Marina Bike Rentals
505 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
We rented a pair of beach cruisers at Marina Bikes recently. We found the price to be right--they tally your time when you return the bike, so you don't have to commit to a specific time period--and were delighted with the wide bike lanes available on that stretch of Harbor Drive. There is good access to The Strand, both south toward Torrance and north toward Manhattan Beach and ultimately Santa Monica. We brought our own helmets and gloves, but took advantage of the shop's optional (for no extra charge) bike baskets and locks. If you're in the Beach Cities, this is a great option.
Crab Cakes Restaurant
49271 Golden Oak Loop, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Crab Cakes serves some great clam chowder. Creamy and flavorful, it does not disappoint. There are a variety of serving sizes, including a bread bowl. The crab louie salad offers a nice mix of greens and a healthy portion of crab, and everyone liked the crab cakes. Save room for dessert--there are several rich and tasty choices of cakes and cheesecakes.
Jade Gazebo Chinese Restaurant
40487 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644
I wouldn't expect to find good Chinese food in every small town, but this definitely fits the bill. The Szechuan beef and Mandarin beef were spicy, but not overwhelming. The potstickers were enormous and flavorful, and the service was friendly and prompt. I will definitely eat here on my next trip to the Yosemite area.