I live down in Monterey but I have this Thursday off randomly and I'm thinking of doing the following: Driving up to Ft Funston with my bike, parking at Funston, riding to the Golden Gate Visitor's center, doing the SF Public Library walking tour and then riding back to Funston. Is this an insane idea or doable? [more inside]
I would really appreciate recommendations for a counselor for my daughter. She is in the last stages of a long and demanding academic degree. She is brilliant but has always had some difficulty in reading social cues and tends to alienate people with her abruptness. More inside. [more inside]
Flying into San Diego Airport late Friday night. What's the best way to quickly get to Del Mar without spending a fortune? [more inside]
Feedback on itinerary for short stay in San Jose, Costa Rica? I'm very unfamiliar with the area... [more inside]
I'll be in San Francisco for about twelve hours, and I would like to find a bookstore or two that have an amazing zine selection. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I'm interested in a mini tattoo and am looking for recommendations for an exceptional artist. It's a hard thing to do (Oliver Peck is obviously the best) so any thoughts you have for anyone you know about (ideally in the Boston or San Francisco area) would be appreciated.
My partner and I are headed to San Antonio at the end of July so that he can go to a conference and I can visit Texas for the first time. We like cities, and nature, and are especially interested in how people organize and live together in whatever communities they've got (ie. social & political history and sociology). Other happy holiday finds have included biking Montreal's The Main and La Chine Canal, the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago and taking 3 kinds of trains to get to a hilltop overlooking Vienna. [more inside]
What is your ideal San Francisco spring afternoon for the uninitiated? (more inside) [more inside]
The four of us (2 parents, a 12, and a 7 year old) will be there at the end of June for a week. We’re looking for a place that is clean, not crazy expensive, right on the beach (or certainly not more than a few hundred yards). It’d be nice if it has an oven and a fridge, but if not we’d definitely need it to have an on-site restaurant. We’d like a beach that is “gentle” enough that the young’uns need not worry about being swept out to sea, and prefer to stay away from the big box hotels, but are really open to any good suggestion. Gracias mil por sus sugerencias.
I'm looking for a one-off volunteering opportunity in San Francisco on V-Day evening. Why is this so hard to find? Do they just think no one will want to volunteer that night? [more inside]
I need to find b-flute, or rolled corrugated cardboard in San Francisco. For reference I'm talking about this.
Short story help, please. I remember this... [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are visiting San Francisco in early December. Neither of us have ever been there. Please help us find a reasonably priced (less than $150/night preferably) hotel in the city. [more inside]
What are your suggestions for a casual, inexpensive restaurant close to a Bart station in San Francisco? [more inside]
Looking for advice from other mefites on how to best use the additional disks I've purchased to expand my current home Linux server. RAID5/6? Native ZFS raidz? Something else? Also curious about use of iSCSI instead of SMB for things like Time Machine, etc. [more inside]
I loved the "show me the hidden side of L.A." question. But I'm gonna be visiting its mild-mannered southern cousin, San Diego. Show me the hidden side of THAT! [more inside]
Recommendations for Cabins & Queer-Friendly B&B's between Mendocino and Portland? [more inside]
Where in San Francisco can I make a new patient appointment THIS WEEK? [more inside]
How do I rationalise opening up an office in a particular neighbourhood of San Francisco? You can bet there's
Are there any maps/resources to illustrate the neighbourhoods that Silicon Valley VC/PEs and tech companies are located in? [more inside]
Where to hang out and have fun in the union square area of San Francisco? [more inside]
I am looking for a non-woo-woo massage therapist in San Francisco. [more inside]
Intern applicant looking for info on 47 communications, a PR agency based in LA, NY, SF. [more inside]
Please help a new grad move to San Francisco. I will probably arrive on June 1 and start working June 10, and I have $1500 for the whole move in process. Where do I stay while I'm apartment hunting? A hotel is very expensive and a hostel is pretty cramped. I could probably stay on a friend's couch but are there any other reasonable options for 1 month stays? [more inside]
I am attending this conference in May in Japan Town in San Francisco. I’m looking for a better option than the $150/night rooms at the hotel that is hosting the conference, but I’m not familiar with the area… [more inside]
My friend needs advice on renting a house in San Diego. He has been there for years, but he wants to scale down from 5 total roommates (including him) to 3 total roommates, including him. In order to scale down like this, he'll have to charge at least $1000 per roommate. Then each person will have tons of space. He wants roommates that are very nice, honest, and super-clean. Is this do-able? What can he do (he's in no position to make any major home improvements) to make it more likely that he'll find what he's looking for within a reasonable period of time?
Get Me Out Of My Travel Rut: My tour takes me to the beatific city of San Fransisco soon and while I visit about once a year, I usually end up going to same places/doing the same things. What's terribly new in SF? What are the fresh must-see shows, restaurants, nightspots, stores, or Things To Do. Ideally I'm looking for things/places that have opened within the year. Will have a car and able to make day trips out into the environs. [more inside]
How are the roads outside of Seattle in October? [more inside]
During a recent trip to the Mission District in San Francisco, I kept hearing a Spanish-language song with a pronounced violin section. What was it? [more inside]
I am looking for the best vintage/used-clothing store in the San Francisco Bay Area to SELL used clothes to. [more inside]
San Francisco Mefites: What is the best day of the week and time of day to visit Alcatraz? And the best way to do it? [more inside]
Family of four adults, vacationing in San Francisco in July, looking for the perfect lodging. I've spent hours reading previous questions, but you just know I'm a special snowflake... [more inside]
Does anyone know a good (not too expensive) accountant in San Francisco? [more inside]
Travelfilter: Business trip to San Diego (La Jolla) mid-February. Should I stay in SD proper, La Jolla, or somewhere else? [more inside]
Is there anyone who has experience living in San Francisco and can give me advice about moving there? [more inside]
What's fun for me and my 3.5 year old daughter to do in San Francisco and San Jose from July 22 to July 27 for cheap? [more inside]
Moving from Milwaukee, WI to take a job in Carlsbad, CA - what should I know, and where should I live? [more inside]
Superbowl agnostics: What's an ideal activity to do during the game that would otherwise be too crowded?
Superbowl agnostics: What's an ideal activity to do during the game that would otherwise be too crowded? [more inside]
Where can I get edible flowers in the Bay area (USA)? [more inside]
Allegedly, this is the original key to the choir loft of Mission San Luis Rey. A) How can I confirm its origins? B) What should I do with it? [more inside]