For young kids, you can't beat Gymboree. The Westside Pavilliion has FREE parking, too. The classes are a good way for parents to meet other parents with kids the same age. The kids love the music and the bright colors. The place is immaculate. The staff is very kid-friendly, as is the whole experience!
Every kid from 3 to about 12 loves Bright Child. We have been to many parties there. They have special rooms where they take the party guests and do special activities with them. There is a cake/snack room for each party, too. My kids love the "dark slide." They talk about it all the time. There are lots of benches for the parents to sit on while they are waiting. There is also a snack bar with reasonable prices and tasty treats for the kids. They offer crafts projects sometimes, too.
When I have to leave my car at the airport for more than one day, this is where I always park. I usually get coupons in the ValPak coupons that let me get a discount. It's very secure and safe. They shuttle you to the airport -- right to the door practically! Price-wise, it's very competitive.
This is a wonderful bowling alley with a fantastic area for kids to have birthday parties. First, you can bowl. Then, you can go to the party room for pizza, cake, and other goodies. Finally, you can go to the arcade machines and play the games. The kids just love it. For regular bowling time, it's fun, too. If you go other than on the weekends, it's not too crowded. They have a FREE parking lot right outside, too.
How disappointing that this big, clean, beautiful, well-stocked Toys R Us just closed. This was our favorite Toys R Us. The staff was very helpful. We used to buy lots of toys here when we needed gifts. They give gift receipts so the recipient could return it if necessary. If you bought a bike there, they would assemble it for you for a small additional charge.
This Target is in a great shopping center where you can get everything from groceries (Pavillions) to toys (Toys R Us) to deli (Roll N Rye). The store itself could use a remodel, though. They do have everything all the other Targets have. Every Sunday they come out with the week's specials. We go at least once every other week and shop for clothes, food, and stuff for our home.
This liquor store has everything, and it's very conveniently located. Their prices are high, but that is true with most small liquor stores. The owners are friendly and helpful. Parking is sometimes difficult, but there are lots of meters in front on Wilshire Boulevard.
Everyone at Santa Monica Hospital is so nice. The nurses and doctors are very understanding. The parking is the only thing I have a problem with! It's so hard to find a spot. The hospital rooms are perfectly clean, and they even have vcr's for the patients to watch! Even the hospital food is not too bad.
I love to go to the Tinder Box to find new pipe tobaccos. They have the best selection in town. They are very nice about helping me to pick out something new. They have a tremendous selection of pipes. If you need a gift, they will help you select it. There is lots of street parking right in front (on Wilshire Boulevard).
I go to this Office Depot about once every week or two. There are always great specials in the Sunday Los Angeles Times, and I make a list of everything I can use. Their prices are very competitive, and their products are great quality. If you have a problem, they are very nice about offering a refund or a store credit. The staff is very helpful! If you bring back a used printer cartridge, they give you a FREE ream of paper!