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      A beautiful place to picnic in Napa Valley?

      Napa 3 hours ago

      I am trying to put together a not too expensive stay in Napa Valley for my husband and I.

      I looked at this tour: - $99 for 6 hours and 4-5 wineries. Sounds ok. But the tasting fees are not incl. So I guess, i'll have to double the price then?

      I think then maybe we will just go to one ore two wineries by our selves (we have a rentalcar). I just haven't figured out which ones we should go to yet. Maybe take the signature tour and tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery.

      Anyway, the hole idea about going to Napa, was that I kinda had this picture in my head, of me and my husband having a romantic picnic on a beautiful spot overlooking lush vineyards.

      Does anyone have a suggestion for such a spot?

    • Lake Tahoe

      California Yesterday

      Anyone driving to Lake Tahoe today?

    • Yosemite Lakes RV or Yosemite Pines RV?

      Yosemite National Park Jan 23, 2015 at 7:59 AM

      Hi, has anyone stayed at either of these RV campgrounds outside the park? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you.

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      Coast road drive

      California 15 hours ago

      We are driving from San Francisco to LA on the coastal road in one day and would like some advice on any good stopping points for refreshment or nice viewing points

    • Accommodation for the 2015 Big Sur Marathon

      Big Sur Jan 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM

      Hello Everybody,
      My wife and I will be running the Big Sur Marathon this year : 26th of April
      We are looking for a nice and convenient accommodation. Any suggestion ?

      Many Thanks,

    • Weather in marina del Rey in January

      Marina del Rey Jan 3, 2015 at 9:08 PM

      Coming to marina del Rey january 13th. How is the weather in January? What should I pack? A coat? we are staying at the inn at marina del Rey. How is this hotel? I will b coming with my daughter and my 8 year old granddaughter. What are some fun things to do, other than disneyland and universal studios.

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      Yosemite - Lake Tahoe - Napa Valley must see's

      Yosemite National Park Yesterday

      Hi folks

      Now I have made all the plans for the first part of our USA trip (San Francisco and Sequoia / Kings Canyon) - So I just need to plan our visit to Yosemite, Lake Tahoe and Napa Valley.

      May 1st
      Driving from Sequoia to Yosemite (staying in a heated canvas in Curry Village)

      May 3rd
      Driving from Yosemite to Lake Tahoe. (Staying at 3 Peaks Resort & Beach club, South Lake Tahoe)

      May 5ft
      Driving from Lake Tahoe to Napa Valley (staying at the Wine Valley Lodge)

      May 7th
      Driving from Napa Valley to SFO and flying back home to Denmark.

      Are there some interesting places that we just have to stop along the way, driving from one place to another?

      What are the must see's here for a couple 35/45 yrs ? (Bearing in mind that we have just spend two days in Sequoia prior to our stay in Yosemite)

      Lake Tahoe
      What are the must see's / must do's here? Which weather can we expect in Lake Tahoe in beginning of May ?

      Napa Valley
      What are the must see's here? We both like wine, so of course we want to visit some wineries. Which ones are definitely worth a visit?

      Have a great day ;o)

      - Maria

    • enough time for terminal change at LAX??

      Los Angeles Jan 14, 2015 at 11:37 PM

      I have not came through LAX before and am not familiar with typical times to go between terminals and security. I have to switch flights from delta in terminal 2 to Hawaiian airlines in terminal 5 in 57 minutes (if everything is exactly on time) I will not have any checked bags. Would you guys mind advising on if you think this is a wise decision or should I try to change?

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      Sequoia april/may - 1½ day itinerary

      Sequoia National Park Jan 30, 2015 at 1:47 AM

      My husband and I (35 and 45 yrs), are travelling to USA in april/maj 2015.

      On 30th of april we drive from San Francisco to Sequoia, estimated arrival late afternoon. We have booked two nights at Wuksachi Lodge. And on 1st of May we drive from Sequoia to Yosemite.

      What are the "must see's" for our stay? How would a realistic itinerary look for 1 evening, 1 hole day, and 1 morning? We want to see as much as possible.

      Are some things going to be closed when we are there (late April/beg. May)?

      Do we need to bring snowchains?

      What about box for food? (i am thinking bears here) - Do we still need that, staying at Wuksachi Lodge? If so, how and where do we rent boxes?

      Best regards


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      Overnight rv parking, German couple

      Rancho Palos Verdes Jan 17, 2015 at 2:10 PM

      Hi everybody. Is it allowed to park overnight with rv on public streets? German couple travelling to Southern California in march 2015 with rented rv would be happy to get some assistance.

    • Pacific Terrace versus Ocean Park inn

      San Diego Jan 6, 2015 at 9:15 AM

      We are a family of 4 with tween daughters. We are looking for an ocean front suite for June for 4 nights. For price consideration and location, I have researched the pacific Terrace resort and Ocean park inn. Anyone have comments which one is better for us or if we should go somewhere else?

    • Alabama Hills Rock Locations

      Alabama Hills Jan 16, 2015 at 4:22 PM

      Hi -

      I have video stills from a Twilight Zone episode shot in Alabama Hills. Would someone help me by looking at the stills, and possibly telling me where these shots were taken?
      My goal is to take pictures from the same distances and angles, and create a "then-and-now" presentation. Any info/guidance is gratefully accepted.

      Thanks in advance,
      Paul Giammarco

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      Itinerary... please help me to make my trip perfect! :-)

      California Jan 15, 2015 at 1:35 AM

      Hey dear fellow members! We are flying to LAX at the end of May and we have our return flight 9 days later, from San Francisco. Our idea is to drive from LAX to San Francisco trough the Coast road, we´ve heard thats a really nice roadtrip. But in the other hand, theres a couple a national parks (Death Valley, Yosemite) that we would love to visit.
      Our idea would be:
      1.- Pick up the car in LAX and right away drive to death valley. (maybe spend the night there in the car, do you know if thats possible?)
      2.- From Death Valley to the coast road and spend there one day (from St.Barbara for example, to San Francisco)
      3.- Leave the car in S.Fco Airport and then drive with public transportation to the city.
      4.- Make one day tours to Yosemite and another national park nearby.

      It is of course everything "raw", and i would LOVE to read your ideas and/your experiences, that would be really helpful! Too manny days? Too few? what else we must see, etc.
      I thank you all in advance!!!!

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      Restaurants and bars in Chinatown

      by Innominate Online Now Dec 13, 2014 at 7:35 AM

      I will be arriving in San Francisco for the first time on Friday 19 December and staying until Monday 22, and then returning for a full week in mid-January 2015. For the first night I should like to go to Chinatown. Could anyone recommend a restaurant that has great food and atmosphere? And any nice bars? Many thanks in advance.

      8 Answers Dec 13, 2014 at 8:33 PM
    • Where should I sit at AT&T Park?

      by harry0 Online Now Dec 6, 2014 at 12:48 PM

      We're visiting California from The UK next year and will be in SF May 2014. Would love to experience a 'ballgame' - been looking at tickets for AT&T Park (Stubhub) but do not have any idea about where the best place to sit is. We know nothing about baseball - just want to savour the atmosphere and meet some friendly SF people. Any suggestions?
      Also, what would be the best way to get to AT&T Park? We'll have a rental car but is public transport the best? We're staying in near Union Square. Kind Regards

      17 Answers Dec 8, 2014 at 10:43 AM
    • What's on in San Francisco?

      by ThomasH26 Online Now Dec 1, 2014 at 10:14 AM

      Are there any good shows or plays on in San Francisco this week (Dec 1st to 4th)?

      5 Answers Dec 2, 2014 at 11:52 AM
    • Help -- Need a Ride!

      by rad10m Online Now Nov 20, 2014 at 12:01 PM

      From Sonoma to SFO Thanksgiving evening, does anyone have any ride recommendations?

      5 Answers Nov 21, 2014 at 7:02 AM
    • Love is the way

      by PhilK19 Online Now Nov 9, 2014 at 12:05 AM

      Hey Bay Citizens,

      A couple of years ago, I walked on your streets and found a concrete base plate with the words "love is the way" carved in it. I think I remember it was around Nob/Russian Hill.
      Next year, I'm planning to visit your city again - this time with my wife and show her the spot. Unfortunately, though, I forgot the exact location.
      Does anyone of you know the place? I'd love to have the exact address.

      Thank you all!


      5 Answers Nov 9, 2014 at 1:43 PM
    • First time in San Francisco

      by Narong Online Now Nov 6, 2014 at 10:39 PM


      I will be travelling from Thailand to San Francisco in mid Dec 2014. I was wondering if you could advise

      1) The best and cheap rental car company
      2) Tour company that have one/two days ski trip to Lake Tahoe and/or Yosemite National Park.
      3) Nice and cool place to visit in SF (I have 7 days free in SF)

      Thank you all.

      6 Answers Nov 7, 2014 at 6:36 PM
    • Events in San Francisco

      by SophiaS.F Online Now Nov 5, 2014 at 7:36 AM

      Hi all! Tell me please some site where I can find interesting events in San Francisco.

      Thank you!

      4 Answers Nov 6, 2014 at 9:31 PM
    • Day Pass Muni

      by EvaBozh Online Now Oct 21, 2014 at 1:51 PM

      It's my first time that I'm going to SF. So I wanted to ask a few questions.
      Can anyone please tell me where can I buy MUNI day pass and how much does it costs. And if this pass only for buses, metros, or for both.
      Thank you very much.

      3 Answers Oct 22, 2014 at 7:36 PM
    • Where to stay?

      by sjolson Online Now Oct 7, 2014 at 5:27 AM

      At first read; I thought we had decided on Fisherman's Wharf. Then we researched and now I'm thinking possibly Union Square. So....Back to the drawing board. Overall....we will be there for 4 days; we want a nice hotel close to everything with easy access under $300 per night. Recommendations PLEASE!

      8 Answers Oct 7, 2014 at 11:11 AM
    • Which is the best area to stay in?

      by travelintwo Online Now Oct 3, 2014 at 8:51 PM

      HI I'm looking to surprise my boyfriend with a trip to San Fran and I'm looking at b & b's. I'm down to two options I can afford that are available. One in Haight-Ashbury and 1906 Mission. I just did some research on safety and I'm a little concerned.... I know you can't believe everything on the internet, but I have no one to ask, so I'm asking any and all of you? Which area would you recommend please? If neither of the two I mentioned, which one. I can't spend more than about 1000 per week American!

      Thanks everyone!
      Smiles to you!

      9 Answers Oct 27, 2014 at 8:14 PM
    • BART, from Powell st. station to SFO

      by ianhuang Online Now Sep 19, 2014 at 11:19 PM

      Yesterday I took the BART from Powell st. station to SFO, just when I was trying to purchase the ticket (which is $8.25) a woman came up to me and asked "Airport?", I replied "Yes", and she showed me some tickets she hold in her hands, I thought she was trying to sell me the extra tickets she had, but I had only a $10 note, just when I was trying to figure out what's going on, the woman, who didn't looked very healthy actually, inserted one of her tickets into the machine and then $1, she pressed some buttons, and all the sudden she handed me the ticket. I didn't know what to do, and then the woman showed me $2 plus some coins to exchange with my $10, and said " I am just trying to save you some money." Somehow I did exchange with her (in fact she asked "Is that OK?" and tried to give me another buck, but I said its OK and didn't take it).
      My question is how does it work? I actually paid less then $8 and the ticket actually worked, I arrived SFO without any problem. I am just curious about it.

      3 Answers Sep 20, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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      Rental Car Ideas

      by apbeaches Online Now Sep 6, 2014 at 12:52 PM

      Renting a car in San Francisco and driving down the coast for a week appears to be very very expensive. Any suggestions?
      Thanks, Andrea

      8 Answers Nov 18, 2014 at 7:26 AM
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      Driving along the west coast in April

      by apbeaches Online Now Sep 6, 2014 at 12:45 PM

      We are planning our April vacation along the West Coast. We wanted to fly into LA or San F and drive up or down. Which do you recommend in April?

      We've put together a tentative itinerary, does this sound right?

      2 days in LA to Venice Beach, Malibu
      1 day in Santa Barbara to Pismo Beach, Solvang, San Luis Obispo,
      1 day at Morro Bay Hearst Castle, Big Sur, Hearst Castle,
      1 day in Monterey to see Cannery Row, Old Town, Point Joe's and Fish Wife Restaurant
      4 days in San Francisco

      Any hotel or restaurant recommendations?

      Anything else we must see? Is the Winchester House worth going out of our way for or will Hearst be enough?

      Thanks in Advance! Andrea

      6 Answers Nov 18, 2014 at 4:25 AM
    • Is the area surrounding The Westin Market Street safe?

      by MrsWinters Online Now Aug 28, 2014 at 8:07 AM

      We will be arriving Sunday aroung 8PM. The plan is to stay at The Westin, eat at Choobang Korean and go to The Saloon for live music. We will not have a car. I amd looking for opinions on these options. I have made no reservation so am open to suggestions.

      24 Answers Sep 5, 2014 at 3:20 PM
    • earthquake san francisco

      by stefangelo2014 Online Now Aug 26, 2014 at 5:29 AM

      someone has kindly news of the earthquake in san francisco? should be there from 31 August to 3 September and are anxious. thank you very much to those who answer

      4 Answers Aug 27, 2014 at 7:16 PM
    • hearthquake san francisco

      by stefangelo2014 Online Now Aug 26, 2014 at 2:42 AM

      Hello everyone, I'm an Italian tourist, and from 31 August to 3 September I will be in san francisco. However, I read about the earthquake and I do not know whether to go or not. can you give me information about it? thanks to those who respond.

      9 Answers Aug 30, 2014 at 11:26 PM
    • Taxis from Davies concert hall

      by globalmaestro Online Now Aug 20, 2014 at 5:48 AM

      Hi all,
      To return to Union Square after an evening concert at Davies Symphony Hall, would a taxi be best? Or Bart or muni?
      Alternatively I could choose an early afternoon concert and walk back, perhaps?

      5 Answers Aug 21, 2014 at 7:06 PM
    • san francisco - solo traveller

      by mavistee Online Now Aug 18, 2014 at 7:44 AM

      hi two questions - i am travelling to san francisco on my own in start of September
      what will the weather be like
      where can i get a list of hotels (small and reasonable priced near union square
      i want to stay in the centre alot that i am looking at are very expensive

      9 Answers Aug 20, 2014 at 7:22 AM
    • Can you bring a suitcase on the ferry from San Francisco to Vallejo?

      by ehillard Online Now Aug 15, 2014 at 12:02 AM

      Does the San Francisco ferry allow suitcases?

      5 Answers Aug 18, 2014 at 4:34 PM
    • Cheap good eats in San Francisco

      by Sunsparkjr Online Now Aug 12, 2014 at 5:41 AM

      I'll be in SF for only a few days in September at a conference and would like to take advantage of blocks of time mid day. I'm looking for really good street/take-away food for lunch just about anywhere in the city center, between the bridges - Market Street to Golden Gate generally. I have about 2 hours to wander around like a tourist and would prefer to eat (fairly well) and run. Any suggestions for Mex, Chinese, Italian, local ... would be appreciated. Lunch is my "feature" meal of the day since I will be captive to a bunch of sharks - er vendors - in the evening. Thanks!

      10 Answers Aug 15, 2014 at 5:32 PM
    • San Franscisco

      by lisaliringis Online Now Aug 10, 2014 at 7:23 AM

      What is the name of the B&B that is across street from Buena Vista Café. Someone recommended it but can't remember the name. I don't want to stay at a chain hotel.
      I have booked a place in the Marina area starting August 26 but need a place for August 25th.

      It is our anniversary - booked our travel for arrival Aug 26 then had the opportunity to come one day earlier - but our place is not available for the 25th.

      Another problem we booked a tour that leaves out of Union Square at 10am August 26th - what do we do with our luggage??

      5 Answers Aug 10, 2014 at 11:40 AM
    • Choosing an area to stay in San Francisco

      by globalmaestro Online Now Aug 6, 2014 at 10:57 PM

      I'm trying to decide where to stay on my first visit to SF. These areas are listed in the hotel booking portals. Any recommendations as to which area is ideal for a 1-week stay, first time visitor?!
      1. Civic Center
      2. Financial District - Ferry Building
      3. Fisherman's Wharf
      4 Marina District
      5. South of Market
      6. Union Square

      Many thanks for any advice!

      15 Answers Aug 8, 2014 at 9:10 AM
    • Airport & fog

      by globalmaestro Online Now Aug 3, 2014 at 11:40 PM

      I've heard that San Francisco can get foggy. Should I allow for delays in flying in and out of SF airport during early September?

      6 Answers Aug 19, 2014 at 3:12 PM
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      The Opal and Tenderloin area

      by besbel Online Now Jul 30, 2014 at 10:32 PM

      Dear all,
      Going to San Francisco on Aug.16 with my mother. I just booked a hotel named The Opal (corner of Van Ness and Geary), but now I am having second thoughts after reading some reviews of the area, which is in the Tenderloin and regarded as unsafe. Is that true? How "unsafe" it is? Can I go around during day and night? Since I'm going with my mother I want to make sure everything is fine. In case you wouldn't recommend the location, which zone/hotel would you suggest in Union Square?
      Your advice is truly appreciated.
      Thank you

      5 Answers Jul 31, 2014 at 11:35 PM
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      Night life

      by Nabso Online Now Jul 25, 2014 at 5:04 AM

      I am heading down to San Fransisco, driving to LA and then from LA to Vegas. What all is there to do there? How is the night life? I am on vacation and would love some local help to find out the right places! Cheers

      7 Answers Jul 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM
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      Good areas to live around San Fran?

      by llauraa Online Now Jun 14, 2014 at 4:25 PM

      Hi all, travelling to San Fran at some point in next 12 months for work. Looking for short term rental 2-4 months. Only been there once and never lived there so was wondering if locals or visitors had thoughts on certain areas to rent & live in? Def can't afford the city central, even with work subsidies - any I may tack on 4 weeks holiday at end which I will need to pay for myself. SOOOO...Richmond, good / bad / don't even think about? Oakland ?? prefer north/ northwest of city as I wont have a car and imagine myself heading up to Petaluma & wine country quite regularly :) Any tips or recommendations on decent, SAFE, neighbourhoods would be highly appreciated. I don't care if not super hip or trendy, or 'going out' type areas - although areas with decent restaurants would be nice. Thanking you for your time in advance


      11 Answers Jul 27, 2014 at 2:27 PM
    • promo code for hotels in San Fran

      by Uwaprowrestling Online Now Jun 14, 2014 at 12:11 PM

      Looking for promo code for hotel in San Fran
      Around union square, or Fishermens wharf
      The Western st Francis or the he Radisson Fishermens wharf would be great

      3 Answers Jul 5, 2014 at 7:36 PM
    • tourist trap or not?

      by douglas2015 Online Now Jun 1, 2014 at 1:27 PM

      is the Ghirardelli square worth going to or is it a tourist trap?

      9 Answers Jun 20, 2014 at 12:30 AM
    • Using BART for a week

      by blinder76 Online Now May 27, 2014 at 8:18 AM

      I'm bringing a group of youth down to SF for an Urban Adventure and will solely be using BART to get around the city Does anyone have any suggestions as to how much this will cost (per person) for a five days of using BART?

      All are under 17, but older than the "child" ticket. Thanks!

      8 Answers Jun 1, 2014 at 4:37 PM
    • Traveling for our honeymoon 6/8-6/15

      by acfields123 Online Now May 21, 2014 at 9:55 AM

      Hi, I am traveling to San Francisco for my honeymoon (spending two days in Napa Valley) this June. We are so looking forward to the trip and I was wondering if anyone could look over my "things to do" and give suggestions on if these things are closer or if other things are better to do on different days. I am open to any ideas and new things to do too!

      Sunday- we arrive at 11am and were going to take the BART from the airport into Town. We are staying at the World Mark hotel. I was hoping we would go to the visitor center by Fishermans Wharf to get some maps of the town. I thought it would be best if we took the Hop on Hop off buss around the city.

      Monday- We have our tour for Alcatraz booked and we're the first ferry out! I thought when we came back it would be good to do Fishermans Wharf (get a bread bowl maybe), Lombard Street, Coit Tower, Telegraph Hill and North Beach

      Tuesday- We leave at 8am to go Napa valley (we're actually staying in Yountville). Any ideas on wineries along the way?

      Wednesday- We were planning on going to wineries. Is it best to go on a tour or would going by ourselves be just as good?

      Thursday- We are going to stop at Muir woods on our way back to San Francisco. I thought in the evening after dinner we can walk Embarcadero (heard it was really pretty at night)

      Friday- 11am fishermans wharf free tour, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury, Alamo Square

      Saturday- 10 am China Town tour, fortune cookie factory, cable car museum, ferry building

      Any input or ideas would be GREATLY appreciated! I am open to changing plans to it things are better to do and see in San Francisco! Thank you in advice for al your help, we are so looking forward to spending our honeymoon there.

      11 Answers Jun 2, 2014 at 1:21 AM