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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.

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    • 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?

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    • 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!!!

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    • 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?

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    • 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

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    • 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

      Hello

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

      Thanks

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    • 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 ?

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    • 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!

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    • 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

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    • 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!

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    • Suitable Clothing & Weather

      California May 22, 2015 at 7:56 PM

      Hi,
      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?
      Thanks,
      JBH1

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    • 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.

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    • 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?

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    • 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!

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    • 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

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    • 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?

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    • 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 blvd...im 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

      Hi,
      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.

      Dave

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

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

      Hi,

      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

      Hi,

      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

      Hi,

      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?

      Thanks!

      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 "weather.com" 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
    • hi santa monica hostel

      by deshie Online Now Mar 21, 2008 at 5:53 AM

      Is this hostel safe and has anybody ever stayed there?

      3 Answers Mar 21, 2008 at 10:14 AM
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      Marriott 'Le Merigot' Hotel, Santa Monica

      by July2 Online Now Mar 5, 2008 at 1:27 PM

      We're considering booking at the above hotel for two nights. Does anyone have any comments about it, good or bad, or have another beachfront suggestion?

      Thanks, Louisa

      8 Answers Mar 8, 2008 at 2:05 PM