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    • Transportation from airport to Lombard Street

      San Francisco Jan 22, 2016 at 4:24 PM

      Hi,

      outside of public transportation, is there an easier route to get from the airport to Lombard Street? Does Uber provide service in these areas?

      Thanks!

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    • best location for family

      Santa Monica Feb 2, 2016 at 1:57 PM

      Travelling in June from San Francisco to LA, where is the best place to stay. We are looking at Santa Monica

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    • Where to explore from Petaluma??

      Petaluma Jan 14, 2016 at 5:40 PM

      We will be at a wedding in Petaluma late February. We are looking to do some birding, hiking,
      spend some time in nature in general for 3-4 days. We have been to Muir Woods and Yosemite...
      what would be your recommendations ? Maybe spending one night in 3 or 4 different locations
      up the coast? TIA

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    • Visiting Sequoia Natiional Park in February

      Sequoia National Park Yesterday

      Visiting Sequoia National Park for one day in mid-February. I will be in a rental car. Are there routes into the park via highways without chain restrictions on vehicles? Having a hard time finding information online.

      I would like to take a snowshoe tour, but will not be able to put chains on my vehicle.

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      Getting from Orange to HB

      Huntington Beach Jan 25, 2016 at 4:53 PM

      Hi there, i'm traveling to Orange for work and staying at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Anaheim until Friday. i have booked a room in Huntington Beach solo Friday night-Sunday AM (will be flying out Sunday from John Wayne) I unfortunately am one year shy of being of age to rent a car and will need to find a economical and semi-easy way of getting to HB from my hotel or somewhere nearby. Any suggestions would help!

      Also, how early would you suggest I leave HB on Sunday to make an 11 AM flight out of John Wayne?

      Thanks!

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    • Quick Question - Where to Stay

      Yosemite National Park Jan 10, 2016 at 10:52 AM

      Logically is it more sensible to stay in Wawona, in the Village or somewhere close to a shuttle route if we want to do the typical tours? Is there a shuttle from the Wawona hotel to the Valley? Many thanks, Tony

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    • Transportation from airport to Lombard Street

      San Francisco Jan 22, 2016 at 4:24 PM

      Hi,

      outside of public transportation, is there an easier route to get from the airport to Lombard Street? Does Uber provide service in these areas?

      Thanks!

      more
    • 5 days in Yosemite

      Yosemite National Park Jan 17, 2016 at 10:25 AM

      We'll have 5 days in Yosemite at the end of an RV trip starting in Las Vegas - active family of 5 with 3 old (!) teenagers - does anyone have recommendations on which walks/hikes we should definitely do/RV parks we should stay in? Very conscious of the 5 month booking window and won't miss that - any recommendations gratefully received! Also looking at white water rafting - emailed Whitewater Voyages a week ago but have yet to hear from them - any other operators anyone would recommend? Many thanks

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    • Hiking in California

      California Jan 8, 2016 at 5:19 PM

      Hi,

      I am from the New Jersey area and I hike in the Adirondacks (46, 4000 footers), New Hampshire (48, 4000 footers) and the Catskills (35, 3500 footers). Each of these areas has a group of mountains you can work towards. I am thinking about hiking in California and I was wondering if you know of any such group of mountains in California? I would appreciate any help you could offer or any website you can point me towards.

      Britney

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      Things to Do - Solo Trip

      Huntington Beach Jan 25, 2016 at 5:27 PM

      Hi there! I'm traveling for work to Orange this week and decided to travel solo and stay in HB friday-sunday. Any suggestions for things to do or sightseeing? I'm not really into the whole shopping scene, more of an artsy/nature type of girl. Any sites or places close to HB i should make a point of visiting? Thank you!!

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    • Need help planning itinerary

      Yosemite National Park Jan 15, 2016 at 9:52 AM

      Hi there- We are from the East coast and visiting Yosemite via SF in mid July with three kids aged 4-11. We have reservations in Yosemite Valley for 3 nights and then were hoping to head up to Tahoe area for 4-5 nights before heading back to SF for our flight home.
      1) What parts of the park (must-sees) can we cover on our drive up to Tahoe? What is the best way to drive to see the sights but not too far out of the way. We are okay with making a few small stops along the way to check things out.
      2) Any recommendations for what town to stay in Tahoe area (don't need to be near casinos so probably CA side on North side of the lake?? Open to thoughts/what to do. There is so much information out there and its hard to know where to focus in. This is obviously a big trip for us so hope we can see everything we want to see.
      3) Any of the gold rush towns that would be convenient either on drive from Yosemite valley- Tahoe or Tahoe to SF? I guess we could go from SF- Yosemite route as well- just don't want to do extra hours of driving with kids if we don't have to.

      Any other tips on any of the above on what we should do/see/eat are much appreciated! We can't wait!!

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    • How safe is the area in 7th St. / Howard St.

      San Francisco Feb 1, 2016 at 11:33 AM

      Hi there, I will stay over the weekend in San Francisco to see the concert in AT&T park on Saturday. I rented an apartment through Airbnb at the corner 7th St. / Howard St. I read a lot to find out about the safety there but I'm still not clear.. Is it safe to stay there and walk during day and night? I planned to walk to the AT&T park and back late night, would this be ok? Thank you for your help! I travel alone...cheers

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    • Best Things to Do for Teenagers, SF Area and Sports

      San Francisco Jan 21, 2016 at 12:23 PM

      Hi, I am taking my family of 6 to America from Ireland in July 2016.
      My children will be 13,17,17 and 18.

      We are staying in Mill Valley but want to spend most of our trip in San Francisco.
      We are all crazy about sports so was wondering sports wise whats happening during this time? Basketball,Baseball,American Football (prices etc)? Anything local?

      We are hoping to spend a day in Santa Cruz as we would love to see some sun being from Ireland, would this be worth it and is there any other sunny places you would recommend And also perhaps take a overnight trip to Lake Tahoe.

      We will be doing typical tourist things such as Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge etc but could anyone suggest something which isn't a typical tourist thing that would worth doing/seeing? We really want to get a taste of life as an American and don't want to do all typical tourist stuff! We have a car can go anywhere!

      As we will be staying around mill valley is there anything around here(within a couple of hours travelling) we could do to get a taste of California life?

      Best place for shopping?

      Any other advise? Stuff for teenagers?

      Apologies for all the questions, if anyone could answer even just one it would be so helpful! We are hoping for the holiday of a lifetime so really want to make it worth it!
      Thank you so so much to anyone who replies.

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    • Transportation from LAX to Hollywood Blvd

      Los Angeles Jan 22, 2016 at 4:25 PM

      Hi,

      outside of public transportation, is there an easier route to get from LAX to Hollywood Blvd? Does Uber provide service in these areas?

      Thanks!

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      RV Sites, Help!

      Yosemite National Park Jan 21, 2016 at 7:52 AM

      Need some help!

      Booked flights last week, with a plan to fly into SFO, rent and RV and spend 5 nights in Yosemite. Fast forward to today, and the main campgrounds are fully booked for the week we chose in May. Wawona and Hogdon Meadow are still available. I used the NPS chat feature to inquire about these, but they weren't too helpful. The most that I got was that Wawona was a 45min drive from the Valley.

      So my question then is....What's my best option for an RV, closest to the main "attraction" hikes? I started some research but with only 1 or two spaces left I feel like I need to decide ASAP and I have no sense of the area!! Would we have to move the RV daily and drive into the park? Is there shuttle/bus service from these campgrounds? Are there any better privately run options?? Help!

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      Old Town area lunch

      San Diego Jan 29, 2016 at 12:32 PM

      I want to take my granddaughters (9 & 8) out to lunch in Old Town to celebrate a birthday while we are there in Feb. Where would be a good place?

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    • Transportation from SFO airport to Marina District

      San Francisco Jan 30, 2016 at 4:01 PM

      Hello
      I have rented an apartment for a week in the Marina District. What's the best / easiest way to get there from the Airport?
      Not sure we want to take public transit. Convenience is definitely our priority with jet lag and luggage in tow.
      How much would a taxi cost? Is it a flat fare?
      Maybe a limo service? Uber?

      Thank you?

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    • What to wear February 2016

      Long Beach Jan 24, 2016 at 6:43 AM

      What to wear for a casual beach wedding followed by lunch at Ki's
      What to wear for cocktails at the Pelican resort bar
      What to wear for sightseeing in SanDiego

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      Is there anything we can do to stop or fight this?

      Yosemite National Park Jan 15, 2016 at 5:33 PM

      Shame on Delaware North, the corporation that previously ran the concession contract at Yosemite National Park. They lost their bid to continue the contract and is now showing just how greedy they are. They have trademarked the names of the Ahwahnee Hotel and Curry Village among other things and is trying to prevent the National Park Service and new concessionaire from using these names. Delaware North wants to be paid $50 million for use of the names, including that of Yosemite National Park.

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    • Road trip destinations advice ?

      California Feb 4, 2016 at 1:40 PM

      Hey! I'm hoping I can gain some advice from you all!
      My boyfriend and I will be having a holiday in California this September! We plan to stop over at a few different places during our break! So far we have decided on and booked the beginning and end of our trip!
      San Francisco - 3 nights
      Las Vegas - 4 nights
      We have 15 nights away in total.
      After our stay in San Francisco we are a bit confused/undecided on what to do. We want to visit Yosemite for 3 nights after but wasn't sure wether to take one night and drive down the big Sur and stay over then drive into Yoesmite? After Yosemite we plan to drive to LA and stay there for 4-5 nights dependent on if we take the extra night to drive the big Sur.
      I guess in a long winded way im asking is it worth it to do this extra driving or should we just go straight on to Yosemite after San Francisco ? In my mind I wonder if it will be a big drive and a little anticlimactic when we arrive there!
      Any advice you may have would be greatly appreciated :)

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      California trip, El Nino

      California Jan 7, 2016 at 1:09 AM

      Hello, we are French and we live in Paris. We have a trip in the south of California for February 2016. The original plan was to go in Los Angeles, and then to rent a car to go to Death Valley, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Prescott and finally Joshua Tree and Palm Springs.
      However with El Nino and the thunderstorms and mudslides, the road trip should be difficult.... We aren't interested to come in California just to visit museums... and to see a lot of rain... even if rain could be a good thing for this state after years and years of drought.
      Obviously there are more to come in the next 2 months...
      Do you think it will be better to cancel that trip or to wait a little ?

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    • what todo today

      by traceylynne Online Now Jun 28, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      is there any events today in santa cruz?

      1 Answer Jun 28, 2014 at 2:34 PM
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      the size of lighthouse field

      by DrCrow Online Now Apr 26, 2014 at 8:38 PM

      What is the land area of lighthouse field, in acres?

      3 Answers Apr 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM
    • Question on location

      by Susanalley Online Now Dec 29, 2013 at 12:44 PM

      Where is the best place for a couple in their early 30s who are both in the restaurant industry to relocate to on a budget.

      5 Answers Dec 30, 2013 at 8:17 PM
    • Neighborhood recommendations

      by seagull10000 Online Now Oct 22, 2013 at 9:09 PM

      Hello, I'm wondering what you can tell me about living in the Seabright, Live Oak, and Pleasure Point neighborhoods? I'm a student on a budget, and I'd like to be in as "walkable" an area as possible. Thank you!!

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2013 at 9:27 PM
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      Looking for an apartment in or near Santa Cruz, California

      by Beausoleil Online Now May 19, 2011 at 3:51 PM

      Our daughter is looking for an apartment in or near Santa Cruz, California for about 3 months this summer. Ideally, the rent should be less than1200 US dollars a month. (Yes, I realize it's the coast.) She doesn't need a sea view or even to be near the tourist areas; she's working there.

      Any suggestions, especially with web sites or phone numbers, would be deeply appreciated. Thank you.

      3 Answers May 19, 2011 at 11:02 PM
    • Internet Cafe with view of beach, or ocean, or lake, river etc.

      by RJADVENTURER Online Now Aug 8, 2010 at 5:04 PM

      hi everyone. I live in San Jose, CA. Does anyone know of any internet cafes, (Starbucks, Peets, any chain or independently-owned)that have views of the ocean, beach, river, lakes, or any body of water, Santa Cruz CA, or Capitola, or Half Moon Bay, or San Francisco, or anywhere in the Bay Area ?

      Basically, where can a person do some work on the internet, job hunt etc, while being able to look up and look out the window to see ocean, beach etc.? (or other alternate relaxing views of the woods, mountains, etc.)

      any and all feedback is most appreciated.

      thanks

      1 Answer Aug 9, 2010 at 6:28 AM
    • Flowers For Sale?

      by prattb1 Online Now Nov 25, 2009 at 8:39 AM

      I live in Santa Cruz and I was wondering if Wilder Ranch sells flowers there?
      If so, what are the directions to where I can buy the flowers?

      Thanks,

      4 Answers Nov 29, 2009 at 7:07 PM
    • Revisiting Santa Cruz

      by futuremotion Online Now Jul 20, 2009 at 6:30 PM

      I have been to Santa Cruz in the past--a couple months ago actually--and while I really enjoyed myself I want to embark on my next visit a little bit more well-prepared. I'm a photographer, and the current theme I am interested in revolves around capturing lesser-known about / forgotten spaces. I don't specifically know what to describe what I'm looking for beyond "unconventional". If you know of any extremely unique or interesting attractions that gravitate far away from tourism, I'd love to know about them.

      Thanks!
      J

      2 Answers Jul 21, 2009 at 5:10 AM
    • A Quick Day Trip

      by AndreaKalbfleisch Online Now Apr 19, 2008 at 9:31 AM

      Hi All,

      Three of us girls have a day to enjoy Santa Cruz on a spontaneous idea. We will be driving down the coast to get there on Hwy 1. We're leaving from just south of San Francisco.
      Anyone have any ideas of must see and do activities? We're driving down today and it is quite windy but we'd like some fun things to do - great shopping, dining, etc. How about on the drive down. We are open to all ideas. We have money and would pay reasonably for great sites, experiences.
      As always, your advise is most welcome.

      Andrea

      2 Answers May 8, 2008 at 10:47 PM
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      What is your favourite restaurant

      by topgunn Online Now Apr 8, 2008 at 2:38 PM

      We are spending a week in the Carmel/Monterey area and have allocated a day in Santa Cruz to see the boardwalk and other local attractions. If you were asked to nominate your favourite restaurant for us to eat at, where would you recommend. Cheers Matt

      5 Answers Jul 28, 2010 at 12:31 AM
    • Motels in Santa Cruz

      by loej33 Online Now Mar 8, 2008 at 1:19 PM

      We will be arriving in Santa Cruz for the first time in April. Can anyone recommend a hotel. I do not know of any attractions etc. to be close to, except the boardwalk, is that worth seeing? What is Mystery Spot? Thanks for your help.

      1 Answer Mar 8, 2008 at 7:28 PM
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      cheap or free things to during a daytrip to santa cruz?

      by sheisaeval Online Now Feb 19, 2008 at 11:46 PM

      Well, next month we'll be taking a daytrip from Fremont to Santa Cruz.

      We are looking for free or cheap uniquely Santa Cruz things to do. Some things we are thinking about are the boardwalk, mystery spot, natural bridge state park, saturn cafe. Any other suggestions?


      Also, for the boardwalk and some state parks, is there any free/cheap parking anywhere? Or even a free parking place and then take the bus to the boardwalk/beach? The boardwalk website said parking was10, and that is a bit pricy.

      4 Answers Feb 23, 2008 at 11:13 PM
    • Who runs the best surf school in Santa Cruz?

      by jgw899 Online Now Oct 10, 2007 at 2:01 PM

      Does anybody out there know of a surf school in Santa Cruz with a knowledgeable instructor, preferably a professional surfer that's willing to teach beginners???

      2 Answers Oct 12, 2007 at 9:15 AM
    • Nina

      by Yasaman Online Now Jul 29, 2007 at 8:58 PM

      Years ago I went to a restuarant which served international food, Thai, Indian, Persian, etc. It was located at a corner where the streed forked. It has been 10 years since I've been there and can't remember the name nor the location. Does this sound familiar and does anyone know where the restuarant is in Santa Cruz?

      Thanks,

      1 Answer May 15, 2008 at 5:50 PM
    • Highway 1 between Pacific and Santa Cruz.

      by Tenn4ever Online Now Apr 4, 2007 at 8:14 PM

      We're visiting SF in early June. How heavily traveled is Highway 1 between Pacifica and Santa Cruz? Are there particular times to avoid? Also, along a different line, is the Big Basin Redwood State Park worth visiting for the Redwoods? Thank you.

      3 Answers Apr 5, 2007 at 7:57 AM
    • UC Santa Cruz

      by lloren Online Now Mar 3, 2007 at 3:06 PM

      I am a junior in high school, and looking for places in and around UC Santa Cruz to get a feel for what campus life would be like if I went there. I'll be visiting 3/4 - 3/6. Interesting spots on campus, cafes to visit, etc. Thanks!

      3 Answers Mar 3, 2007 at 7:49 PM
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      Massage school(s) in SC

      by dogsky Online Now Dec 4, 2006 at 6:22 AM

      Hello, good people of Santa Cruz,

      I'm considering moving back and going to massage school. The only school I know of is Twin Lakes College, but so far they haven't responded to my emails. Maybe this says something about the school, but it's also possible they have a good reason. I hope someone here knows about the school or has some experience with the massage program there and can share their thoughts. Also, if there's some other massage school I haven't heard about, please let me know! I'm kind of surprised Santa Cruz doesnt have a really well-known massage school, seems like it should.

      Peace~

      Anton

      1 Answer Jan 18, 2007 at 7:38 PM
    • WINTER VISIT

      by nashcots Online Now Sep 10, 2006 at 3:37 AM

      We are visiting California, San Jose, in November this year but would prefer to see the coastline-we have been looking at Santa Cruz as a possible place to stay-I would prefer something small, not too expensive? Any suggestions? Also, what is the weather like? Will we need VERY heavy clothing. We live in London, so November in London is very cold and wet - will it be better in California??
      Thanks

      4 Answers Sep 26, 2006 at 8:15 AM
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      Hikes and restaurants

      by karenincalifornia Online Now Jul 6, 2006 at 8:23 AM

      We're planning a weekend getaway in the Santa Cruz mountains in September. Where are the best hikes? Anybody have recommendations for romantic restaurants in the mountains or in Santa Cruz?

      Karen

      15 Answers Dec 11, 2007 at 12:12 PM
    • For Santa Cruz locals

      by Joker320 Online Now Jun 4, 2006 at 11:17 PM

      Im intrigued by Santa cruz and i have a few questions...

      - What is the weather like year round? Is santa cruz considred the "sunny" area of the region?

      - Is the nightlife entertaining? Santa cruz seems to be so much more interesting that boring silicon valley.

      -What is the dating scene like? Silicon valley can be hell in the dating world from what ive read, but Santa cruz seems to be its own world(and far enough away) and im pretty sure they have an even ratio of males to females, and when i visited there seemed to be plenty of cute girls.

      2 Answers Dec 4, 2006 at 6:26 AM