Bed Bath & Beyond is, of course, a chain of stores, and there are many branches in the greater Los Angeles area. But the store seen in the movie (where Adam drives up and parks in front of the store) is the Hawthorne branch of BB&B, located at 14351 Hindry Ave, in Hawthorne, CA (that is next to the Rosecrans Ave offramp to San Diego (405) Freeway, near the Manhattan Beach border.)
If you slow down that moment (and others later in the film), you'll notice that there is a Staples store right next the BB&B, and a McDonald's just up the street, which perfectly matches this Hawthorne branch. But most notably, the Ayres Hotel is also seen in the film, and is right across the street from this BB&B store.
You can see an image of that store in the screencap above, taken from the film. And here is an aerial photo of that same Hawthorne store, via Live Local.
The kiddie beauty pageant is supposed to take place at "The Redondo Suites" in Redondo Beach.
But don't go driving around Redondo Beach looking for that hotel, because you won't find it there. Instead, those final hotel scenes (and the pier scene as well) were actuallly shot 75 miles north of Redondo, in Ventura Beach, CA.
Remember the scene where the family exits the freeway on a large offramp bridge that circles right past the hotel? Well, that freeway was the Ventura (101) freeway, the exit was near Chestnut Street, and the hotel (called in the film) was actually the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach hotel, located at 450 Harbor Blvd, in Ventura, CA.
The pier (where Dwayne & Frank talk, during the pageant) is actually the historic Ventura Pier, and is located right outside of the Crowne Plaza hotel.
[ Ironically, the producers has originally planned to shoot the Redondo Beach hotel scenes at the Long Beach Airport Holiday Inn, at 2640 N Lakewood, Long Beach, CA (about 15 miles east of Redondo). That hotel had the ideal parking lot for the scene. But at the last moment, the city of Long Beach pulled their permission to film there, so they had to relocate to Ventura. ]
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