Walking into the Bank of America branch in the heart of Westwood Village feels like entering a real financial institution, not some dingy, hole-in-the-wall banking outpost. Imposing marble pillars and a long marble wall, where UCLA students stop to gossip and nearby shoppers sit and rest, greet bankers as they enter an enormous foyer. To the right is a cavernous lobby, with several couches and one of the largest TVs you've ever seen — the perfect place to stash the kids while you conduct business. TVs also are mounted behind each teller, giving you something to watch while you wait in line. But don't get too comfy. Nine teller stations and five ATMs ensure that lines usually don't last long, making this a bank branch you might actually enjoy revisiting. 930 Westwood Blvd., Wstwd. (310) 247-2080, locators.bankofamerica.com/locator/locator/930__Westwood__Blvd_90024_LOS__ANGELES_CA/bank_branch_locations/.

—Chris Vogel

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