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    • Restaurants

      Red Bluff May 21, 2015 at 7:29 PM

      Recommend a good steak/wine/nice dining spot in Red Bluff....downtown would be nice.

    • site images

      Grover Hot Springs State Park May 8, 2015 at 12:52 PM

      are images available of sites 57 and 59?

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      Seashells at the beach

      Anaheim May 20, 2015 at 5:21 PM

      Which beach may I able to find seashells? Or are they prohibited to gather? I am thinking of going to Newport Beach. Does anyone know if there are seashells to find? How about Corona Del Mar?

    • Mamoth lake visit?

      Mammoth Lakes May 20, 2015 at 3:03 PM

      Is it good time to visit mammoth lake in may end?

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      Help! I'm new here in San Diego

      San Diego May 11, 2015 at 8:43 PM

      I've just started a job right in the heart of San Diego - 4th and B street (BOA bldg) and hope some clever locals can give me a few ideas on healthy (not-too-pricey) lunch spots for a veggie. Also, cool hiding spots on the tops of buildings or in tucked away plazas to eat a lunch and escape. When I lived in San Francisco and worked downtown I had a whole slew of hiding spots, mostly public open spaces that few people knew about. Anything like that here? Rooftop lounges with a view, perhaps? Thanks!!!

    • Afternoon in Sonora, California

      Sonora May 6, 2015 at 10:41 AM

      What important historical places can I visit in one afternoon in Sonora, California?

    • North pines - things to do each day with kids

      Yosemite National Park May 15, 2015 at 4:09 PM

      Hi threr, we are 2 x families with 27 ftRVs...4 days in non elec campsites, any tips on what to do with kids each day and travel distance to activities? Do we leave RVs and get shuttle bus? Bike hire

    • Need photography location advice

      Sequoia National Park May 6, 2015 at 11:52 PM

      Hi all. I'll be visiting the park next weekend, 5/15 - 5/17. I'll arrive at night (5/15). I'd like to shoot star trails with a noticeable foreground. I'll then wait for the sunrise of 5/16. During the day time, I'll visit the points of interests. I'd also like to take photos of sunset. On 5/17, I'll visit more points of interests and then head back to LA. I'd be appreciated if you could advise on the locations for 1. star trails; 2. sunrise; and 3. sunset. In addition, please let me know if you have any photography tips in the park. For instance, what time at which location would be possible to create a dramatic shot. Thanks in advance!

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      Hostel to stay in new york

      San Francisco May 4, 2015 at 7:24 AM

      Any recommendations would be gratefully received !

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      Hotel / B&B in S Fo

      San Francisco May 4, 2015 at 6:20 AM


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


    • Golden Gate Bridge - original print from local/Californian photographer

      San Francisco May 25, 2015 at 2:37 PM

      Hi, I have visited San Francisco a number of times and love the Golden Gate Bridge. I would like an original print from a local or Californian photographer. I would like some suggestions if possible of photographers. I love the style of Ansel Adams, very natural & black and white. Can anyone recommend anyone? I am due to visit San Francisco in August and would like to pick it up then from a gallery or studio but can understand if I would be better buying online from here in the UK.

      Any help would be most appreciated!

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      Hikes with rain

      Yosemite National Park May 14, 2015 at 10:33 AM

      Just wondering what hikes were doable since it seems that it will be raining right before and possibly during my stay at Yosemite next weekend?? I have a large group and half of us have a half dome permit but I read it's not recommended to do half dome after it rains.


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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 ?

    • Downtown SF to Sunnyvale, by train or car?

      San Francisco May 13, 2015 at 8:47 AM

      Dear VT members,

      I plan to visit LA for a week after my SF trip. The final day of my SF trip, I plan to go to Apple's company store located in Cupertino. While going there shall I hire a car to stop for some (??) important places while travelling to Cupertino?

      I am also curious about what you think about continuing to LA by car (with my luggages) from Cupertino, instead of getting back to my hotel in downtown SF to travel to SFO next day for flying to LAX?
      Thank you!

    • transportation to LAX

      Solvang May 12, 2015 at 3:15 PM

      What are the public transportation options for Solvang to LAX airport

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      Central San Diego and Los Angeles accomodation

      California May 5, 2015 at 10:20 PM

      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

    • 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 :)

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      R2D2 Popcorn Bucket

      Anaheim May 20, 2015 at 5:18 PM

      Has anyone been to Disneyland in the last few weeks, or days that can tell me if they R2D2 popcorn bucket is still available to purchase at Tomorrowland? Or the R2D2 mug souvenir which you can buy if you order the parfait at Tomorrowland Terrace? I am going during Memorial Week and I don't want to be running around trying to find it and be disappointed only to find out it has been discontinued and no longer available. Please help out a R2D2 fan. Thanks much!

    • Suitable Clothing & Weather

      California May 22, 2015 at 7:56 PM

      My husband & I are driving from San Francisco up into the wineries, then to Carmel, Santa Barbara, Long Beach & ending up in San Diego.
      1) Can anyone answer me on what the weather will be like from 12th June - 27th June in these areas?
      2) Do people dress smartly to eat in restaurants/hotels in the evenings? And what about the day time attire?
      3) How's best to get to hotel in San Francisco from International Airport. Bus/Taxis?

    • Changing Flights at LAX

      Los Angeles May 16, 2015 at 7:53 AM

      First time flying into LAX. I will be flying into LAX at 8:35 am on Delta and then switching to Hawaiin Air. I have to options for a depart time with Hawaiin; 10:55 am & 1:10 pm. Is the 10:55 am enough time? I will be checking luggage. Thanks.

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

      Los Angeles May 4, 2015 at 6:34 AM

      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.

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      How safe is it in SF

      San Francisco May 20, 2015 at 2:57 AM

      We like to stroll about quite a bit, Just wondering how safe the area's and bars around the waterfront are?

    • How many days in SF for the places I plan to visit?

      San Francisco May 13, 2015 at 9:06 AM

      I live in Europe and will visit SF and LA this summer.

      After reading a lot, I decided to do the followings:
      - Academy of Sciences
      - Exploratorium (thursday night if I can)
      - Golden Gate Park
      - Presedio Park
      - Union Square
      - China Town
      - Alcatraz
      - AT&T park (baseball game)
      - Some nice places to eat breakfast, candy, etc.. found with Yelp or Foursquare.
      - Lombard Street
      - Nob Hill
      - Cable cars
      - A sightseeing tour or hop-on-hop-off bus (not sure of this line)
      - Fisherman's wharf
      - Pier 39
      - Renting Bike from Fisherman's wharf and passing over Golden Gate Bridge and returning with a ferry ( I am not sure if I can (or have to) visit Presedio with the bike before the bridge. (And/or Golden Gate Park))
      - Apple company store (Sunnyvale - caltrain)
      - Coit Tower

      I have planned 5 days for all of these but I started to think that 5 days are more than I need, to do these. Am I right? What do you recommend?

      Thank you!

    • Nude beach san fransico

      San Francisco May 8, 2015 at 1:27 PM

      how can you have a nude beach in a place that never reaches of 65 degrees even in the summer

    • Monterey,Cambria, Los Angeles

      San Francisco May 21, 2015 at 1:16 PM

      we are driving in the month of August with 2 kids.
      Sat & Sun staying in San Francisco doing sighseeing
      Monday morning leaving and and driving Monterey(half Moon Bay,Garter Snake, Santa Cruz Beach), and staying night there
      tuesday Leaving Monterey(17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, Big Sur, Hearst castle)and reaching Cambria
      Wednesday covering Solvang,Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Lake Cachuma and reaching LA hotel by night.
      Any suggestions to this plan or addins? Should we skip Monterey night stay and instead stay that night in Cambria?Is it possible to cover everything in one day?

    • 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