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Travelling to USA- NYC , SF and Vegas 18th Sept- 20 Oct

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1. Posted by Dubai-chap (Budding Member 9 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hi, I am 33 single and travelling from Dubai to USA for the first time. I am really wondering if travelling alone would be a good idea.
Anyone else travelling on same dates ? Or anyone residing in USA willing to show me around. I will be having my own hotel and rent a car so this wouldnot
be a problem. Anyone interested to discuss this in detail please message me.

Thanks and cheers- :) :)

2. Posted by Kimee129 (Full Member 37 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Can I ask how you're getting from place to place? Will you be flying from NYC to Vegas/ San Francisco or driving cross country? I do not recommend renting a car in NYC. Parking is ridiculously expensive and unneeded. Public transportation is safe and quick. San Francisco is also very expensive and parking is atrocious. I'm a single female and wouldn't hesitate travelling alone.

3. Posted by Dubai-chap (Budding Member 9 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hi Kemmy thanks for replying and advice. I then might not be taking car in NYC. I will fly from NYC to SF and then drive to vegas. How does tht sound? Or public transport wd be better? But it will take days i believe.

Travelling alone mmmm sounds boring but if i dont have any options then i will definitely go for it. Do u recommend public transport in SF as well?

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Sep-2015, at 12:47 by Dubai-chap ]

4. Posted by Kimee129 (Full Member 37 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Yes to not renting a car while in San Francisco. Unless you are planning to drive down scenic Hwy 1 or out to Yosemite National Park. The metro is quick and easy. Have you considered staying in a hostel? There is an amazing one on Fisherman's Warf. http://www.hiusa.org/california/san-francisco/fishermans-wharf . I think you can easily take either Amtrak train or fly from SF to Vegas. I can look into the flights.

5. Posted by Dubai-chap (Budding Member 9 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hey Kemmie,

You are a great help Thanks! The hostel you suggested is booked on my scheduled dates. Is there any other option you can suggest. I think I will hire a car to to drive down to scenic hwy.
Any other place near SF which you suggest I shd visit? Where will you be during this time i.e Sept-24 Oct 31?

6. Posted by Kimee129 (Full Member 37 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I'll be 3,000 miles away in South Carolina. There are other SF hostels or you can find a pretty decent hotel (though expensive in the city center). Please follow scenic highway down to Big Sur. It's amazing beauty. If you don't mind a drive (or split it up into 2 days) drive all the way down to San Diego. My home for 12 years. You won't regret it.

7. Posted by Dubai-chap (Budding Member 9 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Really! Done- I will try my best to drive down to San Diego...