San Diego, CA
the san diego zoo is a great place to take your kids for a day or two. they have some wonderful exhibits with lots of different animals from around the world, all in one place. they do a great job keeping the park clean, but the only thing i can't stand is the smell, which is probably what you think it is.
walmart is a great place to grab some things for the kids. everything is cheap, affordable, and decent quality. i don't mind having walmart items because i know they will last. they even have some other brands that you might be more familiar with, so its good for everyone. go save some money