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

      Santa Barbara Oct 25, 2016 at 11:43 AM

      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.


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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?

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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.

    • 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?

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

      San Diego Oct 25, 2016 at 11:41 AM

      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.

    • 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 

    • Casual friend while i travel in SFO?

      San Francisco Oct 24, 2016 at 8:34 AM

      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.

    • 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.

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      Park/Stay/Fly option in Oakland

      by DJStarr Online Now Sep 18, 2014 at 8:46 AM

      I've an early morning flight out of OAK and need to leave my car for 7-9 days. Is there a "NOT too pricey, but not too trashy" hotel option that has a shuttle to the airport and will let me leave my car there for a nominal fee? Ideas?

      6 Answers Sep 21, 2014 at 1:36 PM
    • safest late arrival hotel near oakland airport

      by ljmk Online Now Oct 2, 2013 at 7:46 PM

      What is the safest near oakland airport hotel with an airport shuttle?

      5 Answers Oct 3, 2013 at 9:43 AM
    • place to have a god time

      by jkatis Online Now Aug 28, 2013 at 5:48 PM

      Coming into Oakland to catch a Raiders game , where is a good place to stay and pub crawl
      and easy to get to the game? Safe area too

      7 Answers Aug 30, 2013 at 8:34 AM
    • getting from oakland airport to Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

      by ksgates Online Now Jun 22, 2013 at 3:28 PM

      how best to get to hotel with12 yr old boy & 14 yr old girl going with very fit mom & grandmother (we both exercise 1 1/2 hrs/day, including walking 3-4 miles/day). Much thanks for any info ! Karla

      2 Answers Jun 22, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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      Nobody posts in this forum! Well, here are a few questions :)

      by greencargirl Online Now Feb 26, 2012 at 2:52 PM

      Hi! I wonder if anyone will even see this, but we have a few questions about visiting Oakland.

      What's the best way to get from Lake Merritt to the Rockridge restaurant area? I'll be travelling with a couple of kids (a tween and a teen), and we're staying at a b&b type place right near the park on the Lake. Any public transportation tips will be great, such as how to get to Piedmont dining area, Berkely dining area (thinking of splurging there on Chez Pannisse, but not sure yet), UCB, Palo Alto, etc.

      Thanks everyone (anyone?)!


      3 Answers Feb 26, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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      What's a good weekend evening activity in Oakland?

      by GenuinelyCurious Online Now May 28, 2008 at 1:47 AM

      Given all the little bars and entertainment that has popped up in the last couple of years, I'm wondering what people's favorites are...

      3 Answers Oct 3, 2014 at 9:27 PM
    • Info on Arroyo Viejo Park

      by jh516 Online Now Sep 9, 2006 at 5:43 AM

      I plan to attend a concert on 9/10 @ Arroyo Viejo Park. Is it relatively safe in that area of town? I'm coming in from out of town & will travel via public transpo from the airport. Any suggestions on what bus route from the Coliseum Station is best to get me closest to the park?

      Thanks for any info.

      1 Answer Sep 12, 2006 at 4:45 PM
    • Walking Lake Merritt

      by jonclayson Online Now Sep 5, 2006 at 11:21 AM

      What is the walking distanced around Lake Merritt

      1 Answer Sep 5, 2006 at 11:31 AM
    • Getting to San Francisco after late arrival

      by jhupiter Online Now Aug 12, 2006 at 8:18 AM

      Arriving in OAK late. Ground transportation options limited after midnight. Any brilliant suggestions?

      2 Answers Dec 5, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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      raiders tickets

      by gooner66 Online Now Jun 2, 2006 at 3:37 AM

      i am travelling to california in august with my family and we would like to go to a pre season football game vs detroit. can anyone tell me how to get tickets for a pre season game

      1 Answer Jun 3, 2006 at 5:45 AM
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      by Fogg_Wannabe Online Now Oct 25, 2002 at 8:22 PM

      I would like to know if any members in Oakland could alerrt me to the arrival of the first ship from Tokyo, Japan?. The only proviso is that the ship must have left after October 28th 2002

      1 Answer May 29, 2007 at 7:31 PM