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November 4, 2016

will LA for snacks and wrestling

First time to LA this weekend!! ISO best eats, art, and maybe also lucha? [more inside]
posted by crawfo around Los Angeles, CA at 7:48 AM - 11 answers

October 26, 2016

Anxiety about planning a solo long weekend in and around San Francisco

I'll be traveling to SF for business in mid November, and I booked my flight so I'll have a long weekend before the obligatory part of the trip starts. I'd like to spend at least two days seeing the nearby parks, but I'm worried about weather and accommodations. [more inside]
posted by ayerarcturus around San Francisco, CA at 4:40 PM - 8 answers has best

October 16, 2016

Travel advice for San Diego please!

Hello MeFites! Due to some odd scheduling issues with my job, I'm going to be spending several days in San Diego fairly soon. I am almost totally unfamiliar with the city and would like some advice about where to go while I'm there. I am very excited to go to San Diego, because it's a big city with lots of amenities, but the downside is that it's so big that I have no idea where to start. I am a special snowflake traveler and details are under the cut. [more inside]
posted by bile and syntax around San Diego, CA at 11:01 AM - 6 answers

October 15, 2016

Can my senior citizen mother use Uber or Lyft without a smartphone?

She drives but can't go far, doesn't have friends where she lives (so can't ask someone else to drive her), and isn't the socializing type. I'd like to find a way to make her more mobile for shopping and doctors' appointments. Lyft or Uber seem like possible options, but she doesn't have a smartphone, and barely can use a cell phone. She can use her home computer. She lives in Hacienda Heights, CA. [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie around Hacienda Heights, CA at 2:14 PM - 12 answers has best

October 7, 2016

What Do I Need To Know About Hostels in San Francisco?

I'm going to be in San Francisco 10/30-11/2(ish. may stay a day or two more). I am attending a conference at Westin St. Francis. To save money, I want to stay in a hostel. There seems to be plenty in the immediate area. But I've never stayed in a hostel and I just don't know the area. What should I be looking for and what should I expect? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] around San Francisco, CA at 2:46 PM - 17 answers

October 5, 2016

Outside of LA Day Trip

I moved to Los Angeles recently and have been loving the landscape of California. Let me know your recommendations of places to drive and explore. [more inside]
posted by senterstyle around Los Angeles, CA at 11:57 AM - 17 answers has best

September 25, 2016

Christmas in the Bay Area

My family likes to do Christmas-time together, and a critical mass of us are in the Bay Area now. Where should we go and what should we do within a few hours of here? [more inside]
posted by The Notorious B.F.G. around San Francisco Bay Area, CA at 5:23 PM - 5 answers

September 15, 2016

Kids and surf and LA, oh my!

We're going to LA for a wedding, and need help figuring out where to stay. Difficulty: turkey day weekend. [more inside]
posted by snickerdoodle around Los Angeles, CA at 12:14 PM - 16 answers

September 14, 2016

Child-friendly restaurants and other things to do in San Jose?

My family of four has two adults, one three-year-old boy, and a baby. We will be in San Jose for five days to look at housing. Please help me plan our meals and some fun activities. [more inside]
posted by whimwit around San Jose, CA at 7:08 AM - 7 answers

September 9, 2016

Help me become a Valley Girl in 2016.

Mr. shesbookish just accepted a new job in Chatsworth, CA in the San Fernando Valley. We're moving there from Irvine in Orange County, which we love and we're hoping to find a place with a similar feel in the Valley. Does such a place exist? And would he have a reasonable commute to Chatsworth from said place? [more inside]
posted by shesbookish around San Fernando Valley, CA at 6:15 AM - 11 answers has best

September 8, 2016

Beautiful things to see and trees to hug

I’m in DC, and going to San Francisco for a half marathon in early December. What National Parks and beautiful, nature-y things can I see out West that time of year, and how do I get to them? [more inside]
posted by raztaj around San Francisco, CA at 11:17 AM - 9 answers

September 3, 2016

Life Without Wheels

I sold my car. After a bad experience at a car dealership, I'm now wondering: do I actually need a car? [more inside]
posted by mattdidthat around Berkeley, CA at 9:12 AM - 33 answers

August 21, 2016

San Jose, CA- Apparently not the coolest place to live.

I'm likely moving to California at the start of October. Recently, the location has tentatively changed to San Jose. I don't want this to happen, so please convince me that San Jose is the worst place ever, or give me some reasons for why it's really not that bad. [more inside]
posted by omgkinky around San Jose, CA at 1:29 PM - 27 answers

August 18, 2016

What beach on Tomales Bay should we kayak camp at?

Yay, the wife has scored a kayak camping permit for Tomales Bay, California a couple weekends from now. We've paddled in TB a few times (including the highly recommended bioluminescence tour), but never camped overnight. The permit isn't tied to any one site, and apparently they're first come first serve. Can anyone here recommend a beach that they particularly enjoyed camping at?
posted by mqk around California, CA at 8:23 PM - 4 answers has best

Tahoe City Dive Bar

I'm going to a wedding in Tahoe City CA next weekend. I'll have some time to kill. What is the absolutely shittiest, diviest, bar in Tahoe City? Is there one? The sketchier the better!!!
posted by josher71 around Tahoe City, CA at 9:36 AM - 2 answers

August 7, 2016

One Weekend In LA (not the extended LA, the central LA)

So, I'm going to be visiting Mr hippybear who has been working in LA for a while. While I'm there we will have about 2 unscheduled days and we might want to explore. Read more inside for details about the advice I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by hippybear around Los Angeles, CA at 9:29 AM - 22 answers

August 4, 2016

Mom's day out in San Francisco

A new friend and I are spending Sunday without our babies in San Francisco. We are excited! But neither of us really know the city, and also we are used to doing child-centered things like going to parks or libraries or whatever, so our brains are mush. What do adults do in San Francisco besides the deYoung museum? Looking for offbeat, fun suggestions that don't totally break the bank. Thank you!
posted by andreapandrea around San Francisco, CA at 8:09 AM - 10 answers

August 2, 2016

Places to avoid around Oceanside, CA?

I booked a rental place in Oceanside, and I'm going to visit Legoland and a few friends in SoCal. But when I mentioned that I was staying in Oceanside, there seemed to be some concern that parts of Oceanside are "sketchy" (with gang-related activity)? Is that a real problem for tourists? How do I avoid the bad parts, so I don't just blindly follow my GPS somewhere....
posted by mhh5 around Oceanside, CA at 1:46 PM - 8 answers has best

July 27, 2016

Looking for Union Square Restaurant Ideas

Coming to San Francisco next week for a conference and staying near Union Square. Looking for restaurant ideas for quick breakfasts, hour long lunches, and long lingering dinners within walking distance. I eat everything, and while cheap is good, good is more important. The only other time I've been in the city your recommendations for Bi-Rite and Tartine were spot-on, so let me know where I should go next. [more inside]
posted by craven_morhead around San Francisco, CA at 10:17 AM - 13 answers

July 25, 2016

Yosemite and Monterey

We (me, wife, kids 5 and 10) are traveling from Salt Lake City to Yosemite for 3 days of camping, and then to Monterey for 3 days. Help us plan the rest of a great trip. [more inside]
posted by trbrts around California at 3:18 PM - 23 answers