Scientist seeks room of her own whilst on the road...
February 6, 2012 3:16 PM Subscribe
I've been awarded a fellowship that allows me to go on an international study tour of Sweden and the USA. Metafilter locals, tell me where I should stay in New York, San Francisco and Honolulu. Bonus question: what cafes/ shops/ other places should I check out on my weekends off? Details after the jump...
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace to Travel & Transportation around United States (11 answers total)
I'm looking for places to stay in the following locations:
A) New York: near-ish the American Museum of Natural History;
B) San Francisco: Sunset District;
C) Honolulu: near-ish the Bishop Museum.
I will need to spend most evenings writing notes on the day's proceedings (for a report I need to write for my fellowship provider), and generally studying up on what I've learned so far. Therefore, I need somewhere relatively quiet and with (preferably free) wifi. A desk would be a real bonus! I'm happy to use a shared bathroom, but youth hostels are out (unless they cater to university types - I've done my time as far as staying in youth hostels whilst attending conferences goes).
Honolulu is where I need some serious help. I'm not keen to stay in Waikiki, and would prefer somewhere non-touristy. Having lived in the Pacific before, I'm perfectly happy to stay somewhere without bells and whistles.
Bonus question: I'll be taking weekends off and I'll need to relax occasionally! Any tips for interesting cafes/ bookshops/ (vintage) stores/ bars in each of these areas (again, particularly Honolulu)? Any tips for sources of healthy food? Any places which might be an oasis of calm where I can sit with a non-science book and have a coffee or a vino?