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    • tranceperent's Profile Photo

      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.

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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?

    • 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.

    • Casual friend while i travel in SFO?

      San Francisco 9 hours ago

      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.

    • 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 

    • Visiting California for the first time for a football game

      San Francisco Sep 26, 2016 at 4:39 PM

      I'm visiting CA for the first time for a football game in November. I will be in Santa Clara at Levi's Stadium. I'm going to extend my stay and do some traveling to other parts of Northern CA. I'm thinking of either going to San Francisco and driving to Sonoma or Napa Valleys. I also have thought of driving along the coast to Monterey and Big Sur. I'm wondering if it makes sense to stay for any length of time in Silicon Valley. Are there things to do there that merit my spending more time?

    • 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.

    • Carmel - 1night or 2 nights?

      by JanT90 Online Now May 26, 2014 at 6:49 PM

      My wife and I will be in SF area for 5 nights. I am trying to decide if I should stay Carmel 1 night or 2 nights. We are in our 40's and we like to take it easy on vacation. We are travelling from Asia and have not bee in the US for over 10 years. Would appreciate it any recommendations. Thanks

      14 Answers Jun 24, 2014 at 9:58 PM
    • Carmel by the sea dos and don'ts?

      by Pimms7 Online Now Apr 18, 2014 at 9:01 PM

      We will be in Carmel next week , is it true that ladies should not wear high heels?
      Anything else we need to bear in mind apart from ......if you see Clint ,do not even look at him just mind one's own business!

      20 Answers May 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM
    • Where to stay in the Carmel area?

      by Pimms7 Online Now Feb 27, 2014 at 7:24 PM

      We will spend 5 nights in the Carmel area end of April. We are looking for a nice romantic hotel with access to walks by the ocean and other points of interest. We would be grateful for any advice from all you seasoned travellers. This is our first vacation for a few years so we don't mind spending a little more than usual.
      What will the weather be like then?
      Thank you in anticipation.

      8 Answers Feb 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM
    • Carmel to Yosemite

      by kjcayman Online Now Jan 21, 2014 at 12:20 PM

      I'll be driving from Carmel to Yosemite in May. Any tips on a good place to stop for lunch and a wander? Thanks

      6 Answers Feb 2, 2014 at 11:07 PM
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      Carmel, Monterey or Pacific Grove

      by Dmcmahon Online Now Mar 22, 2011 at 5:16 AM

      Spending three nights in this area in Oct....our first time in CA. Thought we wanted to stay in Carmel, but now we're not sure. We're in our early 60's, love the beach (walk/jog), good restaurants, a little shopping, and want to stay in a nice, comfortable hotel/B&B within walking distance to beach and town. We are continuing down Hwy 1 to LA. Thanks for any suggestions!

      17 Answers Mar 23, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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      About restaurants

      by olazabal14 Online Now Dec 5, 2010 at 12:50 AM

      I´ll stay 4 days in Carmel next month and i have several questions:
      I´ll stay at Carmel lodge, is it a good choice?
      Which is the best place to have breakfast?
      Which is the best italian restaurant?
      Which is the best burger of the city?

      Thank you very much in advance!


      6 Answers Dec 5, 2010 at 5:29 PM
    • carmel

      by woutersn Online Now Aug 25, 2010 at 3:14 AM

      Will travel to Carmel. Is it possible to bike
      to Big Sur Lucia Lodge.? That's a nice restaurant
      overlooking the Pacific? How long wil that take?

      3 Answers Aug 25, 2010 at 11:26 PM
    • Romantic stay at Carmel

      by Mafufo Online Now May 7, 2010 at 1:34 PM

      Am traveling with my girlfriend to San Francisco, but we are planning to stay for one night in Carmel, because I have been told its beatiful. I already rented a car, so I can drive from the SFO airport on thursday down to Carmel.

      I've seen some nice hotels in Carmel by the Sea, but also on Pacific Grove, Monterey and even Peble Beach, and I don't know the difference between each of the places.

      Where is the best place to stay on a Romantic get away?
      What to do on the day?
      What hotel, inn, or b&b would you recomend?

      10 Answers Jul 7, 2012 at 9:50 AM
    • Carmel-by-the-Sea -- Looking for Tips from Experienced Travellers

      by Perilux2 Online Now Sep 25, 2008 at 5:35 PM

      I'm planning a weekend getaway with a friend and I'm looking for a good place to stay in Carmel.

      We've done a few trips together, but we're young and broke and always end up staying at some cheap motel. This time I'd like to splurge a little bit on some sort of Inn or smaller hotel with a good, relaxing vibe.

      Also, if anyone from the area knows about any great places to eat or experiences to try, I'm all ears. I know there's alot more to Carmel than just the one strip of shops.


      2 Answers Sep 26, 2008 at 12:39 PM
    • traveling Hwy 1

      by jamotz#4 Online Now Aug 18, 2008 at 5:03 PM

      Should we fly to San Francisco or Los Angelos to get the most bang for traveling Hwy 1?

      Should we have reservations for lodging or just see where we land each night?

      9 Answers Aug 19, 2008 at 7:14 AM
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      Travelling to San Francisco from Carmel

      by topgunn Online Now Mar 25, 2008 at 2:43 PM

      We have a week in Carmel. We were hoping to play tourist in San Francisco for a day or two. While we have a hire car, are we best to leave it in Carmel and get a bus or train to SF, or should we drive and pay for parking?

      11 Answers Mar 26, 2008 at 6:56 PM
    • rugby

      by achait Online Now Oct 15, 2007 at 1:26 PM

      Does anyone know of a sports bar or other location near Carmel to watch the world cup rugby finals next Saturday?

      1 Answer Oct 15, 2007 at 2:30 PM
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      Mission Ranch Restaurant Carmel

      by yvr Online Now Sep 22, 2007 at 5:05 PM

      Use to eat at the Carmel Mission Ranch some 35/40 years ago. Will be taking some visitors to the area in October. Could any LOCAL'S who live in the area, and have been to the Ranch lately, please comment on the quality of the food. It use to be great years ago.

      1 Answer Sep 23, 2007 at 12:14 AM
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      Rocky Point Restaurant

      by yoyosh Online Now Aug 21, 2007 at 10:58 AM


      My girlfriend and I are vacationing in a few weeks in Monterey, and thought about driving down to the Rocky Point Restaurant for a lunch or just drinks. Is that considered an exceptional view or will we have our fill of similar views driving to and from San Fran? Any feedback is appreciated, thanks in advance!

      4 Answers Sep 19, 2007 at 9:47 PM
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      4th July in Carmel?

      by bluegemini Online Now Apr 15, 2007 at 7:38 AM

      Hi , it's possible that the itinerary for my wife and i and 15 yr old son will find us in the vicinity of Carmel/Monterey on 4th July. Can you tell me if, being Independence Day, whether everything shuts down and things are very quiet, or is it a mass celebration with a good vibe, parties, fireworks etc???
      Please give me a feeling for the day.
      Would it be better or worse if we were in the Big Sur area on the 4th or wouldn't it matter?

      4 Answers Apr 27, 2007 at 4:51 PM
    • Traveling up the coast to San Francisco

      by cateringassist Online Now May 17, 2006 at 7:15 AM

      We will be leaving from LA to carmel, monterey,san francisco and napa. I want to know if we could stay in carmel and just travel to monterey and big sur. I believe we will be going up the 101 (scenice highway). How long does it take to get from LA to carmel?

      I was thinking about staying at the candle light in. We will only be there one night. Are there any suggestions on things we must do if we have half a day on sunday-sunday night-and half a day on monday.

      How far is it from carmel to San Francisco?

      Thank for your help

      3 Answers May 17, 2006 at 11:20 PM
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      Em Le's for breakfast

      by GUYON Online Now May 16, 2004 at 10:36 AM

      Your experience of this old restaurant please. Does it worth its reputation ? Thanks RAY

      2 Answers May 16, 2004 at 6:13 PM
    • Travelling from Carmel to San Francisco

      by woodyoneshoe Online Now Mar 25, 2004 at 1:29 PM

      Hi, we are travelling in California and will be dropped off at Carmel around mid-day. Can you tell me how we can travel from there to San Francisco on the same day? Are there buses, trains? Would an organised tour take us just for the return journey? Help!

      1 Answer Oct 3, 2006 at 9:33 PM
    • Accommodation

      by mactavs Online Now Mar 5, 2004 at 2:22 AM

      Would it be possible to find somewhere reasonably priced to stay for a Friday night in early April without booking in advance?

      1 Answer Mar 5, 2004 at 11:47 AM
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      Hotel by the sea

      by GUYON Online Now Feb 8, 2003 at 12:13 AM

      I do not find any hotel with a direct access to the ocean either in Carmel or in Monterey or in Seaside. Does this kind of accomodation exist ? Or Clint eastwood has forbidden the building of hotels along the sea shore. Thanks RAY

      3 Answers Feb 8, 2003 at 4:37 AM
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      by GUYON Online Now Dec 6, 2002 at 11:29 PM

      We wish to go back in Carmel we visited quickly 4 years ago. Could you advice us a hotel located in the city of Carmel by the Sea which is both comfortable and affordable ? We search especially in Carmel and not in Monterey we foresee to visit from Carmel. Thanks RAY

      5 Answers Feb 4, 2003 at 4:58 PM