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    • Ideas? April 19- 22nd! 2 year anniversary ideas.

      South Lake Tahoe Mar 28, 2015 at 6:56 PM

      Ok, so our first trip we had planned for a one yr anniversary got ruined so this year i need it to be special.

      My Fiance and I are traveling to South Lake for our 2 year anniversary. We are on a tight budget and he has never been to that side of Tahoe, and Im not too familiar either. I need ideas!

      We both enjoy thee forest areas, he is able to drink, but i am not so bars and night life arent the best.

      We are really only looking to make memories not break the bank. I enjoy horseback riding and he enjoys going out and exploring. We both dont ski or snowboard, and arent interested either.

      We are going in April on the 19th- 22nd. Right now all I have planned is visiting my favorite burger place from when I was younger, Burger Lounge, and MAYBE go to Zephyr Cove Stables. but that still leaves so much more time in the days we are there.

      HELP ME? haha.

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    • 6th and Chestnut

      Long Beach Mar 24, 2015 at 7:25 AM

      What is the area like near 6th street and chestnut? I am a single 24 year old female looking to rent an apartment in that area and I am getting mixed reviews on the neighborhood. help?!

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    • Public transport

      San Bernardino Mar 18, 2015 at 4:40 PM

      What is the best and cheap way of transport in San bernardino ?

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      Attending TV tapings and age restrictions

      Los Angeles Mar 3, 2015 at 12:30 PM

      I've been doing some research on attending tapings of live studio audience TV tapings - and have seen that the minimum age is 10. I have a younger child (7) who would enjoy a couple of the Disney shows that are available to attend. Are the age restrictions strictly enforced? Thanks.

       

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      Vernon, France

      Vista Mar 1, 2015 at 2:38 PM

      Is is worth traveling by train for a day to Vernon, France from Paris when Giverny is not yet open?

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      Without long waiting lines in LA

      Los Angeles Mar 18, 2015 at 1:26 PM

      best things to do in LA for adult for about 4 days? No Disney or studios, any idea?

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      best "celebrity homes" tour bus

      Los Angeles Mar 17, 2015 at 3:38 PM

      I'm heading to LA with my family in a couple of weeks and want to do the corny celebrity homes bus tour.
      With research, I've seen they are ALOT of these types of companies, and am curious if anyone has any recommendations?
      Thanks.

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      Death Valley National Park 22 hours ago

      i wonted to know if it was possible to drive from death valley to yosemite in the 2nd week of january, 2016, if so need to know about fuel, food, and accommadation. if not possible can you still get to yosemite, were going to san francisco thank you shirley australia.

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    • Looking for buddies

      Los Angeles Mar 24, 2015 at 6:09 PM

      Is anyone willing to take a roadtrip across the USA (from North Carolina to Los Angeles) from May til June?

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    • resettelment with my family from pakistan

      San Francisco Mar 16, 2015 at 4:22 AM

      Let me introduce i am belong to catholic christian family i am married & i want to settle in san fran but i am very confuse does san fran safe for me or my family should i go to los angles ? but now time i am in pakistan.please understand & give me help so they i could get good life & better future for own family in u.s.a.

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    • Useful Advice for a First timer to Los Angeles

      Los Angeles Mar 27, 2015 at 2:52 AM

      Hello All, I intend to spend 3days of my vacation in Los Angeles sometime next month. I am travelling from West Africa.
      Since this is my first time in LA, I would appreciate any useful advice on the best location to stay in LA – in terms of safety, security, and access by bus or train to areas of attractions. Information on reasonably priced hotel would also be helpful.
      Secondly, would also appreciate any advice on the best way to utilize my time and have enough fun. I like pubs, nightclubs, sightseeing, hopping, nice place to eat, etc.

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      First visit - May 2015

      Los Angeles Mar 12, 2015 at 5:51 AM

      Hi all, looking for some info on what areas to stay in Los Angeles. Will have a rental so any info on hotels with parking would be helpful. Any tips on tour guides for Hollywood area. Thanks all.

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    • Passenger vehicle with driver wanted

      Sacramento Mar 8, 2015 at 11:16 PM

      I am taking my husband to SF for his birthday soon and I'm not interested in the drive and I'm sure he isn't either. Does anyone know of a limo/sedan service in Sacramento that will take us to San Francisco and bring us back after our day is over? For a fair price? On a Sunday?

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    • Rooms with a view

      Del Mar Mar 8, 2015 at 1:41 PM

      Hi,

      We reserved a room with a balcony and ocean view. Can anyone recommend which room has the best view?

      Thanks.

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    • North of San Francisco

      San Francisco Mar 6, 2015 at 1:20 PM

      Hi guys! Me and my family (5 pax) are planning to spend around 17/20 days:

      Fly to Las Vegas - Grand Canyon (4 days - Arrive, Rent a car in Vegas go directly to GCanyon, spend 2 nights, back to Vegas, spend 2 nights

      From Vegas fly to ??? (I do not know where - help needed) north of San Francisco

      Spend 5 to 7 days in the area North of San Francisco (when I say north, I mean up to Vancouver)

      Coming south (car) spend 2 nights in Yosemite.

      Go to San Francisco 2 nights

      Spend 3 nights going to LA

      From LA back home

      Total around 17/19 days.

      I need help with the ??? area. Where can I go north of San Francisco? The date will be end of january, first days of february next year. So, winter time. We like both visiting cities/museums (Getty Museum close to LA) and landscapes like Muir Woods, Yosemite, etc. We will not allow time to do skiing. We might consider renting a motor home for a couple of days (3 or 4 days).

      I will gladly receive critics to my schedule and any comments will be welcome!!!!

      Tks!!!!

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    • Hotel & Route Recommendation

      Death Valley National Park Mar 19, 2015 at 8:22 PM

      Hello together
      We are 3 students travelling through the west coast.
      We can't really estimate the time we need to travel between Death Valley and Yosemite.

      Our Travelplan is following:

      Donnerstag, 11. Juni 2015 San Diego - LA
      Freitag, 12. Juni 2015 Los Angeles
      Samstag, 13. Juni 2015 Los Angeles
      Sonntag, 14. Juni 2015 LA - Death Valley
      Montag, 15. Juni 2015 Death Valley
      Dienstag, 16. Juni 2015 Death Valley - Yosemite NP
      Mittwoch, 17. Juni 2015 Yosemite NP
      Donnerstag, 18. Juni 2015 Yosemite NP - SF
      Freitag, 19. Juni 2015 San Francisco
      Samstag, 20. Juni 2015 San Francisco
      Sonntag, 21. Juni 2015 San Francisco
      Montag, 22. Juni 2015 SF - Monterey
      Dienstag, 23. Juni 2015 Monterey - Pismo Beach
      Mittwoch, 24. Juni 2015 Pismo Beach - Santa Barbara
      Donnerstag, 25. Juni 2015 Santa Barbara - San Diego

      Do you think this is okay? Can you recommend a hotel or a route between the nationalparks?
      Thank you in advance! :-)

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      Shopping outlets

      California Mar 21, 2015 at 1:57 AM

      We are going to be in LA San Diego Palm Springs and Vegas in July and want to do a bit of shopping but only really one or two places. Can anyone suggest the best outlet to go to as they all seem to have them.
      Looking for some bargains in an easy to get to outlet.
      Thanks

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    • What to do in Ojai

      Ojai Mar 28, 2015 at 6:03 PM

      First time going to Ojai
      Small budget. What can we do for free or cheap and have a god time in Ojai?

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      I want to Know this beautiful pleace

      California Mar 13, 2015 at 3:46 PM

      Good Afternoon.

      I really want to know this beautiful city, so I need your help. I want to visit de most important historical places. What are the tourist routes that exist in this place? and What activities can I do to know this culture?

      I really hope your answers.

      Thanks

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      Car shuttle for thru-hike of High Sierra Trail

      by blueskyjohn Online Now Feb 21, 2015 at 5:23 PM

      Hello all! I am planning a thru hike of the High Sierra trail for summer 2015. While I have the logistics of the actual hike nailed down, I'm having trouble with transportation from trailheads. My plan would be to leave my rental car at Whitney Portal rd then hire a service to take me to the other side and leave me at Crescent Meadow.

      I know it's a long drive and the few services I found are quite expensive. Curious if anyone has experience with other alternatives? Public transport doesn't seem practical. Suggestions or advice would be appreciated.

      Thanks!

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      Visitng the park over Memorial Day

      by angela6571 Online Now Feb 20, 2015 at 8:55 PM

      My family would like to visit Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon over the Memorial Day weekend. I know it is on the cusp of Summer, but can anyone provide some insight if any of the roads/ares might still be closed? Also, we would like to camp, but it seems most of the campsites are first come, first serve. Does anyone have experience camping there over this holiday weekend. Are the crowds horrible? We will be arriving late Friday night from San Francisco so I'm worried it will be hard to find a campsite. We plan to extend our long weekend through Wednesday and would like to explore a lot of area. Any though, opinions, and/or suggestions are much appreciated!

      5 Answers Feb 22, 2015 at 10:13 PM
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      Sequoia april/may - 1½ day itinerary

      by mariabeeken Online Now 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

      Maria

      6 Answers Jan 30, 2015 at 12:10 PM
    • Show Chain

      by kensky Online Now Oct 4, 2014 at 10:48 AM

      I will be travelling to Sequoia Nat Park in early November. My Question : Is it a snow chain is needed/compulsory? Thanks

      8 Answers Oct 6, 2014 at 12:40 AM
    • Sequoia or Kings Canyon?

      by jad131 Online Now Aug 19, 2014 at 10:25 PM

      Which park would you recommend staying longer at? Sequoia or Kings Canyon?

      5 Answers Aug 20, 2014 at 11:55 AM
    • Just one day

      by Dakotasmom Online Now Jun 21, 2014 at 5:38 AM

      We are coming to SNP in August but we will only have one day there. What are the best things to do?

      3 Answers Jun 28, 2014 at 3:52 AM
    • A short trip in Sequoia/Kings Canyon. Help needed for itinerary

      by abhisheks77 Online Now Jun 7, 2014 at 1:45 AM

      HI,
      Next weekend (June 14th), I will be staying a night at Sequoia NP at Lodgepole CG. I will be reaching there at 11 noon on first day and will have time till next day 5 PM evening. I tried to make up a rough plan like this -

      Day-1 Start from LA at 7 AM and follow this route ==> LA - Bakersfield - Tulare - 99 - J19 (RD 80) - 180 (E Kings Canyon Road) - Grant Grove - Cedar Grove. Backtrack till Lodgepole Campground and overnight stay.
      Day-2 Packup tent and head to General Sherman Tree - Giant Forest - Mineral King and start for LA around 5 PM.

      Is there any other route, which will allow me to cover more place on first day, instead of backtrack ?
      Is it ok to follow that route, which I mentioned on both days ?
      Can I cover any other place on day-2 ?
      Or else, any other suggested itinerary, which will suite my days more ? We are not much into hiking and long tracking, but upto 3 miles rountrip is ok. We are more into scenic places and drives.
      Regards

      6 Answers Jun 9, 2014 at 10:23 PM
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      Where to camp in May?

      by jessenewmarch Online Now Apr 25, 2014 at 8:23 PM

      Along with a trip to Yosemite, my girlfriend and I will be stopping in Sequoia and are looking for recommendations on where to camp? Hopefully get a good close look at the famous trees (The General) as well as a day hike into the hills.

      Thanks!

      2 Answers Apr 28, 2014 at 12:31 PM
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      One day in Sequoia national park

      by Nanpops Online Now Mar 9, 2014 at 4:50 PM

      In early April we are travelling from Paso Robles to Visalia where we plan to stay the night then have a full day in the park. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks

      4 Answers Mar 16, 2014 at 5:51 PM
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      Day trip into park

      by Nanpops Online Now Mar 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM

      What is doable in a day trip if we stay a night in Fresno and a night in Visalia in April?

      2 Answers Mar 5, 2014 at 6:27 PM
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      Best route from the coast

      by sharrison4 Online Now Jan 11, 2014 at 8:52 AM

      My family will be traveling up the CA coast from San Diego. Where is the best place to break off and make the trip to Sequoias? Any suggestions and advice will be super welcome!
      Sabrina

      7 Answers Jan 11, 2014 at 4:38 PM
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      Quaint Lodging between LA and Three Rivers

      by mckinney3 Online Now Dec 31, 2013 at 4:49 PM

      I would rather not land in LA but I can't resist the non-stop low price fares out of Atlanta, Georgia. I want to exit LA as fast as possible but drive more than 1.5 - 2 hours to stop for the night on the way for a month long trip that will begin in Sequoia National Park (actually Silver City.) I would love to find something (B&B, Inn, Cabin) other than a chain motel along the way but it sure is not surfacing in all my research.

      Any suggestions?

      8 Answers Jan 2, 2014 at 8:04 AM
    • Vegas, Zion, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Sequoia - in 9 days?

      by Mrsgilroy Online Now Nov 28, 2013 at 5:26 PM

      My husband says "let's go to the Grand Canyon" for our 20th anniversary. Well in doing all my research, I learn the location (and existence!) of Sequoia and now I just can't imagine being so close and not seeing the trees...

      We fly into Vegas April 10th, arriving at 11:40am. We are to return home April 18th, leaving at 10:55pm. These are the only plans I have set so far. Got airfare from Maryland for $300 a piece.

      I've tried to map loops to keep us going in one direction without backtracking and was hoping I could figure 8 these in...

      I've even thought about flying into someplace in California and starting there...

      My initial plans were touring completely just east of Vegas, but after discovering Sequoia...
      Most years we vacation in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, so this area seems more like us than the things east of Vegas, but I also know I need to see these places during my life!

      Can they be done in 9 days without my entire family (two kids, 11 & 12 and DH) hating me from all the time on the road?

      Thank you so much for your time! I look forward to the replies!

      2 Answers Nov 30, 2013 at 7:13 PM
    • Sequoia NP in mid April

      by davis224 Online Now Mar 31, 2013 at 3:40 PM

      I'll be in the park April 20-21, are tire chains going to be required even if no snow is present? I'll be sticking to the Kingshighway. I'll only have an evening and morning there, planning on Giant forest and Moro Rock, anything I should know?

      1 Answer Mar 31, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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      Drive times Within Parks

      by mckinney3 Online Now Jan 30, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      Actually , I am trying to decide to stay inside or outside the park. I need a handle on drive times to help me make that decision.

      So If I am 3 rivers area:
      Drive time to Ash mountain entrance?
      Drive time to Giant Forset
      Drive time to Moro Rock
      Drive time to Crescent Meadow

      So, If I am in John Muir Lodge area:
      Drive time to Grant Grove
      Drive time to Cedar Grove
      Drive time to Yosemite entrance

      1 Answer Jan 30, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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      Confused about lodging in sequoia and kings canyon NP

      by mckinney3 Online Now Jan 27, 2013 at 5:01 PM

      I am starting to put together an extended trip. Part of trip includes time in these parks. I completely understand within national park lodgings and accept that "it is what it is."

      However, the reviews of the best places in these parks just resound with negatives and have left my head spinning on where to stay. I will be entering from the south and will spend a couple of nights in the three rivers location to get acclimated after travel. I thought we would spend time at two locations in the park to avoid driving in and out but I can't seem to settle on anywhere because of the terrible reviews (trip advisor)

      I've figured out the hikes and the drives. So where to stay for 3 nights each?

      5 Answers Jan 2, 2014 at 1:04 AM
    • Yosemite National Park or Sequoia National Park?

      by Urbanomad Online Now Jan 10, 2012 at 7:36 AM

      Hi,

      I'm going with some friends on a trip in June to San Francisco and Los Angeles and we wanted to pass by one the National Parks.... we don't have many days so we want to spend 2 days at Yosemite National Park or Sequoia National Park. Can anyone that has visited these 2 Parks give me they're opinion of what which Park they recommend / prefer?

      Thanks in advance,

      Michael

    • Motorcycle Trip from Death Valley (October 7 - 11)

      by scudderdan Online Now Oct 3, 2010 at 6:59 PM

      I'm riding out of Vegas on October 7th. I plan to spend a day in Death Valley (actually just a sunset and a sunrise). Then I would like to cross the Sierras into Sequoia National Park. I would like to take Sherman Pass road. Can anyone tell me what the conditions on this road are like this time of year? Also, is there fuel available on that road? (J41).

      3 Answers Oct 4, 2010 at 5:34 PM
    • Food availability

      by patbarajas1954 Online Now Aug 1, 2010 at 4:28 PM

      I understand there is a small market inside the park. Anyone know if they have fresh fruit, lunchmeat, eggs, cheese, milk and ice. Any vegetables? Smokes?

      Please email me at barajas@email.com.

      I would appreciate any other info on this small store. We have a big family and may need to add to our food supply.

      Thanks
      Pat

      3 Answers Aug 2, 2010 at 8:25 PM
    • Looking for guidance on travelling to Sequoia and Yosemite

      by Newfoundlandgirl Online Now Jun 16, 2010 at 5:44 PM

      My husband and I are travelling to see some of the National Parks by rail this fall. We are leaving Portland OR on the 19th of October and have to be in Las Vegas on the night of the 23rd or early on the 24th. We know that some of the facilities will be closed but would like to see as much as possible. Neither one of us is a great hiker and we are trying to do as little by car as possible. Is it doable or are we just dreaming? I have figured out how to get into Yosemite (where should we stay that is not too pricey?) and we can leave by booking a train to Fresno and getting the bus out of the park. How to get to Sequoia - is my only option renting a car?

      1 Answer Jun 17, 2010 at 9:34 AM
    • Advice on Camping in the Park

      by amberwn Online Now Mar 13, 2010 at 12:38 PM

      We are staying at Dorst Campground for 1 week with a group of friends and family the end of June this year. From what we've read, all food needs to be stored in the bear containers provided by the park. However I'm now wondering if we'll have enough room in the containers to fit our dry food and coolers. Does anyone know the size of the bear containers for the campsites? It also sounded like there are a few group bear containers, and I am wondering about the size of them as well.

      Also any tips or information you can give us about camping there relating to food, would be great. We've done a lot of camping, both backpack and car, but now with kids we do mostly car camping around Las Vegas area, so food issues aren't revelant. I just want to make sure we have enough food for us for the week, and have adequate storage for our refridgeable items.

      On our campsite we'll have possibly 6 adults and 2 kids. Thanks!

      3 Answers Mar 26, 2010 at 10:47 PM
    • Las Vegas to Sequoia National

      by 12121232 Online Now Oct 28, 2009 at 4:01 PM

      I am going to be in Las Vegas for a week next week and would like to take a trip for a couple of days north or west of there. Any suggestions from anyone? We are considering Death Valley, Sequoia, or possibly California Coast. How far is it to the coast, or Sequoia?
      Thanks
      D

      5 Answers Dec 7, 2009 at 7:25 AM
    • 1.5 days in Sequoia/King's Canyon - need advice

      by punkzip Online Now Jul 14, 2008 at 3:51 PM

      I am coming from Fresno and will have about 1 1/2 days to spend in Sequoia/King's Canyon. My hotel is in Three Rivers near the Sequoia entrance. I had some questions.

      In this short time, is it worthwhile to visit Grant's Grove (particularly since my hotel is near Sequoia)? I figure I can take 180 from Fresno, visit Grant's Grove, and then head through the park to Three Rivers. Or is it better just to head to Sequoia first from Fresno (is 99-198 the fastest way?) and just concentrate on Sequoia/Giant Forest, skipping King's Canyon and Grant's Grove.

      2 Answers Jul 27, 2008 at 2:20 PM
    • Easy Travel Mode to Sequoia National Park

      by YolandaHikes Online Now May 23, 2008 at 9:39 AM

      The bus picks up at different hotel locations in Visalia. As far as backpacking goes, the bus has a lot of leg room and also bike racks for any cyclists. Overall, the cost for a round-trip ticket is pretty reasonable, plus the free shuttles take you to multiple locations when inside the park.

      1 Answer May 23, 2008 at 12:03 PM
    • YMCA camps

      by danieldeleeuw Online Now Apr 20, 2008 at 1:17 AM

      I'am thinking of enrolling my son in a YMCA skate camp at Lake Sequoia. Can someone share experiences they have with YMCA camps. One of the things is that we are not religious. I' am wondering if the 'C' in YMCA is very prominent when you spend time in such a camp.

      Daniel de Leeuw

      1 Answer Aug 1, 2010 at 9:25 AM
    • Transportation to Trailhead

      by dorindagunther Online Now Mar 2, 2008 at 10:26 AM

      I am planning a lengthy backpack trip within the park in August. there will be 4 of us with packs and suitcases flying into Fresno Airport. I'm wondering if there is some shuttle service to transport us from A)airport to Cedar Grove Lodge and then B) from Cedar Grove Lodge to trailhead (Roads End) so that we don't have to leave a rental car sitting for 10 days @30/day!

      1 Answer Mar 2, 2008 at 12:43 PM
    • winter options in Sierras

      by golaso Online Now Mar 1, 2008 at 9:39 PM

      Help me decide, VT friends! Later this month, we will be leaving Yosemite on a Thursday and have an afternoon flight to catch on the following Sunday. We would like to tour the EASTERN Sierras, especially Mono Lake to Big Pine, but all passes south of Hwy 88 are likely to be closed... making for a long northerly loop via Carson Pass. Another "wanna do" is to see Sequoia & Kings Canyon NPs (a couple of days to do it justice?). Is it worth the time & effort, considering March weather, to do either? ...both? What would YOU do, within this limited timeframe? Does anyone have a good grasp on driving times to either locale (from Yosemite)? Thanks in advance!

      6 Answers Mar 5, 2008 at 2:48 AM
    • Sequoia NP vs. Redwood NP

      by memeof4 Online Now Oct 3, 2007 at 12:22 PM

      We will be in California the first week in August,2008. The main things we want to see are the big trees. We won't be able to visit both parks so, which one is best???

      5 Answers Oct 8, 2007 at 8:48 PM
    • Grand Canyon - Sequoia National Park - Distance

      by djb1973 Online Now Jan 30, 2007 at 5:29 AM

      Any help would be greatly appreciated. We are staying at the Grand Canyon - (nearest entrance from Las Vegas) and would then like to drive from the Grand Canyon to Sequoia National Park. How long would it likely take to drive?

      Then from Sequoia, how far is it back to Las Vegas.

      Thank you in advance.

      1 Answer Jan 30, 2007 at 9:48 AM
    • Traveling from Death Valley to Sequoia

      by dbuckley321 Online Now Jul 30, 2006 at 6:35 PM

      I'm taking a southern CA trip this summer, but have limited time. I've got my heart set on visiting Death Valley, and was hoping to jump up to Sequoia for a couple of days as well. But mapquest seems to be telling me the the only way to get between the two places is roughly an 8 hour drive, presumably because the mountains on Sequoia's east side are impassable? I'm really hoping there's a solution to this problem. Please let me know. Thanks!

      2 Answers Aug 1, 2006 at 12:02 AM