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August 29

What's a cool bar in Berkeley that a wedding crowd can go to after we get kicked out of the reception venue at 10:30pm this Sunday? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago around Berkeley, CA at 9:13 AM - 9 answers

My girlfriend and I have lived, pool-less, in LA for about 3 years now. We decided that we'd take a little mini-vacation this weekend and check out some part of the city we'd never seen. Unfortunately, its labor day and our attempts to low-ball Priceline aren't bearing fruit. More inside! [more inside]
posted by GilloD around Los Angeles, CA at 8:42 AM - 7 answers

August 27

Tomorrow night is the first night of my 2-month stay in San Diego. Please direct me to the finest tacos in the land. [more inside]
posted by fingers_of_fire around San Diego, CA at 6:05 PM - 13 answers

August 26

My first half marathon ever is in Seattle area. I'd like my trip to be amazing. Can you work your magic again? [more inside]
posted by Classic Diner around Seattle, WA at 8:50 AM - 8 answers

August 25

My family and I are trying to pick a spot for a vacation together this winter, and we could use some help finding a spot that will work well for everyone. Desires described below: [more inside]
posted by spindrifter around Central, SC at 3:56 PM - 7 answers

I'd like to take more weekend trips outside of NYC. I don't drive. Where should I go, and how should I get there? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz around New York, NY at 10:19 AM - 26 answers

August 23

I've hatched a half-hiking half-not trip - taking a train from New York all the way up to the beginning of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, and hiking the whole thing back down to New York City. But I'm gonna take two days to do it, and am looking for a cheap hotel halfway along - in Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, or thereabouts. Any suggestions for a hotel? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos around Rosendale, NY at 5:29 PM - 11 answers

August 21

On Thanksgiving Wednesday, we'll arrive at the Philadelphia airport, probably at terminal F (US Airways) at 8:15 in the morning. We leave 80 minutes later, probably from terminal B (US Airways, again). No checked luggage, pre-cleared for customs, just pick up bags and run. Given Thanksgiving craziness and picking up the shuttle to C-16 so we stay inside security, is this still doable? When does it become Thanksgiving hectic? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet around Tinicum Township, PA at 3:54 PM - 8 answers has best

To celebrate our anniversary, Mr. DrGail and I are planning a weeklong road trip to the only one of the lower 48 states we haven't visited: North Dakota. Now that we have a destination, what is there to do? [more inside]
posted by DrGail around North Dakota at 11:53 AM - 14 answers

My wife and I had to move our road trip to the Telluride area back a couple of weeks to the first week of October. I'm worried that we will be greeted with bare aspen trees! I know that the timing of peak color can change from year to year, so I realize that any advice is just a best guess. So, are we in luck? Thanks!
posted by Don_K around Telluride, CO at 10:30 AM - 7 answers

If you're flying in to Reagan National Airport in DC with a baby and your own car seat, how do you get a cab to your hotel? Will the regular cabs at the cab stand be able to accommodate you, or should you reserve a car service or cab ahead of time? If the latter, can you recommend a company? [more inside]
posted by bluefly around Washington, DC at 9:52 AM - 13 answers has best

August 20

I'm a Seattleite working at a con in Rosemont. I will have a few free time slots before/after work and before flying out. I'm poor, white, male, late twenties, tend towards being shy but very interested and kind, I like new things, design and evidence of complicated human intent or folly. Not interested in most "sights" tourism, or the idea of "authenticity" tourism. Where to eat and go? [more inside]
posted by tychotesla around Rosemont, IL at 11:07 PM - 15 answers has best

Next month my work is going to send me to scenic San Antonio, TX! Please help me with some recommendations as I have never been there. [more inside]
posted by bile and syntax around San Antonio, TX at 7:30 PM - 15 answers

We have just 2 1/2 days to visit the North Shore of Minnesota in mid-September (Thursday - Saturday). It's my my wonderful mother-in-law, husband and me. Likes: nature walks/easy hikes, great food, tours/museums, boat rides, beautiful views, bookstores. Needs: lodging with good beds (injured back healing); two bedrooms. Any suggestions for (a) where to stay, and (b) things to do? We'll be driving up from Minneapolis, so the shorter the drive the better (due to injured-back situation).
posted by apennington around Duluth, MN at 12:32 PM - 6 answers

August 18

We're looking to taste wines and see the pretty in October. Where's the jaw-dropping beauty and equivalent deliciousness? [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl around Napa, CA at 2:45 AM - 11 answers has best

August 17

My husband and I will be traveling with two friends of ours to Big Island of Hawai'i the first week of October. We went around the same time with the same couple in 2012 and spent most of our time on the Kona side. Now we're planning to spend most of our time on the Hilo side, and I'm looking for all the advice/tips/recommendations you have to offer! Specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown around Island of Hawai'I, HI at 10:01 PM - 8 answers

I need to find a place to live in the Fremont/Wallingford neighborhoods of Seattle for a move in mid-September -- like, really soon -- but I live a few states away and I might not be able to visit before the move! [more inside]
posted by mf_ss around Seattle, WA at 9:52 PM - 26 answers

August 15

As a side trip to a New England-a-Palooza vacation, my partner is trying to get to this conference in Rutgers NJ. Are there sensible ways to get from Hartford, Manchester (NH), or Springfield (MA) to there? [more inside]
posted by gregglind around New Brunswick, NJ at 2:16 PM - 5 answers

August 13

Hi Mefites. I'm planning, finally, on taking a chance with my personal and professional life and leaving my current place of residence (NM) to move to California to pursue better opportunities. Yay! [more inside]
posted by strelitzia around California at 1:34 PM - 10 answers has best

I'm going to the US Open on Sunday, August 31, a day in which a Mets game is also going on (starts at 1pm). We are staying in Midtown and plan on taking the LIRR. We'd like to hit up (the Chinese side of) Flushing at some point (maybe before going into watch) for lunch or snack. When should we get the LIRR from Penn Station to miss crowds-so-full-we-need-take another train? (no earlier than 11am is possible) [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv around New York, NY at 8:47 AM - 3 answers has best