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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 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

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

Recommendations for New Orleans?

I'm going to New Orleans in a few days to cover a conference for a client. I will be going a half day early and staying an extra ~2 days more. I have limited time to do research, and do plan to go through the archives and NYT recommendation article. However, I was hoping to dig up any recommendations as to other things to see/check out when I'm there, and this seems to be an easy way to do so. [more inside]
posted by Wolfster on Dec 4, 2013 - 9 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

What should I see in Seattle's International District?

I have a day to kill in Seattle. I want to try the International District. What are your favorite things there? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Jul 14, 2013 - 21 answers

I think your town, despite the smog, is less boring than my town

NYC activities for a (gasp) bridge & tunnel visitor? Would like ideas for activities, sightseeing that might be especially worthwhile or edifying. [more inside]
posted by polymodus on Jul 23, 2012 - 13 answers

East Coast trip from Boston to DC -- ideas?

I'm planning on visiting the East Coast this July -- the area roughly from Boston to Washington, DC. I don't really have a set plan yet, aside from visiting NYC for a couple of days (up to a week), hopefully visiting Boston for a few days, and hanging out along the Maryland/DC border for a conference. Travel tips/suggestions? [more inside]
posted by archagon on Jun 20, 2012 - 22 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

How you gonna keep us down on the farm once we've experienced quirky Paree?

Recommendations for unusual travel experiences (not just places) in or near Paris? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Tripadvisor has melted my brain.

Where shall we stay and what shall we do in our two days in L.A and Hong Kong? [more inside]
posted by Neonshock on Jan 6, 2012 - 8 answers

`ello Guvna!

3 Days in London, England in April 2012. My wife has never been before. What should we not miss?
posted by blue_beetle on Jan 4, 2012 - 29 answers

You don't scam Indians?

Can someone throw some light on this (possibly) tourist scam in Bali? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Nov 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Unexpected weekend off in Australia! What should we do?

We are in Vincentia, NSW, Australia. We have a car and an unexpected weekend off. We've already done a ton of stuff in Sydney and we'd like to see someplace else. Help us plan our weekend trip. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Nov 5, 2010 - 4 answers

What are the most popular, clichéd touristy things to do in London?

What are the most popular, clichéd touristy things to do in London? You know, like posing with the Queen's guards, taking a ride in the Eye, and eating fish and chips.
posted by nitsuj on Jul 27, 2010 - 37 answers

Radioactive Tennis, anyone?

I'm heading to Chicago this weekend. What science/geeky/historical places should I check out? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on May 25, 2010 - 16 answers

What exactly does it mean to 'present a paper'?

What exactly does it mean to 'present a paper'? I've been given what sounds like a great opportunity - and I don't want screw it up. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Mar 8, 2010 - 16 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

Should I rent a car during my week in Denver?

I'm going to be in Denver for a seminar. Arriving Saturday, leaving Thursday. Staying a little east of the city center. Should I bother renting a car? [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000 on Sep 16, 2009 - 9 answers

"Let them eat bagels."

Where can I find the best bagel in NYC? [more inside]
posted by whimsicalnymph on Sep 16, 2009 - 45 answers

Where to stay and what to see in Berlin?

Where should I stay and what should I do in Berlin for a 4 day trip? (Single, clean, safe, cheap, easy to get to the major sights.) [more inside]
posted by gramcracker on Sep 13, 2009 - 15 answers

Things to do in Calofornia

I have a free day in California I wasn't expecting. What can one man do today in, oh, 12 hours? I'm staying in Corona, but I'm willing to travel around and spend some money (up to $200 for argument's sake). [more inside]
posted by Green With You on Nov 15, 2008 - 12 answers

“I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”

Great places in the world to visit (or short-term volunteer opportunities) when traveling alone?
posted by blue_beetle on May 24, 2008 - 8 answers

Which NYC bus routes have the most to see?

What New York City bus routes are the most scenic? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jan 31, 2008 - 17 answers

I go to Blackpool for my holidays...

What are some popular, regional touristy type attractions? [more inside]
posted by champthom on Jul 2, 2007 - 34 answers

How to entertain unfun folks in nyc?

What are some free or inexpensive ways to entertain anti-New Yorkers in New York City? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Jun 10, 2007 - 27 answers

Help me get the most out of my holiday!

I'm visting four countries within a month, what should I see, visit, taste, smell and photograph while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by liquorice on Jan 20, 2007 - 23 answers

Where/what is this unidentified, extremely mountainous "tourist" trail.

Where is this "tourists" mountain trail, and where can I see more pics and find out more about it?
posted by loquacious on Nov 2, 2006 - 7 answers

How to stay in China for as long as possible?

I'm taking Chinese classes this summer in Beijing. After that, I'd like to travel a bit and then find a job. How do I make this work, with regard to visa issues in particular? [more inside]
posted by jbb7 on Apr 13, 2006 - 6 answers

What to do in Royal Oak, MD?

Travel Advice Filter: I'll be in Annapolis and Royal Oak, Maryland, for a wedding this weekend. My husband and I will have a couple of pockets of time to use as we wish, and I'd appreciate first-hand advice on what to do in the area. [more inside]
posted by handful of rain on Jun 6, 2005 - 10 answers

Can anyone recommend interesting daytime places to hang out around Paddington, London?

Can anyone recommend interesting daytime places to hang out around Paddington, London? Could be as far as Bayswater or Little Venice... unusual shops, cafés, restaurants? Thanks!
posted by skylar on Jan 14, 2005 - 3 answers

What should I do in Las Vegas?

What should I do in Las Vegas? [more inside]
posted by werty on Dec 22, 2003 - 21 answers

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