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July 1

I’m hosting a day-long meeting for nine people near LAX in September. Can you recommend a hotel in the neighborhood that’s moderately upscale? By which I mean, suitable for successful, middle-aged professionals who, luckily, understand that we’re not made of money. [more inside]
posted by Short Attention Sp around Los Angeles, CA at 4:44 PM - 8 answers has best

I'm trying to schedule a weekend away that is convenient for everyone, so I'm looking for hotels/motels/cabins/other along the California coast that are relatively equidistant between San Francisco and Orange County. I'd like plenty of access to hiking, the beach, good food and wine, maybe some good stargazing- but all this on the lowest end of the cost spectrum, please. There will be either 2 or 3 of us and I'd like the cost of accommodations to be as low as possible without entering into roach motel territory. (Under $100 per person)
posted by BuddhaInABucket around Coronado, CA at 9:16 AM - 7 answers

June 26

I'll soon be flying to the Bay Area in order to attend a memorial service. My schedule is pretty structured for that weekend, but I'll have about five hours of free time (by myself) on a Sunday night. What's the best way to spend those hours? [more inside]
posted by alex1965 around San Francisco, CA at 7:15 PM - 7 answers has best

June 22

I will be in Pleasanton Tues and Wed and will have a bit of time, but sadly no car - what could/should I do with myself? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector around Oakland, CA at 2:48 PM - 10 answers

June 21

Family -- including my preteen cousin -- is coming to visit me in Los Angeles and I'm not sure where to bring them. Special personality snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Sara C. around Los Angeles, CA at 3:06 PM - 33 answers has best

June 12

The lady and I would are visiting Palo Alto Saturday night. Where should we go for a fun date. Would like to eat, do a fun activity or see a fun thing (though i am on crutches at the moment), and have cupcakes for dessert.
posted by jander03 around Palo Alto, CA at 5:49 PM - 7 answers has best

June 11

When I get off BART at the Dublin/Pleasanton station, I often see quite a few people (as many as ten) getting off my train, walking across the platform, and boarding the train that goes the other direction. Dublin/Pleasanton is the end of the line, and there is only one line that goes there. What are these people doing? [more inside]
posted by aws17576 around San Francisco, CA at 5:54 PM - 10 answers has best

June 9

I have a conference at Pepperdine University near Malibu CA and am bringing my kids and another adult. There is a Saturday excursion that my youngest, 6, is too young to participate. We're flying in from the East Coast, how do I find a fun, responsible college kid for that morning? [more inside]
posted by childofTethys around California, CA at 2:42 AM - 8 answers

May 30

I will be in Los Angeles for a couple days next week and have a bit of free time in between some appointments. I won't have a car, I plan on taking the shuttle to my hotel. I'm staying at the Crown Plaza in Beverly Hills. I will be getting in around 11am on Tuesday, but then don't have "anything" to do until 7pm. The following day I will have the afternoon free after 2p. My flight home is Thursday at 5pm, so I in theory have the morning. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] around Los Angeles, CA at 3:11 PM - 10 answers has best

May 28

After a conference next week, my coworker and I have a day to kill in SF. We'll have a rental we're driving up from San Jose. And we need to be at SFO at 10pm. I'm making this MUCH harder than it needs to be. (snowflake details within) [more inside]
posted by DigDoug around San Francisco, CA at 7:20 AM - 10 answers has best

May 13

My family will be spending one Sunday night in June in San Jose. How can I not worry about making our flight out Monday morning? And what should we eat while we're there? [more inside]
posted by lyssabee around San Jose, CA at 3:54 PM - 14 answers has best

April 24

We're hoping to drive to Yosemite tomorrow night, will be arriving at the South gate around 11pm. I've been searching the website for the gate hours, but can't find any. Will we be able to get in at the South gate (or any other gates) that late?
posted by brenton around Yosemite Valley, CA at 8:02 PM - 9 answers

April 20

I am trying to figure out how to get to Los Angeles on a small budget, to visit a doctor for a chronic condition. The condition itself causes difficulty getting around. I need some suggestions on how to make this "work". [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] around Los Angeles, CA at 7:53 AM - 23 answers has best

April 14

A group of 6-10 of us are going to be biking between Portland and San Francisco along Highway 101. What would be the best places to stop for day side trips? [more inside]
posted by saul wright around San Jose, CA at 6:42 PM - 6 answers

April 11

Coffee? Drinks? Food? What's good in Silverlake/K-Town LA? [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl around Los Angeles, CA at 12:27 AM - 11 answers

April 8

I'm headed to San Francisco for a week at the end of the month. Work will reimburse up to $190 per night for a hotel. I really want to stay downtown for easier access to restaurants, bars and nightlife. I'm fine with driving to and from the worksite. Which hotel(s) would you recommend?
posted by grateful around San Francisco, CA at 10:31 AM - 14 answers

April 2

Weekend Stay in Yosemite: Hiking Good. Camping Bad. Advice? [more inside]
posted by jander03 around Yosemite Village, CA at 5:38 PM - 8 answers

Taking the Coast Starlight from Seattle to Jack London Sq., but want to take the ferry to Pier 41 where I have a hotel waiting. But I've got luggage. Can I bring it on the ferry? No information on official site. Please help. Thanks so much! [more inside]
posted by itsjustcarlo around Oakland, CA at 4:16 PM - 11 answers

March 24

Good SF area playground or similar for meeting up/hanging out, by BART with good parking? [more inside]
posted by The Toad around California at 8:39 AM - 6 answers has best

March 20

We're going to be in Monterey, CA, this afternoon, and staying overnight. Tonight is our fourth wedding anniversary - where should we go for some nice but not crazy expensive seafood tonight? And any recommendations for breakfast places? Thanks!
posted by skycrashesdown around Monterey, CA at 10:25 AM - 11 answers has best