My family and I (husband and 2 teenage boys) will be taking a three week tour of the west coast this July/August. At the end of this tour we would like to spend 4/5 days just relaxing by a lovely beach before we go home. We would like to stay south of LA, preferably within a day-trip distance of Disney and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. We at first thought of San Diego, but I think this may be a little far as the children would like to visit Disney for the day. Laguna Beach seems nice, but which hotel? Is there anywhere else similar along this coast? We are looking to stay in a nice hotel, directly on the beach if possible, although not too expensive. I would really appreciate it if anyone had any ideas.