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    • Coronado Ferry to mainland for touring?

      San Diego Dec 23, 2016 at 12:17 PM

      Two young seniors spending 4 days in San Diego in February and staying on Coronado. Will have a car. Is it advisable to take the ferry back and forth to see (walk/ taxi) some of the mainland sites? Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, perhaps, Balboa Park (Zoo), etc.? How about if we want dinner on the mainland? Or should we drive to most places? Itinerary not set yet.
      Thanks.

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    • Specific Location

      Los Angeles Jan 6, 2017 at 6:48 AM

      Hi. I posted another question about where to stay but am now more specific with areas. We will be going to Universal one day, Warner Brothers tour, doing things near Hollywood Blvd area, and then exploring other tourist things.

      Which area/hotel is better...near Universal City (Studio City hotel) or Hollywood Blvd (Hollywood Celebrity hotel), near but off Hollywood Blvd a bit (Days Inn) or Thai Town (Dixie Hotel)? We will have a car but am thinking one of those.
      Have narrowed it down to one of those based on budget and not being too far from Universal and Hollywood Blvd area. We have Hollywood Celebrity booked (but we can cancel).

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      Good hotels near to Alcatraz just a good location ?

      San Francisco Dec 31, 2016 at 1:49 PM

      Hey guys I'm travelling to San Fran for four days on my own In July
      First time ever so bit nervous but excited
      Have no idea what hotel to stay in that's near to Alcatraz and other areas to see
      I'm 27 from London
      Can any one help !!??? X

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    • Where to Stay?

      Los Angeles Jan 2, 2017 at 5:45 AM

      We'll be coming to Los Angeles in the summer with our kids and will have 4 days to do touristy things (Hollywood walk of fame and Hollywood Blvd area, Universal Studios, Warner Brother's Tour, Santa Monica Pier, La Brae Tar Pits, etc).

      I'm having trouble deciding on a hotel. We are on a budget since we'll need to keep money for LA plus 4 days at Disney. Anyone stayed at Days Inn near Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood Celebrity, Comfort Inn...or hotels in Thai Town such as Dixie Hotel, Hollywood City Inn? We will most likely be renting a car for our LA days.

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    • Day trip from LA to Joshua Tree?

      Los Angeles Jan 4, 2017 at 1:48 PM

      Young senior couple staying in Santa Monica with a car for 10 days in late February and thinking of a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Is that feasible? And if so, can I add a stop in Palm Springs to the day trip?

      Thanks.

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    • No public transit to/in Joshua Tree?

      by fgordon1 Online Now Feb 14, 2016 at 2:39 PM

      Seriously?
      The want thousands of cars driving in/through the state park? Sort ot the antithesis of a park, no?
      I have been unable to find ANY public transit from Palm Springs to/in Joshua Tree.
      Anytone know of any?

      6 Answers Feb 15, 2016 at 11:56 AM
    • Free place with cabins and tepees in Joshua Tree

      by JonathanU3 Online Now Nov 20, 2015 at 3:08 PM

      He I am my friends (8 people) and me we're going to J-T for all day tomorrow and the night too.
      One of us have heard about a place that you can have free cabins like chalet and tepees. You just need to be there first to get it ! But problem nobody knows where that place is !
      Here is my question, anybody hear about this place and knows where it is please ?

      Ps: I already call the park and visitor center in Joshua Tree they don't know about it.

      3 Answers Nov 20, 2015 at 5:08 PM
    • What to wear

      by Peeps60 Online Now Oct 5, 2015 at 11:12 AM

      I am arriving the first week of November. Hiking during the day and hotel at night. What type of clothes should I bring aside from a hat and proper footwear.

      2 Answers Oct 6, 2015 at 6:53 AM
    • Need help identifying a cactus

      by Noemy83 Online Now Jul 18, 2014 at 10:14 PM

      Hi recently photographed a cactus in JTNP. It branches off into different limbs like an ocotillo or cholla but it's "body" colors are purple and green and the coolest part is that it's thorns are multi-colored w/reds and yellows. Its the coolest thing! I live in the area and never noticed this before until I took a super close up picture of it. Can anyone help me identify this?

      4 Answers Jul 19, 2014 at 10:06 AM
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      Rattlesnakes in December?

      by iblatt Online Now Nov 7, 2012 at 9:59 PM

      Hi,
      I'll be hiking alone in the Joshua Tree National Park in December.
      Are there any rattlesnakes around this time of year? Is it a real danger for a solo hiker? Where is the nearest facility with anti-venom available?
      Thanks!

      13 Answers Nov 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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      Transportation from San Francisco to Joshua Tree

      by ErinB18 Online Now Jul 10, 2012 at 8:28 PM

      Can someone please help with a link to a train or bus that goes from San Francisco to Joshua Tree? Not able to rent a car and wondering what the next best way to get there is. Thank you!

      1 Answer Jul 10, 2012 at 9:11 PM
    • Area shuttle

      by PamHH01 Online Now Jan 9, 2012 at 11:51 AM

      Is there a shuttle that can get me to and from Desert Hot Springs into the park to reach trailheads?

      4 Answers Jan 10, 2012 at 3:14 AM
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      Swimming in J-Tree

      by Sunshine4410 Online Now Jan 28, 2010 at 8:16 AM

      I am wondering if there is a good place to swim near J-Tree?

      2 Answers Jan 28, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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      What about 29 Palms Inn?

      by welbourn3 Online Now Oct 27, 2009 at 3:32 PM

      I've been reading reviews of this place. Sounds like the somewhat quirky, private places we like to stay but there are reports of "rowdiness." Any one have experience with this Inn? Thanks again, Valerie

      2 Answers Oct 27, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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      Places to Stay near JTNP

      by welbourn3 Online Now Oct 20, 2009 at 7:04 AM

      Has anyone stayed at Joshua Desert Retreats before? (It is somehwat near 29 Palms I believe). Any other recommendations for great places to stay near the park? We are two adults, a college sophomore, and a ten year old. Thanks for your help!

      4 Answers Oct 23, 2009 at 11:42 PM
    • Any fall color?

      by kcasaday Online Now Sep 4, 2008 at 1:56 PM

      Are there any fall colors in Joshua Tree National Park? Where? And when, usually?

      2 Answers Sep 5, 2008 at 9:32 AM
    • Anza Borrego SP Cabins

      by baberuth Online Now Feb 29, 2008 at 1:32 PM

      Has anyone stayed at the Anza Borrego State Park Cabins? Would they do for 2 single adults and 2 teenagers as far as room goes. If anyone could describe them that would be great. Ruth

      1 Answer Mar 3, 2008 at 10:11 AM
    • Joshua Tree or Anza Borrego

      by Kevin72 Online Now Feb 19, 2008 at 5:34 AM

      If you had two days, would you spend both days in Joshua Tree or one in Joshua Tree and then drive to Anza Borrego? I would have to get back to L.A.

      4 Answers Mar 17, 2010 at 5:05 PM
    • Williams AZ to Big Bear via Joshua Tree

      by leesville Online Now May 8, 2007 at 12:33 PM

      Coming from Grand Canyon (from overnight in Williams) to Big Bear Lake and looking for a good stop-off point. Thought Joshua Tree area would be good. Anyone got any particularly good recommendations. Somewhere with a bit of comfort if possible but its just for one night. 4 adults and 3 kids under 11 yrs. thanks for any ideas.

      2 Answers May 8, 2007 at 12:44 PM
    • Joshua Tree National Park Drive-By

      by tropicdiver Online Now Feb 4, 2007 at 9:45 AM

      On my way from San Diego to Yuma to meet my new grandson, I plan on driving up to Joshua Tree National Park via the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

      I'm really not going to have much time to do any hiking (perhaps some short hikes, hopefully), as my time will be rather limited. Is it best to enter the park from the North and then drive south thru it or should I enter from the south and just head northwest to get a taste of the park?

      I've looked at numerous tips this morning about Joshua Tree National Park to get a general overview of the park and it sounds like the west side of the park will be the best area for me to explore in the short time I am there.

      Any suggestions of "must see" areas?

      Thanks.

      2 Answers Feb 6, 2007 at 7:50 AM
    • name of rock

      by juliekilcrease Online Now Aug 11, 2006 at 8:31 AM

      Does this rock formation have a name?

      1 Answer Aug 11, 2006 at 6:49 PM
    • rock climbing

      by colinlvr Online Now Nov 10, 2003 at 5:56 PM

      I was wonder if all the campgrounds have rock climbing because we wanted to go to cottonwood but also wanted to rock climb.

      1 Answer Nov 10, 2003 at 6:45 PM