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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.

    • Casual friend while i travel in SFO?

      San Francisco 4 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.

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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.

    • 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?

    • Recommended destinations in Death Valley

      Death Valley National Park Sep 24, 2016 at 2:21 PM

      Flying to LA from UK mid December. I'm then hiring car and driving to Death Valley, probably staying at hotel in Furnace Creek which I recall from last trip 25 years ago. Two nights stay before driving on. So I'd appreciate recommendations on any 'must see' places in/around Death Valey please. Also possible solo hiking, say 5-8 miles? Oh, and what weather can I expect?

      Terry, East Grinstead, UK

    • 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.

    • Alamitos Beach, between Orange avenue and Cherry

      by sgpepper123 Online Now Aug 16, 2016 at 10:53 AM

      Is it safe to live in Alamitos between Orange avenue and Cherry street, south of Broadway? I am trying to find a place to live and I was just wondering if this area is safe to live in. I have heard conflicting information on the area and would like to know from someone who lives in Long Beach and knows the area. Thank you!

      2 Answers Aug 16, 2016 at 12:43 PM
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      Where to stay?

      by tmpierce Online Now Jun 14, 2016 at 11:14 AM

      We will be cruising out of Long Beach in September 2016. We are arriving on Thursday after lunch and will not sail until Saturday, so will have a full day to explore the City. I am torn between staying in the Hollywood area or in Long Beach. I would like to explore both somewhat.

      As of now, I have our full day planned with viewing the Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Walk of Fame and walking the Hollywood area, then on to Beverly Hills and Sunset Blvd.

      Would like any ideas about places to stay, transportation and must see sights with our limited time. This is our first time in California.


      13 Answers Jun 16, 2016 at 5:55 PM
    • What to wear February 2016

      by MaryF55 Online Now Jan 24, 2016 at 6:43 AM

      What to wear for a casual beach wedding followed by lunch at Ki's
      What to wear for cocktails at the Pelican resort bar
      What to wear for sightseeing in SanDiego

      9 Answers Jan 25, 2016 at 12:47 PM
    • single women with dog moving to long beach - any advice on location?

      by venicegourmet Online Now May 28, 2015 at 1:30 PM

      Hi I found a place at 335 N Virginia Ct 90802 and another at 5439 E Sorrento Dr 90803. Any advice?


      1 Answer May 29, 2015 at 9:43 AM
    • 6th and Chestnut

      by CarissaA Online Now 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?!

      2 Answers Mar 24, 2015 at 9:13 AM
    • Hyatt Regency Long Beach to LAX

      by kittyvcat Online Now Dec 21, 2014 at 7:47 AM

      My husband and I will be staying at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach for one night and have a 5pm flight from LAX on a Wednesday. What time should we book the taxi for in order to allow for traffic etc to ensure that we arrive at the airport in good time. We're thinking of booking Rapid Shuttle, but would it be easier just to order a taxi from the hotel. Thanks in advance.

      6 Answers Dec 22, 2014 at 7:19 AM
    • Atlantic and East South Street

      by LenaA4 Online Now Jul 24, 2014 at 5:46 PM

      I need to know how dangerous this area is.
      I have a one year old daughter and need to make sure this place is safe.
      Please anyone!

      2 Answers Jul 25, 2014 at 8:21 AM
    • Atlantic and East South Street

      by LenaA4 Online Now Jul 24, 2014 at 5:45 PM

      I need to know how dangerous this area is.
      I have a one year old daughter and need to make sure this place is safe.
      Please anyone!

      3 Answers Jul 25, 2014 at 8:26 AM
    • Orange St and 5th

      by chi17 Online Now Jul 10, 2014 at 5:19 PM

      this is right across the street from Franklin Middle School. It has a lower rent, which makes me question the safety of the area. does anyone have any opinion? thanks!

      1 Answer Jul 11, 2014 at 4:45 AM
    • transportation from Airport to Hyatt the Pike at LB

      by angela456 Online Now Mar 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM

      can anyone recommend the best form of transportation, car service, taxi what do local recommend. Thanks

      4 Answers Mar 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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      by DesireeR2 Online Now Nov 14, 2013 at 2:02 PM

      I'm a very tough girl and knows how stay away from bad people but do you think it will be a bad idea for me to take it by myself?

      8 Answers Nov 15, 2013 at 10:49 PM
    • CSULB area

      by wasabi129 Online Now Oct 11, 2013 at 12:05 AM

      Is the area around Long Beach State safe?

      5 Answers Oct 23, 2013 at 4:41 PM
    • bus to inglewood forum

      by menager5 Online Now Sep 22, 2013 at 10:34 AM

      is there a bus from long beach to the forum in inglewood?

      3 Answers Sep 22, 2013 at 11:10 AM
    • How safe is 6 and pine and Ocean blvd to work?

      by allkuppaisatnet Online Now Aug 27, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      Hi Got a Job near Ocean Blvd or 6 and pine. Is it safe to go to work there?

      2 Answers Aug 27, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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      Camping south of Long Beach

      by jagheter Online Now Jul 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM

      Can anyone recommend a nice camping spot between Long Beach and San Diego? It doesn't have to be on the beach?

      Thanks in advance.

      3 Answers Jul 24, 2013 at 1:42 PM
    • Driving into Long Beach

      by teresaandterry Online Now Feb 23, 2013 at 1:46 AM

      Hi We are doing the drive from San Fran to Vegasin Late July. My question is I realy want to stay on the Queen Mary but on close inspection of the map dont like what I see with the roads in LA. We are coming in from Santa Barbara hoping to call in on Santa Monica and Malibu (might even stay one night if people recomend) BUT what is the driving like for a Brit not used to the traffic, is it easy (ish) to get to the Mary at Long Beach. Dont want to have a panic attack!! It looks like an easyish 405 but when blow up the map theres a lot of spaghetti like roads. Advice please, Thank you

      5 Answers Feb 23, 2013 at 1:02 PM
    • Queen Mary

      by teresaandterry Online Now Feb 12, 2013 at 10:20 AM

      Hi everyone
      We are staying for two or three days on the Queen Mary as a speciel treat. We will have a rental car but would like to know can you get into Hollywood area and Warner Brothers studio from there by public transport...easily that is not lots of changes. Dont realy want to take the car into LA itself. Would also like to visit Disney World but think that may be a car day.
      Is it a nice area to stay anyway, we will have just driven along the highway from sanfram.

      7 Answers Feb 13, 2013 at 7:16 AM
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      Safe or Dangerous to ones well being?

      by Goofyone Online Now Dec 8, 2012 at 4:35 PM

      We are staying at Comfort Inns and Suites ,200 East Willow St. in Long Beach. Should I look for a different Hotel or is it safe in this area ? Will be there for 2 days .

      5 Answers Dec 10, 2012 at 4:21 PM
    • Have I Made a Mistake?

      by mgwidow Online Now Apr 18, 2012 at 3:50 AM

      I have booked to come to the USA for the first time, visiting San Fransisco, Las Vegas and Long Beach. We are staying in the Westin towards the end of September.

      I booked Long Beach, because I am not really interested in Hollywood and I wanted a chilled out end to our trip. (Nicebeach, restaurants and maybe a couple of excursions)

      Reading a little more about Long Beach now, I worry I have boooked to come to somewhere that is quite unsafe and I will have to constantly worry about our safety.

      Although it may be expensive to do so, should I change and book Redondo instead?


      16 Answers Mar 11, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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      Need Hotel Stay Near Catalina Ferry Port

      by atufft Online Now Mar 29, 2012 at 10:19 PM

      I've been studying the possibility of staying at the Queen Mary, but since we have our dog with us, the extra75- fee seems a bit much for place that seems like a run-down tourist trap. But, then the pet friendly Motel 6 seems to offer nothing in terms of experience, even for one night stay.

      All we want is a decent one night experience in the hours before getting on the ferry to Catalina Island. So, it seems that we could do better to stay somewhere else within the LA basin, within reasonable distance of the Catalina Port. We will drive from Northern California, so getting to the last ferry departing on Sunday--5:45PM--also seems difficult.

      So, does anyone have a unique, and not overly expensive LA hotel recommendation, a place where we can get out on the street to walk the dog without getting run over, and get non-corporate style food to eat? I know, this seems like I'm asking too much from LA, or am I?

      2 Answers Mar 30, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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      Extra hour in downtown Long Beach

      by HarmoniousBotch Online Now Feb 19, 2012 at 12:25 PM


      We are celebrating Valentine's day today, and I mis-scheduled things by an hour. We will get out of the theater a bit after 4:00, and dinner is not until 5:30 at Sir Winston's on the Queen Mary. Any advice on what to do for that extra hour?
      (She has seen the Miller Gardens, and casinos do not interest her )

      Please post by 4:00PM today, and I can read it on my cell phone. Thanks.

      3 Answers Feb 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM
    • moving to long beach

      by grahamshelia77 Online Now Jul 26, 2011 at 12:53 AM

      How hard is it for a young couple to make it in Long Beach after relocating from the san Fernardo Valley?

    • Island Freeman

      by PeteBikerMan1 Online Now Oct 24, 2009 at 5:38 PM

      What is the name of the landscape architect that designed and built the landscaping?

      1 Answer Oct 24, 2009 at 8:18 PM
    • East Long Beach

      by finaldraft25 Online Now May 5, 2009 at 9:55 PM

      I was curious as to what neighborhoods are considered the most dangerous on the east side of Long Beach? Can you be specific, with street names, and why these areas are so dangerous?

      1 Answer May 6, 2009 at 1:21 AM
    • What is there to do in Long Beach

      by 1753 Online Now Apr 24, 2009 at 1:45 PM

      My boyfriend will be traveling to Long Beach for work related purposes and I will be tagging along. We are from Canada and don't know to much about it. We are both in our early 30's. While he is at work what is there to do....besides sitting on the beach :)

      Any good hotel deals, shopping etc. I am your typical girl so anything you can tell us about Long Beach would be SOOOO appreciated. We are traveling there mid May 2009.

      Thanks so much

      9 Answers Apr 28, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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      by sazkia Online Now Mar 14, 2008 at 2:42 PM


      Is pine ave the right area to go out at in the evening? Not sure at all would really appreciate some advice.

      Thanks xx

      4 Answers Mar 18, 2008 at 4:05 PM
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      Long beach or Redondo beach??

      by sazkia Online Now Mar 14, 2008 at 2:35 PM

      Hi there!!

      I'm travelling around CA this summer and I've got a spare night inbetween hermosa and huntington beach. Where do u advise to stay Redondo or Long beach?? or anywhere else thats near?

      sarah x

      5 Answers Mar 15, 2008 at 5:40 AM
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      area/ hotel help!

      by sazkia Online Now Mar 6, 2008 at 11:16 AM

      Hello there!

      I'm from the Uk and i'm travelling around california this summer and can't wait!
      I've decided to stop off at long beach for 1 day/night but i'm not sure what area to stay. I'm 24 and looking for a good night out, with a cheap but clean hotel. Any information would be a great help.

      Thank you Sarah xx

      10 Answers Aug 15, 2008 at 6:01 PM
    • LGB Airport to Downtown Long Beach

      by Simonyi123 Online Now Nov 16, 2007 at 8:40 AM

      What do you recommend as the best way to
      get from Airport to Downtown long beach
      via public transportation???

      1 Answer Nov 16, 2007 at 9:43 AM
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      Best Westerns in Long Beach

      by happytravellers Online Now Jul 18, 2007 at 9:16 AM

      Hi there. We plan to use some points for a one-night stay at one of the Best Westerns in Long Beach this October. Can anyone recommend which Best Western is the best (property, location etc.) -
      - Best Western at the Convention Centre
      - Best Western of Long Beach
      - Best Western Golden Sails

      Also, some friends want to book a room (up to110 roughly) in a good location at the same time (October) - not necessarily at a Best Western if they can find something better. Any advice on a great hotel in that price range would be great.


      3 Answers Jul 27, 2007 at 8:43 AM