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

      Santa Barbara 7 hours ago

      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.


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

      San Diego 7 hours ago

      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.

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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?

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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?

    • Casual friend while i travel in SFO?

      San Francisco Yesterday

      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.

    • 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.

    • inexpensive family restaurants on the beach?

      by franciejim Online Now Jul 1, 2014 at 9:44 AM

      Can you tell me a good inexpensive family restaurant on the Manhattan beach?

      3 Answers Jul 2, 2014 at 7:52 AM
    • Is Manhattan Beach safe at night?

      by beesmith Online Now May 23, 2014 at 9:47 PM

      Is this place safe at night? My son wants (from Utah) wants to take his girlfriend there. :(

      5 Answers May 27, 2014 at 9:07 AM
    • Moving to manhatten beach from NZ

      by ruthhonore Online Now May 22, 2014 at 3:47 PM

      im moving to manhatten beach with my husband and two kids (aged 1 and 5).....we are coming from New Zealand.....any reccommendations for schools for my 5 year old? what are the school fees like?

      2 Answers May 27, 2014 at 9:16 AM

      by susietravel Online Now Apr 20, 2014 at 3:12 PM

      In looking at photos of Manhattan Beach, there was one of a trolley stop. Are there buses/trolleys that will take you around Manhattan Beach?

      2 Answers Apr 21, 2014 at 7:57 AM
    • Transportation

      by Heimy02 Online Now Mar 16, 2014 at 3:07 PM

      What is the best way to get from Venice Beach to Manhattan Beach? Cost?

      2 Answers Mar 16, 2014 at 6:20 PM
    • question....

      by Goldengirl209 Online Now Oct 4, 2013 at 12:32 AM

      Parking is tricky, and a two hour maximum stay is all you are allowed. So any ideas of where to go or what to do nearby once my two hours have expired?

      1 Answer Oct 4, 2013 at 7:14 AM
    • bus service

      by Pattier51 Online Now Apr 29, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      Bus service from Rio airport to Sao Paulo. I need a time around 11am to noon and cost.

      6 Answers Apr 29, 2013 at 12:19 PM
    • need map

      by 187598 Online Now Jun 10, 2011 at 6:16 PM

      need map of bus route passing hawthorne suites 1817 n. sepulveda blvd ca. 90266

      2 Answers Jun 10, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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      Need Manhattan Beach Restaurant

      by Callavetta Online Now Mar 7, 2011 at 10:46 AM

      For Wednesday night to impress colleagues from Australia, but not be overly stuffy. I ought to be able to get some recommendations from you folks!


      9 Answers Mar 8, 2011 at 6:27 AM
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      What are some of your favorite places to eat around here?

      by mingomatic Online Now Nov 2, 2009 at 12:13 PM

      Just wondering if there are any especially great places to eat that aren't too expensive in Manhattan Beach? I'm wondering if there are places so good here that people come from miles around to eat at a place here in MB?

      3 Answers Dec 28, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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      New mexican restaurant in Manhattan Beach - Muchos

      by thyrkas Online Now Mar 11, 2008 at 10:47 AM

      Has anyone been to, or heard about Muchos in Manhattan Beach? Thanks!

      8 Answers Mar 12, 2008 at 8:28 AM
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      Dinner in Manhattan Beach

      by thyrkas Online Now Feb 26, 2008 at 9:22 AM

      I am needing some help in finding a fun place to have dinner in Manhattan Beach. Does anyone have any suggestions?

      4 Answers Feb 28, 2008 at 11:42 AM
    • LAX Bus to Manhattan Beach

      by Emills Online Now Aug 24, 2007 at 7:34 PM

      Does anyone know how to get from the LAX airport to Manhattan Beach by bus. I do not want to rent a car or take a taxi. If a taxi is the only way, does anyone know the approximate cost?



      4 Answers Sep 10, 2007 at 10:50 PM
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      Come to a VT Meet. Party with me. July 27th 2007

      by jennwerner Online Now Jul 10, 2007 at 6:12 AM

      Hi my name is Jenn. I am from Columbus Ohio and I have never seen the Pacific Ocean. Do you believe that? Well, I will be visiting your fine State in a couple weeks. And guess what while I am in town there is gonna be one heck of a Party. Oops I mean VT meet.
      So here are the facts (aka reasons to come out to the VT Meet.
      1.) You get to hang out with members near the beach.
      2.) You can drink and have food and fun while doing so.
      3.) Its summer time and a great time to go to the beach to meet cool fun people.
      4.) It’s at a really cool place.
      Sharkeez in Manhattan Beach
      3801 Highland Ave.
      Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

      5.) It’s on a Friday so you don’t have to work the next day.
      6.) It’s California. (That’s more for me) LOL. You are used to being there.
      7.) Reserved seating at the bar and drink Specials.
      8.) I hear the Southern California VT members know how to Party.
      9.) I will be there (What more do you need) ha ha.

      So please come sign up for the Meet on July 27th 2007 The organizer is Kzapanta who has been awesome at helping me plan my trip.
      Here is a link to the meet I hope you will come and sign up….

      Hope to see you there.....


      3 Answers Jul 12, 2007 at 2:01 PM
    • Shall we stay in Manhattan Beach?

      by brightongirl Online Now May 27, 2007 at 10:50 AM

      First visit to California, we plan to do the touristy LA stuff (Universal, Hollywood Bowl, Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills etc.) plus Disneyland and also watch LA Galaxy.

      Would Manhattan Beach be a good base? Been looking at Santa Monica but it's so much more expensive and, being 1st time vistors, I like the idea of staying at the Marriott residence so we don't have to eat out all the time but still have the security of a hotel/local knowledge.

      Thanks in advance...

      4 Answers Jun 14, 2007 at 6:10 PM
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      Best Hotel (other than Shade)

      by beatchfre Online Now Apr 18, 2007 at 2:46 PM


      i was in Manhattan Beach last year and am planning to take my girlfriend there for a few days next month. I am looking for a hotel in the same sort of area that Shade is currently located in (this is too expensive for me). Can someone recommend the best hotel that's *minutes* walk from the beach?

      3 Answers Jun 14, 2007 at 5:59 PM
    • How to get from S.M. to Manhattan?

      by nelapearl Online Now Jan 24, 2007 at 2:29 PM

      Do you know how someone traveling without a car might get from Santa Monica to Manhattan Beach? Thanks!

      6 Answers Jan 25, 2007 at 8:07 AM
    • candles

      by gtmonts Online Now Dec 14, 2006 at 12:20 PM

      Where can I find "voluspa" candles in Manhattan Beach, Ca?

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      VT Annual Party - Alternate Accommodations Idea

      by rmdw Online Now Jun 19, 2004 at 10:15 AM

      Some people have told me that they didn't receive this via e-mail so I'm going to post it here as well! Hi Everyone! Like you, I'm planning on attending the VT Annual Party next month. In my case, I'll be flying down from Vancouver, British Columbia. I'm also working on getting my girlfriend, Laura, to fly up from Mexico but that's not confirmed yet. Anyhow, I know it's going to be a whole lot of fun! As you're aware VT mgmt has kindly made arrangements for us out-of-towners to stay at one of the Hilton hotels at a rate of71/night. It's unfortunate that the hotel isn't right in Manhattan Beach but a shuttle bus is going to be able to take us back & forth between the beach and the hotel. This is fine, but when I was in Manhattan Beach last week I came up with another idea: Some people who own beach front homes or near-beach front homes there rent these out to "tourists" like ourselves. In fact, I picked up a copy of "The Beach Reporter", a local newspaper and have a number of phone numbers I plan to call. It occurs to me that if a number of people, in groups of 4, 5, or 6 for example, pooled their funds together to rent a place then their combined purchasing power could potentially rent 2/3/4 bedroom homes really close to where the activities were going on. Having accommodations in such a place would certainly be more convenient than having to rely upon a shuttle bus. And with the big volleyball tournament going on that weekend, forget about trying to find a parking space! All I'm looking for now is an indication of who might be interested in this. And if you are, how many people would be in your "group" and would these people be sharing a bed together or require separate rooms. Finally, what would be the maximum you'd be prepared to pay (for yourself or your group). Once I get that information then I'll have more to work with when I make the phone calls to the homeowners in Manhattan Beach. I'll then be able to contact you with further information about what our options are. Sincerely, Robert Werner

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      VT party

      by TinKan Online Now Aug 3, 2003 at 9:18 PM

      So did every one have a good time at the VT world meeting? Do you have a little story to tell about the party or the beach or the Brunch that you would like to share? Thanks are due to the VT staff for all of the hard work thay did to make it happen... Thanks to Giampiero6, jrjohnson, Tilman, Stephanie, Supune and Gerry.

      4 Answers Aug 5, 2003 at 9:58 PM