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September 17

Help me not hate LA?

Please don't take offense to this but I've received a wonderful job offer in LA and completely and utterly hate the city after 2 weeks. I lived in a lot of places and even places I didn't particularly like, I didn't seem to hate it. A lot of people live here and love it, so I'm missing something. Details within. [more inside]
posted by geoff. around Los Angeles, CA at 8:02 PM - 36 answers

The Most Boring Girl in Las Vegas

Are there any good, fun places in Vegas to sit and work on my laptop with good connectivity and possibly outlets where I can people watch? [more inside]
posted by Sayuri. around Las Vegas, NV at 12:40 PM - 8 answers has best

September 14

Vacation suggestions for Shreveport, LA

Spouse and I are probably going to Shreveport for our next anniversary. Dates are 10/11 -10/14 and those dates are concrete. Fellow MeFis, what do you recommend to do in Shreveport? Preferences below the fold. [more inside]
posted by a non mouse, a cow herd around Shreveport, LA at 11:39 AM - 8 answers has best

Maximize my chances for (watching) liftoff

Currently planing a Florida vacation for April or May of next year. I would like to view a rocket launch while there. Any hints for choosing my exact vacation date? [more inside]
posted by mirage pine around Florida at 6:12 AM - 4 answers

September 13

Christmas in Charleston SC

Looking to go somewhere within driving distance of Richmond VA, Dec 26-30. Leaning towards Charleston SC. Will be my wife and I and two adult kids. Looking at rental houses / apartments in downtown area. Are there any particular areas would should aim for , or avoid? Also, feel free to share your must not miss things to do or places to eat / drink in Charleston.
posted by COD around Charleston, SC at 6:25 PM - 4 answers

(Queer) Boston Tourist Recs

What should a queer person interested in art and food do in Boston next weekend? [more inside]
posted by nuclear_soup around Boston, MA at 6:29 AM - 8 answers

September 11

Getting around Chicago, stuff to do near Evanston, plus vegan traveler

I'm going to a conference at Loyola University next week. I didn't register early enough to get in the main hotel. The shuttles they're setting up probably won't be enough for me. I could also use recommendations for vegan food in the area. Please help. [more inside]
posted by FencingGal around Chicago, IL at 6:37 AM - 14 answers has best

September 10

Where in Pittsburgh do college students hang out?

I'm taking the 18-year-old to Pittsburgh for a college open house this Sunday. We're arriving around lunchtime Saturday and staying in the South Side. I'm looking for recommendations on places to check out in the city where college students typically hang out and do fun stuff. Thanks in advance.
posted by shallowcenter around Pittsburgh, PA at 9:42 AM - 6 answers

September 9

Suggestions for NYC on Thanksgiving day...difficulty: No parade

My family and I (spouse and 11 year old daughter) are headed to NYC for Thanksgiving week for a getaway and to indulge our love of musicals. Our schedule works out so that we can leave NYC via LGA either Thurs (Thanksgiving day) or stay the extra night and head out on Friday. How hellish is it getting from the Upper West Side to LGA on t'giving day, knowing that we'll be within a few blocks of the parade route? [more inside]
posted by griffey around New York, NY at 7:57 PM - 1 answer

September 8

Texas Hill Country Bachelorette Party

For her bachelorette party, the bride would like to fly into Austin for a night and then go to a Texas Hill Country resort/ranch for a long weekend. I think this is a fabulous idea, but know nothing about Texas. Any recommendations for resorts/ranches in that area? Any tips for making this an amazing bachelorette weekend? [more inside]
posted by rue72 around Texas at 5:43 PM - 4 answers

September 6

Things to do in Yakima area

Hi, are there any new things to do or places to go in Yakima that aren't covered by this question (2012) or this question (2014)? I'm only going to be there for a couple of days but I'm looking for a relaxing weekend. [more inside]
posted by matildaben around Yakima, WA at 11:22 AM - 8 answers has best

September 5

First time in Hudson River Valley. Just 2 days. Highlights?

I am traveling for the first time to Hudson River valley in about a week. Just 2 days. Staying in Rhinebeck. Three ladies are looking for things to look at and eat. We like great food in restaurants that aren't stuffy. We love historic homes, art, museums, and beautiful scenery. I've started to look but it's a bit overwhelming. Looking for suggestions so I can start my working on my 2 day itinerary.
posted by beccaj around Hudson Valley, NY at 6:52 PM - 20 answers

Cool spots in Palmdale?

I'm going to be taking a lot of jaunts to Palmdale, CA and I'm having trouble finding cool/homey/divey/funky places to hang out and drink or etc. Lancaster would be okay too but closer is better. Thanks in advance for any tips!
posted by ftm around Palmdale, CA at 1:35 PM - 1 answer

September 3

Help me plan a my in-laws' visit, need ideas of things to do in Socal.

I need some fun ideas that are inexpensive, not strenuous in the least, are within a 2 hour drive from Port Hueneme and will be memorable. [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth around Southern California, CA at 10:35 PM - 2 answers

September 2

The best penne arrabbiata in Chicago

What the title says! It's almost my birthday and I want to eat the best penne arrabbiata in Chicago. Bonus points for good atmosphere, burrata, outdoor seating, and easy to get to on public transit, but all of those things are negotiable.
posted by goodbyewaffles around Chicago, IL at 4:31 PM - 2 answers has best

Bay Area nature-hunters

We (two 30-year-old humans) have two weeks in the general San Francisco area in November. How can we have an exciting, memorable time without destroying what's left of my bank account? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by spielzebub around San Francisco, CA at 7:40 AM - 12 answers has best

September 1

Driving I80 Through Wyoming in October - Snow? Alternate Routes?

I have to drive from Reno to Des Moines on October 7 and 8. I have two questions about the route, particularly about the pass between Laramie and Cheyanne: How likely is it that the pass will be dangerous or closed on those dates? And are the other routes (either through Denver or through Sioux City) safer or less likely to be snowy/closed? [more inside]
posted by crapples around Cheyenne, WY at 5:52 PM - 12 answers has best

August 30

Where's good for a quick solo vacation near Gainesville?

Looks like I may be going to Gainesville on business in October and I might be able to tack on a couple extra days of personal vacay. I like water in all forms and quiet. I can rent a car but don't really want to drive more than 90 min. Where should I go?
posted by soren_lorensen around Florida at 3:52 PM - 11 answers

August 29

Fun Stuff in Downtown LA

I'm going to be in LA for a single day and have successfully convinced my family (mom, sister, 12 year old niece) we should spend it downtown rather than at the beach. I used to live there and have some ideas but I would love to know about any other fun things I might not be aware of. [more inside]
posted by something something around Los Angeles, CA at 11:30 AM - 19 answers

August 27

Philly Restaurant Recommendation...for tomorrow

I need to find a good restaurant for 6 people to meet and converse, in Center City, tomorrow (Wednesday) night. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Miko around Philadelphia, PA at 8:15 PM - 7 answers