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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

    • 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.

    • what to pack

      by jdesbt Online Now Aug 9, 2014 at 3:27 PM

      hello there , we are 6 irish in our 30s traveling to cayucos for a wedding in late August, staying for 5 days. what should we pack. are fleeces needed, jeans or all shorts, what is there to do there is there nightclubs or bars

      1 Answer Aug 9, 2014 at 7:33 PM
    • what to pack

      by jdesbt Online Now Aug 9, 2014 at 3:23 PM

      hello there , we are 6 irish in our 30s traveling to cayucos for a wedding in late August, staying for 5 days. what should we pack. are fleeces needed, jeans or all shorts, what is there to do there is there nightclubs or bars

      1 Answer Aug 9, 2014 at 7:46 PM
    • I am a grandma who wants to take her 15 yr old Grandson out for the day.

      by Marynoz Online Now Dec 28, 2013 at 3:04 PM

      Would the Melodrama be a good choice and maybe lunch or dinner to a cool place? His birthday is January 5th and he will be 15 then. He is a freshman in High School.

      3 Answers Dec 28, 2013 at 5:04 PM
    • Need help with information

      by Myratt53 Online Now Sep 23, 2013 at 12:46 PM

      Which Sleeper room numbers face the coast going northbound on Coastal Starlight train?

      2 Answers Sep 23, 2013 at 7:57 PM
    • Batchlor Party

      by JimmyN Online Now Aug 21, 2013 at 11:16 AM

      My cousin want me to plan his party in SLO. Drinks, live Music, etc... I haven't been there in years and need to know a good motel close to the nightlife area of town. Any Recomendations?

      3 Answers Aug 22, 2013 at 2:06 AM
    • Looking for travel partners

      by Mosch09 Online Now Mar 1, 2011 at 8:36 PM


      I`m a 21 year old dutch boy. Currently I m doing a intern for a company in de area of San Luis Obispo. I liked to go to San Francisco or LA for some sight seeing. If there are people interesting to share some fun and experience. Please contact me at

      2 Answers Mar 2, 2011 at 12:57 AM
    • Car rentals at train station

      by traintip Online Now Aug 13, 2007 at 7:44 PM

      Can anyone tell me if there are car rental agencies on site at the SLO Amtrak train station?
      Thank you-

      2 Answers Jul 6, 2008 at 8:05 PM
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      by Bada-Ran Online Now Aug 9, 2007 at 4:11 AM

      Hi all,

      I have seen on the Viamichelin map finder that there's a train station in SLO, and tracking the rail line, I've seen it goes up north to somewhere around San Francisco. Does anyone know whether I can go by train from SLO to SFO? I thought the only public transportation was Greyhound buses.

      Any clue or website about it? the amtrak webside did not show this itinerary.


      6 Answers Jul 6, 2008 at 8:58 PM
    • taxi service

      by ShirleyWadleigh Online Now Nov 21, 2006 at 12:19 PM

      How do I obtain a taxi from the bus station to the hotel where I'm staying at 1:00 a.m. in the morning?

      2 Answers Jul 6, 2008 at 8:09 PM
    • need help with the name of a place in SLO

      by Rallentorres Online Now Jun 28, 2006 at 11:51 AM

      I was in SLO in 95 on tour with a country band, we played at a restaurant/bar that had a bunch of small cabins, the food was great, and the view was nice. Anyone able to help with the name?

      2 Answers Jul 6, 2008 at 8:11 PM
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      BubbleGum Alley soon to be gone???

      by Karnubawax Online Now Aug 2, 2005 at 3:39 PM

      I heard a rumor that part of SLO's famous BubbleGum Alley is slated to be torn down! Say it ain't so! Any one else hear anything about this?

      10 Answers Jul 6, 2008 at 8:14 PM
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      Nightlife? Restaurants?

      by Awfullyordinary Online Now Jun 7, 2005 at 2:27 PM

      I am planning on spending my 21st birthday in and around San Luis. I am wondering if anyone knows any fun clubs or bars. I am not a real big clubber, but I figure it is my 21st so I might as well go to one good one. I am also wondering about a couple good restaraunts too. I am not looking to sacrifice my wallet for a really really nice autmosphere if the food is just OK. You know what I mean?
      Reply if you can help me with any of this. THANKS!

      3 Answers Jul 6, 2008 at 8:43 PM
    • Best Western Royal Oak

      by snackster Online Now May 6, 2005 at 2:22 AM

      Has anyone ever stayed here in SLO?


      4 Answers Aug 26, 2005 at 9:55 PM
    • Where to stay - SLO?

      by snackster Online Now Apr 25, 2005 at 3:58 AM

      I am planning on spending a night in SLO on the way from LA to SF. Can anyone recommend a reasonbale place to say which isn't too expensive. I know there is an econolodge there - Is it very downmarket?


      3 Answers Apr 26, 2005 at 12:46 AM
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      What to see there ?

      by GUYON Online Now Dec 20, 2003 at 11:55 PM

      Except the mission and the Madonna Inn, what there is to see there ? Thanks

      6 Answers Jan 1, 2004 at 3:28 PM
    • cheapest time of the year

      by shedreamer Online Now Jul 28, 2003 at 10:25 AM

      I'm planning to travel from orlando to san luis obispo some time in the next few months. I'd like to know the cheapest time of year for flights, lodging and/or car rental to San Luis. Thanks much.

      4 Answers Nov 30, 2003 at 9:12 PM