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    • Charges for attractions within Yosemite National Park

      Yosemite National Park Jul 17, 2016 at 4:32 AM

      Are there charge for car parking within Yosemite after you have paid your entrance fee?
      Are the attractions like Tunnel View and Sentinel Dome free of charge once you have paid your entrance fee to Yosemite Park?

    • Looking for travel Buddies for a Road trip in California

      California Jul 19, 2016 at 5:15 PM

      Hey guys my name is Tim 20years old and German .I am looking for people which want to rent a car with me and do a Road Trip in California.I have no fixed schedule or stops so we could deside evrything together.Only thing which is fixed that i am arriving at the 13 of August in La and depart at 9th September back home.If your intrestet just send me a few describtion of your self and we see if we fit together
      For sure you will got one of me as well.Trying to keep this short cause people migth more recodnize it,but feel free to asked me anything.
      I really hope to find awesome people and become good freinds
      Please contact me.Dont worry if i am not answering imidetly i am traveling australia rigth know.
      looking forward to hear from you.


    • Hitchhiking

      Yosemite National Park Jul 9, 2016 at 10:27 PM

      Im going backpacking early August, I am leaving from glacier point. I need a ride to the top of glacier point from the valley, but the bus is too long and there is no taxi service. I know I can park up there but I am coming back to the valley afterwards, so I need to leave my car there. My questions are
      1)how safe is hitchhiking in the early morning (7:00ish)
      2) how reliable is hitchhiking
      3) is there any place I can post asking for a ride
      4) could I offer to pay a park staff to take me up there?
      Btw we are a group of three total

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      Universal Studios

      Burbank Jul 19, 2016 at 10:56 AM

      Hey all, does anyone know of a discounter for Studio Tours? If they exist.

    • 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)

    • We'll be in San Francisco from the 4th September, any good soul willing to help a bit?

      San Francisco Jul 19, 2016 at 1:59 PM

      Hi Tourists!

      We're from Italy and we'll be in SF as part of our honeymoon trip to the US. We'll get to the SFO airport Sunday 4th September, in the late afternoon/early evening. We'll stay in SF for about 4 days, then 2 days out to the Yosemite and back for 2 days to see the Silicon Valley area before heading to Vegas.

      We have pretty much this part of the trip organized but are still concerned with a few things.

      1) What is the best way to get from the airport to our hotel in Chinatown? We're thinking of shared vans or Uber but not sure about Uber since we won't have a working SIM with a data plan straight out of the airport. If there is some kind fellow member of the community willing to give us a lift, we'd appreciate - of course we will pay you for the disturb (as long as you don't charge more than an Uber/van hehe).

      2) What is the easiest and quickest way to get a SIM card with a prepaid data plan with a few GB included (we were thinking not less than 4GB)? We're considering going to an AT&T store on the 5th but since it's Labor Day we still can't understand if shops will be open or closed that day. Of course, if there is some kind member of the community willing to help us out in any way it's much appreciated.

      3) Since I'm in the IT field myself (back-end web developer), I'd love to meet someone there. Of course the bay area is the heart of IT and I'm sure I could potentially meet many interesting people, chat a bit about work stuff, how's life there and stuff like that. Oh, and if there's someone from a big company like Google, Facebook, Apple and such who's willing to meet an Italian developer and talk about interesting stuff - I'm TOTALLY for it. Don't hesitate to reply or PM me, drinks on me.

      So thanks for reading, eagerly waiting for some replies!

    • Drive time/Traffic? LA to Big Sur~Better to go Fri-Sun or Sun. to Tues.

      Big Sur Jul 12, 2016 at 12:50 AM


        Would it be better to plan a trip for "Option #1" leaving Friday 7/29 about 10am from LA & return Sun. 7/31. If we left by 10am on a Friday, would weekend travel already be picking up & travel times much longer than the 6-6.5 hours I've seen estimated as a general drive time ( without stops). If so, any sense of how much time it would add? It sounds like it's important to make it out past Santa Barbara before or after commute times & then traffic improves. We really didn't want to leave at 5 a.m. as I saw recommended on a few postings, so I thought it would be better to plan to leave about 10am and hope a.m. traffic had eased up.           Our "Option #2" = Leaving Sun. 7/31 10am from LA to Big Sur and return Tuesday 8/2. If we left LA for Big Sur on Sun 7/31 would we be going against the traffic and therefore have a shorter drive time? We want to make the most of the time we have in CA. This will be our first family trip together to CA.  I know we can make the ride a bit shorter if we skip portions of the PCH but we will stick to the scenic route as much as we can. So much great info. here....Thanks from Boston!

    • Places to experience culture

      San Francisco Jul 21, 2016 at 12:35 AM


      My two friends and I are traveling to San Francisco from Australia in November, we are all aged 21 and male.
      I was wondering if anyone can tell us some places that are worth while checking out other than the obvious ones like Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.
      We have heard that there is a great vibe and feeling around the city, and we are looking for some places that will enable us to experience this and the culture of the area.
      Anything from nightlife and restaurants to places to visit.

      Thank you.

    • Honeymoon in California

      California Jul 14, 2016 at 8:22 AM

      I'm looking to find out opinions on where to stay in California that would be a great location to venture on foot to see Hollywood Blvd, Universal Studios, studio tours, and Hollywood Celebrity tours. We are not opposed to taking public transportation either. We just want recommendations on close proximity to see the sites without paying an arm and a leg for rates, or spending too much time on buses to get to and from. We are looking to spend about 4 days in this location to take in the sites of the entertainment industry as my fiance and I are huge TV and movie enthusiasts. We are also on a budget and want to be close to affordable hotels and restaurants. Any help will be appreciated.

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      Day trip to Napa Valley

      San Francisco Jul 6, 2016 at 9:15 AM

      Dear VTers
      Will be in SFO for the first time in early November and planning a day trip to Napa valley.
      My priority is to walk the towns of St Helena/Yountville at leisure and fit in 1 or 2 vineyards if possible. Planning to take the BART from town centre (Powell) to El Cerrito, then bus shuttle to towns.
      Any comments/feedback and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    • Trip after NAPA

      Napa Jul 13, 2016 at 7:10 PM

      Would like to take an additional 3 days after visiting NAPA. Not interested in San Francisco. Ideas? Willing to drive or take an additional flight.

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      Visiting LA from San Pedro

      Los Angeles Jul 7, 2016 at 10:23 AM

      I am tentatively scheduled to go on a cruise to Hawaii from Los Angeles (San Pedro) Nov 2017 with another lady (Polly) who has never been to the west coast (or Hawaii). For some reason, I thought that we would leave from San Diego, but we are actually leaving from LA (San Pedro). So I have decided not to try to visit San Diego as I don't want to rent a car or drive in that area.

      I am not a fan of LA. I thought we would come in a day in advance and maybe do a little sightseeing (like a trolley or a harbor cruise) in San Pedro, and I want to take photos of the lighthouses there (which is why the harbor cruise).

      So can I skip the harbor cruise because I will see the lighthouses when the ship leaves port?

      I feel a little guilty about not showing Polly some of the things in LA while we are there. Last time I was in LA (other than between planes at the airport in 2012) was back in the early-mid 60's and we did things like go to Disney, Knotts Berry Farm and did a Universal Studio tour. I don't see any point in doing those things even if they were possible. I don't know if she would be interested in some kind of Homes of the Stars tours. Before I ask her, I'd like to know what would be possible for someone who does not want to rent a car or drive if they land at LAX and go to a hotel in San Pedro.

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      Santa Monica

      Los Angeles Jul 5, 2016 at 11:35 AM

      We are arriving September 8th at LAX and catching a cruise out of Long Beach on September 10th. I had originally thought I wanted to stay in Long Beach, but the sightseeing that I want to do is making me rethink this. Our must dos are the Walk of Fame and Hollywood in general, Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills area, and view the Hollywood Sign. We also want to explore Santa Monica. I am thinking since we will not have a car that Santa Monica is probably the best place to stay. I am looking for ideas for hotels, transportation and additional must see areas of Los Angeles that we can fit into our limited schedule. I am considering doing one of those hop on/off buses for our full day there, but not sure if it would be the best choice. We will taxi or Uber to the port on Saturday morning....thoughts?. Hotel budget is $350/night.

    • One day in Yosemite (June Lake to Merced, via Yosemite)

      Yosemite National Park Jul 24, 2016 at 9:31 PM


      We are staying at June Lake and next day stay is booked at Merced. It is for coming weekend. Between this, we want to see few points in Yosemite, as much as we can comfortably. We are travelling with elder parents, who will not be interested in hikes and long walks, so most of the time, it would be stop, see, click pictures, come back to car and go for next spot. I am reading idea on TA and came up with below sequence. Please fix/comment on its order or feasibility, if you feel it can be better planned.
      - Start from June Lake around 9 AM
      - Tuolumne Meadows
      - Tenaya Lake
      - Olmsted Point
      - El Capitan Meadow
      - Yosemite Falls
      - Cook's Meadow Loop
      - Curry Village
      - Bridalveil Falls
      - Tunnel View
      - Glacier Point
      - Back to Merced via Mariposa

      While coming back from Glacier Point, do I need to backtrack all the way back till Bridalveil Falls and then take El Portal road to Merced ? Or I need to take some other road, I couldn't find on Google map.
      Being less water in Yosemite Fall, is it still worth to stop there ?
      Please suggest.

    • best scenic trails

      by sa2122rt Online Now May 9, 2016 at 10:15 AM

      Please let me know about the most beautiful trails for hiking which provide best views of the lake?

      2 Answers Jun 5, 2016 at 6:32 PM
    • help please

      by Jhai_zel2014 Online Now Nov 28, 2015 at 3:14 AM

      hi me and my family will be visiting in a few days dec.7., do you think its safe to drive san francisco to south lake tahoe?

      5 Answers Dec 1, 2015 at 6:41 PM
    • solo mission

      by Cassette Online Now Sep 6, 2015 at 4:34 PM

      Will be visiting in a few days with my road bike, was wondering what trails to check out close to Lakeside Marina? Bike routes through town? Are there any guided hikes? Anything else I should try to check out? Thank you!

    • Where to shoot milky way pictures near Lake Tahoe?

      by uday029 Online Now Apr 13, 2015 at 5:06 PM


      We are traveling to South Lake Tahoe this weekend. Does anyone have any recommendation for a good spot to shoot Milky Way pictures? A location with nice foreground would be a nice addition.

      I found this video on youtube -
      Anyone know the location from which it was shot?

      Thanks in advance!

      7 Answers Apr 14, 2015 at 12:37 PM
    • Ideas? April 19- 22nd! 2 year anniversary ideas.

      by ZoeM12 Online Now Mar 28, 2015 at 6:56 PM

      Ok, so our first trip we had planned for a one yr anniversary got ruined so this year i need it to be special.

      My Fiance and I are traveling to South Lake for our 2 year anniversary. We are on a tight budget and he has never been to that side of Tahoe, and Im not too familiar either. I need ideas!

      We both enjoy thee forest areas, he is able to drink, but i am not so bars and night life arent the best.

      We are really only looking to make memories not break the bank. I enjoy horseback riding and he enjoys going out and exploring. We both dont ski or snowboard, and arent interested either.

      We are going in April on the 19th- 22nd. Right now all I have planned is visiting my favorite burger place from when I was younger, Burger Lounge, and MAYBE go to Zephyr Cove Stables. but that still leaves so much more time in the days we are there.

      HELP ME? haha.

      2 Answers Mar 29, 2015 at 7:16 AM
    • South Lake Tahoe

      by katkol50 Online Now Feb 24, 2015 at 7:58 AM

      What are some activities to enjoy in South Lake Tahoe in mid-April?

      3 Answers Feb 25, 2015 at 8:21 AM
    • do i need chains

      by KatieM37 Online Now Dec 22, 2014 at 10:28 PM

      do I need chains for my car if I am driving from Napa Ca. on Christmas

      3 Answers Dec 23, 2014 at 9:38 AM
    • Family trip

      by Ssmith15 Online Now Aug 2, 2014 at 3:23 AM

      Hi we are travelling to the US in December. We have been before and would like to go somewhere different this time. We we're thinking of driving to Tahoe. If we were driving from San Fran would we need chains ? we are not experienced in the snow but would love for my daughter to be able to have some fun in the snow. What other things would you suggest doing if we were there for 2/3 days ? Thankyou

      6 Answers Aug 2, 2014 at 10:28 PM
    • Best tours

      by patsy41 Online Now Aug 1, 2014 at 6:31 PM

      My husband and I will be visiting S Lake Tahoe for the first time the second week of September. What is the best way to see the best views, by car, tour bus, or cruise?

      1 Answer Aug 1, 2014 at 9:39 PM
    • transit help SLT to carson pass

      by laramiechance Online Now Jul 9, 2014 at 11:28 PM

      are there any transit options from SLT to carson pass?

      3 Answers Jul 13, 2014 at 5:42 PM
    • Sightseeing and activity recommendations

      by Cathyvacation Online Now Jun 29, 2014 at 2:41 PM

      I plan to take my 3 kids to Lake Tahoe in August. I plan to drive there, and will stay there for 2 full days. This is our first time to Lake Tahoe, and I found lots of things to do and see when I looked it up on the web. I want to know what sights and activities are most recommended to see or do in 2 days. Your specific advise will be greatly appreciated.

      1 Answer Jun 30, 2014 at 7:35 AM
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      Tent camping near Lake Tahoe?

      by StephanB Online Now Jun 24, 2014 at 5:42 PM

      Hello, it has been a long time since I have visited this site. I a trying to plan a last minute camping trip for my family. I have 3 year old triplets, so I am concerned the camping in the lake area would be too cold at night for little ones. Are there places driving distance to the park and lake that are at a lower elevation, and thus, possibly not too cold. It looks like the overnight norms are around the low 40s near the lake. Thanks


      5 Answers Jun 25, 2014 at 10:54 PM
    • Night Life

      by Lianna2014 Online Now Jun 18, 2014 at 11:25 AM

      It is my best friend's birthday and we are looking for a nice classy place to party. A club, food and great music. Also are there any convenient hotels nearby the party scene?

      7 Answers Jun 22, 2014 at 2:52 PM
    • Lake Tahoe need help with route

      by cavangal Online Now May 19, 2014 at 1:06 PM

      I arrive into SFO last week of August. Plan dividing my time between Lake Tahoe, and spending some time in Monterey/Carmel, returning to San Francisco for 1 or 2 overnights at end of journey. I have been to San Francisco 5 times and always enjoy walking across Golden Gate Bridge and walking in Golden Gate State Park. Need help planning easiest route as I normally travel Amtrak bus and train and want help traveling most direct way to avoid backtracking. What would be the easiest way to accomplish this, should I continue to Monterey/Carmel for first stop on day of arrival, which is a shorter journey if I get transportation. If so I could avoid having to pay for hotel. What is easiest route from Monterey up to Lake Tahoe, and will it require overnight stopover? If this is the case should I decide on hotel in Sacramento as have not been to that city even though I took a day trip to Lake Tahoe years ago and remember passing through. Would like to spend 1 or 2 nights in San Francisco at end of journey to enjoy the places I visited on earlier trips. I would also consider stopping off in new places if anyone can make good suggestions. Would like help if someone can recommend hotel in Lake Tahoe in convenient area where I can do hiking and nice scenic walks and take local bus or shuttle to other areas around lake. I will not be visiting casinos. I am active senior traveling solo and hope to get lots of help as I plan my travels. Many thanks to all.

      9 Answers May 25, 2014 at 2:13 PM
    • Things to do

      by mckj17 Online Now Mar 2, 2014 at 8:38 PM

      Me and my boyfriend (21 and 23) are planning a trip at the end of this month in south Lake Tahoe. What hotels are the best for our age group, and is centrally located. Also what are some fun things to do within walking distance? Besides skiing or snowboarding! Just need a list of some things to do in south Lake Tahoe on a weekend!

      1 Answer Mar 2, 2014 at 8:55 PM
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      North vs South Tahoe for couple in 20's

      by KatDecat22 Online Now Jan 20, 2014 at 6:12 AM boyfriend and I are planning a trip to California at the end of August...We are flying into Reno and spending a few days in Tahoe. I was wondering what area you would suggest for a 25&23 year old? A nice day for us would be relaxing by water, maybe jet-skiing or parasailing or something, a cheap/quick lunch, a cute dinner and maybe some drinks afterwards. I prefer to walk everywhere, if possible, but I do want the best views and scenery. Any thoughts/suggestions would be a huge help!

      Also, what is the weather like end of August? And is the water swimmable?

      7 Answers Jan 30, 2014 at 11:50 AM
    • Where to stay in South Lake Tahoe

      by bgcircharo Online Now Jan 15, 2014 at 9:58 AM

      My husband and I are coming late February for our honeymoon. Where is the best place to stay in South Tahoe? We will not be skiing.


      11 Answers Sep 19, 2015 at 5:37 PM
    • where to stay in May?

      by sinagal Online Now Nov 30, 2013 at 4:46 PM

      Planning a trip in late May. Where is the best place to stay -- luxury level - and still be in the thick of the action?

      2 Answers Dec 1, 2013 at 11:26 AM
    • Transportation

      by flosa Online Now Oct 29, 2013 at 4:48 PM

      What public transportation is available daily to and from Pollock Pines, CA - Sierra at Tahoe and South Lake Tahoe ski resorts? And the best deal $ for a whole month (only Monday through Friday round trip for one person).

      4 Answers Nov 5, 2013 at 5:24 AM
    • Group ski travel planning, help!

      by linda83tina Online Now Oct 23, 2013 at 10:41 AM

      My brain is spinning with so much Lake Tahoe info! If anyone can narrow the choices down for me (North vs South, which mountains) that would be great!

      Looking to go in late February. We are a group of 8-12 people, some snowboarders, some skiers. 4-6 are beginner and 3-4 intermediate, 1-2 expert. All in early thirties. We would like some kind of group lodging, preferably ski in ski out. Would like to be in an area with lots of things to do so that if anyone chooses not to ski, can do other things (ie ice skate, sledding). Nightlife also a plus.

      Basically, trying to find something that fits everyone!


      1 Answer Oct 23, 2013 at 12:26 PM
    • Snow amounts in South Lake Tahoe

      by earindil5 Online Now Aug 25, 2013 at 11:57 AM

      How much real snow, not manmade, will there typically be by the middle of December?

      1 Answer Aug 25, 2013 at 12:23 PM
    • Where to stay for large group in September

      by Cabb Online Now Jul 14, 2013 at 10:05 AM

      We are a family of 9 adults and 2 one year olds. Totally lost as to where the best are to rent a house in, so that we can all get around to do things. Please help. Should we be near lake or a shopping are. We think we woul like to be in an Rea where you can walk around town . What would this area be called. We would like to be able to go to the beach some but don,t think we would be doing water sports everyday. Any help would be appreciated this is a special family vacation

      3 Answers Aug 27, 2013 at 1:58 PM
    • temperature

      by fabiom21 Online Now Jun 26, 2013 at 10:40 AM

      i am planning a trip to north lake tahoe in july and was wondering if the water would be too cold for wakeboarding or swimming?

      2 Answers Jun 26, 2013 at 1:26 PM
    • No drivers

      by oldbean48 Online Now May 22, 2013 at 3:06 PM

      How do non drivers get around Lake Tahoe to see the christmas Village and Incline Village and the chrismas shop we were told is open all year round.
      We are coming for my son's wedding on the 18th June but want to go out the day after as we are only there for a couple of days before going to San Francisco

      6 Answers May 25, 2013 at 7:40 PM
    • Visiting giant Redwoods

      by Bensskins Online Now May 19, 2013 at 12:59 AM

      My 11 year old son and I will be staying in South Lake Tahoe for a week at the end of July. We would like to see the giant Redwoods and giant Sequoias, where are the nearest locations found. We will have a rental car for the week.

      2 Answers May 19, 2013 at 6:32 AM
    • Shooting for fun

      by EZ8 Online Now May 18, 2013 at 1:17 PM

      We are 3 women who come to Tahoe every year for Memorial Day. We wanted to try something new and decided it might be fun to go skeet shooting or do indoor target practice. We would like a little instruction but don't want an all day class...this is just for fun, not serious. Any ideas where to go or who to contact?

      8 Answers May 19, 2013 at 12:45 PM
    • South lake tahoe or north lake tahoe

      by jasuvij Online Now Apr 19, 2013 at 1:04 PM

      Me and my hubby and our 2 boys (8yr and 2 yr old) are planning for vacation in july around july 10 .We want to spend a week or so.
      We want to be able to biking hiking and of course be on the beach.We would also love to rent a boat for a day.
      What would you suggest south or north.Can you also please suggest place to stay.We would love to have the kitchen to keep the expenses down.
      Please suggest to make this vacation memorable as this is only one we will be able to take for long time.
      thanks a bunch

      5 Answers Aug 26, 2013 at 11:46 AM
    • Relocating to South Lake Tahoe

      by colorado44 Online Now Jan 24, 2013 at 1:54 PM

      My husband and three children are planning on relocating to South Lake Tahoe. Can anyone tell me if it is a great place to raise children? Is there enough to do, what about shopping? Is driving to Carson City the only option and is it doable in the winter? Any advise would help. Thanks

      7 Answers Feb 9, 2015 at 10:12 PM
    • A Body Renew Massage Spa

      by alexacm Online Now Nov 30, 2012 at 8:32 PM

      Hello, I am planning an anniversary trip for my husband and I to SLT and am looking for a couples massage. I found the spa I would like to schedule at, A Body Renew Massage Spa and I have found ONE massage therapist that I have read great reviews about, Marla. I can't seem to find any reviews about any other therapists there that can provide the same quality of service as Marla (I'm sure they're all great, but we're splurging on this and I really want to get someone that is recommended from personal experience) - can anyone from the area recommend a second therapist for me please? Thank You!

      1 Answer Dec 1, 2012 at 9:17 AM
    • What to do and wear at Tahoe in July/August

      by rlnyland1 Online Now Jul 18, 2012 at 10:34 AM

      We are going to South Lake Tahoe July 30th > Aug 2nd. What clothes should we bring. We are in our 70's but get around on our own. How about the boat ride and candola ride? Anything else we should do?

      5 Answers Jul 22, 2012 at 10:17 AM