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March 29

Hawaiian Indecisiveness

I booked a honeymoon trip to the Big Island, but now I'm wondering if it would be better to go to Maui. Help! [more inside]
posted by good day merlock around Hawaii at 12:22 PM - 16 answers

Help plan a road trip NY to NC, June, with a nearly 4 year old.

We're loading up the car and heading to North Carolina for a wedding in late June, from Long Island. I'd love some ideas and tips for things to do, places to stay along the way. We're planning to break the trip up quite a bit and make an event of it. We've never roadtripped with the li'l dude before though and we don't really know how he'll handle things like hotels, long drives, camping(?), etc. Any thoughts and ideas are welcome. [more inside]
posted by Shutter around Chicago, IL at 6:23 AM - 8 answers

March 26

Remember the Alamo! Or, don't: recommendations for 3 days in San Antonio

Other than getting tickets for a game if the Spurs are in town, what should I not miss? Bonus points for quirky or outstanding offbeat places to eat, see, or things to do. Is the Alamo worth it? The zoo? I can get a car, or not. Hotel is maybe 15 min walk from downtown/riverwalk area. Late May timeframe. Coming from the Pacific Northwest, is it going to be hot and humid? [more inside]
posted by OneSmartMonkey around San Antonio, TX at 10:20 AM - 15 answers

March 22

What's the situation at Trump Tower these days?

Family BlahLaLa will be in NYC in a few weeks and I'd really like to go do something at Trump Tower. Yell at it? Spit at it? Hold up a sign? New Yorkers and other knowledgeable folks, what say you? It's not going to be the focus of our vacation, but I feel it's our patriotic duty to show how much we hate him and reject everything about his administration.
posted by BlahLaLa around New York, NY at 9:59 AM - 18 answers

March 21

Digging deeply for "miner" details about a prospecting adventure!

Hello, AskMeFi! Recently, I was given generous notice by my main client that my services will not be required from Friday, April 28th through Thursday, May 4th 2017; as they need travel out of state. This is significant news, as it will be the first I have had off in over two years of working ludicrous hours, seven days per week. As such, my boyfriend and I are seizing the chance to finally explore a destination that has been on our respective bucket lists since ever: The Herkimer Diamond Mines, in Herkimer, New York. Lake effect snow within... [more inside]
posted by Amor Bellator around Herkimer, NY at 10:42 AM - 10 answers has best

Current Construction around Atlanta?

We will be driving from Chicago to Daytona this weekend to spend spring break with my parents. Last year, we traveled the same route, setting out on Good Friday (along with a glut of other Midwesterners) and found terrible traffic jams due to construction on I-24 in Chattanooga (mid-day) and on I-75 in Atlanta (at rush hour, duh). Are these routes still under construction? [more inside]
posted by sarajane around Atlanta, GA at 8:51 AM - 4 answers has best

March 19

Help my offbeat teenage nieces feel like grownups in NYC

My 13 and 16 year old nieces will be spending the last week in June with me in NYC (I live in Queens). The older niece spent a week here three years ago, and we had a blast. So I'm trying to figure out how to top that! [more inside]
posted by Neely O'Hara around New York, NY at 10:19 AM - 21 answers has best

March 17

Would you pay a small fee for a street cleaning alerting service?

Parking fines in San Francisco during street cleaning hours are steep in San Francisco ($71). Because parking is tight, my vehicle is not always parked on the same block and I usually just try to remember street cleaning schedule for the street I'm parked on. Obviously not very successfully. [more inside]
posted by vintya around San Francisco, CA at 12:05 PM - 35 answers has best

March 15

Family adventures in the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood areas

Five days in Portland in early May with the extended family and an 11-month-old. Looking for outdoorsy things to do in the Gorge and Mt. Hood areas. [more inside]
posted by liet around Portland, OR at 10:11 AM - 4 answers

March 14

Super bloom, super traffic

I'd like to try to go see the California desert wildflower "super bloom", but due to my work schedule, I can only go on the weekend. But the traffic is apparently so horrible that there are hours-long delays getting into and out of Borrego Springs! My question is: how can I optimize my schedule/route to avoid the traffic as much as possible? I've never been to Borrego Springs before. I'm coming from San Diego. [more inside]
posted by hansbrough around Borrego Springs, CA at 2:43 PM - 8 answers

Weekend getaway close to Houston

Is there someplace for a long-weekend vacation near (no more than three hour drive) Houston for a big family with babies, kids and adults? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade around Texas at 10:42 AM - 16 answers

March 13

My kind of town

We're going to Chicago April 18-24. We're a dyke couple in our 40s plus a 14 year old kiddo. Our interests include: music (singer/songwriter or rock/punk continuum), theater, books/zines/comics, delicious foods of all types (two of us are vegetarians), history/walking tours (especially exploring race/labor history/activism), queer things, stuff we wouldn't find outside of Chicago [more inside]
posted by latkes around Chicago, IL at 8:31 AM - 15 answers

March 12

Recs for quirky things to do in Austin Texas

Hi! I'm gonna be in Austin, TX in mid-April and I was looking for some quirky things to do! Like, really quirky. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Sully around Austin, TX at 12:36 PM - 12 answers

March 11

Driving from North Bay Area to San Diego. Important route / trip tips?

I am planning to leave Monday at around 4 a.m. from the Santa Rosa area, driving to San Diego. Car full of kids. Are there any routes I should avoid? Anything else to know about? I've never made this trip before and have only flown to SoCal once. Thanks!
posted by circular around San Diego, CA at 1:36 PM - 10 answers has best

Open meadows in the East Bay?

I'm located near the Berkeley hills (SF Bay Area). There are lots of great forested trails around here, but I have a desire to wander in more of a wide-open meadow setting. Any recommendations nearby?
posted by aws17576 around Hayward, CA at 9:45 AM - 16 answers has best

March 10

Yuma short term housing

My daughter's going to be in Yuma AZ for a physicians assistant clinical rotation in January 2018 for five weeks, then will return there in mid-March for a second five-week rotation in women's health. Her husband, a native of Ecuador, will be with her. They both are fluent Spanish-speakers. We're brainstorming about housing options, from renting an unused vacation trailer to WWOOFing (he'd do the work part). Help us think about what might be possible, and what might make sense in that context.
posted by bullatony around Yuma, AZ at 8:30 AM - 2 answers

PAX East, Boston, 4 teenagers and one dad need accommodations tonight

My son is driving 4 teenagers (I think they're all boys, not sure) from Ithaca to Boston today to go to PAX East . Some cousins were going to put them all up but one cousin got very sick last night and they cannot. Where should these guys look for a place to stay? They're on a tight budget. Thanks.
posted by mareli around Boston, MA at 7:03 AM - 7 answers has best

March 9

Where should we go on our first trip to US west coast.

My wife and I are flying to Los Vegas from Ireland for a weekend event in mid May. We plan to hire a car in Los Vegas and make our way to San Francisco from where we fly home two weeks later. It's the first and probably last time we will be in this part of the world. What route do you recommend we should take and where should we visit? [more inside]
posted by night_train around United States at 12:38 PM - 37 answers

Weekend at Ithaca

Going to Ithaca for the weekend, tell me fun things to do! [more inside]
posted by Champagne Supernova around Ithaca, NY at 9:58 AM - 17 answers has best

March 8

Booking a Flight on short notice (funeral)

I just learned my godfather/uncle passed away, but no date for service has been set. I need to book a flight quickly once that is set, but I am not sure how to get the best deal. [more inside]
posted by terrapin around South Burlington, VT at 9:14 AM - 14 answers has best