The selection is excellent (movies, music, and books, etc.), the location on Lake St. in Pasadena is great if you live in the area, however (and oddly enough) the men's room at this location is reminiscent of a big city public restroom. It's covered in graffitti and can't be serviced more than once every day or two. Pretty unimpressive for a classy bookstore in a classy city.
While staying at the Westin, my wife and I indulged in a couples massage. It was extremely expense, but "why not? we're in Maui!" It was worth every penny. Services at this multi-million dollar, brand-new spa include time before and after your treatment in their steam, sauna and whirlpool. I'd say at least one spa treatment is must if you choose to stay at this wonderful resort.
I used Best Messenger for two years when I worked for a property management company. Never had a problem and that's saying a lot considering the number of urgent items we rushed out each week.
Do not waste your money on this hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour. They have four lines. We took the new Blue line that boasted the more scenic tour. We didn't pay close enough attention when buying our tix so we failed to notice that this line only picks up every hour at each stop. Hardly a "hop-on/off" convenience. In the end, we waited 90 minutes for the bus to pick us up at Diamond Head, all the while watching the "other" competing trolley company pick their people up every 15 minutes.
I was here once for a team-building experience at work and once for a young woman's 30th birthday party. The equipment here works great and playing a couple games of laser tag is a lot of fun. Try it for an unusual and relatively cheap night out.
It may even seem strange at first to find yourself in a bowling alley without that familiar smokey haze in the air, but once you get adjusted those of us who don't enjoy a good second-hand smoke will appreciate clean air bowling. Very nice alley.
Alcatraz is certainly a San Francisco must-see. However, be sure to reserve your tickets well in advance or you will be shut out like my wife and I were on a recent trip. All we have is a photo of the two of us standing in front of the "Sold Out" sign.
This company manages buildings all over town. They have some really cool industrial-style loft spaces in the West loop. Great for someone who wants a cool pad close to downtown in a live-work space. Prices are great for what you get and the management office is located in your neighborhood (just downstairs if you rent in the 212 Sangamon building).
I have never been so moved by a piece of art or sculpture. As As you walk through this free memorial you'll come around a corner and see an astonishing, enormous sculture which captures the tragedy of the holocaust without a single word or text. This must be seen to capture its power. This memorial in Miami manages to be more impressive than the holocaust memorials in Washington, D.C. or France.
"Museum" doesn't quite capture this place. It's more like a historical experience. Upon arrival, you are given an introduction the memorial by a guide. You are given an id card with a photo and bio of a holocaust victim and encouraged to reflect on their experience as you go through the museum. Much of what you'll see and hear is disturbing, but it must be experienced.