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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Back in the Burgh!

Brief homecoming to Pittsburgh: what fun, awesome things have I missed? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Apr 6, 2010 - 17 answers

Where to take "me" during "me" time.

Driving from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in four days: what sights would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Jan 14, 2010 - 26 answers

Ferris Bueller, you're my hero

How can I channel my inner Ferris Bueller and have one great day, except in New York? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Sep 18, 2009 - 36 answers

Radical lefty sightseeing in The Bay Area?

Fun things for a lefty to do whilenon San Francisco for a few days? [more inside]
posted by willie11 on Jul 21, 2009 - 11 answers

weekend in Phoenix!

I'm visiting a friend in Phoenix next weekend - what are some fun things to see and do? [more inside]
posted by beandip on Feb 22, 2009 - 23 answers

What to do in Boise, ID?

If I only go to Boise, ID once in my life what MUST I do there to get the Boise experience? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Nov 6, 2008 - 11 answers

visitors from china

my sister in law's parents are visiting from China and they want to take a 3-4 day trip someplace in the states. suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Tryptophan-5ht on Jun 23, 2007 - 13 answers

The Honeymooners

Help me plan a trip to Italy - Rome, Florence and the countryside in Tuscany and Umbria. [more inside]
posted by thewittyname on May 19, 2006 - 24 answers

what's cool in europe?

What do you recommend to do in Europe? [more inside]
posted by foraneagle2 on Jan 31, 2006 - 38 answers

What is there to do in Tucson?

I'm going to be in Tucson over Christmas. Anything that is just not to be missed? Any resources besides Citysearch and The Tucson Weekly ?
posted by elsar on Dec 15, 2004 - 15 answers

LA LAyover

On Tuesday I'm going to find myself with five or six spare hours as I pass through Los Angeles. I haven't really seen L.A. before, so what should I do? What should I see? Where should I eat?

For what it's worth, my hotel will be near LAX on Highway 1.
posted by mrbula on Oct 16, 2004 - 13 answers

Glasgow-bound

GlasgowFilter: I am going to that fine city in a couple of days for my sister's wedding. Looking for any good book/record/vintage shops in town, as well as any not to be missed modern architecture (outside of Charles Rennie Mac). Ta much.
posted by grimley on Aug 25, 2004 - 7 answers

Recommendations of what to see/do when visiting Washington D.C.?

Recommendations of what to see/do when visiting Washington D.C.? We're going next week, and have a list of a few touristy spots to visit, but I'd like to see what Mefites recommend. Locals advice also highly appreciated, i.e. dance clubs and restaurants to visit. Finally, all over the web it says you must arrange a White House tour with one of your congressional representatives. We can't do that (group of two), someone said we can join a tour at a kiosk. Anyone agree with this? Please be kind if the question has been posted before, I searched.
posted by vignettist on Jun 14, 2004 - 38 answers

What are the must-sees in London at the end of May?

I have two and a half days in London at the end of May. What are must-sees? Also, anyone want to meet a group of travelling American bloggers at a pub for a drink the night of May 29?
posted by LeiaS on Apr 27, 2004 - 24 answers

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