This place is ridiculous. The more you want to believe that there's some sort of crazy anamoly suspending the laws of physics in this strange 'mystery' spot, the more you might enjoy yourself. The cheap entrance price (which includes free bumper sticker!!!!) makes it feel less like a rip-off and more like you've been the victim of a harmless mass practical joke.
Barring freezing temperatures, snow or rain, a tour along the Chicago river is the best way to experience this spectacular city. The architecture cruise is particularly interesting as you cruise through the city surrounded by fantastic buildings. Well worth the price!
To my surprise, it's not every jeweler that has the equipment to re-size a Swiss Army watch. I received my watch as a gift and needed it sized. After going to four different jewelry shops I was referred to BB&B. They sized my watch on the spot and sent me on my way free-of-charge.
If you only have a few days to spend on Oahu, then I wouldn't really recommend this tiny aqarium. There's a small, but beautiful jelly-fish tank and one large tank with sharks and some pretty big fish. What's there is wonderful, but you'll really only spend about 30-45 minutes here. This would be fine if it weren't for the $8 admission fee.
I lived here for 2 years. This is an extremely well-priced apartment building in Edgewater/Roger's Park within walking distance to the lake and the beautiful Loyola campus. This place used to be a hotel in the 20s and you can feel the history inside and out. I lived in "Penthouse A" on the top floor. It has very easy access to the Red Line, though it's a bit of a ride to the Loop. Still, you're unlikely to get a better deal. Big perk: this building has tight security. The neighborhood might be patchy, but once you're inside you feel safe. It's also a short ride into Evanston for an escape from the big city grind.
We decided to do a flagstone patio around our home and were shocked that a place like this existed only 15 minutes from our front door. They have every kind of rock you could want for your garden, pool or patio. It amounts to a large 'yard' of stone. The friendly staff drive around with forklifts and haul small portions into your truck. For a fee, we had them deliver to our home. We bought a couple of tons of beautiful flagstone for a few hundred dollars.
If you get a great deal, this is a really nice place to stay in the Monterrey/Carmel area. This hotel has a golf course on the premises and I can't speak to that since I don't golf. The rooms are fine, they'd be great even , as a 3-star hotel. Unfortunately, this Hyatt bills itself as a 4-star "resort" and charges you a special per night "resort fee" that 'includes' such mandatory items as bottled water and parking. It's all fine as long as you don't pay 4-star prices for your room.
I've visited this location for two major purchases; a suit and a sports coat. The first was a smooth and pleasant experience. I got an excellent deal on a high-quality suit. Easy. The second time, I found the salesman a little pushy (no harm intended, but wasn't listening to what I wanted and didn't take the time to notice that what I wanted was VERY specific). There's no point in making me try on checkered jackets when I want something dark. So, I felt a little hassled. Though I did find the right jacket, their selection of cool, casual sports coats is a bit thin.
I went in determined to sign up for a membership and rent a couple of classic DVDs from this location. After walking around the store for half and hour, I walked out empty handed. This store seems fine for new releases, but their selection of classic films is among the worst I've ever seen at a video store; really pathetic.
ACT is one of the country's best theatre companies. This is a world-class, professional company with phenomenal production values and a company of classically trained actors and directors. If you're planning a trip to San Francisco, be sure to check out what's playing.