Named Reader's Digest America's Best 100 public libraries in 2004. Melvill Dewey wouldn't know what to think. The titanium skin of the Cerritos Library changes color in the light, but it's inside that things get really revolutionary. Meaning: no more shushing or musty bookshelves. Instead, visitors get quick answers from staff at information stands modeled after hotel concierge desks. Roving librarians use wireless headsets and handheld computers. The children's area features a full-size T. rex replica and a NASA space shuttle model. A 15,000-gallon aquarium makes the place a bit like Disneyland (just a few exits southeast). Computers (200) and laptop ports (1,200) bring the world to anyone with a library card (Note: non-Cerritos residents must pay $100 per year for the privilege).
Fares Regular: $1.75 (transfers within the MTA system are not free); Seniors (62 and older), Medicare, Disabled: $0.75; Two children under age 5 may travel free with each fare-paying adult. Regular Metro Day Pass: $7, valid on all MTA Bus and rail lines. Transfers to other systems, $0.50.
Heated outdoor pool, fitness center. one pet under 80 lbs allowed for $25 fee. Located across the street from the Center for Performing Arts so this would be a convenient place to stay if you are in town for a show.
French Cuisine with a Pacific Rim Influence & Sushi in a sophisticated contemporary atmosphere. Full bar with more than 30 Single Malt Scotches Cigar friendly with a large selection of fine cigars.
Fares Regular: $2; Seniors (60 and older), Medicare, Disabled: $0.75. OCTA also offers a Day Pass Regular: $5; Seniors (62 and older), etc. $1.50. See the website for multi-day passes.
Garden offering a collection of public artwork including a memorial to the victims of the 1986 Cerritos Air Disaster, a collision between a small plane and commercial jetliner.
Gourmet macaroni and cheese ranging from classic mac to pepperoni pizza to marsala. The location is tiny so large parties may not be able to sit together.
Local bus line on two routes with hourly service at each stop. There is an iPhone and Android app available that tracks the buses in real time.
Dynamically configurable performing art center that hosts everything from large-scale musicals to intimate concerts.
Billed as one of the largest automotive shopping plazas in America with 17 dealers in a 1/2 mile stretch of road.
5 routes serving Norwalk, Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, and Whittier
Over 150 stores and eateries. A movie theater with upscale reserved seating is coming soon.
The centerpiece of the park is a Colonial American themed playground on an island.