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    • What to wear

      Joshua Tree National Park Yesterday

      I am arriving the first week of November. Hiking during the day and hotel at night. What type of clothes should I bring aside from a hat and proper footwear.

    • End of June - July

      San Francisco Sep 22, 2015 at 12:56 AM

      Is there anything major going on that I can't miss around these dates. Looking at going on holidays through here and don't want to miss out anything amazing!

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      DO i need a visa for a 5 hr flight layover

      Los Angeles Sep 19, 2015 at 2:57 AM

      Hello! I'm planning to have a 2 week visit in colombia. And the flight that i've found happens to have a connecting flight in Los Angeles (LAX) California with a 9 hour layover. Do i need to have a visa for just a 5 hour layover? i'm not planning to go outside the mentioned airport, just gonna stay in the transit area. Or would my philippine passport do? I need an answer as soon as possible. Thank you so much!

    • drive through death valley in november

      Death Valley National Park Sep 13, 2015 at 11:58 AM

      Any problem to drive through Death Valley? We are going there in November. After visiting Vegas and Grand Canyon we will drive through Death Valley to visit Yosemite national park.
      Lars, Ingela

    • Melbourne Cup

      San Francisco Sep 25, 2015 at 2:20 AM

      Does anyone know if anywhere will be televising the Australian Melbourne cup thanks

    • End of June - July

      Los Angeles Sep 22, 2015 at 12:57 AM

      Is there anything major going on that I can't miss around these dates. Looking at going on holidays through here and don't want to miss out anything amazing!

    • fist tri to SB

      Santa Barbara Sep 21, 2015 at 4:55 PM

      is there anywhere to get a tourist map with important must see attraction?

    • Driving Time Lone Pine, CA to Mt. Whitney trailhead

      Lone Pine Sep 18, 2015 at 8:06 AM

      Staying in hostel in Lone Pine and hiking up Mt Whitney 9/30/15. Will get to trailhead (Whitney Portal)2- 3am to begin my hike up. How long/challenging is the drive from Lone Pine, CA to trailhead (Whitney Portal)??

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      Bike rental reservations?

      Yosemite National Park Sep 16, 2015 at 9:24 AM

      Do I need, or can I make bike reservations?

    • Catalina Islands in December

      Avalon Sep 11, 2015 at 11:06 AM

      My wife and I are going to be in LA in December. We would like to visit Avalon, Catalina Islands for a couple of days. We like to hike and I would think the temperatures in December would be nice enough. How would the early nightlife scene be at that time of year and would most of the restaurants and bars be open? Any chance of hearing live music.


    • Hotels Near SFO

      San Francisco Oct 1, 2015 at 10:09 AM

      My son is in the military and will be flying out of SFO and needs a hotel stay for the night before his flight. I am trying to book a one night stay on a young mans budget that is in a safe area not necessarily right next to the airport, but within a reasonable distance. Does anybody have any advice on an area or nice hotel? Thanks so much..........

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      What to see?

      Los Angeles Sep 21, 2015 at 9:01 AM

      Me and three other girls are going for a roadtrip from San Francisco to Los Angeles, so we are wondering if anyone have any tips on what we have to see there? Maybe some great restaurants, beaches, etc. We want to se the tourist things, but we also want to get the real LA experience.
      So if you have any tips at all, contact me! :)

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      Southern Ca Getaway idea, please.

      Los Angeles Oct 2, 2015 at 1:13 AM

      My birthday's next week and I'd like to take a 2-3 day getaway (mid week). I live in paradise already, San Diego - but would like to perhaps go find a nice B&B and go to Universal Studios, maybe another studio or park or cool activity for an adult traveling solo. Are there any awesome places or stops you'd recommend for a getaway alone? Like to keep it under $500 for all.

    • Parking questions

      San Elijo State Beach Sep 23, 2015 at 12:38 PM

      Suggestions for overnight parking close to San Elijo campground?
      Thank you in advance!

    • 4 nights at US Grant and only rent a car for the last 2 days?

      San Diego Sep 18, 2015 at 3:59 AM

      Hi All,

      I just wanted to run past through you my idea for my trip to San Diego next month. I'll spending 4 nights at the US Grant, therefore I was thinking of not renting a car for the first two days, and explore anything I can explore on foot. This is primarily to save the ridiculously expensive parking fee for two nights!

      I would then rent a car for the last two days so that I can explore a bit more of what's further afield.

      Does it sound sensible?

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      Event in Napa, 10-17 & 10-18?

      Napa Sep 11, 2015 at 9:41 AM

      I thought I would try the forum to see if maybe someone could figure this out, because I've not been able to find it.
      My wife has a business meeting in Santa Rosa on the week of 10-12. We were going to drive up there and, once her meeting is finished on Friday, spend at least another night in the area. However, that weekend, the hotels get ridiculous, and I'm trying to figure out what's going on there.
      It seems to get worse as you move toward Napa, so I'm thinking that Napa is where the event is. Hotels in Fairfield are extremely high, while those in Concord are normal, and I may end up staying in Concord before flying out on another trip.
      Can anyone find this major event, just to satisfy my own curiosity?

    • 5 hours at LA airport

      Los Angeles Sep 24, 2015 at 6:56 AM

      Hello, I am arriving at LA airport on September 26 at 04:35PM and I have another flight on the same date at 10:10PM. Is there any chance to visit at least one popular place in LA? Thank you!

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      Porters in the airport (LAX)?

      Los Angeles Sep 27, 2015 at 9:46 PM

      My daughter will arrive in Los Angeles International Airport with two small children, a four-year-old and a not-yet-two-year-old. She'll have to get two big car seats from the baggage claim plus her luggage and will have to get everything and everybody out to the public arrival area, where our friends will meet them. Are there any porters in the baggage claim hall? I've read about Skycaps. Are they easily recognizable? I've read they expect to be tipped. How much would be appropriate? And I suppose they also expect to be paid. Can anyone tell me how much this is?
      Thank you for any information.


      California Oct 1, 2015 at 5:16 AM

      Hello, I m new in California. Suggest me good place for my family weekend fun..

    • Looking for good moonstone beach hotels in cambria

      by JengiG1 Online Now Oct 24, 2014 at 12:09 AM

      I am planning a vacation for my family and would love to visit Cambrian beach. As i am new to the place i need some suggestions on good safe beach hotels in Cambria. While googling i came through this site url= beach/url. I am not sure about the quality of their offering. Has anyone have looked into this before? If you have any other options you know are worth the time to check out, please post them here. Thanks!

      3 Answers Oct 24, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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      Purchasing things for new house--need furniture and kitchen items

      by gpileeki Online Now Mar 14, 2014 at 2:05 PM

      Where can I buy dishes and silverware?

      7 Answers Mar 15, 2014 at 10:36 AM
    • Where to stay?

      by rene82 Online Now Nov 1, 2013 at 12:40 PM

      We are headed to the Central Coast for our 1st anniversary this December and I am trying to figure out where to stay. We will definitely be doing the Hearst Castle evening tour the night we drive down, and then will have a full day in the area to enjoy. There are so many little towns in the area (Cambria, Morro Bay, Paso Robles) I'm not sure the difference. I'm leaning toward Cambria right now, but what are your favorites and why? Any recommendations on cheaper motels or inns? We don't typically spend much time in the hotel, so just want a clean, quiet place in a good location (though a hot tub would also be a plus)

      5 Answers Nov 1, 2013 at 3:36 PM
    • Child-friendly

      by Booyong Online Now Jul 9, 2013 at 9:19 AM

      Hi. What are a some child-friendly activities in Cambria?

      2 Answers Jul 9, 2013 at 11:23 AM
    • elephant seals in april

      by michelleava Online Now Feb 12, 2011 at 9:22 PM

      I will be in cambria in april and want to see the elephant seals in Piedras Blancas. will they still be there in april? One website says no and another website says pups will be there. I know the adults go back to sea in march.

      2 Answers Feb 14, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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      Overnight in Cambria

      by zuriga Online Now Feb 9, 2011 at 7:48 AM

      We'll be making it up the California coast in late April and thought maybe we'd stay one night in Cambria instead of our usual Pismo Beach. Does anyone have a favorite motel, inn or hotel?

      6 Answers Feb 9, 2011 at 6:16 PM
    • last minute lodging

      by kcuevas Online Now Jul 14, 2010 at 10:58 AM

      How crowded does Cambria get in July and August? I've only been there off-season and was wondering if I would be able to get lodging on Moonstone Beach for a monday and tuesday night stay without reservations.

      2 Answers Jul 14, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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      Whispering Pines bed and breakfast

      by rodocanachi2007 Online Now May 14, 2007 at 9:36 AM

      Has anybody stayed at this b and b. It looks fantastic and we have booked. But I cannot find a single review about it at all which seems strange as it is booked up this month, and has bookings ahead as far as Oct. Any reviews would be great. Thanks

      1 Answer May 14, 2007 at 12:48 PM
    • Cambria Hotels

      by leesville Online Now May 4, 2007 at 8:33 AM

      Fogcatcher Inn or Fireside Inn for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids for a 2 night or 3 night relaxing stopover to break long coastal journey san fran to lA in july? Any thoughts or recommendations greatly received. Likewise MOnterey / Carmel as another vt member has kindly recommended breaking trip around there too. Many thanks.

      5 Answers May 7, 2007 at 10:53 AM
    • Stop off Santa Rosa to LA

      by leesville Online Now May 3, 2007 at 3:36 AM

      We are 2 adults + 11 / 7 yr old kids travelling by car from Sta Rosa north of S Francisco to LA. considered heading straight to Cambria and basing ourselves there for 3 nights (2nd week july) to relax / do Hearst / beaches / chill before proceeding to LA. Is this a realistic journey and would be we better to break the hwy journey in two places rather than one? any advice or specific places appreciated. we will likely hit cambria 8 july 3 nights and were looking at the best western in cambria. grateful for any advice. leesville

      4 Answers May 4, 2007 at 8:49 PM
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      Need a house rental in Cambria for 16-18 people

      by carmat217 Online Now Apr 6, 2006 at 11:59 AM

      Does anyone know of a house rental in Cambria or surrounding cities (condos work, too) that will house 16-18 people? Thanks for the info.

      2 Answers Apr 11, 2006 at 8:18 AM
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      Things to do

      by happydancer Online Now Mar 9, 2006 at 4:35 PM

      Is there something I should make a point of seeing while here? I am planning a trip to the Hearst Castle. Or is there some other places that are better. I enjoy hiking and want to spend as much time outdoors as possible.
      Shopping - have heard this is a community of artist. Any help in this area would be appreciated. Thanks again.

      3 Answers Mar 10, 2006 at 12:31 PM
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      Restaurants in Cambria and surrounding area

      by happydancer Online Now Mar 9, 2006 at 4:33 PM

      Would like some great rest. off the beaten path. Have heard this area is known for their clam chowder and of course the fantastic wine. I will be on my own and staying in Cambria.
      Lunch spots and dinner places for a single woman's budget. Thanks so much.
      P.S. Found a great place to stay in Cambria at the Cambria Shores Inn, will give a report when I get back home.

      1 Answer Mar 9, 2006 at 9:15 PM
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      Where to stay on a budget?

      by happydancer Online Now Mar 3, 2006 at 1:06 PM

      Would like a nice place with ocean views. Can you help me? Would like some info on San Simeon and other surrounding areas.

      3 Answers Mar 4, 2006 at 8:34 AM
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      What is best motel with the most gorgeous view in Cambria or surrounding area?

      by annitt Online Now Oct 23, 2005 at 2:52 PM

      I will be coming to take the tour at Hearst Castle on November 5. I am from Texas have only been in this area once for 1 day.

      I want to stay in a motel on the coast with the most gorgeous view of the ocean possible. I am coming with my fiance and want this to be one of the best memories of California.

      If anyone can tell me which one that might be I would appreciate or at least give me about 3 choices in order of preference.

      Email me at

      5 Answers Oct 24, 2005 at 1:45 PM
    • Flyfishing in Cambria

      by CampFairweather Online Now Jun 13, 2004 at 6:44 PM

      We are traveling to Cambria in June and my husband wants to fly fish somewhere along the coast. Any suggestions? Also, anyone done a kayak fishing trip?