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    • Help -- Need a Ride!

      Sonoma Nov 20, 2014 at 11:55 AM

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

    • Help -- Need a Ride!

      Sonoma Nov 20, 2014 at 11:54 AM

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

    • Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration – Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

      Los Angeles 19 hours ago

      1) How early should we be there to get in the line?

      2) the info webpage states the "Parking under The Music Center is free". However, the Music Center website ->Plan Your Visit ->Parking lists all parking options including rates, NOT free. Can someone tell me is the free parking is just for the County Holiday Celebration? If so,

      3) How to enter "Parking under the The Music Center" Also, we are visiting LA Dec.22-26, is this event worth our time? Thanks.

    • chain info

      Wrightwood Yesterday

      Me And My Family Want To Go Up This Weekend Just To Play In The Snow. Not Ski Or Anything. Will We Need Any Chains? We'll Be Coming From Hesperia And Los Angeles

    • Arriving in Irvine....hotel in Costa Mesa

      Irvine Dec 17, 2014 at 12:32 AM

      I'm arriving in Irvine via Amtrak train and have a hotel booked in Costa Mesa. I was wondering if there is a bus/train that will get me to my hotel? I'm staying near the John Wayne Airport. Thank you in advance!

    • Parking for Laker's Game

      Los Angeles Dec 15, 2014 at 4:47 PM

      My family of four are going to watch a Laker's game on Dec. 23rd, need your advice on where to park. We don't mind walking a few blocks, but of course need your advice if it's safe to walk. The game starts at 7:30pm, so it'd be 10:30pm or later when it ends.

      Thank you very much.

    • What's on in San Francisco?

      San Francisco Dec 1, 2014 at 10:14 AM

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

    • Rent a car in Irvine

      Irvine Dec 6, 2014 at 3:22 AM

      I want to rent a car in Irvine, where would usually visitors collect the vehicles?

    • Help -- Need a Ride!

      San Francisco Nov 20, 2014 at 12:01 PM

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

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      airport times

      Los Angeles Dec 7, 2014 at 1:25 PM

      hi -- we will be flying into lax at 2pm(predicted time) on an air new zealand flight from australia . we then want to catch an internal flight lax to dallas with virgin america at 520pm--- is that enough time to get to the internal airport and get cleared through customs and allow for delays etc ?== thanks for your help

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      Restaurants and bars in Chinatown

      San Francisco 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.

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      Quickest route from LA to San Diego

      Los Angeles Nov 21, 2014 at 2:16 PM

      Online, I'm seeing traffic delays and construction along the I-5 from LAX to San Diego. We'll be traveling that route on Dec 1/14, flight getting in at 2pm. Recommendations from locals on the quickest route? Google maps recommends the 405 & I5. Is that correct?

    • 4 Month Holiday Though Cali' (Travel Issues)

      California Dec 8, 2014 at 2:41 PM

      Starting around end of July through to the end of November next year, i plan on travelling, pretty much, the whole length of California.

      Unfortunately i've encountered a problem with my travel plans.
      Originally, i planned on buying a van, driving through Cali and basically living out of the van.
      After extensive research, i've scrapped this plan as it seems more or less impossible to buy, register and insure a car in the U.S as a UK citizen.

      Plan B was to rent a large car/van long term and drive through Cali, once again, mainly living out of the car/van to save money on accommodation. This also comes with it's own problems as i have only just passed my driving test. A lot of rental companies require you to have held a full licence for a minimum of 1 or 2 years.
      Also rental companies charge an extra fee for drivers aged under 25. I am 23...
      AND... the amount of miles i intend on travelling may also incur more charges.
      So that's sounding like a pretty expensive option.

      Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to travel through Cali on a budget? Or a way around massive rental charges?

      Thanks for the help.

    • Where should I sit at AT&T Park?

      San Francisco 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

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      Leaving early to avoid most of the traffic

      by Online Now Jul 28, 2014 at 3:55 PM

      We're taking the 210 to 134 etc., on to SAnta BArbara from Redlands CA. We need to be in SB at 10:00am. How early would you suggest we leave to avoid the "worst" of the traffic?

      5 Answers Jul 29, 2014 at 7:37 AM
    • Is/Was there a hotel on the beach?

      by jasonjasonjason Online Now Jun 30, 2014 at 9:33 PM

      Back in 1996, I stayed at a hotel in Santa Barbara that was actually on the beach near State Street (I thought it was a Best Western). The patio door to my hotel room actually opened directly onto the sand of the beach. I'm trying to figure out what hotel this was but looking at maps now it doesn't look like there is any hotel actually on any portion of the beach... they're all across the street from it. Does anyone know which hotel I'm talking about and if it's still around? Maybe I'm looking in the wrong area?

      5 Answers Jul 2, 2014 at 6:24 AM
    • Pickleball Play?

      by bobbibon Online Now Jun 28, 2014 at 8:22 AM

      is there any organized or not, pickleball in Santa Barbara or close?

      1 Answer Jun 28, 2014 at 1:11 PM
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      Hair Salon

      by iccuf Online Now May 17, 2014 at 1:24 PM

      Looking for a good hair salon within walking distance of the Spanish Garden Inn. My hair is very thick and I need a good stylist who can pull it straight. Just want a shampoo and blow dry. Any help?

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      Santa Barbara to Solvang

      by Eolyblue Online Now Apr 29, 2014 at 4:32 AM

      Hi! I plan to visit Solvang in november and I've heard about the Thruway bus from Santa Barbara to Solvang.
      I would like to know if luggages are allowed because I will have my big luggage (I spend 2 weeks in California).
      If it's not allowed, do you know an other way to get to Solvang?

      Thank you in advance!

      2 Answers Apr 29, 2014 at 6:49 AM
    • neighborhoods

      by Beth82 Online Now Apr 19, 2014 at 7:48 AM

      Considering a property near W Anapamu St & Bath for 3 month rental. Looks like it's a walkable neighborhood
      but is it a safe one?! Thanks for any input.

      1 Answer Apr 19, 2014 at 2:01 PM
    • Sixteenth Birthday

      by odalisramirez_xo Online Now Feb 26, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      For my sixteenth birthday I just want to spend it with my close friends, I want to getaway and just celebrate it with them... have a good time, but my friends are both female and male and I want something we can all enjoy and remember. Any ideas? Please help.

      1 Answer Feb 26, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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      Breakfast Places

      by HELEN Online Now Jan 16, 2013 at 3:36 PM

      Can anyone recommend some good breakfast places in downtown Santa Barbara.
      Thank you in advance!

      2 Answers Jan 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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      Hotel in Santa Barbara..

      by SamyValy Online Now Jul 19, 2012 at 7:14 AM

      Hi guys! I'm planning my american summer holidays and I'm looking for a nice hotel in Santa Barbara..i know i'm asking too much but if possible not too expensive :) I'm gonna spend 2 nights there ( in the last week of August ) and i'm sure i will have a good time in that wonderful place.
      Thank you so much for helping me!

      8 Answers Feb 26, 2013 at 1:21 PM
    • Summer Solstice Parade 2012 Santa Barbara

      by thebeam Online Now Jun 19, 2012 at 4:27 PM

      Any tips on viewing the parade on Saturday June 23 2012?

      Any tips on where to park and when to get there?

    • What to do for a bachelor party in Santa Barbara?

      by cali2012 Online Now Jan 31, 2012 at 1:39 AM

      Hi there,
      Myself and some friends are travelling to California from London, UK for a bachelor party. We then plan to drive down the coast, ending up in LA.

      We plan to spend a night in Santa Barbara. Whilst we are there, I would like some help on the best area to stay. Which location is close to all the action? Also, can anyone suggest activities we could do in the day, or night (bars/clubs etc).

      There are the obvious things, like the wineries, but can anyone suggest things more tailored towards a bachelor party?


      3 Answers Jan 31, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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      24 Hours in Santa Barbara

      by nkhong Online Now Dec 6, 2010 at 4:39 AM

      I am planning to drive to Santa Barbara for an overnight trip. I know there are many wineries to visit, but can anyone recommend anything else to do there? Are there any 'must do' or 'must see' things? Planning to go after New Years. Any special festivals?

      1 Answer Dec 6, 2010 at 9:10 PM
    • Picnic areas in Botanical gardens

      by bngclark Online Now Sep 26, 2010 at 2:24 PM

      We are traveling to Santa Barbara area in October and like to have picnics in some out the way and beautiful places (8 people travelling). Are there picnic tables in the Botanical Gardens?

      3 Answers Sep 26, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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      One full day in Santa Barbara

      by matt.safrica Online Now Jul 22, 2010 at 11:34 PM

      Hi, we will have one full day in Santa Barbara in September and we're not quite sure how to organize that day or what to fit in. Some of the things we are considering doing are the land and sea tour (Land Shark) and/or the Top Deck Trolley tour through the town. We've also been told that Brophy Bros is a great place to grab a meal.
      We'll be staying in Natoma Avenue so we're quite close to the Wharf etc.

      Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated (there are just two of us, no kids).

      Cheers, Matt

      5 Answers Jul 23, 2010 at 2:43 PM
    • Travel advice for people in there 80's

      by Pennytwigg Online Now Jul 22, 2010 at 11:17 AM

      My 80 year old parents are going to Santa Barbara the last weekend in September for a wedding. They want to travel to Yosemite and possibly Sausilto. They will have about seven days starting September 27. We need suggestions to get them to Yosemite with little or no driving. I am wondering about Amtrak or tours. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated including alternate stops. They will rent a car but we are not comfortable about them driving. Yosemite is high on there list of places to visit but my dad has problems walking. Thanks!!!

      6 Answers Jul 22, 2010 at 11:58 PM
    • wineries and more.....

      by z71guy Online Now Jul 19, 2010 at 12:20 PM

      My wife and I will be celebrating our wedding anniversary in santa barbara for a couple days in November and then moving a little farther north to other wine areas. What are the good wineries in the area? Is there something like a party bus that will drive you around from winery to winery so you don't have to worry about driving? We are also looking for some nightlife. Are there any good adult oriented bars in the area? Thanks.

      11 Answers Nov 18, 2010 at 3:41 PM
    • Las Vegas to California

      by HildaP Online Now Mar 14, 2010 at 3:35 PM

      My husband and I will be driving from Las Vegas to Cali in late July. We love the beach and would also like to visit some wineries. We will be flying back from Los Angeles. Would like to spend one night in Santa Barbara and one night the last night in LA that leaves me with one night not accounted for. Any suggestions as to where we should go. Any suggestions on what to do..our first time there..

      5 Answers Mar 17, 2010 at 7:00 PM
    • 24 Hrs in SB

      by nino224 Online Now Feb 27, 2010 at 2:25 AM

      Arriving in SB around noon on a Sunday and leaving early the next morning to catch a flight. I've read about the beach and pier to watch the dolphins. Town Hall tower for aerial views, and the trolley for a spin around town.
      Any other must-do's I can squeeze into 12 hours?

      Also read where someone suggested finding a hotel on State street and keeping clear of Haley St. Is that right?

      3 Answers Mar 4, 2010 at 1:34 AM
    • summer housing in isla vista

      by grolsh66 Online Now Mar 1, 2009 at 3:07 PM

      Myself and three of my friends are going to california for the summer and are looking for a house to rent. I've been told that isla vista in santa barbara is the place to be!

      It would be greatly appreciated if anyone could tell me how I would go about getting accommodation in isla vista?

      1 Answer Mar 1, 2009 at 4:42 PM
    • Surprise Birthday Trip For My Boyfriend

      by iluvpinkerton Online Now Sep 12, 2008 at 2:11 PM

      I'm planning a surprise weekend trip to Santa Barbara area for my boyfriend's birthday in mid-october. I was wondering if anyone has good ideas for where to stay, dine, etc.

      here is what I'm looking for:
      *a nice bed and breakfast that is quaint and quiet (price range 100-150 per night)
      *a nice (but not ridiculously expensive) restaurant (I'm thinking around100 for dinner + wine for two)
      *favorite wineries
      *a nice picnic area for lunch
      *a nice brunch for sunday morning

      any recommendations would be great! Thanks!

    • traveling from SB to Carpinteria

      by msuero21 Online Now Aug 1, 2008 at 6:52 PM

      I will be traveling to California for the first time. Other than car rental... What other transportation would be feasible from the Santa Barbara Airport to Carpinteria Ave. in the Carpinteria South area, located about 20 miles away?
      Is there public transportation? How much would taxi service cost?

      1 Answer Aug 2, 2008 at 12:47 PM
    • Need a scent free place to stay (late July)

      by tecolata Online Now Jun 13, 2008 at 11:31 AM

      I am coming to Santa Barbara late July and need to stay one night in a Bed & Breakfast, lodging or anyplace with a bed and shower that uses no scented cleaning products, laundry detergents, etc. Hotels are out of the question. I don't want to sleep in my car. Any ideas?

      1 Answer Jul 10, 2008 at 9:41 PM
    • Helping a friend

      by inmaculada31 Online Now Feb 25, 2008 at 8:46 AM


      A friend of mine that knows that I´ll be travelling to California in July asked me the favour of finding out why Santa Barbara has that name.

      She is a teacher in a small village in the north of the island called Santa Barbara ( Icod ).Her mother told her that ,when she was a child, the priest said that Santa Barbara in California was founded by a man, a priest, who was born here, in Santa Barbara, Tenerife. She wants her students to do a search of that but first she need to know if that is truth. I´m wondering if you are good enough to tell me if that information is right or you know who can help me to get this information.
      Why Santa Barbara is called like that?

      Thank you for your help

      4 Answers Feb 29, 2008 at 2:28 PM
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      a day in santa ynez valley and a day in santa barbara

      by sheisaeval Online Now Feb 24, 2008 at 5:56 AM

      Anyway, next month (march) I am spending two days (well, two full days, plus the first day's evening, I'll be leaving the morning of the day after)
      Anyway, for my first full day, we will have a car available and will be driving around the Santa Ynez Valley. Here are some things we are thinking about doing:

      Chamush painted caves shp (does this cost?)
      clairmont farms
      zaca mesa winery
      quicksilver ranch
      solvang - visiting danish bakeries (any suggestions?), santa ines?
      nojoqui falls

      And then our full Santa Barbara day we WONT have a car, so:
      Alice keck park
      el presidio
      sb contemporary arts forum
      farmers market
      stearns wharf
      chase palm park

      Any other suggestions or what to do or see? We prefer cheap/free things if possible.

      Also, what are some places we can get some good picnic food (but not too pricy) if we decide to picnic in the santa ynez valley while we're there?

      6 Answers Mar 26, 2008 at 3:49 PM
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      SB birthday freebies?

      by sheisaeval Online Now Feb 12, 2008 at 10:36 AM

      If one is in SB during their birthday, is there any restaurants, stores, or anything in town that will give freebies or discounted meals/items for someone during their birthday?

      2 Answers Feb 12, 2008 at 11:15 AM
    • Housing Wanted Summer 2008!!

      by irishgirls Online Now Jan 7, 2008 at 9:21 AM


      We are 6 Irish students going to California for the Summer months June,July and August. We are looking for accomodation in Isla Vista, preferably 2 bedrooms. Furnished/Not furnished. If you know anyone who would like to rent their house to us please contact us as soon as possible.


    • From Santa Barbara to Yosemite

      by epsom60 Online Now Oct 4, 2007 at 1:24 PM

      Hello everyone,
      Will be travelling from Santa Barbara to Yosemite during the day. Any suggestion for fantastic "pit-stops" or great lunch adventure along the way. Would appreciate any comment.

      5 Answers Oct 17, 2007 at 12:23 PM

      by corugo Online Now Sep 5, 2007 at 7:42 AM


      5 Answers Sep 19, 2007 at 10:03 PM
    • First time in CA and Santa Barbara

      by Arianeg01 Online Now Aug 28, 2007 at 12:10 PM

      Hi all,

      I will be travelling to Santa Barbara in 2 weeks time from the East coast with my boyfriend who is going for business. I need some suggestions on what to do by myself around that area during the week. I will have a rental car. I'm very much into the outdoors, hiking, etc. but I'm not sure if I feel comfortable doing that on my own. On the weekend we will probably hit some wineries and hopefully take a day trip to Sequoia or Channel Islands NP. I've read about Santa Barbara botanic gardens which sounds great and I guess I will hit the beach at least one of the days. Any other ideas?

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2007 at 7:37 AM
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      What's the best Wine Tasting Tour

      by gripdxd Online Now Jul 23, 2007 at 1:16 PM

      Hi I'm visiting SB in August for a day and would like to know what the best deal for wine tasting. Should we just visit a whole bunch along this trail where they are all located? I'm thinking wine/biking maybe nice as well. Help!

      2 Answers Jul 23, 2007 at 1:35 PM