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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 - 15 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

September 9

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

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 - 8 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 - 14 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 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

August 9

Where should my boyfriend and I go and what should we do on a day trip to the Monterey Bay area? [more inside]
posted by moxie_milquetoast around Monterey, CA at 8:00 AM - 18 answers

August 8

What should I do in San Francisco for seven hours? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by woodvine around San Francisco, CA at 6:33 PM - 13 answers

August 2

We have a 1969 VW camper van. We love her. Unfortunately, the previous owners redid the locks horribly and now we have a problem: the back window hatch lock doesn't work, we don't have a key to it that works, and we can't fix it. [more inside]
posted by late afternoon dreaming hotel around San Francisco, CA at 4:06 PM - 8 answers has best

July 30

First week of October, on a Sunday. 12-hour layover at LAX, but here's the thing: I've done LA. What can I do that won't feel repetitive? [more inside]
posted by signondiego around Los Angeles, CA at 5:56 PM - 8 answers

I have a small consulting firm (3 people) and our busy season kicks off on Labor Day. I'm looking for a location in Napa or Sonoma where we can stay (nice place, separate rooms) one night and have access to a conference room, coffee and snacks, etc., on either side. This would need to be a weeknight in the next few weeks. [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly around California at 12:42 PM - 5 answers

July 22

Looking for suggestions of chill hangout spots or low-key activities (preferably not wine-related) for that awkward "before dinner" time in Napa. [more inside]
posted by phoenixy around Napa, CA at 10:11 PM - 13 answers

July 14

Me and my wife are planning a San Francisco trip and are dedicating a day to Golden Gate Park and the Presidio. I am interested in self guided walking tours for these two areas. I'm looking for something like this from Frommers: but for the areas that I mentioned. [more inside]
posted by R.F.Simpson around San Francisco, CA at 7:14 PM - 11 answers has best

Currently in LA. Negotiated with a driver the hotel recommended to drive us around this morning for a couple of hours for 250 dollars. Do we tip on top of that? If so, 20 percent or less? [more inside]
posted by lollusc around Los Angeles, CA at 11:01 AM - 10 answers has best

July 13

Seven hours to kill in Los Angeles - how to occupy our time? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by liquorice around Los Angeles, CA at 6:04 PM - 18 answers has best

July 11

I'm getting gifts for my wedding party and I'm having trouble picking something for my friend who just moved to Oakland. Could y'all recommend good Oakland-based gifts for under $100? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by vakker around Oakland, CA at 9:00 AM - 6 answers has best

My partner and I are headed to California in August and have 2 days to ourselves. We're both very avid hikers and are interested in seeing redwoods. Help us plan an awesome 2 day hike between San Jose/Sonoma! [more inside]
posted by olya around California, CA at 6:40 AM - 10 answers has best

July 1

I'm going to have a weekend or more to burn in San Diego in mid-September. I've visited several times before & done most of the obvious tourist things (list behind the jump). Complications: I can't drive so public transport/on foot options only; vegetarian; I'm active enough to walk/hike distances but not interested in sports activities; I'm comfortable doing most things by myself, but bars are always a challenge unless you know it's a zero-harassment place; I'll be based in Old Town. [more inside]
posted by AFII around San Diego, CA at 11:07 PM - 19 answers has best