This is a good place to stay if you want to be close to the airport. It's a relatively nice place. The views are very nice (the marina, the water). The food in the restaurants is good. Seems like a good hotel for big meetings - it's a big place.
This store has some unique things - very different from going to a Toys R Us. It is a little cramped, but the kids love to play with the train table while I shop (they sell a lot of Thomas stuff). They have a clearance table (usually) in the front that has some great bargains. And they have a frequent buyer program which is nice.
This library has a nice section for kids with a special little room where they do a story hour one morning a week (used to be Thursday). Parking can sometimes be a little hard if the lot is full.
We have taken swim classes here for the kids and they do a very good job. My kids learned a lot. The prices for these seem to be in the middle of the range - worth it!
This is a nice theater - very large. It's a bit crowded on weekend nights. We have been going to the free Wed am kids movies - the kids have a great time. And free is always good! The seats are comfortable and even when it is crowded, you don't have too much problem with someone's head blocking your view because of the seating.
Legoland is a lot of fun for kids around 8 and under. Most of the rides are geared toward 3/4 year olds and up (they go by height). Though there are play areas for kids of all ages, and a few rides you can take a baby on. The yearly pass is well worth it if you are a local.
This is a very interesting pet store - it's all reptiles. Snakes, lizards, frogs, fish, more snakes. It's pretty interesting to go in there, and for my kids it's like a trip to the zoo.
Kahoots is one of the only places around where I can find the CA Natural cat food my cat eats. It's fun to go in there because they have a variety of small animals the kids can carefully pet. Good customer service!
I went in looking for a couple specific things and had to ask 3 people in there. The store is large and crowded with things. I got what I wanted, but I can't blame the staff for not being sure where things are.
This particular store is well-stocked but a little cramped. They have a wide selection, but it's not the first place I go for dance clothes and shoes for my daughter as they are somewhat expensive. Friendly staff.