operate after the recent earthquake damaged its facility on March 12, 2010 in Santa Cruz, Chile. The winery is working at about 80 percent of capacity due to the damage. The quake caused damage to the heart of the country's largest wine production areas causing substantial damage in areas including the Cachapoal, Colchagu, Curic´┐Ż and Maule valleys. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Your job: Decide to get out of town and fast. Our job: Help you find where you're headed. This week, Worth the Drive takes us to...

    The Victorian Mansion Bed and Breakfast: Literally, it’s a Victorian Mansion that houses all sorts of quirky rooms including 50’s with a corvette bed, gypsy with a caravan wagon bed and a pirate suite, resembling a the captain’s quarters of a pirate ship...to name a few.

    Amenities: Suites are equipped with background music, board games, hot tubs and hidden bathroom doors that correspond with each theme.  The idea is to have you second-guessing what year or country you're in.  Rates vary per room.

    Also: There are special packages available like Spa Relaxation or Wine Lovers.  We heard that.

    The town: Los Alamos is in the heart of the Santa Barbara wine country and near the Santa Ynez Valley.  Since it's the birthplace for many grapes grown for several boutique wineries, enjoy wine tasting in the area or visit the C Gallery

    Fun Fact: Residents today still pick up their mail from the downtown Post Office since no street delivery is available.

    Take an afternoon trip: Solvang, a quaint Danish town is only a short drive away where you can visit a full-sized holiday gingerbread house during November and December or marvel at street performers in September.