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    • solo mission

      South Lake Tahoe Sep 6, 2015 at 4:34 PM

      Will be visiting in a few days with my road bike, was wondering what trails to check out close to Lakeside Marina? Bike routes through town? Are there any guided hikes? Anything else I should try to check out? Thank you!

    • End of June - July

      San Francisco Sep 22, 2015 at 12:56 AM

      Is there anything major going on that I can't miss around these dates. Looking at going on holidays through here and don't want to miss out anything amazing!

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      DO i need a visa for a 5 hr flight layover

      Los Angeles Sep 19, 2015 at 2:57 AM

      Hello! I'm planning to have a 2 week visit in colombia. And the flight that i've found happens to have a connecting flight in Los Angeles (LAX) California with a 9 hour layover. Do i need to have a visa for just a 5 hour layover? i'm not planning to go outside the mentioned airport, just gonna stay in the transit area. Or would my philippine passport do? I need an answer as soon as possible. Thank you so much!

    • drive through death valley in november

      Death Valley National Park Sep 13, 2015 at 11:58 AM

      Any problem to drive through Death Valley? We are going there in November. After visiting Vegas and Grand Canyon we will drive through Death Valley to visit Yosemite national park.
      Lars, Ingela

    • Melbourne Cup

      San Francisco Sep 25, 2015 at 2:20 AM

      Does anyone know if anywhere will be televising the Australian Melbourne cup thanks

    • End of June - July

      Los Angeles Sep 22, 2015 at 12:57 AM

      Is there anything major going on that I can't miss around these dates. Looking at going on holidays through here and don't want to miss out anything amazing!

    • fist tri to SB

      Santa Barbara Sep 21, 2015 at 4:55 PM

      is there anywhere to get a tourist map with important must see attraction?

    • Driving Time Lone Pine, CA to Mt. Whitney trailhead

      Lone Pine Sep 18, 2015 at 8:06 AM

      Staying in hostel in Lone Pine and hiking up Mt Whitney 9/30/15. Will get to trailhead (Whitney Portal)2- 3am to begin my hike up. How long/challenging is the drive from Lone Pine, CA to trailhead (Whitney Portal)??

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      Bike rental reservations?

      Yosemite National Park Sep 16, 2015 at 9:24 AM

      Do I need, or can I make bike reservations?

    • Catalina Islands in December

      Avalon Sep 11, 2015 at 11:06 AM

      My wife and I are going to be in LA in December. We would like to visit Avalon, Catalina Islands for a couple of days. We like to hike and I would think the temperatures in December would be nice enough. How would the early nightlife scene be at that time of year and would most of the restaurants and bars be open? Any chance of hearing live music.


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      Southern Ca Getaway idea, please.

      Los Angeles Oct 2, 2015 at 1:13 AM

      My birthday's next week and I'd like to take a 2-3 day getaway (mid week). I live in paradise already, San Diego - but would like to perhaps go find a nice B&B and go to Universal Studios, maybe another studio or park or cool activity for an adult traveling solo. Are there any awesome places or stops you'd recommend for a getaway alone? Like to keep it under $500 for all.

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      What to see?

      Los Angeles Sep 21, 2015 at 9:01 AM

      Me and three other girls are going for a roadtrip from San Francisco to Los Angeles, so we are wondering if anyone have any tips on what we have to see there? Maybe some great restaurants, beaches, etc. We want to se the tourist things, but we also want to get the real LA experience.
      So if you have any tips at all, contact me! :)

    • Hotels Near SFO

      San Francisco Oct 1, 2015 at 10:09 AM

      My son is in the military and will be flying out of SFO and needs a hotel stay for the night before his flight. I am trying to book a one night stay on a young mans budget that is in a safe area not necessarily right next to the airport, but within a reasonable distance. Does anybody have any advice on an area or nice hotel? Thanks so much..........

    • Parking questions

      San Elijo State Beach Sep 23, 2015 at 12:38 PM

      Suggestions for overnight parking close to San Elijo campground?
      Thank you in advance!

    • 4 nights at US Grant and only rent a car for the last 2 days?

      San Diego Sep 18, 2015 at 3:59 AM

      Hi All,

      I just wanted to run past through you my idea for my trip to San Diego next month. I'll spending 4 nights at the US Grant, therefore I was thinking of not renting a car for the first two days, and explore anything I can explore on foot. This is primarily to save the ridiculously expensive parking fee for two nights!

      I would then rent a car for the last two days so that I can explore a bit more of what's further afield.

      Does it sound sensible?

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      Event in Napa, 10-17 & 10-18?

      Napa Sep 11, 2015 at 9:41 AM

      I thought I would try the forum to see if maybe someone could figure this out, because I've not been able to find it.
      My wife has a business meeting in Santa Rosa on the week of 10-12. We were going to drive up there and, once her meeting is finished on Friday, spend at least another night in the area. However, that weekend, the hotels get ridiculous, and I'm trying to figure out what's going on there.
      It seems to get worse as you move toward Napa, so I'm thinking that Napa is where the event is. Hotels in Fairfield are extremely high, while those in Concord are normal, and I may end up staying in Concord before flying out on another trip.
      Can anyone find this major event, just to satisfy my own curiosity?

    • 5 hours at LA airport

      Los Angeles Sep 24, 2015 at 6:56 AM

      Hello, I am arriving at LA airport on September 26 at 04:35PM and I have another flight on the same date at 10:10PM. Is there any chance to visit at least one popular place in LA? Thank you!

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      Porters in the airport (LAX)?

      Los Angeles Sep 27, 2015 at 9:46 PM

      My daughter will arrive in Los Angeles International Airport with two small children, a four-year-old and a not-yet-two-year-old. She'll have to get two big car seats from the baggage claim plus her luggage and will have to get everything and everybody out to the public arrival area, where our friends will meet them. Are there any porters in the baggage claim hall? I've read about Skycaps. Are they easily recognizable? I've read they expect to be tipped. How much would be appropriate? And I suppose they also expect to be paid. Can anyone tell me how much this is?
      Thank you for any information.


      California Oct 1, 2015 at 5:16 AM

      Hello, I m new in California. Suggest me good place for my family weekend fun..

    • 5day itinary

      by Lesleymercieca Online Now Aug 28, 2015 at 3:32 AM

      What should we do in Santa Monica for 5 days. It's our first time in LA 2 teenage kids Not going to Disneyland,

      3 Answers Aug 28, 2015 at 1:29 PM
    • First timer to the beach.

      by JWOklahoma Online Now Aug 26, 2015 at 4:33 PM

      can i bring my own cooler to the beach for sandwiches and drinks?
      what are the prices for parking?

      1 Answer Aug 26, 2015 at 8:52 PM
    • Vacation rentals

      by CharlotteR10 Online Now Feb 14, 2015 at 11:21 AM

      Can anyone recommend any company's for vacation rentals in the area?

      2 Answers Feb 15, 2015 at 7:55 PM
    • Exciting things to do

      by yourichang Online Now May 27, 2014 at 2:35 PM

      What is the most exciting thing to do at Santa Monica Pier?
      Or your favorite thing to do?

      4 Answers Jun 10, 2014 at 1:32 PM
    • air port to santa monica

      by kassyabbs Online Now May 23, 2014 at 3:05 AM

      hi im travelling in just for one day and want to see santa monica and sunset coming from the airport and wondering what is the best way to travel and how long? thanks

      2 Answers May 23, 2014 at 8:27 AM
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      July 14, someone?

      by GustavoH Online Now Apr 3, 2014 at 5:59 AM

      then i´ll staying in santa monica in July, someone will be there??

      1 Answer Apr 3, 2014 at 8:48 AM
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      City near LA

      by GustavoH Online Now Mar 20, 2014 at 7:25 AM

      whitch city near LA it is good to visit?

      14 Answers Apr 20, 2014 at 9:57 PM
    • Day trips from Santa Monica

      by anderkelly Online Now May 31, 2013 at 11:32 AM

      New question! My husband and I will be renting a car for one day to go somewhere else other than Santa Monica and Hollywood. Any recommendations on someplace along the coastline that's under a two-hour drive? We're up for good restaurants, a nice beach, or some sightseeing.

      8 Answers Jun 12, 2013 at 2:12 PM
    • Should I rent a car to go into Hollywood?

      by anderkelly Online Now May 30, 2013 at 8:51 AM

      My husband and I are going to spend the day in West Hollywood, and I've planned several activities that are somewhat close together - LACMA, The Grove and then drinks at Chateau Marmont and a comedy show at the Laugh Factory. We'll be coming from Santa Monica and I had previously thought we could cab in and walk to all of these somewhat close locations, and then cab back at night. Do you recommend this, or would renting a car be a better option?

      5 Answers Jun 12, 2013 at 1:22 PM
    • Five days in Santa Monica

      by Steven63 Online Now Jun 21, 2012 at 1:27 PM

      Hello from Bonny Scotland

      My wife and I and our two sons are touring the West Coast of the USA from next Wednesday for three weeks.
      5 nights in Vegas
      9 nights in LA...five in Santa Monica and 4 in Hollywood
      6 nights in Hawaii(Oahu)
      3 nights in San Francisco
      Back home to Glasgow....sob sob

      Staying in the Loews in Santa Monica.Looking for any tips,advice,things to do in Santa Monica.We have two teenage boys...16 and 13.The youngest is a skateboarder.

      6 Answers Jun 22, 2012 at 3:39 PM
    • Family activities

      by shellywhiteside Online Now Nov 28, 2011 at 10:42 AM

      We are traveling to Santa Monica for X-mas with our 11 and 12 year old sons. We reserved a room at Shutters on the Beach. First, is it safe for the boys to go to the pier on there own if they want? Any suggestions on activities. We were thinking of renting a car. Possibly visiting Universal Studios and Venice Beach.

      7 Answers Apr 18, 2012 at 4:31 AM
    • Seashore Hotel on Main Street

      by patmattheisen Online Now Nov 20, 2011 at 12:15 PM

      It sounds great for what we want,i.e.location, parking,not a chain. Just want to have someone's opinion on the interior. Again, am not too fussy but badly mixed chintz ala English B and Bs are hard. Lumpy mattress, can't do, and mold and bugs are beyond me. Can anyone help? Have had BAD experience in New Orleans so am gun shy. Pat M

      3 Answers Feb 8, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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      New Year's Eve

      by SFHulaGIrl Online Now Dec 9, 2010 at 4:08 PM

      Now that I've settled on a hotel, what's going on in Santa Monica for New Year's Eve? Does anyone have a restaurant to recommend or any special event?

      8 Answers Jan 5, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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      Sea Shore Motel or Sea View Hotel?

      by SFHulaGIrl Online Now Aug 25, 2010 at 6:44 PM

      Which has the better rooms and the better location?

      1 Answer Aug 25, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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      safest/cheapest close to the beach hotel :)

      by deshbic Online Now Jul 3, 2010 at 2:01 AM

      Me my sister and my 5 and 3yr old boys are visting california for a few nights in july. we will not be driving so we want to stay somewhere close enough to the beach to either walk or take a bus. Were traveling on a budget so does anyone have any suggestions on some SAFE/CLEAN/CHEAP hotels? Also it will be our first time visiting any suggestions on some "must see" spots? :)

      3 Answers Jul 4, 2010 at 4:30 PM
    • bubblesmum

      by bubblesmum Online Now May 31, 2010 at 12:55 PM

      Hi, My husband and I are visiting Santa Monica for 7 days at the beginning of October. This is our first visit to America. We're trying to choose a really central hotel. Is Santa Monica an easily walkable area? We will be visiting places around the LA area but had hoped not to have to hire a car. Any help or advice would be really welcome. many thanks.

      8 Answers Jun 4, 2010 at 3:07 AM
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      Lodging and location question

      by dldkag Online Now May 12, 2010 at 9:45 AM

      We'll be in LA in July and have chosen Santa Monica as our base. Because we've found that the nice hotels with availability are charging350 or more per night, we're considering renting a condo for the 4 nights. The place we're looking at is near Lincoln and Santa Monica Blvd. Is this a good location? Will we be able to walk to most places (i.e. Pier, Promenade)?

      Also, how long of a drive will it be to Disneyland and Hollywood from Santa Monica (assuming non rush hour traffic)?

      Thanks for your assistance.


      7 Answers May 13, 2010 at 9:47 AM
    • Lodging in SM

      by nino224 Online Now Feb 4, 2010 at 1:05 AM


      I'm looking for a clean, safe hotel to stay at with my wife and son that's walking distance from the pier and promenade that won't break the bank. Under150 if possible. Thanks!

      7 Answers Feb 5, 2010 at 9:38 AM
    • 411 on SM

      by nino224 Online Now Jan 13, 2010 at 2:30 AM


      I'm taking the wife and 4 year-old to SM in mid April for a conference.

      1. Do I need to rent a car or is there enough to do provided we stay near the beach and/or promenade?

      2. How much can I expect to spend if I want to stay in that general area?

      5 Answers Jan 23, 2010 at 2:59 AM
    • parking

      by canzeld Online Now Sep 19, 2009 at 7:03 PM

      where can I park for free?

      3 Answers Sep 20, 2009 at 11:18 AM
    • "The Room"

      by chelsmychels Online Now Sep 17, 2009 at 1:44 PM

      What is the dress code???? What's the feeling on outfits--- casual, jeans and heels or uptight???

      4 Answers Sep 21, 2009 at 1:51 PM
    • Is a "detour" worth it?~Long Beach or Burbank to Santa Monica??

      by veresa Online Now Sep 9, 2009 at 12:38 AM

      Hi! I'm lost! I am looking to get to SM ultimately, but a direct flight to LAX fr LAS seems too much to me ($99 w/tx & fees). Alternately, I am looking to get to Santa Monica fr LB or BUR. So, I am willing to take a "detour" flight & stay a night outside of SM to *save* ~$50 OW fr LAS & see another site (only opt-->evening flight). 1) Am I better off getting that deal for an evening flight to Burbank or Long Beach (i.e.,49 OW fr LAS) + a one-nt's over-nighter @either (to incl. that nt & nxt day sightseeing), and then head to SM via *Mass Transit* or cab (will not rent a car)? ORRRRR...2) Shall I spend the overpriced99w/tax OW flight fr LAS to LAX to stay all my 3 nts in Santa Monica (+ transport)? I am truly looking for the best beach experience w/ the ability to go out solo comfortably for a little nightlife/wining & dining. Ultimately, I will stay "in the area" 3-nts, no more, no less from 9/19-9/22. Also, I just received Leno tix for my last nt's stay on 9/21. Help! ;>' BB

      4 Answers Sep 15, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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      Santa Monica Events Calendar

      by JMur Online Now May 13, 2009 at 10:31 AM

      I'm going to Santa Monica and want to find a Santa Monica events calendar or Santa Monica travel guide. Any Southern California events calendar that lists Southern California visitor information including Santa Monica would do.

      3 Answers May 13, 2009 at 3:19 PM
    • Public Transpo

      by nino224 Online Now May 11, 2009 at 12:14 AM


      I'm going to be in Santa Monica at the Hyatt Century Plaza on Ave. of the Stars. How far is the pier, and is there public transpo I can take to get there?
      Also, besides the beach, what else can I do in the area with a three year old?


      2 Answers May 13, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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      Santa Monica Meeting Venue

      by ebel0009 Online Now May 2, 2009 at 9:50 PM

      What are some good Santa Monica meeting venues? I'm looking for creative meeting venues or beach front meeting spaces in Santa Monica. Can anyone recommend any Santa Monica meeting venues?

      2 Answers May 2, 2009 at 10:58 PM
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      Good value hotels

      by darrmont Online Now Dec 26, 2008 at 6:21 AM

      I am planning on staying a few nights around the Santa Monica area and would like to stay close to the beach although to get better value I am happy to go a bit as I have a car. I wonder is there any area close to the coast where car parking is likely to be free for guests and reasonably priced hotels.

      2 Answers May 13, 2009 at 10:43 AM
    • Temps only in the 60's????

      by Sapphire695 Online Now May 27, 2008 at 1:56 PM

      I'm due to arrive in SaMo on July 7th. I've been watching the weather on "" and notice it's only reaches the hight 60's for the high from now until June 5th. Has it really been that cool? I will have a 9 yr old boy w/me and would like to spend a few days at the beach, otherwise the kid may get kinda bored. Have people been on the beach? Does it maybe feel warmer than the high 60's?

      5 Answers May 27, 2008 at 4:14 PM
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      From NY to Santa Monica

      by carvelcake Online Now May 11, 2008 at 12:01 AM

      I want to go to Santa Monica from NY.Could you tell me what is the most interesting and atractive way to go.
      I`ll be happy:-)

      6 Answers May 14, 2008 at 5:50 PM
    • laurel`s canyon

      by emilykokal Online Now May 2, 2008 at 11:44 AM

      I want to visit Laurel`s Canyon, where can I find a good map of roads near this one or a good guide of thic location, anybody can help me?
      I`ll be very glad :-)

      4 Answers May 4, 2008 at 8:14 AM
    • Hollywood to Santa Monica

      by lexie_2388 Online Now Mar 31, 2008 at 10:48 PM

      Does anyone know the apprx. cab fare from hollywood to santa monica beach?

      2 Answers Apr 17, 2008 at 3:52 PM