In some circles I’m known as the King of Efficiency. I just hate to waste my valuable time, as I’m sure all of you do, dear readers. That’s why I’m such a fan of one-stop shopping. And when it comes to that particular activity, Monterey Marketplace on the southwest corner of the intersection of Monterey and Dinah Shore is certainly the place to do it.

Arguably anchored by the rather large Home Depot at one end and the Regal Cinemas 16 movie theatres on the other, this amazing retail/dining/entertainment mecca doesn’t just have something for everyone. It has everything for everyone!

Let’s start with dining. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all covered here, what with such eateries as International House of Pancakes, Burgers & Beer, Maracas, The Slice, Naan House Indian Cuisine, Subway, Wendy’s, Red Robin, and a host of others represented at this expansive shopping center.

Just some of the other outlets providing an incredible array of goods and services include Clark’s Nutrition Natural Foods Market, Footloose Foot Massage, Happiness Nails, Juice It Up!, Klipper Hair Salon, McDonald’s, Monterey Palms Liquor, Pacific Sales, Panda Express, Pet Oasis, PostNet, and Santa Barbara Business College.

So why not make a day of strolling around Monterey Marketplace eating, drinking, buying, or taking it easy while being pampered one way or another.