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    Any "Must see" spots in Flagstaff? Will be there this coming Monday and Tuesday

    First, go to the old railroad station (you can’t miss it), now Flagstaff's Visitor Center--there are lots of resources there, most free, to help you choose the best things to do (staff are very helpful too). We did a self-guided walking tour along the town’s Route 66 landmarks with a brochure from the Visitor Center. I wish we had time to go to the Lowell Observatory (Pluto was discovered there)—it sounded really interesting. As it was, we decided to drive to three fascinating places a short way from Flagstaff: the Meteor Crater (35 miles east from Flagstaff, a huge crater left by a meteor that fell 50,000 years ago) and the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument (20 miles north from Flagstaff, an eerie site of a volcano eruption 900 years ago; it is right next to the Wupatki National Monument, with remnants of Native American ruins, abandoned for over 800 years, so we saw that too). Loved all three. Here’s how that day was: http://transplantedtatar.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/two-craters-and-two-ruins/ over 6 years ago

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    Where is the cheapest place to stay in Puerto Rico?

    I would second Alexia's mention of Da House (http://www.dahousehotelpr.com/)--it's a boutique hotel (a former Spanish monastery), each room decorated by paintings from local artists. Small rooms, but clean and very pleasant. Excellent location in Old San Juan, within an easy walking distance to the best restaurants and tourist attractions. And, it's $90 to $150 a night (depending on the room). about 7 years ago

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    I am taking my mum to Las Vegas in April for our special birthdays. I will be 30 and my mum will be 50. What are the must see things?

    Here are my favorites along the strip: (1) Bellagio: singing fountains outside are beautiful and free (http://www.bellagio.com/attractions/fountains-of-bellagio.aspx); the Conservatory & Botanic Garden, a seasonal display of flower sculptures, is also free and often breathtaking (http://www.bellagio.com/attractions/botanical-garden.aspx); if you like art, Bellagio's Gallery of Fine Art is small and always enjoyable (http://www.bellagio.com/attractions/gallery-of-fine-art.aspx); and don't miss the Chihuly chandelier over the check-in area--it really is stunning. (2) Paris, across the street from Bellagio: I like its small cafes for coffee and delicious breakfast in the morning; definitely go up the Eiffel Tower--admittance prices go up after 7pm, but the best time to go is before that, at dusk, so you can watch the sunset and the city gradually light up for the night--the view is so different in daytime and at night. The Bellagio fountains underneath look VERY different from above--well worth seeing both in daylight and all lit up at night (http://www.parislasvegas.com/casinos/paris-las-vegas/casino-entertainment/eiffel-tower-the-ride-detail.html). Mon Ami Gabi, a French bistro on Paris first floor, is one of my favorite places for lunch. Sit outside, so you can see the Bellagio fountains across the street and watch Las Vegas crowds, very colorful and strange (http://www.monamigabi.com/home/?loc=vegas) (3) If you have a car, only 30 minutes away from the Strip is the Red Rock Canyon, wild land of red mountains and desert views (http://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/). Go in the morning, so you can see all the birds and a surprising number of other wild life, and the scenic drive is beautiful. I love this as a break from the lights and bustle of Las Vegas. I hope you enjoy your trip! about 7 years ago

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    What is a "must see" show in Las Vegas?

    I think KA at MGM Grand is the most spectacular, followed by O at Bellagio. Still, the sheer scale of KA (the theater was built for this show--and it's an all-around experience) is impossible to replicate anywhere else. http://www.mgmgrand.com/ka/ about 7 years ago

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    I am taking my mum to Las Vegas in April for our special birthdays. I will be 30 and my mum will be 50. What are the must see things?

    Now that I think of it, Mon Amie Gabi would be a great dinner spot too--but when you reserve, make sure to ask for one of the places outside (they are very popular), so you can see and hear the singing fountains at Bellagio. about 7 years ago

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    What are best tours to take for first time visit to Chicago for 2 days?

    There are many architecture tours, but my favorite ones are run by the non-profit Chicago Architecture Foundation (http://www.architecture.org/tours). Their boat tours are the best, but only run April to November (get tickets online, they sell out in season). CAF walking, bus/trolley, bike, and metro (L) tours are excellent too--most are volunteer-run, so it's a great way to learn about the city from a local who is both knowledgeable about it and loves it. One possible itinerary for a day in Chicago is here: http://transplantedtatar.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/a-day-in-that-astonishing-chicago/ about 7 years ago

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    What can you tell me about Flagstaff, AZ for winter and summer activities...where to eat..etc?

    I was impressed with Flagstaff. We were very pleased to stay at the historic Weatherford Hotel (http://www.weatherfordhotel.com/), it's a local institution. We found the best coffee at Flagstaff Coffee Company (http://www.yelp.com/biz/flagstaff-coffee-company-flagstaff) and excellent lunch/dinner options at its sister Flagstaff Brewery, next door. I loved Flagstaff's Lowell Observatory, where they discovered Pluto, and the USGS Astrogeology Science Center is also very impressive. Apart from the Grand Canyon, we enjoyed seeing the surreal Sunset Crater Volcano and ruins at the Wupatki National Monument. There is a huge Meteor Crater close by too. When you arrive, just go to the Visitor's center at the old train station on Route 66--and they will help you plan your stay. Here are some ideas about Flagstaff resources and nearby attractions: http://transplantedtatar.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/two-craters-and-two-ruins/ about 7 years ago

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    What should be on my "must see/must do" list for 1 week in Flagstaff, AZ?

    Definitely, visit the Great Canyon is the biggest close-by attraction (North Rim is less crowded than South Rim if you go May to September). Stay at the historic Weatherford Hotel. Visit the surreal Sunset Crater Volcano park and the nearby American Indian ruins at Wupatki and Walnut Canyon (http://www.nps.gov/sucr/parkmgmt/flag_parks.htm). Climb the trail of the O'Leary Peak, another volcano, to see into the Sunset Crater. If you are interested in space exploration, don't miss the Lowell Observatory (http://www.lowell.edu/visit.php)--that's where Pluto was discovered. Here are some ideas on Flagstaff resources and nearby attractions: http://transplantedtatar.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/two-craters-and-two-ruins/ about 7 years ago