Centerpointe. La Palma’s business center, built in the early 1980s and pretty much unfamiliar to the non-business community. On New Year’s Eve, my friend, Blair, and I went Geocaching at Centerpointe and while we were at it, we practiced our amateur photography skills and explored the place.
Our first stop was at the Geocache “Pandamonium,” a quick park and grab cache located around Panda Inn. According to the last log, this cache may be missing in action right now, but hopefully it will be back soon. For those who have never visited Panda Inn, the food there is quite delicious based on the memory of my visit from a few years back. As you can guess by the name, it is an Asian restaurant, Mandarin and Szechuan to be specific.
After “Pandamonium,” we proceeded to our next cache, “Slides Right in There,” which was the what sparked our visit to Centerpointe. A new cache published on December 30, we were disappointed that someone had beat us to the first to find title since it was found already that night it was published online, but nevertheless we still wanted to be one of the first peoples to find it.
After our Geocaching adventures, we drove around exploring Centerpointe. Aside from the businesses located here, there are a few places to eat worth visiting.
A’Roma Ristorante is a family-owned Italian restaurant. Whether it’s a casual lunch or a more elegant dinner, A’Roma is a perfect location with its nice setting and appearances. For a quicker and less pricey meal though for the broke college student, there’s Quiznos, Flame Broiler, and Sushi Ya.
We also discovered that there’s a nice little area to just sit and relax. Though I’ve been to Centerpointe quite a few times, I never knew it had this area.
After taking a few miscellaneous photos, we went to the top of the parking structure. Though it is really not recommended, it is a place where you can bring out your skateboard, but better than that, it offers a pretty view of the surrounding.
We thought we were done with exploring Centerpointe, but we discovered a plaza that is a part of Centerpointe.
Lastly, to close off our adventure, we took a picture one of the Centerpointe signs.
I admit, Centerpointe isn’t the most exciting place, but if you’re looking for a short and simple adventure, go Geocaching here and check out the view on the parking structure. Or if you’re looking for a place to eat, Centerpointe offers enough of a variety of eating options, whether it’s a quick meal or a fancier sit-down one.