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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.

    • Casual friend while i travel in SFO?

      San Francisco 11 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.

    • 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?

    • 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.

    • Hertz Car Rental

      by annmar Online Now Jul 27, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      What is the least expensive way to rent a car from Hertz at the San Jose International airport? I am a member of the Hertz Gold Plus.

      Thank you in advance.

      6 Answers Jul 28, 2014 at 7:17 AM
    • What to pack essentially for San Jose Ca

      by techno_amit Online Now Dec 23, 2013 at 4:50 AM

      I am coming for long term stay in San jose in Feb month. I am coming from India. Can you please suggest me, what I have to essential pack while coming? Specially about winter cloths? And what is very expensive there?

      Thanks a lot.

      8 Answers Dec 23, 2013 at 4:22 PM
    • what to wear in december at a convention in san jose

      by kim.lynnsandana Online Now Dec 1, 2013 at 8:59 AM

      what to wear in december at a convention in san jose

      4 Answers Dec 2, 2013 at 4:09 PM
    • winter clothing

      by PankajKumarBaijal Online Now Sep 28, 2013 at 3:32 AM

      what cloths/dresses a foreigner from south asia should carry for stay in San Jose during October-November ?

      3 Answers Sep 28, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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      San Jose Art Museum

      by RachelL74 Online Now Mar 6, 2013 at 11:46 PM

      Is the area safe alone when going to the San Jose Art Museum? I have to go there for an assignment and it's the first time in the city alone. What is the closest and safest place to park at? Thank you in advance!

      1 Answer Mar 7, 2013 at 7:53 AM
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      what is the best way/route to fly from San Jose to New York?

      by Tashicat Online Now Jul 5, 2012 at 10:28 PM

      I'm from Australia, and my wife and I need to get from San Jose to New York on 08/Oct/2012. What is the best way to do it, I've had a look at the flights and there are so many via so many different routes. We need to get there not to late on the night of the 8th. any advice would be appreciated!

      8 Answers Jul 9, 2012 at 9:31 PM
    • Deep Sea Fishing: Best Option

      by thebfg26 Online Now Jul 4, 2011 at 5:14 AM

      Hello all,

      I'm going to be in San Jose on the weekend of 23/24 July. One of my past times is fishing. I want to go sea fishing and see there are plenty of options but Im wondering which location is best. My one requirement is that the locaiton is served by public transport I can't cope with driving on the wrong side of the road :(


      2 Answers Jul 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM
    • San Jose to Santa Cruz Commute

      by ScullySquirrel Online Now Dec 1, 2010 at 12:38 PM

      Hi everyone,
      My boyfriend and I are likely going to be moving to CA to attend grad school. I will be going to San Jose State and he will be going to UC Santa Cruz. We were planning on living somewhere in between the 2 cities but it doesn't look like there's anything we'll be able to afford. Is the commute from San Jose to Santa Cruz as awful as people are saying it is? And if so, does anyone have any suggestions as far as affordable (as cheap as possible) places nearby to live? We would really appreciate any help!

      4 Answers Dec 2, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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      Accommodation near San Jose State Uni?

      by ZenLady34 Online Now Sep 19, 2010 at 6:37 AM

      hi all,

      I'm looking for a good (read:safe, clean, near Uni, max price per night 90USD)
      accommodation in San Jose. Would you have any suggestions as Ramada near the Uni and Fairmont hotel are already fully booked? Any sites that you have found usefull when looking for an accommodation in here? Which areas have good access to the Uni in San Jose?

      Most importantly, would it be possible to come on daily basis to the uni from San Francisco and if so, which hotel would you recommend in there?
      Target days are in OCT 2010.

      Thanks for your replies. Even renting a car would be possible if the accommodation would be a very good value. Any ideas?

      5 Answers Sep 20, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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      Reputable shuttle service from SF airport to San jose airport?

      by adelinemmc Online Now Apr 14, 2010 at 9:25 AM

      I'm trying to get info on how to get from SF airport to San Jose airport. The caltrain does not seem ideal as it's nowhere near either airport but I see there are many shuttle companies at SF airport.
      Any tips on teh one to choose to get me to San Jose airport? I'll be arriving from Europe and bound to be jetlagged so I would like an idea of where to head in the terminal and which (shared/schedule) shuttle buses to look for at reasonable price.

      Thanks in advance

    • Need Help Locating Hotel Near this location......

      by miraclelayne Online Now Oct 26, 2007 at 9:35 AM

      Hello, new to VT. and needing the help of someone who knows the area, and can assist with the location of a nice, clean, exterior and interior hotel.

      My boyfriend and I will be in the area in a few weeks on business and looking to stay at an affordable hotel near this address 1970 Naglee Ave, San Jose Ca, 95126 " Zanotto's Family Market". Don't worry, it's not a stake out or anything (smile). Are there any hotels in the area that you would recommend?

      Budget wise, perfer under120.00. But safe, clean, fresh, not dingy.

      If you could provide me with the name and phone number or link to the hotel would be nice as well. Thank you. I don't mind doing the research myself, just don't know how to go about it.

      Thanks for the help in advance.

      1 Answer Oct 28, 2007 at 9:31 PM
    • Hostels in San Jose

      by ec3-globetrotter Online Now Oct 10, 2007 at 10:27 AM


      I was trying to find some hostels in San Jose but did not have any luck so far. I tried Google as wellas but did not find any. Are there actually hostels in San Jose? And if yes does anyone have some informations?


      4 Answers Oct 11, 2007 at 8:25 AM
    • SJC motorcycle parking

      by gaeli Online Now Sep 4, 2007 at 12:53 PM

      Lax and Burbank allow Motorcycles free at the short term when not
      occupying a car slot.
      Any idea of a parking place near SJC that is free or reduced charge for

      1 Answer Sep 6, 2007 at 4:56 PM
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      Whats the best way to travel

      by dawnelle27 Online Now Jun 13, 2007 at 9:03 AM

      I may be heading to san francisco in August and would like to check out the Winchester house in San Jose. How long is the commute and what is the best way of transportation. I am from San Antonio and not familiar with other forms of transportation besides a bus--thanks

      3 Answers Jun 13, 2007 at 4:52 PM
    • Almaden Lake

      by lynnemorin Online Now May 18, 2007 at 10:40 AM

      Are dogs allowed?

    • Commute from San Jose to Sunnyvale in summer

      by summerintern Online Now Apr 3, 2007 at 2:08 PM

      I am a grad student who will be interning in Sunnyvale for the summer. I have been offered accommodation at Sanjose and have to decide about how commuting from San Jose to Sunnyvale everyday. Mapquest shows the distance as 18 miles. I have looked up erideshare and carpoolworld and have not been able to find carpool/vanpool options. I would prefer to use the public transportation if possible.
      Any thoughts/ideas?


      6 Answers Apr 21, 2007 at 12:07 PM
    • Affordable ideas(?) for San Jose to San Francisco commute

      by blahname Online Now Aug 31, 2006 at 6:24 PM

      Anyone commute or has ever had to commute from San Jose to San Francisco? I was recently promoted and relocated to San Francisco, but I really don’t want to move away from San Jose. I like it here, but the commute is too expensive. Gas is too much, and I have no idea how the train works. Err; I need all the advice I can get.

      3 Answers Oct 11, 2006 at 6:02 AM
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      San Jose to Italy

      by chirpy383 Online Now Jul 30, 2006 at 11:36 AM

      hey VTers,

      Do you know of any cheap deal on airfare from San Jose to Italy (or europe)?! Is there any website to go to or any travel agent which offers great rates?!

      Thanks heaps!


      5 Answers Nov 3, 2006 at 6:19 PM
    • What is the best?

      by Dury Online Now Jul 19, 2006 at 11:41 AM

      Which way is better to get from Los Angeles to San Jose? Is there a train and how much it is? Is there a cheap rental car place from LA to SJ (rent in LA and return in SJ)?

      5 Answers Jul 20, 2006 at 6:53 PM
    • I got a question and I need help :)

      by ShawnC222 Online Now Jun 20, 2006 at 8:06 PM

      Hello I’m Shawn and I’m traveling to San Jose in September, My questions is has any one been or herd good things about La Tortuga Feliz it’s a volunteer organization on turtle conservation. And I need help getting from San Jose to Matina/Bataan on September 14. Any suggestion on how to do that will be much help. I got direction on how to get there but I get lost in my own closet and would like to hear from ppl that are there.

      2 Answers Jul 9, 2006 at 4:26 AM
    • I got a question and I need help :)

      by ShawnC222 Online Now Jun 20, 2006 at 6:56 PM

      Hello I’m Shawn and I’m traveling to San Jose in September, My questions is has any one been or herd good things about La Tortuga Feliz it’s a volunteer organization on turtle conservation. And I need help getting from San Jose to Matina/Bataan on September 14. Any suggestion on how to do that will be much help. I got direction on how to get there but I get lost in my own closet and would like to hear from ppl that are there.

    • Rte 17 Commute

      by adeza1 Online Now Jun 19, 2006 at 11:01 AM


      I am moving my family to San Jose area, for a job in Sunnyvale, near Rte 237.
      My wife is not liking the "look" of the San Jose neighborhoods, and is getting revved up about living on the coast, near Santa Cruz (Aptos or Soquel).

      I don't want to move all the way to CA only to have my wife hate the area, so I'm trying to accomodate with my commute.

      What am I getting myself into? Living by the ocean would be a treat, but what is the commute really like? Leaving office at 5, is it 1 hour or 2?

      I used to commute from Alameda to Sunnyvale, 5 years ago, before relocating east. Found that bearable.

      Thank you for any input!

      8 Answers Jun 29, 2006 at 6:45 PM
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      Trip in between San Francisco and San Jose

      by alfredop Online Now Apr 4, 2006 at 10:18 AM

      Hello there!

      Will be spending three days in San Francisco, from April 12 to 14th, then heading to San Jose from April 15 to 17th and then to San Francisco on the 18th and flying back home on the 19th. Will be renting a car to commute from SF to SJ.

      Can somebody help me with some major tourist places? Don't want to miss anything! Thanks!


      1 Answer Apr 4, 2006 at 4:20 PM
    • Commute times from Santa Cruz to San Jose / Santa Clara

      by mdames Online Now Feb 13, 2006 at 8:15 PM

      My boyfriend works in the semiconductor industry and is thinking of moving to Santa Cruz with me soon, but we aren't sure if the commute is realistic (e.g. less than 1 hour). Does anybody know what the commute time between Santa Cruz and San Jose is during work traffic? What about during normal hours? Also, I heard that most of the semiconductor jobs are in Santa Clara. Can anyone tell me how long the commute from Santa Cruz to Santa Clara is during work traffic? During normal hours?

      Thank you soooo much for your help!


      1 Answer Feb 14, 2006 at 8:23 AM
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      transport and pubs/bars

      by nw10er Online Now Dec 24, 2005 at 10:18 AM

      i'm travelling to san jose in the new year, can anyone give me information regarding getting around town using public transport. also can anyone recommend a good area with reasonably priced hotels in an area which has some good pubs/bars and restaurants.



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      I need a Deal...

      by erikatheskysailor Online Now Nov 22, 2005 at 11:52 AM

      Hi all,

      I really want to see my boyfriend this December, but we're not feeling confident about affording flights. If anyone finds any good deals, or sees any posted in the Deals section, can someone let me know? I'd *really* appreciate it!


      3 Answers Nov 22, 2005 at 11:20 PM
    • Winchester House

      by lryder71 Online Now Oct 12, 2005 at 11:43 AM

      My daughter and I are looking at going to the Winchester House. Is there a better time during the day (Friday) to go? Is getting the whole tour recommened (Mansion & Behind-the-Scenes Tours)? How long does the full tour last?

      5 Answers Jul 2, 2006 at 9:16 PM
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      Best place to locate in the SF/SanJose area for techie & artist couple

      by DJStarr Online Now Sep 26, 2005 at 12:07 PM

      Hi all,
      We're relocating to the Bay area, (born here in CA!)and will be looking for jobs AFTER we pick a place to live. Where would be a good central area to position oneselves for job convenience for a Tech-guy (Oracle, AbInitio, ETL,Data Warehousing,etc.) and an artsy, design/marketing gal?
      We're considering Mtn. View, San Mateo, Palo Alto, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Redwood City, Los Gatos, etc. Love Santa Cruz, but don't want to travel over the hills via 17 daily. The other areas seem central to SF and the San Jose corridors, and most have good CalTrain/BART access. Am I correct here?
      We really want a great walking/clean/fun/artsy/gardeny downtown - lots of paths, trails, walk to Whole Foods/Trader Joes, etc. We seem to gravitate toward gay neighborhoods - usually the most architecturally and visually cool areas, it seems! Cool, well-traveled people, not too white or old or suburban.
      Any tips or ideas for great little neighborhoods?
      Thanks Everybody!
      DJ Starr

      1 Answer Sep 26, 2005 at 3:05 PM
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      living in san jose

      by laterthanyouthink Online Now Jun 21, 2005 at 12:42 PM

      Hello there,

      May be moving to San Jose in the near future, was wondering if anyone out there could tell us the best/worst places to stay or avoid? I have been informed that a townhouse could be rented for1,200 a year, is this accurate?
      I will be getting a car so is commutting to work/city centre etc a problem, would there be problems living outside the city centre (e.g San Francisco, Paolo Alto). In general what are roads in Santa Clara area like, use to driving on other side of road, so want to do some research/get some maps before i arrive.

      Message board said that close to bay for sailing etc, would it be possible to live near coast and commute to San Jose?

      For entertainment/commuting is there late trains/buses to San Fran?


      5 Answers Jun 28, 2005 at 5:33 PM
    • Address needed in San Jose, for old friend Ron Tano!!

      by debbiegem40 Online Now Jan 23, 2005 at 4:00 PM

      Hi, I am looking for help from anyone in San Jose, who would help me find an e pal that i lost touch with almost a year ago.I`m desperate to find out that he is ok.I live in England, so travelling to San Jose is out of the question and finding out info from here is difficult!! I just need some nice kind person with a little time on their hands, to look up my friends parents address in the San Jose phone book as he was staying with them last I knew.His parents names are Francisco and Theresa Tano and the man I am searching desperately to find is Ron, he is 37yrs old and he may now have moved to mexico city.If I can find his parents address, I can write and they can forward my letter to him. Thankyou for your help!!

      1 Answer Feb 9, 2005 at 9:41 PM