California Stores and Shopping

American Apparel — 57% Off Circle Scarf

Multiple Locations

$28 $12

Seamless, tubular American Apparel scarves available in dozens of colors and many fabrics

50% Off Gear and Services at Summit Bicycles

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

High-end road and mountain bicycles, Bontrager apparel, repair services, and bike rentals by the day

50% Off at Cole Hardware

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Hardware store in business for nearly 100 years stocks a large inventory of tools and supplies backed by Ace Hardware

$10 for Children's Clothing at Sprockets

Hoover

$20 $10

Durable, stylish clothing for girls and boys from newborns to age 7; collections include Hippie Chick and Elementary Cool

50% Off E-Cigarettes and Accessories at New Horizon Vapor Shop

Sacramento

$20 $10

Vaping novices and enthusiasts alike can shop for a variety of e-cigarettes, accessories, and custom-made e-juice created in-house

Up to 50% Off Beauty Products at 2nd Street Beauty

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Hair, skin, and nail products from high end brands such as Dermalogica, Joico, Paul Mitchell and Smashbox Cosmetics

$10 for Adult Novelties at Adult Megastores

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Adult-store chain stocks a variety of romance items, such as personal massagers, lingerie, DVDs, and massage oils

42% Off Baby Accessories

Bakersfield

$50 $29

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Half Off Music and Collectables at Left of the Dial Records

Santa Ana

$30 $15

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Boutique record shop rewards vinyl fans with rare classic rock, punk, new wave, and indie rock, and stocks CDs, DVDs, and collectables

50% Off Over-the-Counter Medications at The Medicine Shoppe

Riverside

$20 $10

Visitors shop for cough and cold products, health and beauty aids, and other over-the-counter drugs; wellness center dispenses health info

Half Off Women's Clothing and Accessories

Lakeview

$100 $50

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45% Off

Central Chula Vista

$20 $11

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Up to 52% Off Cell Phone Accessories

Irvington

$25 $12

Variety of cases, batteries, and screen protectors for an array of cell phones, including iPhones

Up to 54% Off at Custom Garment Logos from The Embroidery Store

Irvine Business Complex

$149 $69

Commemorate an event or give your business a new identity with a custom logo embroidered on matching polio shirts

48% Off Rental Equipment or Rocks and Sand

San Bernardino

$40 $21

Rent everything from electrical, construction, landscaping, and handyman tools to rug machines and shampoo from 21-year-old business

45% Off at Fresh Ideas Flower Company

Modesto

$40 $22

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Directly sourced coastal flowers such as alstroemeria and roses available in bulk or as a part of custom arrangements for special events

50% Off Books at Bank of Books

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Book lovers can find thousands of children's books, new and out-of-print books, and rare books; outlet location prices books at $5 or less

Up to 50% Off Supplements from Dr. Slim Health Products

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

The shop's long list of supplements includes acai extract pills, vitamins for joint pain, and tea for diabetics

51% Off Kids' Clothing

Santa Clarita

$120 $59

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50% Off E-Cigarettes

Garden Grove

$20 $10

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Up to 75% Off Wine Tasting from NakedWines.com

Multiple Locations

$50 $15

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how wines are made, and taste wine fresh from the barrel

$5 for 20% Off Beauty Products at Wilshire Beauty

Multiple Locations

$5 $5

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Beauty products from top American, European, and Japanese brands

Half Off Hobby Supplies and Toys

Oceanside

$20 $10

Model trains, handmade stuffed animals, wooden toys, and craft supplies delight kids and adults

The Body Shop – $15 for Skincare and Body Products

Victoria Gardens

$30 $15

Luxurious bath and body products, skincare, cruelty free make-up and more made with ingredients from 25 international fair-trade suppliers

50% Off Women's Accessories Retailer at Ashley Fox

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Shoppers adorn themselves in colorful, stylish, and seasonal apparel and accessories

Up to Half Off Health and Beauty Products from Sohm Inc

Corona

$20 $11

Clients treat maladies with over-the-counter generic pharmaceuticals, or freshen faces and skin with scientifically designed beauty products

Half Off Bioactive Facial Moisturizers

Torrance

$40 $20

Cold processing of nutrient-rich facial moisturizers keeps enzymes intact, permeating and enriching skin with bioactive ingredients

Up to 62% Off Custom-Fit Italian Suit at Peter Cassara Clothiers

Sunnyvale

$795 $299

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Expert sartorialists fit high-quality Italian suits by Renoir, Carlo Lusso, and Giorgio Fiorelli to each client's unique form

Half Off Arts and Crafts Supplies

Pasadena

$150 $75

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50% Off at MJ Car Stereo

Orange

$40 $20

Cars are outfitted with equipment from brands such as Pioneer, Kenwood, Sony, and Viper

Up to 75% Off Spray Tans at Bull Couture

Thousand Oaks

$70 $19

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Guests get bronzed with custom spray tans and enjoy holiday-themed beverages

50% Off Jewelry and Engravings

Visalia

$40 $20

Rings and earrings; services such as ring sizing and watch and buckle engravings

50% Off New and Gently Used Sports and Fitness Equipment

Concord

$30 $15

New and gently used brand-name sports and fitness equipment

51% Off Game Time at EPIC Cyber Cafe

Roseville

$35 $17

Membership grants access to one of 30 gaming machines for 6 hours of play time on games such as Battlefield 3, Starcraft II, and Dota 2

Half Off Lingerie, Shoes, Costumes, and Accessories at Pierre Silber

Santa Clara

$30 $15

High heels, sultry lingerie, and latex items; perfect for Bay to Breakers costume race on May 11

50% Off Cell Phone Accessories and Cases

Rosemead

$50 $25

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50% Off Adult Toys at Good Vibrations

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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Personal and couples massagers, lubricants, and romantic accessories such as massage candles

45% Off a Makeover

Costa Mesa

$100 $55

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50% Off at A. Marie Fashion Boutique

Inglewood

$50 $25

Custom-made dresses with artistic prints. Plus sizes available. Complimentary coffee, tea, and donuts for shoppers on Saturday mornings.

Up to 50% Off Children's Apparel, Shoes, and Toys

Fairfield

$20 $10

Clothiers specialize in lightly-used items for newborns, toddlers, and their mothers

Up to 56% Off Admission to Vintage Clothing & Textile Show

The Pickwick Gardens

$16 $8

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65 exhibitors show vintage wares, including designer clothing, ethnic textiles, Victorian lace, and vintage accessories and jewelry

50% Off Custom Smartphone or Tablet Case

Daly City

$30 $15

Hard plastic and leather cases get custom designs, including family photos and collages

Up to 51% Off Jewelry at Diamonds By Monet

Diamonds by Monet

$200 $99

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Jewelers tout large collection of ready-made and custom-crafted diamond and gemstone adornments

44% Off Consignment Goods

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$25 $14

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50% Off

Downtown Clovis

$20 $10

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Up to 70% Off from Saatchi Trading Jewelry

Mission Viejo

$100 $40

Rolex watches, estate jewelry, and other elegant accessories in store or online

Up to 56% Off Smart Phone Accessory Bundle

Arden - Arcade

$33.97 $15

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Large variety of cell phone cases such as screen protectors, headphones, chargers, cables, power banks, batteries & lanyards for all phones

45% Off

Hesperia

$40 $22

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48% Off Services

Sunset Park

$25 $13

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45% Off Burgers

Whittier

$20 $11

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Up to 56% Off Custom Menswear

Newport Beach

$338 $149

Professional tailors size up customers with 28 different measurements to conjure perfectly fitting suits and shirts from fine fabrics

Half Off at Beauty Galleria

Floresta Gardens - Bradrick

$10 $5

Beauty products including haircare, nailcare, skincare, and makeup

Up to 75% Off Mattresses

Multiple Locations

$200 $50

Kits of memory foam pillows, microfiber sheets, and a mattress protector with a 15-year warranty, available in four mattress sizes

50% Off E-cigarettes and Accessories

San Marcos

$30 $15

E-cigarettes and accessories such as Heaven's Kiss e-liquid, a cinnamon-french-toast flavor; on Tuesdays, patrons can sample flavors

50% Off

Alhambra

$50 $25

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Half Off Women's Clothing at Mandyz Boutique

San Pedro

$30 $15

Family-owned boutique stocks trendy clothing, bags, and accessories for women

Up to 58% Off Wedding Accessories and Jewelry

Inland Empire

$30 $15

Discounted, designer special-occasion jewelry and wedding accessories; custom veils and headpieces

Half Off Art Supplies at Napa Valley Art Supplies

Napa Valley

$20 $12

This art-supply shop hosts onsite events and keeps its shelves stocked with brand-name essentials from Prismacolor and Winsor & Newton

Interstate All Battery Center—Up to 55% Off Batteries

Oak Knoll - Redwood Park

$20 $9

Battery purveyor powers gadgets ranging from cell phones and cameras to computers and medical devices

45% Off Products

Bellflower

$200 $110

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Up to 80% Off Eyeglasses at Paquette Opticians

Shoreline West

$250 $49

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Single-vision or bifocal lenses fit into frames inside an optician-directed shop

Up to 50% Off Wine Tastings or Alcoholic Beverages

Upland

$20 $10

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Wine tastings host samples of different varietals; knowledgeable clerks guide you to domestic and imported beer, wine, and liquor

50% Shieno

Pleasanton

$50 $25

Shoppers don colorful sarees, hand-embroidered shawls, flowing cotton tunics, and ruby-studded polki jewelry

$80 for $160 worth of computer repair at Sell Phones

Yuba City

$160 $80

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50% Adult Toys at Galleri

San Francisco International Airport

$40 $20

Large range of adult toys, novelties, and massage oils in a boutique designed to be intimidation-free

50% Off Services

San Clemente

$20 $10

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50% Off

Pittsburg

$100 $50

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43% Off

Lodi

$30 $17

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Up to 50% Off Fashion and Denim

Queens of Consignment

$50 $25

Trend-savvy, body-conscious silhouettes meet eco-friendly fabrics in Liliana's collection of ready-to-wear dresses and denim

Up to 52% Off Parts or Rentals at Spokesman Bicycles

Downtown Santa Cruz

$20 $11

Bicyclists can ride around Santa Cruz on a rental that comes with a basket, bungee, and U-lock or buy new parts to fix up their own bikes

Half Off Men’s Apparel at Warehouse Suit Sale

Gardena

$40 $20

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Thousands of suits in styles such as slim fit, tuxedo, and three piece from private labels and brands such as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein

40% Off Children's Clothing

National City

$5 $3

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60% Off Custom Framing at Fine Art & Frame

Petaluma

$100 $40

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Picture framing in a variety of styles, from modern to traditional, helps to display and protect favorite prints and posters

49% Off Products

San Rafael

$35 $18

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45% Off Kids Clothing and Accessories

Rocklin

$20 $11

Kids apparel and accessories, mommy-and-me apron sets, crib bedding, and organic baby products

Half Off Haircare and Beauty Products

Arcadia

$40 $20

Selection of beauty products that brushes, diffusers, and hair-dryer attachments

Half Off Cell Phones

Van Nuys

$30 $15

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63% Off Golf Club Regripping in Brentwood

Brentwood

$160 $59.99

Golf-dedicated sporting goods store offers players everything they need to play the game—from equipment to in-store lessons

49% Off Services

ABC

$45 $23

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More than 200 games cover the 5000 sq. ft. Family Arcade. Here are just a few:

  • Air hockey
  • Basketball shooters
  • Row after row of pinball machines
  • Dance games
  • Fighting games
  • First person shooter games

The classic arcade is open every day of the week from 8:30 a.m.–1:30 a.m. and open late on the weekends until 2:30a.m.


Parking is available in the Arcade lot.

Outside the Arcade

Family Arcade also rents a wide variety of entertainment equipment—including jukeboxes—to restaurants, movie studios, and other businesses. Over the years, the Pecks have supplied pinball machines and other games to be used as props in a number of films and TV shows.


Meet the Family Behind the Arcade

The Peck Family, Circa the 1970s
Family Arcade lives up to the first word in its name. In 1971, Harry and David Peck founded the company, an arcade and supplier of coin-operated amusement equipment. Over the decades, they've amassed countless pinball machines, arcade games, pool tables, and much more.

The Peck Family, 40 Years Later
Harry and David are still at it more than 40 years later, now with the help of sons Robert and Stephen.

876 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

In 1927, after seven years of Prohibition, Vincent Rizzo had an idea. He would buy a winery. While this may have been an unconventional move, he knew he could get Bernardo Winery at a lower price and keep the business thriving with an unlikely product: olive oil. In a stroke of cunning and arguable genius, the first-generation Rizzo owner made use of the olive trees growing on his property, selling the cold-pressed virgin oil to many of the tuna canneries in downtown San Diego. He also continued production of sacramental wine and grape juice that was, according to the winery's website, "guaranteed to ferment by the end of the road."

The winery grew to be one of San Diego County's major wine suppliers in the late 1940s, and Vincent turned the family business over to his son, Ross, in 1962. Ross's passion and dedication fueled the winery's success until his passing in 2008. Ross Rizzo, Jr. now keeps his father and grandfather's legacies alive, adding new varietals and winemaking techniques to the company's repertoire while paying homage to the old ways. Ross still sources his grapes from local vineyards and produces and cellars his wine to develop each variety’s distinct flavor.

Guests can get a behind-the-scenes look at the historic winery during tours and tastings, and the scenic spot also hosts private parties at several outdoor venues and in the Barrel Room, where wooden rafters and huge redwood wine-storage vats create a rustic feel. Once they are done tasting, visitors can wander through a micro village of shops and studios or get a bite to eat at Cafe Merlot. The sprawling property features nods to its storied past with accents such as wagon wheels and an antique thresher machine and events such as grape stompings, otherwise known as do-it-yourself purple pedicures.

13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
San Diego,
CA
US

Bodies twist and arch through space in a series of progressive rotations. Participants cycle their shoulders, leap into crouches, and even swing club-shaped weights that resemble a clown's juggling pins. Watching a Circular Strength Training class at Chrome Fit might call to mind scenes of a mesmerizing circus performance, but the intent of the workout is anything but laughable. Rather, its dynamic actions help to broaden range of motion while simultaneously building muscle.

Circular Strength Training is one of five specialized classes led by Chrome Fit's coaching team. Though they utilize different tools—including gymnastics rings, kettlebells, and yoga techniques—they all have a holistic focus on increasing poised and powerful mobility. Their practical applications range from reducing chronic pain and competing in marathons to, in the case of TACFIT sessions, learning to tackle and safely recover from the crisis situations faced by police, military, and emergency personnel.

Owner Sheri L. Covey and her staff supplement these group classes with private personal-training sessions, as well as customized duo or small-group seminars. They adapt their instructions to suit clients of all fitness backgrounds, instead of simply telling newer students to watch the older ones until they feel ready to lift the same weights. Through boot-camp and corporate-wellness programs, they also encourage achievements in a more general community setting, drawing from the entirety of their class curriculum to plan varied drills.

1701 S 7th St, Ste 7
San Jose,
CA
US

In 1967, radio technician and Army veteran Richard Savoy debuted a collection of used books, comics, and old National Geographic magazines in a 750-square-foot space. It was an unusual niche that turned out to be just what the neighborhood wanted, and the original collection planted the seeds of a local literary institution that’s gone on to swallow neighboring storefronts and shoot off into a music, fiction, and DVD annex a few doors down. In 2009, Savoy sold the bookshop to three longtime employees who have put their own stamp on Green Apple Books with innovations such as selling e-books, hosting events, and adding energy-efficient lighting that shines brightest on the stuff you really want to read.

Over the years, the most important facet of the charmingly creaky-floored haven has remained the same: an abiding love for all things literary. You can read it between the lines of the handwritten "shelf-talkers"—small, colorful signs detailing the staff's personal recommendations. You can hear it when you speak to the friendly booksellers themselves—according to Frommer's, the store's "extended sections in psychology, cooking, art, and history; collection of modern first editions; and rare graphic comics are superseded only by the staff's superlative service." And you can feel it in the air as you climb the winding staircase to the second floor to explore tucked-away alcoves surrounded by original gaslight fixtures.

The store's carefully curated and ever-changing inventory ranges from categories such as poetry and philosophy to sports and children's books. The enormous selection and the staff’s astonishing command of it all have earned Green Apple numerous awards, including the title of Best Independent Bookstore in the San Francisco Bay Guardian's 2010 Readers Poll, and Best Overall Bookstore and Best Used Bookstore in 2011 and 2012. The owners spread the joy of reading beyond the shop’s overstuffed walls by partnering with worthy causes such as the Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

506 Clement St
San Francisco,
CA
US

At Fresno Fencing Academy, head coach and former Soviet and Ukrainian champion fencer, Vladimir Ostatnigrosh, distills his experience to foster a new generation of duelers within a 4,200-square-foot facility that boasts electric fencing strips, a fitness room with weight machines, and changing rooms. Ostatnigrosh invites students of all levels, aged 7 and older, to discover the art of parrying and thrusting, which nurtures self-discipline while bolstering the cardiovascular system and developing the skills necessary to retrieve stolen lunch money from Zorro. The academy’s classes, which range from introductory to competitive levels, cover the three Olympic fencing weapons: the foil, the épée, and the saber. Those expert swordsmen and swordswomen who have mastered the fencing rules and refrained from detonating any last-resort grenades during a match defend the academy’s robust reputation at local, regional, and national tournaments.

5717 N 1st St
Fresno,
CA
US

Mike Johnson started at Dolphin Scuba Center & Swim School as an entry-level staffer but soon turned his lifelong passion for water into a promising career. Quickly, he became the manager and, at the tender age of 21, the owner of the store—a water-exploration supplier originally founded as a swim school almost 40 years ago.

Today, the PADI five-star facility boasts one of the largest selections of underwater gear in North America, including top brands of scuba, swimming, and snorkeling equipment. Johnson and his team still offer private, one-on-one swimming lessons with certified lifeguard instructors but have branched out into scuba classes. Introductory courses work their way up to professional-level training, all within a pool heated to 92 degrees—the exact temperature of the president’s nightly bath. Students can even test out their newfound skills during scuba-diving trips to the likes of Mexico, the Philippines, and Fiji.

1530 El Camino Ave
Sacramento,
CA
US