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Affordable lodging in Toronto for long weekend vacation

We're in the beginning stages of planning a vacation to Toronto later this year. So far, all the hotels I have looked at online have been surprisingly expensive. Does anyone have suggestions for clean, safe, private (not hostels) hotels or B&Bs located either conveniently to interesting parts of the city (for tourists), or close (safe 5-10 min. walk) to public transportation to attractions? While I am at it, while we've done some research on our own, ideas for not-to-be-missed sights, museums, bookstores, or other attractions (for a middle aged, bookish, art-museum frequenting, ethnic food loving, but only moderately-fit couple) appreciated. Thanks!
posted by aught on May 29, 2014 - 11 answers

Paris and what else?

Mr. Kitty and I got into the Paris Marathon for 2015 (yay!) We decided to make it a long vacation. We plan on spending 3 weeks in France - the first week will be mostly adjusting to time difference, marathon running, and recovery. The second week actually exploring Paris, and the third week....is a giant question mark [more inside]
posted by Suffocating Kitty on Apr 24, 2014 - 8 answers

What should I do in Greece that isn't a beach or a nightclub?

I'll be in Greece in September for work and it seems a shame not to take some vacation time while I'm there. Problem is most of the tourist guides seem to focus quite a bit on how great the various beaches are or how awesome the nightlife is, neither of which interest me when I'm traveling alone. Ruins and archaeology are good and I intend to include some of that but there must be some awesome things that I don't even know to look for. Some more specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by Skorgu on Jul 2, 2013 - 14 answers

Seeking my own special weekend-in-Minneapolis recommendations

Hi, MeFites of Minneapolis! My wife and I will be visiting your city for a weekend later this month. Based on our own picky likes and dislikes, do you have any recommendations for what we might like to see and do? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 11, 2013 - 11 answers

What are the most popular travel guidebooks/websites around the world

I'm trying to find out the most popular guides to NYC (in particular) that people around the world use. In the US, this would include guidebooks like Frommer's or Fodor's. People can also check a site like tripadvisor to find hotel or attraction recommendations. What books or sites would people in Germany, France, Italy, China, India, and countries all around the world use?
posted by meantime on Feb 18, 2013 - 9 answers

Tips and Recommendations for visiting the Pantanal

I'm planning to visit the Pantanal wetlands later this year. Do you have any tips or recommendations for activities and tour companies? [more inside]
posted by Jakey on Jan 27, 2013 - 0 answers

Killing Time in Charlotte

How do I kill a few hours in Charlotte, NC on Sunday? [more inside]
posted by Dorinda on Nov 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Italy: From Rome to Florence... and Beyond!

Italy travelfilter: The girlfriend and I are headed to Italy for a late in the year vacation and need help! We've done a lot of the major cities before and are looking for something more rural, but that makes planning a challenge, given our complete lack of experience with the Italian countryside. Help greatly appreciated! [more inside]
posted by slide on Sep 24, 2012 - 4 answers

A Canary Islands Honeymoon

Help me learn more about the Canary Islands as a possible honeymoon destination! [more inside]
posted by arveale on Sep 11, 2012 - 7 answers

The Maine Event

Looking for travel suggestions for Downeast Maine (far northern coast) for our trip this week. Bonus points for any must see short detours to take on our long road trip from Boston Logan to the northern coast and back? We are traveling with 3 year old Mini Murrey. [more inside]
posted by murrey on Aug 10, 2012 - 12 answers

St. Petersburg hotel tips

Heading to St. Petersburg, Russia in September. Let me in on your top tips for places to stay and things to do. [more inside]
posted by Jakey on Jul 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Beyond the Salt Lake

3-4 days free in Utah; what fun adventures can I have? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Feb 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Places to eat/drink/visit in DC in the evening

I'll be in DC for a few days in September-- I'd love some suggestions for things to do close to the conference hotel. Bonus for cocktail places and interesting food! [more inside]
posted by Kpele on Jun 28, 2011 - 17 answers

Alaska fishing trip advice needed.

Need recommendations please for an Alaskan fishing trip. [more inside]
posted by gummo on Jan 29, 2011 - 5 answers

What's must-see in New Orleans?

I'm going to New Orleans next week for a conference. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Kimothy on Dec 29, 2010 - 30 answers

If all my other plans fail, I'm opening a Tako Truck

Where can I get some awesome takoyaki in the DC area? [more inside]
posted by azarbayejani on Aug 6, 2010 - 6 answers

What should we (tech startup guys) do when visiting/scouting San Francisco for two weeks in August?

A coworker and I will be in SF from August 17-29th to meet people, look around, and in general get a feel for the area. What should we do? [more inside]
posted by polexa on Jun 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Survival or Travel Stories Wanted

I recently read the book Endurance about Shackleton's trip to the Antarctic and enjoyed it immensely. What other historical books in the same vein would I enjoy? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Jun 17, 2010 - 51 answers

Write to me, Stick Stickly.

NYC Filter: I'll be staying on the edge of the L.E.S. and NoLIta for 4 weeks. What neighborhood-unique shops/sights/foods must I enjoy while I'm there? (Anything in South Manhattan welcome, but LES-centric preferred.) [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Jun 15, 2010 - 18 answers

They say it used to cost $5,000 to fly from NY to Paris

Help me learn what travel was like back in the day! [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on May 13, 2010 - 26 answers

Robust Tablet PC - exists?

My laptop (an Acer Travelmate) just gave up the ghost after 3 years and a replaced (but still dodgy) hard drive. Any suggestions for laptops that can handle plenty of travel and being bumped around in bags? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 10, 2010 - 15 answers

"Oooh, look, an exotic native woman!" "Buzz off."

What are some good travel guide websites that aren't so Western-centric and don't treat other countries like exotic sights to gawk at? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Globetrotting.

TravelFilter: What are the cheapest (but best) travel destinations in the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia (specifically, Southeast Asia)? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Jul 8, 2009 - 14 answers

Nine Hours in Istanbul

I'm arriving at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul nine hours before my connecting flight. I was wondering what recommendations people had for how to spend this time? I can't do anything too involved as I need to be back at the airport a few hours before my flight, but I would like to see something of the city! Thank you!
posted by slowcat on May 1, 2009 - 9 answers

What should I do in Vienna?

I'm going to be in Vienna from September 26 (early morning) - 29 (afternoon). I'm 18 years old and will be traveling with friends. What should we do/ see? I've been put in charge of figuring all this out, but apart from the obvious tourist things I don't know what's good. I guess I'm looking for more off-the-beaten-path stuff. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by howgenerica on Sep 20, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me choose a book to travel with.

I need a longish, interesting, well-written book (fiction) to read on an upcoming trip. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mosessis on Aug 21, 2008 - 58 answers

Where can I find information on hotels recommended by airline crews?

Where can I find information on hotels recommended by airline crews? We're looking for info on things like shuttles, breakfast options, location relative to terminal, and price. [more inside]
posted by ladynicole7 on Aug 20, 2008 - 5 answers

London, Dublin, Cork, Here I come!

TravelFilter: Things to do in London, Dublin, Cork. Places to stay in Dublin and Cork. Indian Restaurant recommendations in London. General restaurant recommendations for either London, Dublin, or Cork [more inside]
posted by majikstreet on Jun 29, 2008 - 13 answers

Need Books/Movies for Kids Going to Rome

I'm looking for recommendations for books, movies and even music that might be relevant for a group of middle school (7th & 8th grade, ages 12-14) kids who are going to Rome over spring break. [more inside]
posted by bjennings on Feb 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Hotel/Motel/B&B recommendations for Toronto/Markham area, please

Greetings, my Canadian brethren! I am travelling to the Toronto area (specifically Markham) this November for some business. Do you have any hotel/motel/b&b recommendations? [more inside]
posted by ArgentCorvid on Sep 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Great venues for live, local rock bands in London

I'm going to London for the first time in years for the week of July 8-15. What are some good venues for seeing good, local bands? [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Jun 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Unmissable food in DC?

What do I absolutely HAVE to eat in Washington, DC? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on May 23, 2007 - 56 answers

Plan my trip!

One week in Italy, one week in Greece, two weeks in Spain. What can't I miss? What should I avoid? Where should I stay? What else should I know? [more inside]
posted by crinklebat on Apr 14, 2007 - 24 answers

Travel Terror Gauge!

I have a 16 year old daughter traveling from Newark Airport to London Gatwick on Sunday ... [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Aug 10, 2006 - 17 answers

Where should I spend one day in Europe?

I have two nights and one day to spend basically anywhere in Europe (the EU or UK would be easiest). Where should I go? What should I do? [more inside]
posted by muddgirl on Jun 21, 2006 - 20 answers

Best weird/alternative places to go in NYC

I'm going to NYC for a week in September. I need recommendations of the best alternative/weird/unusual/eye-opening places in Manhattan. [more inside]
posted by pollystark on May 17, 2006 - 40 answers

Hotels in old Quebec City ?

I am seeking suggestions for reasonably priced decent hotels in Quebec city old town. We are planning for the upcoming long weekend. [more inside]
posted by flyby22 on Aug 27, 2005 - 6 answers

Central Asia Travel Advice

I am headed off to Central Asia for the summer and am looking for some first hand advice. [more inside]
posted by JPD on May 24, 2005 - 2 answers

Things to do in Chicago

My wife and I are heading to Chicago sometime between June 2nd - June 5th to celebrate our anniversary. Chi-town pals, help us find some cool things to do/places to eat! [more inside]
posted by sluggo on May 23, 2005 - 34 answers

Cuban Resort

In 2 weeks I am taking my first "real" vacation ever to A resort in Cuba, specifically, the Playa Costa Verde. I'm looking for tips/opinions. [more inside]. [more inside]
posted by aclevername on Feb 4, 2005 - 9 answers

Trivia Trip to Washington DC

MuseumGeeksinDCFilter: Looking for offbeat, trivia-intensive experiences in Washington, DC for a group of maritime history museum geeks. Special Exhibit inside. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jan 18, 2005 - 8 answers

NYC Galleries Recommendation for 12/14/04 11:30-5:30, 12/15/04 to 12:00p

NYC Galleries Tomorrow? Taking the early Accela from Boston, getting into Penn Station at 11:30. Hitting the new MOMA for some art absorbtion - but are there other things / galleries that I should hit before the Pixies show? I'm meeting up with a friend @ 5:30 who's treating me to the concert. I'll be staying through the next noon, so that's also an option for hunting.
posted by crankyrobot on Dec 14, 2004 - 17 answers

Good/cheap rental cabins in West Virginia? Related activities?

West Virginia Filter: Any suggestions on where to find good/cheap rental cabins in West Virginia? What about activities? [MI]
posted by kscottz on Dec 10, 2004 - 9 answers

How do you vacation, travel and relax?

How do you take a vacation? I want to take a few days off, get away from home, relax and not feel any particular pressure to do anything. It seems like every vacation I've ever been on has been work. If I'm not touring or driving, I'm skiing or hiking. I don't want to take time off and just be home, but I don't know how to travel and relax. Any general tips or specific vacation recommendations?
posted by croutonsupafreak on Oct 26, 2004 - 16 answers

Burlington, VT

Spending the weekend in Burlington, Vermont. Any suggestions on getting off the beaten path / weird museums / tours / cool pubs appreciated.
posted by yoga on Oct 21, 2004 - 8 answers

Hotel recommendations in Vancouver B.C.

Hotel recommendations for Vancouver B.C.? I'll be there a couple days for a wedding. My primary concerns are that it be central and unique/interesting. Any price range is fine.
posted by vacapinta on Aug 20, 2004 - 17 answers

What's the best travel book series?

What is the best travel book series? You know -- Frommer's, Rough Guide, Fodor's, Lonely Planet, etc. I'm finally getting of my duff and going somwhere (Costa Rica) and I want a reliable guide book to take with me. Something that I will actually find quite useful and not rip it into shreds out of pure frustration.
posted by beatnik808 on Aug 17, 2004 - 28 answers

Recommendations in Wildwood, NJ?

I'm trying to plan a weekend in Wildwood, New Jersey next month for my boyfriend and I. I've never been there but I have a friend who is spending the summer there, and we're going down to visit her. She's given me the numbers of a few places to stay, and I've looked online and it seems like everything I come across are retro motel-type places. This is fine, but I wanted to know if there's any place out there that's better than the others, or if there's any specific place that I should definitely stay away from. I'm just looking for a place to stay that's comfortable, safe and clean.
posted by AlisonM on Jul 19, 2004 - 4 answers

Day in Waikiki

travelfilter: I'm going to a conference in Hawaii, in Honolulu, and I'll be staying in a hotel around Waikiki. I've been looking for cool things to do on my free day, but I keep coming across some really frightening touristy stuff, like short cruises that include Ukulele lessons and Lei (sp?) construction.

Everyone recommends the Polynesian Cultural Studies Center, and a visit to Pearl Harbor, but what else is there to do that is somewhat off the beaten path, fun and not too expensive? Any good bands out there?

additional variables: I can't really swim that well. I'm a doughy white guy approaching his 40s. I'd like to avoid activities that would piss off my wife, and I don't drink. Yes, Hawaii is wasted on me.
posted by mecran01 on Jun 2, 2004 - 16 answers

I need specific travel advice for a trip to Montreal: lodging, money, bars, parking.

I'm an American planning a trip to Montreal. I'll be there in the next few weeks, and I'm looking for some specific advice. [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on May 4, 2004 - 31 answers

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