I recommend you go to the 24 Hour Fitness Sport on Ocean Park. This location is a total dive. It's about three floors underground with low ceilings that don't quite air out the ubiquitous nauseating odors. But amazingly, they serve a mean turkey marinara pasta at the food bar, which may defeat the whole purpose of your visit:)
This place carries the wierdest selection of clothing and accessories. Some of the clothing they carry is of decent quality and price, but their selection is very disorganized and random. The salesgirls are always friendly and give honest opinions. Great place to shop if you like the merchandise carried by stores on the Venice Boardwalk area, and much easier to find parking.
This place is very cool, efficient and professional and offers an hour long massage for only $45! The person that answers the phone to set the appointments is really friendly and will match you with a massage therapist that possesses the exact strength and specialty you are looking for. Great location. Lots of cute stores and cofffee houses nearby to to fill your whole afternoon. The cafe next door serves amazing desserts.
Very well priced memberships but co-ed bathrooms are a nightmare and overall condition of gym is dirty, old, and always out of parking. I would not recommend it if you are a cardio person because they only have about 12 treadmills which are always full and there are some very questionable characters in the weights area. Parking is very difficult during busy hours (5pm-8pm) but membership rates are very affordable and they give student discounts.
I signed up for this gym last April and it has been a nightmare. It's a well equiped and nice gym but everything the Sales person told me was an absolute lie! I was referred by a friend and he told me that that would now warrant any kind of discount and insisted on the $300 initial payment because him and 4 other sales people said they don't give discounts on the $300 downpayment under any circumstances. The next week I saw a ad posted on the bathroom there that offered a zero-down membership offer to all friends and family members! I went to talk to the guy that signed me up and I was told that both him and his immediate supervisor had been fired. They also told me that they would extend the hours of the gym, which they never did. Who wants to go to a gym that closes at 6 pm on Saturday and Sundays!?! They spread an email virus with one of their ads to all the memebers had email adresses. Bottom line: nice ritzy gym, but horribly managed and expensive and employs liars who will say anything to sign
These mechanics are genuinely nice and honest. I thought I needed my tires re-alligned but they were very honest and told me the only problem I had was my severly under-inflated rear tire. They put air in my tire and didn't charge me anything.
This mini market is diry and they still sell magazines from several months ago at full price! Always has vagrant drunks and seedy people lingering around that want to chat.
Best inexpensive shoe selection. They carry knock-off versions of all the trendy shoes of the season. You can buy styles in ever color at their prices! One of the best kept secrets of Westwood!
This is a fabulous hotel with one of the best hotel bars in LA. I think they have just opened a new restaurant inside. The W Hotel in Westwood has the largest rooms out of any W Hotel.
Unique urban Japanese-style t-shirts, books, trinkets, accessories. Lots of fun!