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November 25

Thanksgiving Day in New York City

What should a couple in their early 30s do in New York City on Thanksgiving Day? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi around New York, NY at 10:37 AM - 3 answers

November 24

Hotels in San Diego over Thanksgiving weekend?

Please share your good experiences with hotels in San Diego!! I'm looking for recommendations for family (two adults and a three and half year old) that will likely be visiting this weekend. [more inside]
posted by pseudoname around San Diego, CA at 6:34 PM - 7 answers

PDX Bound Next Week. Suggestions Suggestions Suggestions

Have not been to PDX in 5-6 years. Will be there next week from Wednesday 12/3 through Saturday 12/6. I'll be staying in DT Portland. Restaurants are covered. Looking for a bike rental shops, coffeehouse's with awesome pastries and pies, and other random cool places. My hangout spots are Hawthorne District and (of course) Powell's. I am also a Farmer's Market junky and would appreciate suggestion on local markets that will be taking place during that time. Thanks in advance...
posted by goalyeehah around Portland, OR at 6:30 PM - 7 answers has best

How does Thanksgiving affect Manhattan parking and travel to Upstate NY?

I'm visiting New York for Thanksgiving. I'm driving from Pittsburgh to Manhattan and I arrive late tomorrow. I'm staying in the Upper West Side through Saturday, but I'm spending Thanksgiving with family in Monroe, NY. I have one night booked at a hotel in that area. Where can I conveniently and cheaply park my car in Manhattan for 5 days? How can I get from Manhattan to Monroe, NY, reliably and cheaply? I'm currently planning to park on the street and take the Port Jervis line. [more inside]
posted by stuart_s around New York, NY at 2:10 PM - 12 answers has best

personal mini-retreat near Boston

I'm looking to take a personal mini-retreat December 31-January 2, somewhere within 2 hours of Boston (including Boston proper) by train. I'd like it to be more on the luxury end than the rustic end (e.g., no yoga camps). [more inside]
posted by spindrifter around Washington, DC at 9:24 AM - 8 answers

November 23

Surprise trip to Charleston SC...

I have booked flights to Charleston SC, now I just need...everything else... [more inside]
posted by zara around Charleston, SC at 3:52 PM - 10 answers

November 21

Chico/Paradise/Lake Oroville: off-the-grid camping spots to recommend?

Hi folks, we have a tradition (this is year six!) that every Thanksgiving we take our boys camping (and cooking) over the holiday break. It's been an awesome tradition, and we've recently relocated to the Bay Area from SoCal and are looking forward to the first year of a new range for our Thankscamping. Your insight about the area would be very helpful! [more inside]
posted by late afternoon dreaming hotel around Paradise, CA at 9:10 PM - 2 answers

Suggestions wanted for short winter getaway in the Northeast

A close friend and I want to celebrate our birthdays together this winter and are looking for suggestions for a short getaway somewhere near New York City, Boston, or in between. Any recommendations, hivemind? [more inside]
posted by galaxy rise around Washington, DC at 4:52 PM - 10 answers

Weather Shall I Wander: Seattle's 100% Chance of Rain edition

What the hell do we do for all-day in the rain on Saturday. Difficulty level: 2 bum knees, not really a SAM crowd, and sadly, sushi is out (low experimental eaters) [more inside]
posted by Mysterious Trousers around Seattle, WA at 1:59 PM - 10 answers has best

What to do for 4 hours on Thanksgiving in NYC?

I have about four hours in between morning/afternoon plans and dinner plans on Thanksgiving in NYC. What should we do with them? [more inside]
posted by houseofdanie around New York, NY at 10:53 AM - 8 answers has best

What is Thanksgiving in Los Angeles like?

My wife and I (from Toronto) will be in Los Angeles all next week. Being Canadian, we only realized yesterday that this means we'll be there on Thanksgiving weekend. [more inside]
posted by renderthis around Los Angeles, CA at 5:54 AM - 17 answers has best

November 20

Good place to study in Rosslyn/Arlington, VA

We are looking for a nice place to study in the mornings. Should be within a mile of the Rosslyn metro stop. Preferably they should be open by 7:00am, reasonably quiet, have wifi, and a comfortable temperature. We like Capital City Cheesecake, if that helps. Is the Plaza Branch Library decent? [more inside]
posted by molla around Arlington, VA at 6:35 AM - 8 answers

Colonial Williamsburg early next week with kids in the rain?

My wife and the kids are flying out to Virginia on Sunday as part of Thanksgiving visit with relatives. They have a couple free days to do tourist stuff and she was wondering whether it would make sense to spend one of them visiting Colonial Williamsburg. The kids are 9, 6, and 3, and they have enjoyed visits to small historical sites run by our state historical society. Has anyone taken kids to Colonial Williamsburg? Would you recommend that others do so? Is it worth visiting even on a rainy day?
posted by Area Man around Williamsburg, VA at 4:56 AM - 16 answers

November 18

How do I find out if this craigslist-posted vacation rental is a scam?

We are trying to reserve a vacation rental in Key West FL that has set off some red flags as to its legitimacy. What question can we ask the contact person to help figure out if this is a legitimate rental or a scam? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool around Key West, FL at 12:39 PM - 14 answers has best

Fun for kids in Tulsa, this weekend.

A family wedding will take us to Tulsa this weekend. Flight schedules imposed a Friday arrival for a Saturday evening function, so we will have much of the day Saturday with two little kids in a town we've never visited before. Saturday morning we are on our own, we'll be meeting up with cousins in the afternoon. Zoo? Aquarium? Good parks/play grounds would be good too. Kid-friendly restaurants? Lay it on me.
posted by ambrosia around Tulsa, OK at 12:20 PM - 6 answers

November 17

Left Wallet in Cab in Chicago. Need Help Immediately.

I'm visiting Chicago for a day. Of course the first thing I did was leave my wallet in the cab I rode in on. It was some independent guy not an agency so I can't call them. I do have a charge on my debit card (still in my pocket thankfully) which was made using a Square reader. That also says the guy's name. Can I track him down this way? [more inside]
posted by Winnemac around Chicago, IL at 8:52 PM - 11 answers

What should we do in LA on Thanksgiving?

My girlfriend and I are going to LA for Thanksgiving week and since we're not going down to join in any particular gathering, I wanted to query the hivemind for good things to do on Thanksgiving day. Are there any cool restaurants or events we should be booking now? [more inside]
posted by Cogito around Los Angeles, CA at 8:51 PM - 4 answers

November 14

Tips on planning the perfect disneyland trip on a budget

2 adults, 3 girl kids (2,4,6) want to venture to Disneyland for Christmas, because: 1. Frozen 2. No family nearby to spend the holidays with 3. One kid turns 6 on Christmas eve 4. Frozen Please help me plan the perfect trip on a budget. [more inside]
posted by ramix around Anaheim, CA at 11:47 AM - 20 answers has best

November 12

Travel advice for Raleigh please!

Work travel is picking up for me again and my next destination is Raleigh, but I'll be in Winston-Salem one afternoon as well. Help me find food please! [more inside]
posted by bile and syntax around Raleigh, NC at 2:05 AM - 17 answers has best

November 11

Seattle Daytrips and More

Please help me find things and daytrips for my visiting parents to do the week of Thanksgiving here in Seattle and nearby. [more inside]
posted by Mizu around Seattle, WA at 3:28 AM - 14 answers