If you’re looking for a good place to spend some money, head down to the Sherman Oaks Galleria
. Located at one of the busiest intersections of the world–The 101 and 405 Freeways. With over 11 restaurants, a movie theater, and tons of shops, the Galleria provides a great place to have a one stop shop or a day of people watching. For those still looking for a mall but aren’t willing to face the crowds at the Galleria, tryWestfield’s Fashion Square Mall
instead. During the summer, Fashion Square even hosts outdoor movies for patrons to watch. If you prefer more of a personal experience, try any of the Mom and Pop shops lining Ventura.
Or if food is more of your thing, check out the Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays between 3PM and 8PM. The great thing about Sherman Oaks is the slew of restaurants available for non-gourmets. Practically just a stone’s throw from anywhere in the neighborhood can fantastic restaurants be found for any type of craving you may have.
Sherman Oaks knows how to have fun–and proves it by hosting the city ran Sherman Oaks Castle Park. Castle Park offers miniature golf, batting cages, and an arcade for resident amusement. But if you prefer to have some more time with the great outdoors, then Hazeltine Park orVan Nuys Sherman Oaks Park are the places to be. Van-Nuys Sherman Oaks park is a particular draw for residents with many rec center programs and community outreach. With an auditorium, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis, swimming pool, basketball–the most athletic neighbors can find something todo. The grounds also house playgrounds for the kiddos and the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Senior Citizen Center (Bernardi Center) so that no matter how young or old you are, there is something for you. And if you need an even better reason to get out of the house, once a year the Sherman Oaks City Council puts on a street fair with music, dancing, shops, crafting, and TONS of food.