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September 17

The stars have aligned and I am looking to purchase a new car in the Bay Area. I am drawn to the Toyota Prius, but am confused by all of the different options and models (all the while being distracted by other cars). I've read a lot of reviews and write-ups, but would appreciate an updated ask.me on the Prius! [more inside]
posted by sums around San Francisco, CA at 10:04 PM - 7 answers

September 16

Things to do in Yosemite when you only have one day and also the park is on fire! I'll be in Sequoia, finishing a backpacking trip on Tuesday, 9/22 around 10am, and was planning to drive up towards Yosemite from there. I want to be in San Fransisco by the evening of 9/24. I've never been to Yosemite and I'd love to see it, but not sure specifically where to go and what to do. [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 around California at 10:44 AM - 9 answers has best

Can anyone recommend a reputable property management company? [more inside]
posted by mamaquita around Destin, FL at 8:56 AM - 2 answers

September 14

What is the best way to get to the New York Maker Faire? I'm driving from New England and pretty unfamiliar with New York. The Faire is in Queens at New York Hall of Science. Website recommends several ways to get there. I can't tell one from the other honestly. [more inside]
posted by aarondesk around New York, NY at 6:46 PM - 8 answers

We're looking for recommendations for a hotel, resort or villa on the beach at Ka'anapali or near Lahaina that will not just tolerate a service dog but will welcome one. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow around Lahaina, HI at 3:10 PM - 1 answer

September 13

What's the best hotel choice in downtown Chicago for a hotel room for 3 adults, i.e, 2 beds and a cot/rollaway/sofabed? [more inside]
posted by mikel around Chicago, IL at 3:34 PM - 9 answers has best

September 12

Coming home from Iceland, I have a hour layover in Anchorage this Sunday - my flight gets in about 4.30 pm, and leaves again a little after 11 pm. What's interesting in town? [more inside]
posted by wandering steve around Oxford, MS at 1:38 PM - 6 answers has best

Hello! I have to go to Tallahassee for a weekend event in November. I don't drive. Help me have a fun time! [more inside]
posted by jennybento around Tallahassee, FL at 1:05 PM - 10 answers

September 11

I'm heading to Fort Drum, NY in October visit someone during a weekend (arrive Friday night, leave Sunday afternoon). Where should we fly into: Watertown or Syracuse? Where should we stay?: Near Ft. Drum, in Syracuse, or? There's some time to see things in the area; what should we do and see? [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo around Fort Drum, NY at 12:14 PM - 10 answers

September 10

My mom and I are planning on taking a weekend baking class at Zingerman's Bakehouse in Ann Arbor. She could fly to Chicago and we could drive together, which will introduce some inconveniences, or she could fly to Detroit and I could take Megabus to Ann Arbor, which will introduce other inconveniences. Will we regret not driving? [more inside]
posted by telepanda around Ann Arbor, MI at 9:42 AM - 10 answers

Would you take the St. Louis Light Rail from the airport to downtown? I am staying in the hotel made from the old train station and flying into STL. I won't have much in the way of baggage. [more inside]
posted by dame around St. Louis, MO at 9:11 AM - 9 answers has best

September 9

Where can I park my car in Philadelphia for the weekend while I'm at a conference downtown? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer around Philadelphia, PA at 9:52 AM - 6 answers has best

On a whim, we booked a trip to Portland, OR for next month. Then I went to book hotels, and apparently it is marathon weekend, and there are very few hotel rooms available downtown, and all above $200/night. We are looking to AirBnb as an alternative, but it's unclear which neighborhoods are good and which are bad as a tourist base. Every single listing says it's in a great neighborhood with easy access to public transit, so any tips?
posted by smackfu around Portland, OR at 8:42 AM - 11 answers

Should I land at JFK or LGA on a Friday night? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 around New York, NY at 8:05 AM - 27 answers

We'll be in CA in Oct. for a week w/ husband and son. We need ideas on what to do beyond Disney/Legoland. [more inside]
posted by stormpooper around California at 7:39 AM - 14 answers

September 8

We are planning a Friday afternoon - Monday morning trip next July to Darien lake. Please help me maximize our experience. We have never been, and the website is a bit thin on useful content. We are leaning towards renting one of the trailers, vs. one of the cabins, as the pricing seems more reasonable. Which should we choose? Please share your wisdom! (more questions after the jump) [more inside]
posted by walkinginsunshine around Darien, CT at 8:34 AM - 4 answers

I'm trying to get some work done on the train from Providence to Back Bay. I have Verizon Wireless, which works well until about Mansfield inbound. After that I barely have data at all. The in-car wifi is mostly non-operational and unusable (I have heard that the new management company is prioritizing upgrading the wifi but that's an 18 month project). What cell network do you use for reliable data service for this journey?
posted by grubby around Boston, MA at 5:31 AM - 1 answer

September 7

Hi everyone! My work is sending me to DC to, you know, get that whole federal government thing straightened out. What fun things are going on on the evenings of the 16th, 17th and 18th? Or, where do I look to find such things? Thanks!
posted by Alaska Jack around Washington, DC at 9:48 AM - 14 answers has best

Going to NYC in a couple weeks, staying in Chelsea, want to go to flea market ... [more inside]
posted by falsedmitri around New York, NY at 8:17 AM - 10 answers

I know this question has been asked before, but it was a few years ago and we've got the extra caveat of being there in the middle of the week during the off-season. More within. [more inside]
posted by JimBJ9 around Ogunquit, ME at 8:09 AM - 5 answers has best