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June 11

TravelFilter: Drive from Zion, UT, to San Luis Obispo, CA.

This leg is part of our summer adventure and I'm looking for info/recommendations. We don't want to meander too much, and Google Maps routes us through Las Vegas, the Mojave Desert, and Bakersfield, Routes 1I5-58-I5. Anything special worth stopping for? General advice? Alternate routes to suggest that don't lose several hours?
posted by Miko around California at 5:45 AM - 11 answers

June 5

how do I charge my rental EV

I've got a rental EV - a Hyunai. I've never used an EV before. I need to return it tomorrow morning, and need to find a place to charge it quickly I think. (I could charge it overnight at my hotel, but the charger here is broken). How do I find a place to charge it? I'm in Healdsburg, CA, and driving down to San Francisco tomorrow...
posted by ManInSuit around California at 11:59 PM - 11 answers

May 23

Advice on traveling to Edge Esmerelda in Healdsburg, CA.

A friend of mine is going to be attending a multi-day event in Healdsburg, CA. in June. They are trying to figure out the best way to travel from San Francisco airport to Healdsburg, CA for the event, and then to travel from Healdsburg to Berkeley, CA after the event. What's the best (most time efficient and cost effective) way to do this?
posted by eaquestions around California at 8:58 AM - 9 answers

April 24

Californian insider info - When is Hwy1 likely to fully reopen?

We're planning a very exciting family trip from the UK to the US Pacific Coast in July-August this year. On the agenda is to drive down the PCH/Highway 1 from SF to LA stopping off in Big Sur and San Luis Obispo. But Hwy 1 is currently closed - is it safe to book accommodation now on the presumption it will reopen by August 2024? [more inside]
posted by melisande around California at 8:31 AM - 12 answers has best

March 22

Angelenos, tell me about public transportation in your city

I’m going to be staying in the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles for a couple weeks in late April/early May, housesitting for an acquaintance. I will have a car, but I’m wondering about other options for getting around. [more inside]
posted by swheatie around Los Angeles, CA at 3:33 PM - 19 answers

March 12

Ideas for Pasadena

We're going to Pasadena for a long weekend, staying in the hotel where my partner's conference is held. The kid and I will mostly be on our own. Where should we eat, and what kind of activities will be low-key and fun? We'll have a car. [more inside]
posted by Lawn Beaver around Pasadena, CA at 9:42 AM - 27 answers has best

February 22

Secluded cabin in CA/OR

We want to get away to a small, secluded cabin in CA or OR soon. Where is it? [more inside]
posted by Arthur Vandelay around California at 8:46 AM - 9 answers

February 21

Santa Cruz Recommendations

I'd like recommendations for activities and food in Santa Cruz or places between San Francisco and there. [more inside]
posted by bookworm4125 around Santa Cruz County, CA at 9:33 AM - 21 answers

January 22

Places to stay and work in San Diego

Looking for recommendations on where to stay and work remotely in or around San Diego for a week or two. Actual city isn't important but weather is - I'm attempting to escape the barometric pressure changes at home and hopefully get some migraine relief. [more inside]
posted by cgg around South Gate, CA at 9:21 AM - 7 answers

December 22, 2023

Things to do in LA with my 8-year-old?

Spending a few days in LA in early Jan with my 8-year-old. Looking for stuff to do. They like: Minecraft, funny kids graphic novels (Dogman, the Bad Guys, Diary of a Wimpy Kid), dinosaurs, science museums. I like: Karaoke, drinking coffee, being with my kid. We both like - hanging out in diners, walking around a city. We're staying near Santa Monica Pier... Ideas welcome! [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit around Los Angeles, CA at 10:52 AM - 11 answers

November 3, 2023

Please help - Southern California visit?

Hello, we will be in Palm Springs in January visiting family and will have 5 days with a rental car to go wherever we like. We'll go to Joshua Tree with our family separately so don't need to cover that in the five days. So far I've come up with: [more inside]
posted by Tanya around South Gate, CA at 6:43 AM - 20 answers has best

October 8, 2023

Geeky solo activities in Anaheim?

My wife is attending a convention this week in Anaheim. She loves Disneyland. I want to make her happy. So I'm going along for the whole trip so we can spend one day in Disneyland. But I need to figure out what to do with the rest of my time there (by myself while wife is at her convention). The hotel is right next to Disneyland. I need geeky or nature-loving activities that can reasonably be reached via Lyft. [more inside]
posted by commander_fancypants around Anaheim, CA at 11:14 PM - 18 answers

September 26, 2023

What to do in San Diego?

My parents and I are going to San Diego for a week in mid-November. What should we definitely not miss while we're there? [more inside]
posted by darchildre around San Diego, CA at 5:44 PM - 11 answers

September 3, 2023

What to do and where to stay in San Francisco

I am heading to SF very soon, oops! What to do and where to stay please? I got great answers in my recent Vegas thread, so fingers crossed! [more inside]
posted by Iteki around San Francisco, CA at 11:30 AM - 29 answers

August 25, 2023

How can I easily transport a bike and 2 large bags in San Francisco?

I'm from out of town and I'm trying to find the best way to transport myself, a bike and 2 large suitcases in San Francisco. I can't ride the bike because of the bags and don't want to chance ordering an uber or lyft that won't take the bike because I'm being dropped off at a bus and don't want to be late. The drive is only 7-10 minutes away. Any suggestions on the best way to do this? Thanks!
posted by eaq around San Francisco, CA at 9:38 AM - 8 answers

August 13, 2023

Where is this Bay Area wedding venue?

In the summer of 2016 I attended a wedding at a historical mansion, within a 90 minute drive of San Francisco. This is a photo taken inside. Other things I remember: [more inside]
posted by umwelt around San Francisco, CA at 4:10 PM - 8 answers has best

August 12, 2023

Fallbrook, CA - a nice place to visit (or live)?

I'm looking for a place to retire with my husband, and somewhere between LA and Tucson, AZ would be ideal to visit family in both places. Cali is pricey, I know, but I'm still hoping I can find something somewhat affordable, as I really can't handle (more affordable but too hot) AZ. [more inside]
posted by j810c around Fallbrook, CA at 2:37 PM - 7 answers

August 10, 2023


I want to be able to hail or otherwise get a taxi in San Francisco. What's the best way to do this? I have a big ol' bag full of questions. [more inside]
posted by pdb around San Francisco, CA at 8:14 PM - 10 answers has best

July 13, 2023

San Francisco Exploratorium - how is it now?

Our family is heading out this weekend on a road trip that will eventually bring us to San Francisco, where we have not been in many years. Last time we were there the Exploratorium was still in the Presidio and our (now adult) kids loved it. Our youngest kid (age 12) has never been; how does the new (or really "new" by now) Exploratorium rate against the original? [more inside]
posted by sencha around San Francisco, CA at 6:40 PM - 11 answers has best

June 30, 2023

Snowflakes?? In Los Angeles???

Help me figure out where to stay/what to do in LA in October. The snowflakes I promised are within! [more inside]
posted by babelfish around Los Angeles, CA at 8:09 AM - 7 answers