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June 26

13 hour layover at LAX -- Leaving on a jet plane

I got 3 kids, one friend willing to pick us up at LAX and 13 hour layover to catch a flight to Australia at 2200 hours. What to do? [more inside]
posted by jadepearl around Los Angeles, CA at 4:23 AM - 7 answers

June 24

Taxi or rideshare (or something else?) in L.A. with a toddler?

We’re trying to find the best way for the two of us and our toddler to get to and from a wedding in LA (we are staying around Chinatown, wedding is downtown). Taxi? Ride share? Something else? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit around Los Angeles, CA at 4:07 PM - 9 answers

June 21

Free Afternoon in San Francisco with no car

I've got a bunch of time to kill tomorrow afternoon in San Francisco. I'm staying on 7th Street at The Carriage Inn and my current plan is to just walk up the hill to the water, but is there something else I should be doing? I don't mind taking a taxi, but walking would be ideal.
posted by yerfatma around San Francisco, CA at 5:11 PM - 7 answers

June 18

Where to find available campsites in the Bay Area for the Jul 4th?

I've been struggling to find available campsites in driving range from the SF Bay Area over the July 4th long weekend. Does anyone have any suggestions for places to find campsite inventory or places which may not require a permit?
posted by touareg around San Francisco, CA at 9:08 PM - 4 answers

June 9

Thoughts on an LA weekend?

My wife and I will be staying Friday night through Monday morning just within walking distance to Universal Studios LA next month. We hope to see a dear cousin and former editor of mine but he may be in San Diego for Comic Con. Our primary objective is Harry Potter first thing on Saturday. We've done a number of LA destinations over the years including the Getty and Norton Simon, Disneyland, the Griffith, even the Museum of Jurassic Technology, I have an interest in baseball and may be able to take in a Dodgers game, depending. We will have wheels. Where might we hie to?
posted by mwhybark around Los Angeles, CA at 8:00 PM - 14 answers

June 4

WeHo area on the cheap?

Made a last minute decision to go down to the West Hollywood area for Pride/Resist next weekend. I'll have some unscheduled time there. Any suggestions for sights to see and things to do that are 1. accessible without my own private vehicle and 2. appropriate on a bus/hostel-sized budget? Would prefer to stay within around an hour's walk (totally fine with using transit to get to something awesome, though; will grudgingly take a taxi if necessary). Explicitly queer/gay stuff welcomed but not mandatory. NB, I have never been to LA.
posted by en forme de poire around Los Angeles, CA at 8:35 PM - 5 answers

May 30

Friendship Healing San Francisco Ideas?

Friend and I (both f/mid twenties) are taking a spontaneous and much needed trip to San Francisco, CA at the end June/early July for 3 days. We are both hoping to mend and strengthen our friendship after a few months of estrangement. I would appreciate any insights about any of the city's intimate and thoughtful spots. [more inside]
posted by dea around San Francisco, CA at 3:28 PM - 19 answers has best

May 14

Looking for an address from an old porn movie. San Francisco area

Was watching online the first porn movie I ever saw recently. It's from the 80s. I am reasonably sure this scene is somewhere in or near Potrero in San Francisco because there was a Ray Cicero Realty sign and I found out they were based in Potrero. Wondering if anyone is familiar with the area or has good detective skills. Kind of fascinated about the historical changes. Here are the (very poor quality) screenshots
posted by vizsla around San Francisco, CA at 7:57 PM - 6 answers has best

May 1

Help with San Francisco travel

We'll be in San Francisco later this month and there are three things we'd like your help with: getting to the Union Square Grand Hyatt from OAK, checking out the Golden Gate Bridge, and getting photos of the skyline around dusk. (I've tried to sift through the Google noise.) [more inside]
posted by jroybal around San Francisco, CA at 10:20 AM - 14 answers

April 30

Must-sees in the Bay Area?

I am in the San Francisco Bay Area for about two months (East Bay, to be exact). I'm looking for ideas for things to absolutely do before I leave, particularly weekend day trips. I am interested in music, technology, tabletop gaming, art, and the outdoors. Snowflake detail: I am limited to public transport.
posted by Grinder around San Francisco Bay Area, CA at 9:16 AM - 17 answers has best

April 24

Help me move to Long Beach

Moving to Long Beach for my partner's work in about a month—and would love some advice about the city. [more inside]
posted by themadthinker around Long Beach, CA at 9:08 PM - 6 answers has best

April 20

Help me make my drive from Oakland airport to Healdsburg memorable...

Catching an early (0600) flight from PDX to OAK next week and would like to kill an extra hour or several en route to our hotel in Healdsburg. Suggestions on interesting sights or spots to see along the way would be appreciated.
posted by docpops around Sonoma, CA at 7:41 PM - 16 answers

April 16

What are those giant, ruined columns at Half Moon Bay?

I was recently down on the beach at Half Moon Bay and saw a giant, ruined structure by the cliffs. I saw a comment suggesting it might be a WWII coastal battery, but I think there are several such structures in the area, and the comment wasn't accompanied by photos.
posted by mph around Half Moon Bay, CA at 10:17 PM - 1 answer has best

April 13

Hotel recommendations on Monterey Bay

Simple travel query: looking for recommendations for a nice coastal hotel somewhere on Monterey Bay. [more inside]
posted by spitbull around Monterey, CA at 11:21 AM - 9 answers has best

April 10

LAX parking ticket: contest or pay?

On Friday night my SO (N) and I got a red zone parking ticket at LAX. It sounds like a doozy, and I'm debating whether to contest or just pay up. This is our first citation in LA, and I have questions. (YANAL, YANML) Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Fish, fish, are you doing your duty? around Los Angeles, CA at 10:33 AM - 12 answers has best

April 3

San Diego / La Jolla beachy babymoon suggestions

We'll be spending a week in La Jolla in mid-May - suggestions for things to do / places to eat at? [more inside]
posted by peacheater around San Diego, CA at 12:37 PM - 8 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 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

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