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    • Where to stay in Santa Barbara for young seniors with a car?

      Santa Barbara Oct 25, 2016 at 11:43 AM

      Spending 4 days in Santa Barbara early in March after time in LA. Looking either for a VRBO place or a hotel, preferably with a kitchen area for brkfast. No need for the beach as we live on one on the East Coast, but trying to find the recommended areas to stay with walkable restaurants when we return from our daily touring.


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      VT meet in november

      Los Angeles Oct 18, 2016 at 12:01 AM

      Hi I am manish from India. i have set up a meeting in beverly hill in november. Hope to catch up with you and other VT locals. I would really love to meet you guys from LA and around. I know being a thanksgiving week, it might be difficult for all, but would love to meet as many locals as possible.

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      Suggestion of Wineries

      Napa Oct 17, 2016 at 7:21 AM

      I'll be with my family in Napa. Could you suggest good/best wineries to visit and taste?

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      VT meet in LA

      Beverly Hills Oct 18, 2016 at 12:02 AM

      Hi I am manish from India. i have set up a meeting in beverly hill in november. Hope to catch up with you and other VT locals. I would really love to meet you guys from LA and around. I know being a thanksgiving week, it might be difficult for all, but would love to meet as many locals as possible.

    • How good is the nightlife in Newport Beach?

      Newport Beach Oct 7, 2016 at 5:54 AM

      Hi all, I have 4-7 days to spare when I'm in the US next year. So am considering a few places. Is the nightlife any good? many thanks

    • Transport to Inyokern

      Lancaster Oct 2, 2016 at 5:59 AM

      What is the cheapest way to get from Lancaster CA to Inyokern. We have a shuttle booked with Antelope to get from LAX to Lancaster but need onward travel to Inyokern.

    • Where to stay in San Diego for young seniors with a car?

      San Diego Oct 25, 2016 at 11:41 AM

      Spending 4 days in SD this February before heading to LA. Looking either for a VRBO place or a hotel, preferably with a kitchen area for brkfast. No need for the beach as we live on one on the East Coast, but trying to find the recommended areas to stay with walkable restaurants when we return from our daily touring.

    • Handicapped Access

      Santa Catalina Island Sep 29, 2016 at 9:03 AM

      How would a person who is unable to walk far get around the island?

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      Motor home rental in California, recommendation on company and location.

      California Sep 28, 2016 at 1:59 PM

      A couple of friends, from Europe, will be flying into California and want to rent a Motor Home to tour the state and are looking for a recommendation on company and location. This is for preliminary planing and he currently owns a Motor Home and is thus experienced in driving a small to medium sized one. All comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated. How are the State and National parks in California?

    • Taxi cost on Xmas Day

      Los Angeles Oct 10, 2016 at 2:39 AM

      Hi we arrive in LAX at 6.40pm on Xmas Day. Does anyone know how much it would cost to use Uber to get from LAX to Hotel on Walk of Fame. We're here for 13 nights and not renting a car - is it easy enough to get around using public transport

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      Help Me :)

      Los Angeles Oct 21, 2016 at 6:09 AM

      Hi everyone !
      I just came to Los Angeles- Marina Del Rey and i havent rent a car yet. So how can i go around ? Is metro safe? And where should i visit because i will stay in here for 3 months and i dont know any place in here 

    • Casual friend while i travel in SFO?

      San Francisco Oct 24, 2016 at 8:34 AM

      Friends, I am visiting SFO solo for couple of days. Looking forward for someone who can guide me about couple of interesting places. I like to jog and probably explore one of the trekking trails. any recommendation for morning jog trails and one trek trail over the weekends?
      if someone visiting SFO or staying in SFO interested to go on a drink and talk about interesting things in life? ping me.

    • Family drive Yosemite NP to Death Valley in April

      Yosemite National Park Sep 28, 2016 at 2:25 PM

      Hello. Our family of 4 (2 kids under 5 years old) are looking to drive from San Francisco to Las Vegas in April next year via Yosemite and Death Valley. We have several days to do this. Looks like Highway 120 is closed that time of year so how do we set about planning our adventure? Can anyone help us out with insider knowledge, useful hints and tips please, especially routes. Thanks.

    • SF/LV/LA trip itinerary help

      California Sep 28, 2016 at 11:19 AM

      Hi everyone, I am travelling for the first time to California, and need a bit of assistance. I am landing at LAX at roughly 13:30, and should probably be out of the airport by 14:30. Our trip will be mid January for a total of 17 days. And I have already got flights from SFO-LAS, and then LAS-LAX. All the accommodation is already booked, now its all about the finer details to the trip.

      Part 1: The first bit of info that I need is regarding getting from LAX to San Francisco, I have been advised to take the PCH and stop over for the night in Morro Bay/Cayucos, then drive early the next day to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for a few hours before making our way to San Francisco. I have read many forums saying its not advisable to make that trip in 1 day, as theres too much to see, which I agree with... Unfortunately its that or take a flight direct to San Francisco. Please can you tell me if it is at all worth making that drive, or just taking a flight.

      Part 2: We will spend 5 nights in San francisco, and I am struggling to define what are must do's, as so many people recommend different things... right now this is my plan, please critique it,and help me make the right choices.

      Day 1: Arrive at the hotel mid day in Fishermans Wharf, spend an hour or two relaxing at the hotel, then going out to explore the Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli's and maybe catch the evening tour of Alcatraz. Return and have dinner close to the hotel.
      Day 2: Head out just after sunrise, taking the Cable car from Fishermans Wharf to Market street, and will probably walk to the Ferry Building and explore there, then make our way back to Union Square, and up to china town and exploring there. Afterwards, taking the cable car to Lombard street, then head back to the hotel, relax before dinner and find a nice area to eat with some music.

      Side note -- please can you tell me if i fit too many or too little things per day

      Day 3: Up and out early again to Steiner Str to walk through the park and see the Pink Ladies. Up to Golden Gate Park and the Academy of Science, the Morrison Planetarium, and the Japanese Tea Garden. then to the Golden gate bridge, will probably rent a bicycle and cycle to the other end... We would love to from here, go to Muir woods, spend an hour there, before making our way back to the hotel, again relax a bit, then go out for dinner.
      Day 4 : This day is still up for debate, but my wife would love to see Yosemite for the day... I know that you can easily spend a week without seeing everything, but the thought is that while we are on the west coast, we should make the effort to see the park, or at least as much as we can in 1 day.
      Day 5 : Take a small group tour to Napa and spend the day exploring the wineries.

      Part 3 : Departing to Vegas at around 11am, spending 3 nights there. This part of the trip is pretty much easy enough to plan for, but the highlight would be a helicopter trip to the grand canyon.

      Part 4 : Depart Vegas to LAX, we will be spending 4 nights staying in Hollywood area, and another 4 nights saying in Anaheim. Now for this part of the journey, we LOVE theme parks, and we are dedicating 3-4 days to it.

      Day 1 : Land at LAX at 13:00, make our way to the hotel, relax for a few hours, then off to see Hollywood BLVD, for the rest of the night.
      Day 2 : Drive to Six Flags Magic Mountain ( Never been to a Six Flags before, looking forward to it).
      Day 3 : Universal Studios
      Day 4 : Tour around LA (Please help me which things to see)
      Day 5 : Move to the new hotel in Anaheim, and explore the area for the day
      Day 6 : DisneyLand
      Day 7 : Disney Adventure

      Side Note: Let me know if 2 days is too much for these 2 parks.

      Day 8 : Still debatable, was thinking of driving to San diego for the last day.

      We fly out the next morning at 1AM, so don't want to do too much on the last day... pretty much just relax.

      That you all in advance for the advise and I look forward to you responses.

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      Where to camp.

      by StephanB Online Now Aug 5, 2015 at 6:24 PM

      anybody have campgrounds they love near Big bear lake? I know Serrano, but it seems more for RVs, and Pine Knot maybe OK, but it sounds too near the town, and also the slanted sites on the hill may an issue. I have 4 kids, so hiking inland is not an option at this point. We have 1 big tent and 1 car.
      i don't have to be on the lake, but it would be nice to be near some water. maybe there is another location near Big Bear, another Lake....
      I only live an hour away, so I could travel farther if needed.

      1 Answer Aug 5, 2015 at 8:59 PM
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      Christmas big bear

      by Peteward41 Online Now Sep 14, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      Hi can anyone recommend a good restaurant for Christmas dinner this year thanks

      6 Answers Sep 15, 2014 at 2:41 AM
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      Big bear lake

      by Peteward41 Online Now Sep 14, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      Weather in December

      2 Answers Sep 14, 2014 at 4:23 PM
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      Snow in April

      by JEKIE2 Online Now Mar 17, 2014 at 9:34 AM


      Would like to ask about snow conditions in Big Bear 2nd week of April? Planning to go up with my fam on April8-10 we just want to have my 4 yr old experience snow and hopefully play/ snow tubing. I blame the movie Frozen because she's been asking for snow which is not possible here because we live in a tropical country :). Any info will be appreciated.


      3 Answers Mar 17, 2014 at 10:42 AM
    • tour de una día

      by Badillajohn Online Now Nov 5, 2013 at 7:58 AM

      existen tour desde Anaheim, hasta big bear lake de 1 día

      15 Answers Nov 5, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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      Camping & Boating near Big Bear

      by jagheter Online Now Aug 19, 2013 at 1:18 PM

      Can anyone recommend a campground (for car camping) in the Big Bear Lake area? And a place to rent kayaks or Canoes?

      1 Answer Aug 19, 2013 at 4:52 PM
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      Best thing to do in Big Bear Lake in Summer with kids

      by Sienlu Online Now Jul 27, 2011 at 10:37 AM

      We have rented a cabin with another couple in Big Bear Lake this weekend, what is the best thing you can do there in Summer with kids?

      2 Answers Jul 27, 2011 at 11:54 AM
    • Would you recommend a family vacation to big this summer?

      by duskus Online Now Jul 20, 2006 at 10:16 PM

      We just got back from a 5 night 6 day trip to Lake Tahoe. It was an absolutely gorgeous and we didn't want to leave. We are a family of four. 13 and 10 year old daughers. We were thinking of taking 3 nights 4 days to Big Bear for some enjoyment on big bear Lake like renting a boat. Would we be disapointed after being in magnificent Lake Tahoe? What is there to do in Big Bear for summer family fun there? Thank you kindly for your posts....

      3 Answers Jul 24, 2006 at 1:11 PM
    • where to buy chains

      by sdbear Online Now Jan 3, 2005 at 1:45 PM

      I was hoping that someone could tell me where to buy chains in San Diego. I live in Rancho Bernardo and am heading up to Big Bear on Wednesday. Thanks.

      2 Answers Jan 3, 2005 at 9:24 PM
    • Snow in Big Bear

      by suhb01 Online Now Nov 24, 2004 at 1:39 PM

      I reserved a cabin for late December/early Jan. Does anybody know when it snows a lot in Big Bear? Thanks!