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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

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      Help Me :)

      Los Angeles 19 hours ago

      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.

    • 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