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Fun stuff to do on a Sunday night in the San Francisco Bay Area

I'll soon be flying to the Bay Area in order to attend a memorial service. My schedule is pretty structured for that weekend, but I'll have about five hours of free time (by myself) on a Sunday night. What's the best way to spend those hours? [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Jun 26, 2014 - 7 answers

What should we do in Edinburgh Monday morning?

We've got until 1:45pm tomorrow in Edinburgh. I feel like we've hit most of the obvious sights. What else should we do? [more inside]
posted by Jasper Fnorde on May 25, 2014 - 8 answers

Far from the madding crowd

I pretty much only have time off when everybody else has time off, but I don't enjoy spending my time off with everybody else! What are your general tricks and specific suggestions for enjoying tourist destinations without crowds? I'm especially interested in California (I live in the SF Bay Area), but general ideas and other places are fine too. [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on May 24, 2014 - 10 answers

Cool stuff to see in Seattle

What interesting/unusual things can we do for a weekend in Seattle? Looking for something outside of shopping and the typical tourist stuff. [more inside]
posted by noxperpetua on May 16, 2014 - 24 answers

French road signs

Where can I view a specific tourist road sign design I saw in France? [more inside]
posted by hayvac on May 11, 2014 - 4 answers

what should we see in Perth, WA?

About to visit Perth WA with an eight and a five year old. Googling isn't really coming up with much exciting to see or do. Advice and suggestions? [more inside]
posted by wilful on Apr 13, 2014 - 18 answers

I'm sure the space needle is great, but...

What are some fun things I can do in Seattle tonight/Friday/this weekend by myself, ideally without being on my feet the whole time? [more inside]
posted by mismatched on Apr 3, 2014 - 35 answers

Graveyard in the median of a divided highway in New England?

Somewhere in Vermont, I think, there's a graveyard in a wooded area between the north and south lanes of a divided highway. Where is it? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Feb 5, 2014 - 19 answers

How to consolidate, organize, and share tourism information?

I'm looking for smart ways to consolidate, organize, and share tourism information for people who visit me and for places that my partner and I might visit. [more inside]
posted by neushoorn on Nov 15, 2013 - 8 answers

A Broad, Abroad, Alone

In a month, I'll be traveling abroad for the first time, all by my lonesome. Looking for helpful tips for a first-time international traveler. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Nov 13, 2013 - 26 answers

2 weeks in Turkey - how do we use our time wisely?

The DingoWife and I will be honeymooning in Turkey this 2-16 November, and based on inputs to our last question, we'll be doing it on our own, sans-tour package. Now we would love input as we pin down our itinerary. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by DingoMutt on Oct 16, 2013 - 13 answers

Calgary highlights

What is worth seeing or doing in Calgary? I've got two-and-a-half free days in the city before a business trip. Tell me what I shouldn't miss. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Sep 11, 2013 - 7 answers

San Francisco for teenagers.

My younger brother, a rising senior in high school, will be visiting me in the Bay Area next week. We will have 2-3 days to spend in the city (really, any place accessible by Caltrain). I need an itinerary of fun places to check out. The main criteria are that anything you recommend should be easily accessible by public transport, not too remote, and also immediately spectacular for teenage boys and other people without particular interests. Yes: museums with minimal reading, weird architecture, cable cars, great views, robots and video games, and so on. No: major league sports, "funky boutiques," "must-eat restaurants." The rest of our week will be mostly spent outdoors, so indoors is OK. Thanks for suggestions!
posted by Nomyte on Aug 19, 2013 - 36 answers

Follow-up question on travel in Scotland (this time eastern Scotland)

Because we're probably going to be in Scotland long enough to not only see Islay and Isle of Skye but also return via eastern Scotland (Inverary, Loch Ness, St Andrews maybe, and Edinbugh), I'm looking for similar great tips to those people offered in my earlier AskMe. Thanks, all.
posted by aught on Aug 5, 2013 - 7 answers

Planning Scotland vacation

This fall we're hoping to visit Scotland for a couple weeks, possibly either the last two weeks of September or last week of September / first week of October. We'd like to rent a car and drive from Glasgow, ideally visiting both Islay and the Isle of Skye. Looking for tips about weather / clothing / other preparations that would be appropriate, as well as tips for an experienced American driver (licensing, insurance, etc.) who's never driven abroad before but wants to drive in Scotland. Also, since I assume we'll need to make ferry reservations to get to Islay, I'd appreciate insider info on that. Specific tips about must-see or must-visit locales and sights in western Scotland would of course also be greatly appreciated.
posted by aught on Jul 9, 2013 - 20 answers

DC Hotel Filter

Looking for a hotel in the Washington DC area. There are, of course, a lot of special snowflake requirements. [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on May 23, 2013 - 18 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

Budgeting for Berlin trip - how much for food?

I'm planning on taking a solo trip to Berlin for a week. As a general guideline, if I stick to cafes (and the occasional doner kebab) how much should I expect to spend on food?
posted by GenericUser on May 5, 2013 - 7 answers

PhillyFilter: Random Rittenhouse Square Interestingness?

Girlfriend and I are going to Philadelphia tomorrow -- the plan is to eat fried chicken and donuts, hang out in a hotel room, go out and eat and drink some more, then go back to the hotel. We've been to Philly a bunch of times for various cultural things, and are big fans, but this trip the concept is basically: Do Almost Nothing. Still, we might want to take a stroll in the afternoon. Staying at the Radisson on 17th & Locust. Anything nearby we might not know about and should check out?
posted by neroli on Apr 26, 2013 - 5 answers

What to do in Boston this weekend?

My husband and I will be in Boston this weekend, and will have time Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, and most of the day Sunday to do stuff. So what should we do? We've never been to the city before, and are interested in historical/cultural activities, or just walking around and looking at things. We also need a few good restaurant suggestions, but don't want to hit the bar scene. We are staying near the Boston Convention Center. We won't have a car but could get one. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Mar 13, 2013 - 20 answers

How can I spend time with the elephants?

The Thai elephant tourism industry advertises itself as pro-conservation, but according to reports, it is more often cruel and exploitative. Are there any legitimate opportunities to spend time among elephants in Thailand or elsewhere in a way that benefits them and fulfills my desire to see them up close? I am looking for information on short term visits, not long term volunteer gigs. Knowledgeable replies would be most appreciated. I've already done my own Internet searches on the matter.
posted by Wordwoman on Feb 14, 2013 - 12 answers

What do I eat, read, see in Vancouver BC?

Traveling to Vancouver BC Jan 3rd to the 7th 2013 - What do I do? What do I eat? Where do I get books? Would love to get personal recommendations from those that have traveled to the city before or who live there now! [more inside]
posted by Dauus on Dec 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Boston on the Cheap

Know how to have a fun weekend in Boston on a budget? Details within. [more inside]
posted by xenization on Dec 18, 2012 - 14 answers

Is there nothing to do in Paris but eat, drink & look at art?

Honeymooning in Paris, and trying to flesh out our plans (not to mention a wedding registry) with stuff other than restaurants & museums. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by chicobangs on Sep 10, 2012 - 25 answers

Pre-teen boy in Chicago in mid-September: what should he do/see? The sky's the limit....

Fun things for an eleven-year-old boy to do in the city of Chicago, September 14-17. Money is no object. I need as many interesting suggestions as possible! [more inside]
posted by chonus on Aug 18, 2012 - 28 answers

sleeping near the fishes.

Looking for an affordable, funky inn or B and B in Monterey so we can hit the aquarium first thing the next morning. [more inside]
posted by vrakatar on Aug 16, 2012 - 10 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

Memphis for a day - what to do, where to camp?

The last Memphis travel question was two years ago; anything to add or change from then? [more inside]
posted by eviemath on Jul 23, 2012 - 14 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

All Philly in a Day

[PhillyFilter] You have a day to explore the city. What do you do? [more inside]
posted by xenization on Jun 25, 2012 - 12 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

Once in a lifetime trip for 4 tweens in New England

I have 3 boys, age 11, visiting CT for a week from GA. Ideas for day trips & experiences they will never forget. [more inside]
posted by LittleMy on Jun 6, 2012 - 24 answers

seeking the real name of a common U.S. roadside attraction

is there an "official" name for those wonderful goofy pieces of plastic/wood with the faces cut out which you stand behind and put your face in the hole and then you look like a crazy moose or a milkmaid or a bikini babe and you get your picture taken and it's hi-larious? [more inside]
posted by quiteliterally on Apr 27, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me have fun in NYC!

Places to eat/things to see in NYC under a very constrained schedule? [more inside]
posted by Go Banana on Apr 26, 2012 - 11 answers

If you had a 4.5 hour layover in the Honolulu airport, what would you do with your time?

If you had a 4.5 hour layover in the Honolulu airport, what would you do with your time? [more inside]
posted by Twicketface on Mar 23, 2012 - 17 answers

Wanderlust

My Italian nephew is the proud owner of a Greyhound bus pass. His pass is valid for two months, he speaks decent English, loves nature, and he is not afraid to sleep on the bus. He just arrived from New York City to Oklahoma City, where he will be based for a while. What loops around the US should he travel?
posted by francesca too on Mar 18, 2012 - 18 answers

Fun things in NYC for a limping teenager

Sitting-tour-of-NYC filter: My seventeen-year-old sister is visiting me in NJ this week and we want to hit up NYC on Saturday. Problem: she sprained her knee on the plane ride over, and so a lot of things I had in mind (mostly shopping) are no longer practical. Help me find cost-effective entertainment in NYC for someone on crutches! [more inside]
posted by brieche on Mar 15, 2012 - 17 answers

Babysteps into the land of Japan...

Travelfilter: Things to do in Japan that are good for someone who finds traveling stressful, and are welcoming to tourists and non-Japanese speakers. [more inside]
posted by Arethusa on Mar 8, 2012 - 14 answers

What awesome restaurant should we not miss in LA?

LA Filter: A friend is coming in to town to visit and we are planning on going to The Getty on a Saturday afternoon. It will be near my birthday and her first trip to LA... Where should we go for dinner?
posted by blackkar on Jan 19, 2012 - 18 answers

Hokey medical spas near Indiana?

My wife really likes run down tourist attractions and old fashioned "medical" spas, both of which are found in Hot Springs, Arkansas. For her birthday this month I need something closer to Indiana (within 200 miles of Indianapolis). Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by ChrisHartley on Jan 9, 2012 - 12 answers

What to do after seeing two FLW homes?

What to do AFTER seeing Kentuck Knob in Chalk Town, PA? [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Oct 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Spring Classics in Belgium

Belgians or Cyclists or Belgian Cyclists: Help me plan a spring trip to Belgium. [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Sep 29, 2011 - 7 answers

We'll always have Milwaukee

The Hubs and I are driving to Milwaukee today to watch the Brewer's game at 1pm. I'm told it will be done by 4:30. After that we want to hang out in Milwaukee a bit and have dinner before driving back to Chicago. Neither of us know all that much about Milwaukee besides where the baseball stadium is. I would like to do something even mildly interesting and/or unique and/or tasty. What would YOU do?
posted by bleep on Aug 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Making plans for Nigel.

(Local attractions filter): Washington, DC, for teenagers. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jul 17, 2011 - 24 answers

Eight Hours in NYC.

8 hours alone in New York City tomorrow. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Jun 18, 2011 - 10 answers

What to do for an evening in York, UK?

What should I do this Wednesday night in York, UK? [more inside]
posted by daisyk on May 28, 2011 - 7 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

Places around Sydney for Day Trips

[SydneyFilter] The Easter holidays are upon us, and we aren't going anywhere. Right now, it seems likely that we'd only be able to do day trips (same day return, no overnight stays) to places around Sydney. Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Apr 17, 2011 - 16 answers

I need recommendations for a quick, relaxing weekend in Western Europe

I'm a mid-twenties American working near Frankfurt for a couple of weeks; I have the weekend off, and I had plans, but they've apparently slipped away. Looking for suggestions for somewhere to go to relax and sightsee a bit. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Mar 2, 2011 - 10 answers

What to do in Burlington next Tuesday?

Next Tuesday in Burlington, VT? Or on the road from and to Montreal? [more inside]
posted by musofire on Jan 1, 2011 - 3 answers

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