Local Services in Lake Forest

Select Local Merchants

Voted No. 4 in the Top 10 Birthday Chains for Kid Birthday Parties in 2010 by Parents magazine, Pump It Up pulses with inflatable play sets and actually encourages kids to bounce off the walls. Within the indoor playground, a stalwart staff oversees the neighborhood of bounce houses and air-filled playthings, such as a classic bounce castle and slick inflatable slide that cushions children's heartfelt reenactments of Cool Runnings. On weekdays, families can pop in for open jump sessions, or tote along their own mini entourage for birthday-party packages complete with private rooms and complimentary invites. Parties come as straightforward packages or as themed events that place the birthday child in structured story adventures where they take on the role of a mighty and clever superhero or pirate captain that drank too much salt water.

26242 Dimension Dr
Lake Forest,
CA
US

The many branches of Pets R Us Veterinary Hospitals are each filled with seasoned groups of vets and vet technicians. At Chapman Veterinary Hospital, for example, Dr. Samuel Azab puts to use more than ten years of experience and a special interest in surgery, internal medicine, and avian treatment. At any of the locations, pets can be treated for a variety of health concerns ranging from flea infestations to endocrine diseases. The hospitals are equipped with state-of-the-art medical devices, and some of them can conduct digital radiography, vaccinations, ultrasounds, and orthopedic surgery. Some facilities also provide boarding and grooming for non-medical concerns.

23162 El Toro Frontage
Lake Forest,
CA
US

El Toro Gourmet Meats custom cuts naturally raised beef, and stocks up on gluten-free varieties, Boar's Head deli meats and cheeses, fresh seafood, and more. El Toro's beef comes from hormone-free, 100% vegetarian cows and includes rib eyes ($18.99), fillets ($27.99), and lean ground beef ($3.99/lb. or $3.49 for 3 lbs. or more), as well as assorted fresh seafood, delivered daily, including naturally raised Scottish salmon. A lengthy selection of pork, chicken, lamb, and marinated meats satisfies the shrink-zapped Vikings living in most stomachs. Boar's Head meats and cheeses in the deli, including pancetta ($11.99) and sharp cheddar ($8.99), can be mounded on sandwiches made to nourish an army of mandibles.

23162 El Toro Rd
El Toro,
CA
US

A student of the sweet science for 35 years, Gary Ballard's career has taken him from his native South Africa to super middleweight champion under promoter Don King. Having hung up his gloves in 1998, Gary has been nurturing fighters and everyday athletes for 14 years at Ballard Fitness. The multi-purpose gym builds better bodies through group cardio boxing sessions, one-on-one personal training, and boxing classes for kids on Saturday mornings.

23633 El Toro Rd.
Lake Forest,
CA
US

Signature service: Moving and Storage

Established: 1986

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours

Pro Tip: If using the moving service get a Not to Exceed price in writing.

25958 Commercentre Dr
Lake Forest,
CA
US

Party Time Photo Booth amps up festivities with Hollywood flair. All packages include a red carpet straight from Tinsel Town as well as velvet ropes and stanchions. After walking the red carpet, guests get to pile into picture booths, donning silly props such as Viking helmets for unlimited photos. Photo strips can be printed out with custom text and graphics. And, at the end of the event, party hosts get to take home every image snapped on a USB thumb drive. To ensure a smooth event, Party Time Photo Booth even includes an onsite attendant.

23321 Buckland Lane
Lake Forest,
CA
US