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Me and a friend are travelling to California the 24th July to 14th August. I have created a draft itinerary. Any advice on how manageable this is would be much appreciated. Have we missed anywhere essential off? Is driving from San Fran to LA manageable as a blonde used to driving on the left side of the road? Is there a greyhound that stops at all the nice beachy places? where should we stop on this coastline.
Itinerary below. Any comments/suggestions would be much appreciated:
24th – Arrive LA 1:00pm. Check in. Explore attraction.
25th – Disney.
26th – Disney
27th – Attractions.
28th – Disney/attractions.
29th – San Diego attractions/Sea life centre
30th – Zoo
31st – Fly/bus Las Vegas – Night out
1st - Relax. Explore hotels.
2nd – Grand Canyon day trip
3rd – Relax
4th – Hoover Dam
5th – Fly San. Explore.
6th – Alcatraz
7th – Wine count... more »
Arriving from Australia to LA airport , arriving early morning so thinking of a one night stay on our way to San Fransisco
Overwhelming choices obviously , would welcome any info on a particular area to start choosing hotels from. Our budget will be hotels in the $200 US a night category
This Friday morning, I'm flying to San Francisco and heading to the Presidio to deal with some paperwork ridiculousness. I was going to take BART & then a bus but that seems to be cutting it a bit close, so my current plan is BART (or Sam Trans) & then a cab.
Since I'm ridiculously cheap, I've never focused on good places to catch a cab, so where is the best place to get a cab near the Civic Center BART (I can picture cabs near the 16th/Mission BART but Civic Center all the government buildings nearby are hazy in my mind). If I end up catching the Sam Trans bus, I need to get a cab around 9th & Mission, so will probably head up to Civic Center unless I spot a hotel w/waiting cabs or someone has another idea.
After a quick overnight in San Francisco, I'm flying to Denver. My plan for Sunday is Boulder and trying to fit in a spot of hiking but on Monday, I'll be sightseeing in ... more »
My Boyfriend and I are moving to San Francisco and will be driving our car from Baltimore to San Francisco departing on April 16 (the departure date cannot be changed). We've decided to take a little extra time to see a couple of things along the way.
I have started to do some research about driving across the country in April and am feeling a bit overwhelmed both by the options, but also by the weather limitations given we will be driving in mid-April. (For example, I was considering a more northern route with primary stops in Chicago, Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone, but after doing research I am thinking this may not be the best timing for such a route?).
We realize our time is going to be limited but we'd like to try for one or two must see national parks, seasonal festivals or attractions along the way. What we enjoy most: playing and watching sports (golf, tennis, baseb... more »
So this is kind of a long shot but here goes...
Does anyone have any information on the NY Basque Club? I checked out their website and found it rather vague. Is it the kind of place where you can drop in on or is it only open during events? Has anyone ever been there? Is anyone a member?
My Bro in Law is taking his family to the USA in June / July of this year - from New Zealand.
They will be renting a vehicle and driving around Cali and up to Vegas - will he require an International License?
Couple years ago I rented a vehicle in LA for the day.....my NZ License was sufficient, but just wondering if crossing states may be an issue?
Thanks in advance for any help.
I'm going to be in LA for two days in the beginning of June and was wondering if anyone can recommend some less touristy things to do there? This is my second time going to LA so I've already been to Universal, Warner Bros, and the usual Hollywood attractions. I am planning to stay in Santa Monica this time and am hoping to have a more relaxed trip to soak in the local culture.
Any suggestions on restaurants, museums, markets, shows, etc. is greatly appreciated!
I would also like to know if anyone has any recommendations for budget-friendly hotels in Santa Monica?
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Hi we're thinking of doing Dolly Sods Wilderness Area for day hikes april 6-12 2012. But as a family of 2 adults and 2 kids i'm a little leary about getting lost. Do you know of experienced hikers who might be wiilling to come out with us for a day hike?
Article from Santa Fe New Mexican by Susan Montoya Bryan, Monday, 04/02/2012.
Spanning parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, the Navajo Nation covers more than 27,000 square miles, from northern Grand Canyon to Monument Valley. (I have noted that these are favorite destinations for many summer tourists.) The Navajo Nation also surrounds the archaeological sites at Chaco Canyon, in northwestern New Mexico, and is home to Canyon de Chelly, where artifacts and cliff dwellings dating from the 4th to 14th Centuries line the canyon walls.
More than 600,000 visitors traveled to Navajo Nation in 2011. Visits by international travelers have increased by 11%. German and French tourists topped the survey list. More travelers were making Navajo Nation their primary destination, rather than just a stop on a longer trip. Right now, about 1,800 full-time jobs -- from tour guides and ... more »
I'm looking for some guys on here that live in Miami? Have been offered the possible chance to work there and as I'm a Brit i'd like some advice on the life out there? My move wont be just yet and probably next year however would appreciate some guys to shout up what the work opportunities are like the state? I'm guessing its expensive? Recommended parts to live in Miami, good and bad parts? The job is something I'm looking at doing but may potentially look for other work whilst there if there are opportunities? Marketing, Sales, Bar/Restraunt, Hotel, Driving, or whatever is availabe? I'd like to know peoples opinions on the opportunies and pro's and con's for Brits if anyone knows.
The company I am working for is sending me to present at a conference in Minneapolis. I am flying internationally via London. Unfortunately, there won't be any time for me to explore the city or do any touristy stuff as I will be "locked" into a schedule as long as I am with my colleagues and boss. The only time I will be on my own is on the flight there and back. I see that in order to get to Minneapolis, the flight from London requires a connecting flight at Chicago (London->Chicago->Minneapolis). There is also the possibility of organising a connecting flight at another city other than Chicago.
What I am hoping to do is to organize a flight which has the LONGEST layover (say 12 hours) in a connecting city, which will give me time to explore the said city before catching my international flight back to London.
My question is: Which city(s) is(are) located close to ... more »
Can anyone give advice to us. We land in Honolulu and have a week before boarding a research boat. Want to hike around/or visit in some way the big island -- especially Volcanoes National Park. Any info on where to stay, how to get around? Young and energetic and maybe alone. Marlillem
We're planning to go to Yellowstone NP in July and hire an RV. Is the park geared up ok for RV's like it usually is for the States/Canada?
And also, is there enough to see and do in 2 weeks? We're not ones for keeping still for too long! We both love photography so that's out main incentive for going. :-)
Friend merely changing planes at airport. Any idea of visa requirements please ?
I have a quad-band GSM Cellphone I want to bring along on my next visit to the States.
How easy is to get a "Pay-As-You-Go" type SIM card and which carriers would offer this?
Where would I go to buy this? First stop is San Diego.
Will be travelling for 4 weeks around the South Western parts before heading to NYC and then Florida - is the GSM coverage adequate?
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