PEBBLE BEACH, CALIF.
Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational
When, where: Nov. 16-21, Del Monte Golf Course, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights: Watch golf pros competing on some of the world's most beautiful courses. The tournament is unique in its pairing of golfers from the PGA, LPGA, Champions and Nationwide tours.
Cost: Free for spectators
Info: (831) 625-8575, http://www.pebblebeach.com
When, where: Nov. 19-21, WestWorld of Scottsdale
Highlights: More than 2,000 classic and custom vehicles, none made after 1972, are on exhibit. Also: a vendor-driven swap meet and hard-to-find cars for sale.
Cost: $18 for adults, $6 for children ages 7 to 12
COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO
"Fantasy Cruise to the North Pole" Holiday Light Show Cruises
When, where: Nov. 27-Jan. 2, Coeur d'Alene Resort
Highlights: A 40-minute cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene offers views of holiday displays, with more than 11/2 million lights, followed by a stop at Santa's North Pole workshop.
Cost: The North Pole cruise is $16 for adults and $15 for seniors; free for ages 12 and younger.
Info: (800) 688-5253, http://www.cdaresort.com
East Side Culture Crawl
When, where: Nov. 26-28, north of 1st Avenue between Main Street and Victoria Drive.
Highlights: Hundreds of local artists open their studios to visitors. Aficionados can buy or commission art pieces.
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CALIF.
Holiday Lights Train
When, where: Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and 5, Dec. 10-12 and Dec.17-23, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Highlights:. A decorated holiday train departs from the boardwalk for a 60-minute excursion through the streets of Santa Cruz, with the Claus family, carolers and cider on board.
Cost: $25 for adults; $17 for children ages 2 to 12
Info: (831) 335-4484, http://www.roaringcamp.com