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If you had a day in Helsinki...

Please share your advice and experience about bike-touring (group) and hotels near the sights in Helsinki. [more inside]
posted by Tandem Affinity on Aug 8, 2014 - 4 answers

Where can I eat gooseneck barnacles & explore unique spots in Portland?

For instance, my SO really wants to find a place that serves gooseneck barnacle like they did here and explore spots like the abandoned Upper Salmonberry River Railway. We wanted to see sloths, but it was booked. We know these kind of unique local gems are coveted, but does anyone mind sharing their favorite off-the-beaten path activities in PDX? [more inside]
posted by doctordrey on Aug 6, 2014 - 7 answers

2 days in LA: Sightseeing without a car?

I will be in Los Angeles for a couple days next week and have a bit of free time in between some appointments. I won't have a car, I plan on taking the shuttle to my hotel. I'm staying at the Crown Plaza in Beverly Hills. I will be getting in around 11am on Tuesday, but then don't have "anything" to do until 7pm. The following day I will have the afternoon free after 2p. My flight home is Thursday at 5pm, so I in theory have the morning. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on May 30, 2014 - 10 answers

Things to do in Denali, Anchorage, Homer

My wife and I are going on a trip to Alaska. We will have free time in Denali, Anchorage, Homer. We're not big hikers or climbers but what are some sights to see, things to visit in those areas? Thanks so much.
posted by captainscared on May 27, 2014 - 13 answers

What to see and what not to see in Chicago

Sooooo... my parents will visiting loverly Chicago... unfortunately, I just noticed that they won't fly in May 17th, but APRIL 17th. In two days. I'm a dumb. Anyway, I need some advice on what we should check out while they're here. I have a couple ideas, but I haven't done much of Chicago's touristy stuff since I moved in several years ago. What are some big obvious things that are actually worth the hype? Any hidden gems you like? They'll be staying downtown, but we'll have cars available so travel isn't a problem. I have mobility issues, so bonus if it's sitting down/limited standing.
posted by Evilspork on Apr 15, 2014 - 18 answers

Beautiful places in San Francisco for a person with limited mobility?

A friend's mother is coming to town and we're trying to brain storm some beautiful places to take her. The thing is she has limited mobility and tends to get around in a wheel chair. When I think of places to take people it usually involves a hike to something like the Sutro Baths or China Beach, etc, etc. Would love to hear some thoughts!
posted by matt_od on Feb 25, 2014 - 17 answers

Recommendations for trips/sightseeing out of Los Angeles

I'm going to be in Los Angeles from June 6 to June 11. I'll be hiring a car to get around L.A. - though we'll mostly be sticking to Central LA and Santa Monica over that weekend (7/8 June). I've been to L.A. before and done most of the touristy things - relying on both local buses and hop on/hop off tourist buses. Because I'll have a car this time, I was wondering what recommendations people have for things to see and places to go that are tricky to get to without a car. Anything within a couple of hours drive of Los Angeles. Thanks.
posted by crossoverman on Jan 19, 2014 - 11 answers

Changes in NYC from 2010?

Touristing in NYC this weekend: what's changed since 2010??? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jan 16, 2014 - 10 answers

Entertain me for eight bleary-eyed hours in Manhattan!

I have about eight hours to myself in Manhattan on Friday. I've been there once and am comfortable getting around. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Dilligas on Jan 15, 2014 - 14 answers

Is there any good William Blake tourism to be had in London?

I'm headed to the UK for the first time, and would like to do some sightseeing related to William Blake. Is there anything worth seeing? I've haven't found anything apart from Poet's Corner and this very dodgy seeming walking tour. Alternatively, can anybody advise me as to which museums in the UK are best for viewing Blake's original prints?
posted by HeroZero on Dec 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Where to go in Europe?

Going to Europe. We have 4.5 weeks. Help us narrow down our choices! [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Nov 21, 2013 - 19 answers

Anything worth stopping for on a drive from Brooklyn to Emerald Isle?

Driving from Brooklyn, NY to Emerald Isle, NC — via the NJ Turnpike, Delaware 1 and US-13, and Route 17 past Norfolk VA into NC. Anything truly worth checking out along the way, or taking a reasonable detour for? [more inside]
posted by D.Billy on Nov 10, 2013 - 12 answers

Roman Holiday (kid friendly version)

Next week, my 10 year old daughter and I will be in Rome for 3 days; what should we see? [more inside]
posted by oclipa on Oct 14, 2013 - 8 answers

Fun things to do in Baltimore?

I'm surprising the boyfriend for his birthday in early October with an overnight stay in Baltimore. What should we do for the two days we're there? [more inside]
posted by bluloo on Sep 8, 2013 - 24 answers

How to Spend 36 Hours (or a little less) In Toronto for the 1st Time.

After nearly five years of being a PR in Canada, I finally get to see your biggest city. But time is short! What are your highlights? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Aug 22, 2013 - 12 answers

Where to stop between San Francisco and Sea Ranch?

My partner and I will be driving from San Francisco to Sea Ranch, California one day soon. Returning a few days later. We'd love some suggestions for places to stop along the way for coffee or lunch and for my partner to take photos. Even some side trips would be possible; we have the whole day. Please tell me what you love along that route! Thank you.
posted by BibiRose on Jul 24, 2013 - 10 answers

Women cannot live on maple syrup alone!

In order to sustain our Vermont sightseeing, we need food. What are your suggestions in the Burlington and Middlebury areas for early August? Sightseeing suggestions welcome as well. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Jul 15, 2013 - 27 answers

Things to do with tweens in London

The family I babysit for has invited me along on their vacation to London in August. I am determined to come up with the coolest possible things for the kids to do. [more inside]
posted by nonasuch on Jun 25, 2013 - 15 answers

What are some fun things to do in Melbourne, Australia?

What are the most fun things to do in Melbourne on holiday? I've got 4 days as a solo female traveller in my 30s. I'm not into footy but open to shopping, good places to eat (cheaply), cultural things and tourist attractions. Inspire me!
posted by EatMyHat on May 8, 2013 - 16 answers

What's missing on our trip to San Francisco?

I'm going to SF with my partner for our first wedding anniversary - yay! We've been before and have seen some of the sights (list after the break), but are looking for things we might have missed, awesome places we haven't eaten at, great things we haven't seen, etc, so we can make the most of it. Only limiting factor: neither of us drive. [more inside]
posted by abbagoochie on Apr 27, 2013 - 19 answers

Cool London day courses I can take in May

I'm visiting London for two weeks beginning mid-May. Woohoo! It's been a long, long time since my last time and I'm super-excited. I'm going through the Ask threads and reading guidebooks. One question I couldn't find an answer to is: Are there any interesting/novel day courses on offer? I would like to mix up the sightseeing with something hands-on. Or a top-notch seminar... Any subject would be fine. The only criteria would be that it's something not found in a smaller city (like Ottawa, Canada :). I'll be staying in the Bloomsbury/Russell Square area near the British Museum and willing to travel, say, under an hour to get to the course.
posted by storybored on Apr 10, 2013 - 10 answers

What must I see in Japan?

I'm probably going to Japan at the end of July for roughly one week. What MUST I see or do in that one week? [more inside]
posted by Gorilla456 on Apr 5, 2013 - 14 answers

Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende: The Scenic Route?

In July I'm flying into Mexico City for my friend's wedding in San Miguel de Allende. I have two days (or so, it's pretty flexible) to get from the airport in FD to SMdA, can you help me figure out the best route and/or means of transportation? And also what I should do for fun and/or adventure with the extra day or so I have to explore the area? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Mar 20, 2013 - 3 answers

What are some cool things to do in Baltimore for a day?

I've got maybe a day to kill with my wife and kid in Baltimore... never really been there before, so what are some must-see things in the area? I've vaguely heard something about cherry blossoms... when do those bloom or where is the best place to view them? I'll be going in mid-April, so I've got some time to plan. TIA!
posted by mhh5 on Jan 23, 2013 - 22 answers

12 hours with a car on Oahu!

We have 12 hours with a car, starting in Waikiki and ending at the airport. What to do? [more inside]
posted by cgg on Jan 21, 2013 - 20 answers

Things to do on the outskirts of New Haven?

I'm going to be in New Haven, without a car, on this coming Saturday and Sunday. What to do for fun? [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack on Jan 2, 2013 - 9 answers

What D.C. activities on a need-to-know basis?

What off-the-beaten-path activities can I do in D.C.? I would love to do something that makes me feel a bit like a VIP. I want the city to seem like it does in a spy novel. Seeing the vintage Congressional bathrooms, getting a behind the scenes tour of the Library of Congress, and unusual sights like the Pentagon's gold AK-47 are the kind of things I'm after. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome on Sep 17, 2012 - 13 answers

What should we see on the next six days of our cross-US drive?

We are currently on the move to Kingston, ON from Vancouver BC, and we are looking at finding interesting things to do along our cross-US trip. Here is a map of the next six days of driving. What absolute must-sees are there along this path? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Aug 24, 2012 - 12 answers

What can I do with a weekday morning in Edinburgh?

I'm arriving at Edinburgh airport at 7.45am on a weekday, and taking a train from Edinburgh Waverley at 1.30pm on the same day. What can I do or see in Edinburgh (including getting breakfast somewhere) and ensure I catch my train at 1.30pm? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by lizabeth on Aug 7, 2012 - 19 answers

Bedding Down in Barcelona

We're staying for four nights in Barcelona in mid September. First visit for both of us. Really would appreciate hotel/B&B recommendations, and of course what sights and restaurants the hive mind recommends.
posted by bearwife on Jul 27, 2012 - 11 answers

Making the most of a layover in Iceland?

Four adults, two teenagers, two elementary-aged kids, and a 7 hour layover in Reykjavik. What can we do with that? [more inside]
posted by padraigin on Jun 28, 2012 - 9 answers

Things to see in Norway!

Where should I go in Norway, outside Oslo, in four days? [more inside]
posted by jlibera on Jun 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Neat stuff to see in the Twin Cities

So, my spouse & I are taking a spur of the moment trip to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for the 3-day weekend. What are some quirky, interesting, delicious, unusual, or must-see things to check out in the Twin Cities and on the route between WI and MN? [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy on May 25, 2012 - 29 answers

You have 28 days and $15k. Go!

You have 28 days (in one chunk of time) and $15,000 in cash. You can go anywhere in the world, as long as it's not in the United States (for more than 24 hours while in transit) or a US territory. [more inside]
posted by drstein on Jan 24, 2012 - 45 answers

Rapid Los Angeles trip: What to see?

Rapid Los Angeles trip: What to see? We are nerds, and like art, food, gardens, architecture (I really want to stop by the Bradbury and see downtown). We'll have about 18 hours of free time to use. What can't we miss? [more inside]
posted by gofargogo on Sep 13, 2011 - 28 answers

Road trip itinerary from Spokane to SLC?

My wife and I will be driving from Spokane to Salt Lake City soon and were wondering how we should space out our trip, and what there is to see/do/eat along the way. [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Aug 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Anaheimlich Maneuvers, OR Cuatro Gueros Locos, OR Four White Guys with a Hyundai

Going to Anaheim for a convention, need suggestions on things to see, buy & ingest in the evenings. [more inside]
posted by Rat Spatula on Aug 22, 2011 - 10 answers

Taco Road Trip 2011, Question from the Non-Taco-Focused Traveler

Looking for a way to squeeze San Francisco Bay Area sight seeing/photography around husband's (slightly manic) Taco Truck Quest (seen in this Ask Me). Also hope to sneak in a few alternate food ideas. [more inside]
posted by batgrlHG on Aug 3, 2011 - 13 answers

Fun things to do in Pittsburgh when you're alive?

I'm going to be going to Pittsburgh to visit a friend this weekend. She works until 8:30 pm, however, so I'll be left to my own devices for the afternoons and early evenings. I'm totally cool with that, and I look forward to exploring on my own. But I need a place to start! Can you help? [more inside]
posted by sandraregina on Jul 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Big family in Vancouver

Big family in Vancouver for 3 days. What to do? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on May 20, 2011 - 18 answers

Places for great photos in South Wales?

Places in South Wales for photo-hungry tourists? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Apr 26, 2011 - 11 answers

Richmond, VA...next stop Big South Fork

Any good recommendations en route from Richmond, VA to Big South Fork, TN? Or Big South Fork to Morgantown, WV? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Apr 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Is a big trip to the big rock worth the expense and effort?

Is a trip to Uluru/Ayers Rock worth it? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Feb 11, 2011 - 35 answers

Help us plan our honeymoon!

We're planning our Italian honeymoon and would love your advice! [more inside]
posted by Chris4d on Feb 10, 2011 - 11 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

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go.

What is the one thing you would like to do in Europe if money wasn't an issue? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Oct 18, 2010 - 19 answers

Free things to do in or near North County Coastal San Diego

Free things to do in or near North County Coastal San Diego? [more inside]
posted by moira on Sep 12, 2010 - 6 answers

The Gravys go to SF!

2 Days in San Francisco for sightseeing, should we rent a car? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Aug 24, 2010 - 23 answers

Yee Haw, Road Trip

I am driving from Coolangatta Gold Coast to Sydney next week - taking five days - and am interested in hearing your sightseeing/accommodation recommendations. [more inside]
posted by honey-barbara on Aug 10, 2010 - 13 answers

Help two lifelong dreamers plan their honeymoon in the future, AKA Tokyo!

[TokyoFilter]: Planning a November honeymoon in Tokyo. Help two non-Japanese speaking USians who have dreamed of visiting Tokyo their entire lives figure out what's worth planning/reserving/paying for and what's not -- arigato in advance! [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Aug 2, 2010 - 22 answers

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