I stayed here last weekend with my family and it was a very enjoyable experience. The rooms were clean and spacious. The front desk staff was friendly and provided menus of all of the local eateries and maps of different hiking trails in the nearby national parks. There is even a small general store on the property and a cafe serving breakfast and lunch...though dont expect great service at the cafe.
This is an excellenent aquarium in a really fun part of town. Though the fee to get in the aquarium is a little steep, once you get in you can see that they put all that money to good use. There are presentations and animal feedings all through out the day. There are interactive displays and a huge hands on section aimed towards kids upstairs. There are currently two excellent exhibits down stairs. One on jelly fish, coupled with amaizing jelly inspired art. And one on sharks and the different legends about them from around the world. It can get crowded in the summer so be perpared to be patient, and enjoy the day.
This is a great outlet store. Banana Republic has some very attractive and long lasting clothing, but at a retail store I find it far too expensive. So the outlet is great because they still hvae the fashions you like at much more affordable prices. Its especially great for staple pieces like black slacks and button up shirts.
I really appreciate my AAA membership. It only costs me $40 a month and for that I know that I can call them any time, day or night for road side repair, towing or if I've locked my keys in the car. I get free maps at any branch location, free travelers checks, cheap passport photos and you can even process some of your DMV fees at the AAA office. I've never used the travel agents here because I just always seem to find better deals elsewhere. But its a very useful store.
I do not care for LA Fitness because it seems like such a meat market. The gym floor is very open and well lit so you can see everyone and everyone can see you. They have a lot of machines and equipment but I just never felt comfortable here. I was either worried I'd run into some one from high school, or feeling so self concious that I couldnt really relax. And their class schedule is very limited. They are open late which is nice, but its still just not for me.
STA is a great student travel agancy. They helped me find a great deal on my first trip to Australia. I searched forever on the internet looking for a deal and all I had to do was walk into their office and my kind and patient agent found something for me right away. They also have offices all over the world so even once I was in Australia I could always stop by or call if I needed travel information. They also offer reasonably priced travel insurance and their ID card helps to get you discounts on some things.
The food co-op in IV is a great place to get health foods. They have a fantastic bulk food section which I love, and you can even grind your own fresh peanut butter. They have organic fruits and vegitables too. They had a really good curry in the bulk spice section.
Urban Outfitters is a super funky store for people who are really intent on not being trendy. Their cloths are so funktified that they actually become trendy. However, they do have some cute, albeit expensive things. They also good staple items like tanks and t-shirts that are both durable and affordable. Their home section with decor for that funky household is actually pretty cool, if yet again, kinda expensive.
Angela at Rumours is a great stylist. I've been going to her for years. She always listens to what my ideas are for my hair, but also makes sure that I look good too. I really appreciate this since she is after all the professional. If I have a really bad idea for my hair I know she'll be there to stop me. She only works part time though so you have to plan ahead to get an appointment.
My sister works at this pet store so I can attest that they are a very clean store and they do a great job taking care of the animals in the store and also of helping you to care for your animals. However, from what I've seen and heard their management system needs some improvement. So it may not be the best place to look for a job, but its a quality store where you can trust that you'll get great care for your pets.