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    • jess.chewter's Profile Photo

      Central San Diego and Los Angeles accomodation

      California 6 hours ago

      My family and I (4 of us in total) are looking for some accommodation that is central between San Diego and Los Angeles. We happy to have early morning and drive a few hours each way each day but don't know what is the best place to look at

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      Hotel / B&B in S Fo

      San Francisco Yesterday


      Do suggest a mid range Hotel or a B&B for 5 nights - also which area should we stay in?


    • Lone Pine Cemetery

      Lone Pine Apr 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM

      Is there a cemetery in Lone Pine named just that? Or around town?

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      Hostel to stay in new york

      San Francisco Yesterday

      Any recommendations would be gratefully received !

    • Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

      Newport Beach Apr 12, 2015 at 7:44 PM

      Is there any place to do these activities?


    • Scuba Diving or Snorkeling

      Huntington Beach Apr 12, 2015 at 7:39 PM

      Is there any place to be able to do these activities??

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      Last minute need for transport to Six Flags

      Ventura Apr 28, 2015 at 8:30 PM

      My son is in Ventura and has chance to meet friends at Six Flags weds 29th Apr but no transport. Long shot but does anyone have Any suggestions ?

    • looking for roadtrip travel buddies in California in May 2015

      Los Angeles Apr 25, 2015 at 1:23 PM

      Hi I am looking for roadtrip travel buddies in California in May 2015.
      It will be 20 or above days roadtrip!
      Maybe go to Seattle or Vancouver later.
      Are you interested joking the whole or part of the trip? Let's travel on the road!

    • 6 Day near San Fransisco

      San Francisco Apr 18, 2015 at 5:19 AM

      Anniversary with my Wife. Sat 5/16-Fri 5/22. Planning to fly to SF Go down coast to Big Sur stay a few days go up to Wine Country and last day in SF.

      We are very active and love the outdoors, but are happy to do some relaxing things as well.

      1) Is Big Sur the best bet to go down to? Any other place to stay or stop at?
      2) Suggestions for Wine Country? No idea of where to stay or go
      3) Stop at Muir Woods on the way to SF?

      Any other ideas or suggestions are appreciated.


    • 4 day itenary

      Death Valley National Park Apr 13, 2015 at 7:39 AM

      We are driving with 2 kids (15 & 11 yrs) from Vegas on Thursday in the month of July. We plan to reach DV and enjoy the park that day spend the night there and then next day by noon drive to Yosemite. Reach Yosemite on Friday by evening and then enjoy the park next day on Saturday. Should we stay in Yosemite on Sunday as well or go to Lake Tahoe and then reach SFO on Monday?

      We are not interested in Hiking/Trails… See some good spots and move on..

      Where should we enter the park in DV and what should be our exit from DV and night stay? Any scenic drive to reach Yosemite? From where should we enter Yosemite? Where should we stay in Yosemite? From which point should we get out as faster route? Should we consider Lake Tahoe? Monday and Tuesday we want to enjoy SFO and then move further...


    • Driving by Death Valley

      Death Valley National Park Apr 11, 2015 at 4:56 AM

      Hi Travelers,
      My name is James & I will be driving from Vegas to Death Valley on Sunday the 3rd of May. I would love to stargaze but I wouldn't want to set up camp for a night. Our next destination after Death Valley would be Yosemite. What is the best option available?
      Thanks in advance for your help

    • Los Angeles to Seattle via US 101

      Los Angeles 22 hours ago

      Hi, I am from India and will be travelling to the US in Aug/Sep time period. Basically me and a couple of friends want to go on a road trip from Los Angeles to Seattle via US 101 in 8 days time. We were thinking of hiring a Jeep or other convertible for the drive. All of us have a drivers license issued in India and have used it on east coast to rent a car without having to have a International Drivers Permit. Is this mandatory in California / Oregon / Washington to rent a car? Other than wanting to spend a day or so in San Francisco we haven't made any plans yet. Any advice on where to go or what to do and where to stay along the US 101 is welcome. Thanks in advance

    • 1) Using a GPS in a car 2) using a phone cheaply to phone folk in California & back in England

      California May 3, 2015 at 2:56 AM

      Fellow travellers, (1) Hiring a car for 21 days, what would a cheap GPS device cost to buy in a store? (2) I'll be in California one month, could you recommend a cheap cellphone & network? Have a great May :)

    • LAX Terminal transfer

      Los Angeles Apr 12, 2015 at 3:58 PM

      I am an Australian citizen travelling from YVR to LAX to connect to a United flight to MEL. Inbound flight is by Air Canada to terminal 2 outbound flight is by UAL from terminal 7. Q will I have to clear custom & Immigration & collect my luggage before I then make my way to UAL terminal. Q What would be the quickest way to get from term 2 to term 7 ? Many thanks for any assistance offered.

    • Hiking in April

      Mammoth Lakes Apr 9, 2015 at 4:47 PM

      What is hiking like right now?


      Los Angeles Apr 10, 2015 at 6:02 PM

      Hi everyone! I have a question...What was the top travel destination for the Americans in 2014? Thank you...:)

    • Returning back to overseas from LAX or SFO, does it worth gaining time or gaining money?

      Los Angeles Yesterday

      I live in east Europe and I will visit LA for theme parks, hollywood and beachs, after staying in SF for 2 weeks. From SFO to LAX I will go by plane.

      While returning, I either directly fly back from LA to europe, or first fly to SFO and fly from there to europe.

      I spend $250 less, flying back from SFO.
      I earn 4-5 hours + 1 less flight (and it's hassles), flying back from LA.

      Both planes take of at 6 PM.
      If I choose SFO path, I have to get to airport before 1PM to get on the plane at 2PM.
      If I choose direct flight from SFO, I have to get to airport 4PM at latest.

      I have never been to SF or LA, so I appreciate every recommendation.
      Thank you soo much.

    • Elf houses???

      Solvang Apr 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM

      I was curious to see what the small houses were hanging on certain buildings around Solvang. I heard they were elf houses, but I didn't get too much more info about that. I wanted to know more about the culture and history of those houses. Any information is great. Thanks.

    • Where to shoot milky way pictures near Lake Tahoe?

      South Lake Tahoe Apr 13, 2015 at 5:06 PM


      We are traveling to South Lake Tahoe this weekend. Does anyone have any recommendation for a good spot to shoot Milky Way pictures? A location with nice foreground would be a nice addition.

      I found this video on youtube -
      Anyone know the location from which it was shot?

      Thanks in advance!

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      Lax - Rentals -

      Redondo Beach Apr 9, 2015 at 5:52 AM

      Good morning all, any idea about renting a car from LAX. Saw all the major companies but wanted to know if the budget friendly companies provided shuttles. How is the area in Redondo Beach? Staying at Crowne Plaza, looks more like a marina than actual beachfront hotel. Thanks!

    • Travel Money Mix for 40 days in California

      Los Angeles Apr 11, 2015 at 10:39 AM

      I'm planning to travel to state of California/Nevada for 40 days this early summer , visiting 5 cities by car, coming from Bahrain. We're a family of 2 adults and 2 children. My question is about what form of money in what ratio should I best take with me.
      I'm paying for major expenses using credit card. My 4 credit cards can easily cover the entire budget, and it's important for me to carry exactly enough cash for the everyday expenses to avoid drawing cash and save unnecessary cost exchange rates.
      Any suggestions or ideas you can help me with? Thanks in advanced.

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      What to do for a quick trip

      Monterey Apr 7, 2015 at 11:50 AM

      For my father's 78th birthday in May, I'm planning a trip to Monterey for us and his almost 6 YO great grandson. I'd like to take them on a whale watching trip and take a drive down to Big Sur. A long hike is out of the question, of course, but I've seen some short ones (around a mile) that will work for us. Our flt will arrive Monday morning in San Jose. Our whale watching will be over by 1 or 2 on Tues. Do you think it would be better to make the drive to Big Sur Monday afternoon or will Tuesday work? Any other suggestions of fun/interesting things that we can fill the day with? Both are interested in animals and nature. Our hotel is in Monterey.

    • 6 days from SFO to LA

      San Francisco Apr 16, 2015 at 9:47 AM

      We are visiting SFO in July with 2 kids (11 & 15). Driving a car already from Yosemite. Can you suggest how we could spend the days in SFO and LA? Want to drive the scenic route also? Not sure how long that will take? Should we spend 2 days in SFO and then 1 night stopover on the way and then 2 days LA?

      We also want to cover Monterey/Cambria/Solvang – Santa Barbara/Pebble Beach/Big Sur coastline/spot sea lions lounging on the beach./Santa Ynez Valley

      So basically we will have 6 days in hand do sightseeing in SFO and also LA. Not interested in Parks/hiking..

    • Drive from Las Vegas

      Yosemite National Park Apr 13, 2015 at 5:26 AM

      In July we are driving from Las Vegas to Death Valley - Yosemite - SFO
      Can you please suggest me a route? We plan to enter DV on Thursday Morning leave from DV on Friday around 11 AM and drive to Yosemite, stay there overnight and spend the entire next day in Yosemite and leave from there on Sun morning and reach SFO. We have 2 kids 15 & 11. we can enter DV from Furnace Creek visitor center, but that night where could we stay in DV that way we can get out easily in the morning to Yosemite? Also in Yosemite where should we enter from? Where could we stay at night so that its easier to get out to SFO? Also do u think we could go to Lake Tahoe instead of spending 2 days in Yosemite?

    • Night clubs for hetero's ??

      by epidote Online Now Aug 21, 2014 at 3:18 PM

      Girl friend and I are heading to Palm Springs over Labor Day weekend. Looking for a decent night club in the area that isn't gay dominated. We will be staying in the general downtown area. Looking for some dancing, moderate drinking, and good people watching. Suggestions ??

    • Downtown Palm Springs:

      by bridgetlee Online Now Aug 6, 2014 at 5:59 AM

      We are planning a trip (husband, 2 teens & me). We are thinking about staying downtown. Is downtown PS charming or seedy?

      5 Answers Aug 6, 2014 at 3:35 PM
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      Single Guy - traveling Solo

      by justfun415 Online Now Jul 18, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      Hi there,

      I'm trying to figure out what is something I can do in one day all by myself in Palm Springs. I arrive Saturday at 10am and leave Sunday at 3pm.

      I'm open to suggestions, but as specific as possible since I know nothing about the area would be helpful!

      Hiking, Socializing, Dancing, activities, Resorts, etc. (no golfing, LOL)

      Budget conscientious - always :)

      3 Answers Jul 19, 2014 at 10:17 AM
    • transportation from palm springs to san diego airport

      by smooreboz Online Now Jul 13, 2014 at 5:21 PM

      what is the least expensive way to get from Palm Springs to San Diego airport?

      3 Answers Jul 13, 2014 at 9:32 PM
    • Holiday four four adults in Palm Springs in April/may 2015

      by maryfarrant Online Now Jun 17, 2014 at 3:09 PM

      What should we see. Happy to travel on day trips around the area around p springs

      2 Answers Jun 18, 2014 at 9:29 AM

      by Dzito Online Now Jun 9, 2014 at 6:10 PM


      4 Answers Jun 10, 2014 at 5:54 AM
    • Puerta Azul?

      by gjwoods Online Now Jan 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

      Our family will be in the Palm Springs area in late March and will rent a home or condo. We're looking at some options in the Puerta Azul development. We're interested in having a nice pool that is handy and it looks like the community pool would fit that bill. We just can't tell for sure where this development is. Can anyone help us with this?

      2 Answers Jan 17, 2014 at 5:55 AM
    • vintage trailer park rental

      by duke11 Online Now Jan 1, 2014 at 10:08 AM

      Where is the vintage airstream trailer park rental located in the Palm Springs/desert area? You can stay there for a couple nights and Enjoy the stars and hang out. I seen it on a local travel show but do not remember what it is called. Any leads will be greatly appreciated.

      4 Answers Apr 14, 2014 at 8:41 AM
    • Where to stay in Palm Springs??

      by Cschell71 Online Now Nov 5, 2013 at 8:32 AM

      Hi! We are coming to Palm Springs from Alaska in Feb/March and without really knowing the area...just nervous about making sure we are in a good location. I found a great studio apt in Las Palmas but trying to get a feel for the area. We want to be able to walk to dining and some things to do...its just the two of us looking for a nice get away...maybe a round or two of golf... Are there areas to stay away from?? Just nervous with the older areas or anything around the airport because geographically those are usually questionable...=/

      5 Answers Nov 6, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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      Vegan Options?

      by kevinism Online Now Oct 28, 2013 at 10:19 AM

      What are some good vegan options for restaurants in Palm Springs?

      3 Answers Oct 28, 2013 at 2:44 PM
    • Renting a home in Palm Springs in January!

      by KWV12 Online Now Sep 17, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      What area of Palm Spring would you choose that is NOT on a golf course, IS close to town (walking distance?) and is a nice area? We have never been there and don't want to end up in an area that is boring or not accessible to town. If there are other considerations I am overlooking I would love to hear those too. Thank you in advance for any advice!

      4 Answers Oct 28, 2013 at 1:34 PM
    • Palm Springs hotel or Indian Wells resort?

      by dmj2001 Online Now Aug 29, 2013 at 8:28 PM

      Hi all,

      My wife and I are planning to go to Palm Springs for a few days around Christmas. Currently we have the Hyatt resort in Indian Wells booked, but we are generally debating where to stay. The first question is whether we should stay in a resort outside of Palm Springs or whether we would have a better time staying at a hotel in Palm Springs?

      We're looking for somewhere luxurious and super relaxing (most important). We will want to go out to eat and do other things, and we're not going to be golfing, which makes me think that maybe staying somewhere near the downtown area isn't a bad idea.

      If you would recommend going resort, should we stay at Hyatt, Renaissance, La Quinta, or somewhere else? We're a bit wary of La Quinta because we've heard that many of the rooms are worn down, but the grounds sound lovely, which is a big plus.

      If you would recommend staying at a hotel in Palm Springs, any particular hotels? I looked at the Willows and it looks gorgeous but it was just too expensive (I think close to $400 a night). The San Giuliano looked nice too. Does anyone recommend that or another hotel for a relaxing, upscale stay in town?


      4 Answers Aug 30, 2013 at 8:30 AM
    • palm springs Christmas week with kids

      by suze49 Online Now Jul 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM

      Grandparents, parents and 3 kids age 6,3 and 10 mos. Where to stay?

      4 Answers Jul 11, 2013 at 1:28 PM
    • Tuscany Manor Resort, Palm Springs

      by Lilyb2012 Online Now Jun 18, 2013 at 1:32 PM

      Any one has been in Tuscany Manor Resort, Palm Springs

      1 Answer Jun 18, 2013 at 2:16 PM
    • How cheap are hotels in ps now that the summer heat is on?

      by Cyberpete2012 Online Now Jun 12, 2013 at 2:25 AM

      How cheap are hotels in ps now that the summer heat is on?

      2 Answers Jun 18, 2013 at 1:36 PM
    • Can anyone recommend a hotel where a 16 year old is welcome?

      by Melaniekatemiller Online Now Jun 3, 2013 at 2:43 PM

      We are visiting Palm Springs at the end of June, so far all the hotels I have tried to book are adults only. Can anyone recommend a hotel that will welcome a 16 year old boy and his parents? We are particularly interested in mid-20th century modernism? thanks, Melanie from Manchester, UK.

      6 Answers Jun 7, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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      First time visit !

      by Friskyfinn Online Now May 1, 2012 at 1:59 PM

      We're stopping in Palms Springs on our first trip to California this July coming. We have 15 & 17 yr old teenagers with us. What are the 'musts' of Palms Springs? We only have 2 days!!!!

      20 Answers May 4, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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      Health Foods Grocery Stores in Palm Springs/Palm Desert/Indio area?

      by rudysmom626 Online Now Apr 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

      Hi guys!

      I'm headed to Palm Desert for the Coachella Music Festival next weekend... last year, I stayed in La Quinta at the Embassy Suites, which was next to a Fresh & Easy, so that was perfect.... this year, I'm staying at the JW Marriott in Palm Desert - I've heard it's really nice and fun, but I was wondering if anyone could suggest a Whole Foods like grocery store in the Palm Springs/ Palm Desert/ Indio area? I've given up dairy and it's really hard to find some dairy alternatives in regular grocery stores! Thanks so much for your help!

      Also, would love a suggestion for a yummy brunch place and a good sandwich shop! Thanks guys!

      2 Answers Apr 6, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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      Day trip from Palm Springs

      by lemonpie Online Now Sep 19, 2011 at 4:23 PM

      We will be in Palm Springs soon and would like to take a day trip from PS. We have looked at a map and feel like we are overlooking something. 2-3 hours is the most we would like to drive. Any suggstions? Thank you.

      7 Answers Sep 21, 2011 at 9:40 PM
    • California Desert Area

      by slquig Online Now Sep 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM

      My husband and I are planning a trip to the desert area at the end of October and are having trouble deciding the best 4 star hotel to pick. If anyone is familiar with the hotels out there, we are trying to decide between these three:

      JW Marriott Palm Desert
      Riviera Palm Springs
      Rancho Las Palmas Resort

      Would appreciate comments on if the hotel has been updated, how good the pool is, how close to shopping, etc. Kids would obviously be in school at the time of our trip, but we don't want a place that really caters too much to just families.

      4 Answers Sep 21, 2011 at 9:49 PM
    • Vacation rentals

      by marhb Online Now Jul 22, 2011 at 6:27 PM

      Hi - new to Virtual tourist.
      I'm from Canada and my husband and I are looking to rent a 1 b/r condo that is economically priced for the month of February. We don't need luxury but don't want to live in a dive either. Have looked at Palm Springs Villas and Sandstone villas. Are these decent places? Would it be windy at PS Villas in February? Any other suggestions on rental properties would be appreciated.

      Thanks a bunch.

      4 Answers Jul 23, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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      Palm Springs Station 5:00 AM

      by AussieRoss Online Now May 13, 2011 at 7:02 PM

      Hi all,
      Guy from down under, just planning my trip to the states next year.

      Would love to take the Texas Eagle train from San Antonio to Palm Springs but it arrives (as far as I can see) at 5:00am. As I understand it the train station is a fair distance away from the city.

      How can I get from the station to town at that time of day, and where can I go to pass time safely (with suitcases) until either my accomodation or hire car company opens for the day?

      Any help would be appreciated.

      6 Answers May 14, 2011 at 5:58 AM
    • Palm Spring members and their knowledge of the Viceroy hotel

      by galucci Online Now Jan 21, 2011 at 8:21 PM

      We are going to Palm Springs for the first time in the last part of February and plan to stay at the Viceroy Resort Hotel and Spa. Up until now the staff have been extremely helpful in guiding our trip plans and have also told me so much about Palm Springs and what it might be like to actually live there because I indicated that I was considering this as an option. Therefore rather than just read the reviews for this hotel I thought it might be helpful for our local Palm Springs area members give their feelings and knowledge of the Viceroy because I believe they seem to know this "oasis" really well.

      2 Answers Jan 21, 2011 at 8:44 PM
    • Cheap golf in PS??

      by TarantulaFan Online Now Jan 17, 2011 at 10:37 AM

      Our extended family are visiting in March and would like to get a couple of rounds in - for senior, adult and youths. I see that the Bel Air is reasonably priced, but can't find any others that we can afford. And we need rentals. Any suggestions? We don't mind driving off the beaten path.

      We are currently buried under loads of snow and minus 36 C with windchill, so we aren't fussy about the courses! They all look fabulous.

      2 Answers Jan 17, 2011 at 6:23 PM
    • soon to be a new resident!

      by palmspringbound Online Now Apr 22, 2010 at 1:48 PM

      Hi.. I will be moving to the palm springs area soon, and trying to find a house to rent or buy. Is there area's that I should try and avoid? I would like to find a "deal" on a house, and see lots of forclosures avail in cathedral city. Is this a safe area to buy? Thanks for any help.

      11 Answers May 13, 2010 at 10:19 AM
    • 36 hours in Palm Springs / Joshua Tree NP in August

      by chrisswfc Online Now Mar 7, 2010 at 12:40 PM

      Hello. Will be spending 1.5 days in Joshua Tree NP and perhaps spending the night in Palm Springs... looking for advice on what to do and see, and if Palm Springs is a nice place to spend the night....Thanks!

      2 Answers Mar 8, 2010 at 7:31 AM
    • Hiking San Jacinto in March

      by jlt1954 Online Now Mar 6, 2010 at 2:31 PM

      We will be visiting next week March 11 & 12. We plan on taking the tram to the top of San Jacinto. We have heard we will need snowshoes. Can yourent them at top. What do you need to wear to use the snowshoes? we have hiked all over Yosemite and Yellowstone and love to visit your beuatiful West. We are from SC.

      1 Answer Mar 7, 2010 at 12:17 AM
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      by HELEN Online Now Feb 2, 2010 at 2:13 PM

      I will be spending a weekend in Palm Spring in the middle of February. Can anyone please recommend any good hikes in the area?

      Thank you in advance!

      6 Answers Feb 2, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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      Family-friendly place to stay in Palm Springs

      by welbourn3 Online Now Jan 10, 2010 at 5:57 PM

      We have bought our plane tickets and are heading to Palm Springs in March! Most of that time will be spent in Joshua Tree and Death Valley. But we need to stay in Palm Springs for one night before we leave (we are using that airport). Many of the mid-range places I have been looking at get some terrible reviews about "creepy people", "Trashy surroundings", or "drunken loitering".
      We have an eleven year old and a twenty year old daughter. We just want to chill, swim, and may be walk around a bit before we head back east. Any suggestions?

      9 Answers Feb 19, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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      Grocery Shopping

      by welbourn3 Online Now Nov 16, 2009 at 7:41 AM

      We will be traveling to Joshua Tree National Park this spring. Because we'll be flying into the airport in Palm Springs I wondered whether we should buy groceries in Palm Springs, or in the Joshua Tree/29 Palms area? Is there a big difference in price?

      7 Answers Nov 16, 2009 at 1:12 PM