Run by a mother-and-daughter duo, Generations grants guests an eco-friendly shopping alternative by consigning used children’s clothing, furniture, and accessories to offer affordable options for families in need. A donation closet stores contributions distributed to clans through a variety of community organizations, and a constantly updated online wish list alerts patrons to which items are in high demand. In addition to a free loaning library that doles out tomes and guides on parenting, Generations’ staff of expert teachers lead abundant events, support groups, and seminars for adults and tykes alike. While youngsters discover music appreciation or construct crafts, parents can learn about breastfeeding from a certified lactation consultant, maternal and infant massage from a licensed massage therapist, child-bonding tips, and how to tell their offspring apart from a nest-stealing cuckoo.
Silicon Segway equips un-wheeled tourists with a Segway PT, which acts as an electric chariot that takes scenic-surveyors on a breezy tour of the coast. Pacifica tours start at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. seven days a week. Civilian Robocops will gather at Rockaway Beach and don a fashionable helmet before cruising along the shores of Pacifica for a spectacle-filled hour. After a quick Segway training session, tourists can spot oceanic fauna while jetting through a wildlife area, then climb through 12 hairpin bends up Pacifica's Strawberry Hill. On the way, you'll encounter historic landmarks, ride past majestic bluffs, and perhaps even spot a whale popping up to ask, "Pardon me, is this the 5:19 to Scottsdale?"
The comfy couch-laden Call Tag serves casual gamers and hard-core enthusiasts with hours of thumb-flexing entertainment. This next-generation game room charts the evolution of the console, starting with a nostalgic assembly of sentimental machines such as the Atari 2600, Intellivision, Nintendo NES, and Sega Master System, which put smiles on the stoniest of Pac-men and -women. Modern incarnations include Xbox and Playstation 2 and 3, allowing plush-cushion warriors to band together in multiplayer Call of Duty melees on a 120-inch screen or jam together on Guitar Hero or Rock Band with pro gear in a fully equipped studio. Realistic racing chairs enhance the experience of full-throttle car games, and wireless Internet connects PC gamers embarking on dragon-slaying quests. The studio is the perfect place to host a private party. Up to 10 gamers can indulge in two hours of unobstructed birthday celebrations and Mario Kart retirement toasts.
The team at Nor Cal Surf Shop encourages customers to bond with their natural surroundings via a gamut of exhilarating outdoor activities such as surfing, kiteboarding, snowboarding, and skateboarding. With more than 300 surfboards and an extensive wetsuit wardrobe, the staff outfits surfers in complete rental packages. Professional instructors on the Nor Cal team also accompany aspiring athletes on various outings to instill proper technique and break performance-inhibiting habits. All lessons are tailored to improve individual performance in natural settings, including skating lessons, which take place behind the Nor Cal Surf Shop on a halfpipe planted by the shop's resident ramp gardener.
Jimmy Fox and his wife founded Linda Mar Ace Home Center in 1953, before the town of Pacifica was even incorporated. Though its ownership has changed several times since the 1950s, the focus on service has remained constant through the years. Today, the store, one of the original Ace Hardware stores on the West Coast, has expanded to house more than 40,000 products, from paint to power tools to lawn and garden supplies. Any product not found in the store can be easily ordered through the store’s large network of suppliers and manufacturers, and will be delivered promptly by the construction stork.
As seen in press outlets including the San Mateo County Times, Peninsula Beauty stocks its stores with professional beauty supplies and salon products culled from a sprawling 10,000-square-foot warehouse. An eclectic array of brands, from American Crew to OPI, helps men and women transform hair and nails into polished works of aesthetic art. Cosmetics and lotions stand ready to adorn epidermises, and an arsenal of flat- and curling irons allows for more believable quick-changes during impromptu performances of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Rejuvenate Sun Spa's pampering professionals aim to heal and beautify beleaguered epidermises with a suite of skincare and tanning services. Over the course of two spa visits, enlist one of these seasoned staffers to perform some of their impressive restorative feats, such as enswathing your edifice in a revivifying body wrap or reciting the entire Gettysburg address in pig Latin while shepherding you to one of their tanning beds equipped with state-of-the-art green glow bulbs. During a visit, clients can also hop into the Hydration Station spa unit, an LED-emitting apparatus that gently bathes the body in heat, vitamin-infused steam, and light waves to evict toxins and loitering skin gnomes. Or go for the Lumiere Light Therapy photofacial, a noninvasive, procedure employing red-light particles that may help to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, perform first aid on sun damage and small scars, and aid in healing unsightly acne.