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    • Alamitos Beach, between Orange avenue and Cherry

      Long Beach Aug 16, 2016 at 10:53 AM

      Is it safe to live in Alamitos between Orange avenue and Cherry street, south of Broadway? I am trying to find a place to live and I was just wondering if this area is safe to live in. I have heard conflicting information on the area and would like to know from someone who lives in Long Beach and knows the area. Thank you!

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    • Tioga Pass mid September this year

      Death Valley National Park Aug 21, 2016 at 12:48 AM

      Hi, mid September this year we are hiring a car in Las Vegas and planning to drive through Death Valley via Pahrump, to Lone Pine. Would this be a good overnight enroute to Yosemite? We then plan to drive the Tioga Pass (HWY 120) to get to Yosemite the following day. Is this Do-able in September or will there be a chance the road will be closed due to snow? We will just have a normal car. TIA

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    • RV storage

      Redwood City Aug 10, 2016 at 3:19 PM

      Hi,
      I would put my french RV in a guarded parking for 4 months at Redwood city California
      Thanks for your reply
      N. Antoni

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    • Rental of wheel chair

      San Francisco Aug 14, 2016 at 11:09 PM

      Traveling to San Francisco late August 2016. I'm bringing a friend with bad foot injury and also having my 2 year old with me. I am trying to look for a company in SFO that rents or possibly loans out: a baby car seat, strollers and crutches. items must be in great clean condition..Also, being delivered or pickup nearby the airport would be amazing since we don't know S.F all that much. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know I'm asking a lot but taking and bringing these items on the airplane is just a bit of a headache.

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    • cheap accommodation for 40 night

      San Diego Jul 26, 2016 at 6:17 PM

      Hi, in october i have to go in San Diego for flight training reasons and i have to stay there for about 40 days, i really can't find a low cost accommodation even in El Cajon or La Mesa.. someone can help me ? (no hostel please)

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    • Any Alternatives to Valley -> Tuolumne Hikers Bus?

      Yosemite National Park Yesterday

      Hi Everyone

      So a few weeks before the Yosemite Valley -> Tuolumne Meadows Hikers bus schedule was finalized, I booked campsites in the valley for mid-September (I have to do them 4 months early or else the spots are always gone) since the description on the NPS site said the buses would run through late September.

      Now the schedule is out and the bus ends on September 11: travelyosemite.com/things-to...

      I already paid for my campgrounds and my plans to use the bus are foiled.

      Is there an alternative? I want to do a 1 way hike from Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley and I was counting on the buses to run.

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    • Wheere is this place ?

      San Diego Aug 21, 2016 at 1:32 AM

      I believe in Usa, i think California but really i don't know excatly where it is.

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    • Is Jefferson Park a relatively safe place to stay in LA if one is driving themselves everywhere?

      Los Angeles Aug 2, 2016 at 1:51 PM

      Hey everyone. I'm a 32 year old male from Canada. I'm going to travel the Pacific Coast this summer by myself in my car. I've never done a solo trip and I'm finding it exciting and scary all at the same time.

      My first leg is going to be to rush down to LA and stay there a week. I've gone back and forth on a couple hostels and I found one that doesn't seem like a party hostel and looks like a great value. It's in Jefferson Park and it's called The Anderson Estates. The hostel is at 1932 Rochester Cir, Los Angeles, CA 90018. I've reached out online to people who have stayed there and I hear great things and they say that the neighbourhood was kinda sketchy but they all seemed to travel by transit from there without issues.

      I'm hearing mixed messages when I research this. One person from LA will say "NEVER EVER go into Jefferson Park unless you want to be stabbed 100 times a minute and it will happen 100% of the time so don't even think about leaving your hotel while here!" Then the next post will say "Don't listen to that nut, South Central LA is a lot better these days and as long as you are driving and not walking around after dark, you are fine."

      Who do I believe? If anyone has an opinion on this, I would love to hear it. I would also love to hear a little about why you feel that way. I find that "help" that just tries to scare you or put you at ease without facts is empty. Is there anyone from LA that has actually been around this part of LA and can actually tell me about it? Does it seem 70% safe or 30%? Am I safe at this hostel in JP considering that I'll be going out at night only a few times in the week to see a comedy show but that I'll be in my car driving straight back to the hostel (going to Largo or UCB theatres only and going straight back to the hostel). Any thoughts, Angelenos?

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    • Should we visit in April?

      Sequoia National Park Aug 6, 2016 at 8:01 AM

      So I'm currently looking to plan my family's first trip to California. There will be myself my husband and son who's 6. The plan was to stay in Anaheim, visit Disney 2 days a few days at the beach then spend a week travelling to national parks.
      The plan was to go up to Yosemite onto sequoia then Joshua trees before heading back to the airport.
      My question is. Will the national parks be accessible enough in April? (Np dates 14th to 20th).?
      The reason im looking at April is because the flight total is £2000 less and it's the only school holiday that has 2 weeks other than Xmas and summer.
      But if there's not enough to do and enjoy in April should I save up and wait until summer 2018?
      I've read so much on the Internet and feel I really need to ask someone who knows.
      Many thanks

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    • Sunset blvd

      Hollywood Aug 1, 2016 at 5:36 PM

      Staying in a hotel for a few nights in the Thai town/little Armenia area called Americas best value inn.
      Looking for a bit of info on the area really. I know it's not far from the metro station (10 min walk if I'm correct) which is ideal for getting to touristy destinations I plan to go. I'm not hiring a car so will be dependant on public transport and uber. Is there anything around the area I am that's worth checking out and in general is it a relatively safe place to be based for my trip?
      Any and all info is greatly appreciated

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    • Discounts/Donation for Girl Scouts

      by cozycampers Online Now Jun 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM

      Hi, My girl scout trip sold cookies to go to Catalina Island. We would like to stay one or two nights over the summer (could be weekdays or weekend). We have earned enough money for the boat ride over to the island and one or two activities but not we don't have much for lodgings. I need a place for 10 people, a hotel or condo, not picky. Do any of you know anyone or any place that offers discounts or will donate a night stay to girl scouts? We are willing to do service hours to help pay for the stay. If you have any suggestions please let me know.

      Thanks a bunch.

      3 Answers Jun 6, 2014 at 9:18 AM
    • rain ? ? ?

      by onikkio Online Now Feb 25, 2014 at 7:21 AM

      Yikes, this weekend a storm is supposed to come and we've already planed a getaway to Catalina.
      Anyone been to Catalina when it's been raining?
      What's there to do???
      Help x 10 !

      )

      5 Answers Feb 25, 2014 at 9:31 AM
    • Dog-Friendly activities or beaches on Catalina Island?

      by beachexplore90046 Online Now Aug 28, 2013 at 10:04 AM

      I have heard mixed reviews on the dog-friendliness of Catalina Island. I hear Avalon is not as pet-friendly as the north side of the island. Any ideas on what activities are available to sweet lab on the island?

      Thank you so much!

      3 Answers Aug 29, 2013 at 6:50 AM
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      Where do you go to get to Catalina Is?

      by Sallyjjjmmm Online Now Feb 14, 2013 at 12:13 PM

      Where do you go to get to Catalina Is?

      3 Answers Feb 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM
    • Hamilton Cove Villas?

      by euro_travel3 Online Now Oct 12, 2010 at 2:37 PM

      Hello -

      My husband and I are planning to spend a couple days this December for our 1st Anniversary and are looking to stay at a nice, romantic place with ocean views. I have looked online the last couple days and so far have only liked Hamilton Cove Villas. The catch is that once I book a villa its non-refundable. I am a little hesistant to book without really hearing reviews from people on the particular villa we are interested in booking (based on availability). The villa we are interested in is 2-45.

      Any comments/suggestions??

      I would like to book within the new few days while its still available..

      Any feedback is appreciated.

      Thanks :)

      PT.

      4 Answers Oct 13, 2010 at 10:08 AM
    • Car Transport

      by snobrdchic Online Now Aug 17, 2010 at 12:48 PM

      Is there a drive on Ferry? I plan to go camping and will have a loaded up van that I want to take to the island.

      7 Answers Aug 18, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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      Hotel for one night on weekend

      by HarmoniousBotch Online Now May 14, 2010 at 6:34 PM

      All of the hotels that I have contacted so far insist on a minimum two night stay on weekends. While I can appreciate that this does make sense for them, it does not fit my schedule. Anybody know of a hotel that will rent for just a Saturday night?

      Or does anyone want to split it, and also stay just one day on the weekend of July 16th/17th/18th?

      Any other bits of advice about where to stay are appreciated too.
      Thanks

      1 Answer May 14, 2010 at 10:43 PM
    • weddings

      by boolu Online Now Dec 1, 2008 at 3:58 PM

      Is it possible to have a wedding at the Inn on Mt ada?

    • catalina island, california accommodation and tour question

      by ltt Online Now Apr 3, 2008 at 12:04 PM

      i'm considering a 2 night stay on catalina island at the end of september. i'm female, 40 and travelling alone. i've done some research already but wanted to hear some recommendations from you. i prefer not to spend a fortune - around150/night - like a quiet place, don't need fancy just clean, like to have a tv and walking distance to the beach and ocean view desirable (but not necessary).
      is the submarine tour much better then the glass bottom boat tour? any recommended spots that have better snorkeling then others?
      thanks for your help. appreciate it.

      3 Answers Apr 5, 2008 at 1:38 PM
    • Catalina island /cheap golf carts

      by davidicondotcom Online Now Aug 3, 2007 at 1:23 PM

      where can i find the most inexpensive golf carts to rent ?? 10$??

      1 Answer Feb 23, 2008 at 2:02 AM
    • snorkelling at Lovers' Cove

      by teresacountryman Online Now Jan 28, 2007 at 8:13 PM

      There's a team of three guys conducting snorkelling tours of Lovers' Cove for groups from cruise ships (one of the three is named Eric). What is the name of their business and how do I contact them?

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      Going to Catalina in June...Anyone know any great HOTEL PACKAGES (including tours, transportation)?

      by bettyo70 Online Now May 12, 2006 at 11:40 AM

      Hey Everybody,

      Want to escape to Catalina in June. We love doing eco tours, underwater boat tours, hiking, etc.

      Does anyone know of a hotel offering great complete package deals?

      We like cute, relaxing small hotels. We're not in to "roughing it" too much.

      THANKS!

      3 Answers May 13, 2006 at 5:54 PM
    • Any seashells on Catalina beaches??

      by carlaburro Online Now Sep 18, 2005 at 1:19 AM

      Hi. We will be on the island 9/20, just a few days away. Can anyone suggest scenic beaches and if any have seashells? Thank you.

      1 Answer Sep 22, 2005 at 10:23 AM
    • Flying Fish??

      by carlaburro Online Now Sep 6, 2005 at 2:44 AM

      Hello. My hubby & I will be on the island 9/20/05. We were wondering if the famous "Flying Fish" can still be seen at night from our cruise ship? Also can you recommend pretty areas & beaches (not for swimming) that might have seashells? Thank you, Carla

    • There for 1 day (cruise) - What should we do?

      by firsttime Online Now Sep 4, 2005 at 3:27 PM

      We arrive on Santa Catalina Island, Tuesday, October 18, 2005 celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary. We arrive at 8:00AM and depart at 5:00PM. What are the "must see's" on Santa Catalina Island .

      3 Answers Sep 5, 2005 at 3:34 PM
    • I Want To Live In Santa Catalina Island Any Apartment Rentals?

      by SoLetItBe Online Now Aug 1, 2005 at 8:26 PM

      If anyone could please give me names of Aparment Rentals or/and
      a source to check private Rentals on the Island please send
      it my way. I'm in my planning phase and would like to move in the
      next month or two any recommendations or advice would be greatly
      appreciated. :)

      1 Answer Aug 1, 2005 at 9:10 PM
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      Any advice for how to take a last minute, inexpensive jaunt to Catalina Island?

      by AprilJanell Online Now Dec 23, 2004 at 3:23 PM

      Hi. My name is April. I've been a member of VT for a while now. I just relocated from Austin to Los Angeles. Last year I was fortunate enough to visit Catalina Island for the first time...a friend of mine was married there. It has stuck in my mind ever since. I even hold it slightly responsible for my relocation to California. I am not able to go home for the holidays...because of work...but I do have the 25th & the 26th off. I just had the random idea today to go to the island to spend the holiday! I know it a long shot...finances are a little tight & I know I'd have to get ferry tickets and all that...find a last minute inexpesive place to stay (if possible)...but I'm a trooper, so I thought I'd check with my VT pals...network a little bit...maybe you guys know of someone who rents their place out if they are gone...who has a boat and does chartering and wouldn't mind on christmas day. This is a very untraditional holiday for me, but it doesn't have to be a sad thing...and I can't think of a better place to spend it! Please let me know if you can help and happy holidays to you and yours. I'll also check your VT travel pages if you live on the island...for tips on food and lodging...mostly lodging...the beauty is enough to take in... Thank you for your time. Sincerely, April

      4 Answers Dec 24, 2004 at 4:44 PM
    • Snokeling

      by lryder71 Online Now Sep 23, 2004 at 1:18 PM

      We will be in the Long Beach/Catalina area around the 20th of October. Is it still warm enough to snorkle? We're coming from ND so 60-65 degrees water temp is warm. Is it best to set up a guided tour, or can we just do it on our own as we will bring our own equipment? Any pointers on the best place to go off the shoreline?

      2 Answers Sep 26, 2004 at 12:52 PM
    • Where can I park for less than $11/ day

      by spencerette Online Now Jul 29, 2004 at 11:00 AM

      I'm going to Catalina this weekend and would like to know if there are any parking lots other than the one recommended by Catalina Express and the other boat companies which runs11/ day. There must be another choice. Please let me know if you have ever parked somewhere else, what the price was and what you found. Thank you.

      1 Answer Jul 30, 2004 at 11:43 AM
    • Traveling with 3 kids

      by redheat Online Now Jul 9, 2004 at 12:51 PM

      Which hotel would you recommend to stay with kids: 14, 9, 3?

      2 Answers Jul 10, 2004 at 12:12 PM
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      carnival cruise

      by MStars Online Now Jul 6, 2004 at 11:12 PM

      has anyone recently gone on the carnival 4 night cruise from long beach to catalina and ensenada? i heard some not so good things about it, how was your overall experience?

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      Hotels and things to do on Catalina Island

      by kdb92 Online Now Jun 17, 2004 at 1:44 PM

      Does anyone have any suggestions on where to stay on catalina island? Also, what kinds of things are there to do there?

      10 Answers Jul 16, 2004 at 2:26 PM
    • Private Boater Needed

      by Davexx Online Now Nov 26, 2002 at 8:31 PM

      My wife and I fly into Long Beach on our way to Catalina Island on January 8. Unfortuately, we get in about the same that as the last commercial boat to Catalina leaves. I am hoping to hire a private boater to take us over to Catalina, leaving Long Beach at about 6:30 PM. Do you know anyone who would be willing to do this? Thanks for your help. Dave Townsend townsenddw@aol.com 425-746-4523

      3 Answers Sep 25, 2004 at 11:11 PM