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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.

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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.

    • 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?

    • Great Star Theater

      San Francisco Sep 24, 2016 at 10:54 AM

      How safe is The Great Star Theater in Chinatown at night? (6-10pm)

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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.

    • Top Three Things to do

      by Sgwesq Online Now Jul 11, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      If you have limited time in Malibu what would be your top three things to do?

      5 Answers Jul 12, 2014 at 8:12 AM
    • Transportation facilities to travel to Malibu Agoura Hills and Topanga

      by SuhasV Online Now Jun 24, 2014 at 1:07 PM

      Hi Guys,

      Are there any kind of transportation options to travel from Aguoura Hills and Topanga to Malibu ? Kindly suggest the shortest route.

      5 Answers Jun 24, 2014 at 4:31 PM
    • Train service in Malibu

      by SuhasV Online Now Jun 23, 2014 at 12:10 PM

      Are there trains running from Santa monica to Malibu ?

      3 Answers Jun 24, 2014 at 12:23 PM
    • How to get around LA by trains and buses?

      by ZawanahM Online Now Jan 5, 2014 at 5:45 AM

      Noted that all the places stated below are located far apart. I am planning to stay near LAX hotel therefore, need help on how to get to the places below via trains and buses? Preferably trains unless no choice. Thanks.
      1) Malibu Beach
      2) Long Beach
      3) Hollywood Sign (closes to see the full sign though noted its uphill and fenced)
      4) Universal Studios
      5) Disneyland
      6) KoreaTown
      7) Hollywood Walk (With Celebrities hand print on the floors)

      Plus, where is the best shopping district in LA?

      3 Answers Jan 5, 2014 at 7:54 PM
    • I need bus Idea ?

      by dannykills534 Online Now Dec 6, 2013 at 1:59 PM

      How do i get there faster without using the 534? Someone Help please

      4 Answers Dec 6, 2013 at 9:46 PM
    • Wedding Venue on Beach on Malibu Ventura border

      by brendadecemba Online Now Dec 2, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      It's off the beaten path -- small B & B on sand beach; does weddings. Do you know the name?

      5 Answers Dec 2, 2013 at 10:18 PM
    • Family activities

      by cdepierrefeu Online Now Jun 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM


      I was wondering if you could give me fun ideas for a family to do there?

      3 Answers Jun 26, 2013 at 10:20 AM
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      Transportation Los Angeles to Malibu

      by FrancisBParis Online Now Mar 4, 2013 at 9:19 AM

      How do I do it and where may I find a timetable?

      1 Answer Mar 4, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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      Transportation Los Angeles to Malibu

      by FrancisBParis Online Now Mar 4, 2013 at 9:19 AM

      How do I do it and where may I find a timetable?

      2 Answers Mar 4, 2013 at 10:12 AM
    • is there a bus from la to malibu beach?

      by christieyes Online Now Feb 28, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      is there a bus from la,calif to malibu beach?

      3 Answers Mar 2, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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      One day in Malibu - March 24th

      by CordyM Online Now Mar 11, 2012 at 5:41 PM

      We are thinking of heading to Malibu for the afternoon, then back to Toulca Lake that evening. Where is the best place for a walk/hike (short type) to get the best views of Malibu? What is the best beach? We are a family of 4 - with 2 kids are 10&13. Is it worth to see Getty Villa or the Adamson House? Malibu Lagoon State Park? Malibu Creek Park? Westward Beach? Augh! So much to choose from.

      4 Answers Mar 11, 2013 at 9:49 PM
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      A hotel near Malibu Beach

      by bronxbutterfly Online Now Jul 20, 2010 at 2:59 PM

      I'm trying to get out of the Las Vegas heat for a day and want to go to Malibu Beach this weekend. Any suggestions for a clean hotel near the beach, and maybe even Santa Monica Pier. I like the Comfort Hotels for quick/short stays like that but many of them seem to be booked. I don't want to pay more than100 per night. Any Suggestions? Thanks!

      19 Answers Jun 26, 2014 at 3:54 PM
    • biking to santa monica pier

      by ernie03 Online Now Jun 1, 2010 at 8:49 PM

      My wife and I will be staying in Malibu in 3 weeks. Is there a bicycle path that goes from Malibu all the way to the Santa Monica pier or can we bike on the beach until we get to Will Rogers State Beach?

      4 Answers Jun 2, 2010 at 11:57 AM
    • Star Burger Cafe - Malibu ?

      by HerosWelcome Online Now Feb 3, 2009 at 7:07 AM

      Does anyone know of the address or fate of a restaurant called the "Stur Burger Cafe" that used to exist in and around Malibu, CA. The restaurant was featured in the movie "Big Wednesday" and am wondering whether it still exists or if not, what its former address was, and what now exists in its place ?

      1 Answer Feb 3, 2009 at 7:16 AM
    • Getting to Matador by bus

      by earomann Online Now Aug 28, 2008 at 3:18 PM

      I'm new to LA and one of those unfortunate few without a car. I really want to head out to Malibu's celebrated Matador State Beach, and I want to know if its possible to get there by bus. Is there a bus that runs that way along PCH from, say, Santa Monica?

      Or I'd take a ride with someone this weekend.

      1 Answer Aug 28, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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      Dining suggestions close to The Getty Villa?

      by jenn_d Online Now Mar 5, 2008 at 10:09 AM

      Hey LA Friends,

      I'm taking some girlfriends to the Getty Villa later this month. Looking for lunch recommendations close to there. We are interested in drinking a variety of wines..if that helps.

      4 Answers Mar 5, 2008 at 10:14 PM
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      Don't Mudslides Follow Scorched Earth?

      by atufft Online Now Oct 29, 2007 at 8:42 PM

      Malibu is world famous for having million dollar homes that slide into the Pacific. After this Santa Ana fire, isn't a winter of mudslides likely?

      4 Answers Oct 30, 2007 at 7:05 PM
    • malibu to la

      by eifz Online Now May 7, 2007 at 7:09 AM

      i am thinking of going on holidays to malibu, and am wondering, how far is it from the Hollywood and Beverly hills area?

      3 Answers Oct 16, 2007 at 10:10 PM
    • Heart of Malibu

      by r1shy Online Now Aug 26, 2006 at 2:53 AM

      We are from the UK and have visited Malibu a few times but we seem to miss quite a lot of it as we dont know where the heart of Malibu is. We'e visited Malibu Colony and found Paradise Cove (by accident) so can you tell me where Gladstones is in comparison and also where there are other nice restaurants/shops (we drive north to Malibu from Santa Monica).


      2 Answers Aug 26, 2006 at 6:26 AM
    • Malibu-Hollywood bowl

      by Michaeljamieson2000 Online Now May 6, 2006 at 12:29 PM

      Hey i just have a few questions i really hope you guys can help me with. I am lucky enought to be going to see my hero Neil Young at the Hollywood bowl in July during my camp America experience. I will be staying in Malibu along mulholland hwy. I would just really like to know;

      What is the best way for me to get to the Hollywood bowl? (train bus or even taxi i really dont mind the price)

      If i got a taxi what would be the estimated cost?

      What is the best way for me to get back to Malibu from Hollywood bowl after the concert? it will be late and dark so i dont really want to hang around for very long.

      2 Answers May 7, 2006 at 9:26 PM
    • Need help with a resturant name

      by AlexCali9 Online Now Apr 4, 2006 at 9:11 PM

      I've heard of a seafood resturant in the Malibu area (I believe)...but just cannot remember the name. Very nice resturant where you can sit and eat right on the sand. Also I've heard they have tables available where the water can come right up to your feet. Any ideas or recommendations? Thanks for the help.

      3 Answers Aug 26, 2006 at 5:54 AM
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      Houses for Two-Week Rental?

      by SFHulaGIrl Online Now Jul 5, 2005 at 2:29 PM

      It is possible to find a 3-bedroom house in Malibu available for rent (budget is around3000/week) for two weeks in September or October? An ocean-view is preferred.

      1 Answer Jul 5, 2005 at 9:11 PM
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      first time in Malibu - how to get to places (kind of an emergency)

      by LisaRowe Online Now May 5, 2005 at 5:41 AM

      I am arriving Malibu at some point on the 6th or the 7th of June. I've never been in Malibu, nor California for that matter. I just have a tons of questions about how to get to places, using public transportation.
      I would appreciate any response, really.

      1. How do I get from the LA airport into the city? Is there a bus that can take me? Do I have to take a cab? If I take a cab how much would that all cost?
      2. What's the name of a main bus/train station in LA?
      3. How do I get to Malibu from LA? Which bus/train do I take? How much does it cost? How long is it?
      4. What's the name of a main bus/train station in Malibu?
      5. Is Malibu too big? Is it easy to find your way through it? Is it too expensive?
      6. How do I get from the main bus/train station in Malibu to 34342 Mulholland Hwy? I am not sure I'll be able to afford a cab, so is there a bus/train that could take me there? Or close to it, and I could walk the rest of the road?
      7. How do I get from the main bus/train station in LA to Grauman's Chinese Theatre 6925 Hollywood Blvd, in Hollywood? Stupid question : Is Hollywood IN Los Angeles, or just close to it?
      8. If Hollywood is just close to LA, is it closer to get to Hollywood from Malibu or LA?
      9. Would you have any idea of a cheap place to stay close to these both locations (the addresses in Malibu and Hollywood)? Can be a hostel room, a dorm, anything really - as long as it's cheap.
      10. Are there any dangers in the cities? Both Malibu and LA? Is it easy to get robbed? Is it safe for a 20 years old girl to walk alone the whole time?
      11. Is there anyone from VT that would like to meet up, show me around?:)

      I'd appreciate any response - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

      6 Answers May 6, 2005 at 4:44 PM
    • Near or Far from Malibu

      by hkg1943 Online Now Apr 21, 2005 at 4:48 PM

      I have to be in Malibu for a wedding on 8/20/05. I am looking for a time share location within California that I could stay at for a week or two sandwiched around this date, say 8/13-ish to 8/25-ish. There may be space in the following CA sites: which are closest to Malibu? They are Ramona, Cathedral City, Palm Springs, Big Bear Lake, and LaQuinta. Thanks.

      4 Answers Apr 25, 2005 at 9:50 PM
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      from Malibu to Sacramento or Nevada City

      by LisaRowe Online Now Apr 21, 2005 at 6:56 AM

      anyone traveling that way June 11th or 12nd?:)
      i am, and i would LOVE a traveling budy - car, train, bus... anything... :)

    • LA to Malibu using a Public Transport

      by naveenkhosla Online Now Apr 14, 2005 at 4:59 PM


      Can anyone suggest me a public transport from Los Angeles to Malibu.
      i dont have a driver's license, so cant rent a car.


      3 Answers Jun 25, 2014 at 10:17 AM