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I'm arriving at LAX on Sunday at Terminal 3. My partner is departing LAX on Sunday from Terminal 4. (About 3 hours later) We want to meet for drinks or dinner at the airport before he leaves Sunday. Is this doable? [more inside]
I, like probably many others, have some PTO to burn! Where can I go for a quick three-day getaway in or near California in December? Specifics/requirements below the cut. [more inside]
California wildfires: Is there any way to predict how likely wildfires similar to 2017 will be during 2018? [more inside]
Seeking a mechanic in South Sac or Elk Grove who specializes in Volkswagens, especially one familiar with the old air-cooled engines. Thanks!
Fans of Angeles National Forest, which campgrounds are most likely to have a spot available for people arriving late on a Thursday night on Veterans Day weekend? [more inside]
What's the best way for a novice to buy a reliable mid-2000s car in the Bay Area? What makes/models/dealers/websites do you recommend? [more inside]
Where can we eat a nice dinner after seeing a show at the Great American Music Hall? [more inside]
Great advice from everyone on a drive with a Tesla north from SF last year, let's go south this year. Where would you drive a Tesla 90D from 8am-9pm south of San Francisco? [more inside]
hi Metafilter Hive Mind! I'm looking for ideas (on behalf of a friend) for a special getaway destination within driving or short flight distance of LA. This would be for a 40th birthday celebration, and the place would need to have great food, a swimming pool, and be good for young kids. Thank you for any recommendations!!
Hi there! My wife and I are headed down to LA this year to visit my family for the holidays. Los Angeles is still a pretty new city for her, and my tradition is to take her out for a big secret date day each time we visit. Help me pick our next best memories! [more inside]
Have place to stay in Indio, CA from 11/5-11/12 - Looking to fly in on 11/4 and take road trip/camp (would want to bring minimal equiment on the plane though) to Indio - debating between Sacramento and Las Vegas? [more inside]
I'm going to be in the Santa Ana/Irvine/Costa Mesa area for a business trip next week--flying in to SNA and staying nearby. I may have a half day or so to wander around and do my own thing, but not long enough to get to LA, San Diego, or even really Anaheim. What's worth seeing and doing in the immediate area? [more inside]
Oregon coast? Washington? California? I've decided that a short (3–4 days) getaway would be just the thing to clear my head and sort of shrug off some of the past year. I'm thinking about the Pacific NW, specifically the coastline, but know nothing at all about it—except that it's beautiful and doesn't require a passport. That's a pretty good start. In fact, it might be the whole story. [more inside]
Driving from San Fran to Portland - Leaving Wednesday stay the night somewhere in between and wake up Thursday and finish the drive to Portland. Heres my question..... [more inside]
Where can I backpack with a dog in Northern California? I'm basically a novice but have done some camping and low stakes bikepacking and backpacking before.
I'm visiting some friends in San Francisco this weekend and wanted to park my car somewhere north of the Golden Gate Bridge for Friday night, pick it up on Sunday morning. It seems like this will be a much less-expensive option than trying to park in SF proper. Is there a multi-day park & ride with transit down to the bridge where my car won't definitely be broken into?
I will be driving from Seattle to Monterey, CA. I've already got plans set up for the Oregon Coast as far as Newport, and also have plans for San Francisco and Monterey on the other end, but I have a block of about 6 days between Newport and SF that is unplanned and open to suggestion. See inside for details. [more inside]
I'm a 6'1" skirt-wearing human looking for an appropriately-sized hybrid bike for my daily commute with a $400-$900 budget. [more inside]
In October, I am planning a visit to the Bay Area that will include an evening show in Mountain View and a weekday at the Oakland Zoo. I will fly into SFO and rent a car. Where should I stay? [more inside]
We (a Midwestern family) have a few days in Newport/Laguna Beach, what should we do and see with a 10 month old? Bonus points for a 42 year birthday celebration dinner/activity too. [more inside]