I'm yes & no about hiring a car September.
Total cost for shuttle transportation (2A+12yoC) would cost more than car hire & fuel.
Car has some additional parking costs. Should be easy with GPS and my back seat drivers.
Opinions on itinery/alternatives or suggestions please.
Day 1 Tues. Pick up car SNA airport 10am, drive to Knotts BF (leaving bags in trunk in car park - safe?), drive to Anaheim hotel for late check-in approx 7pm.
Day 2, 3, 4. Drive or walk to Disneyland (chosen hotel 1 block from DL includes parking)
Day 5 Sat, Drive to Hollywood - Universal Studios, (time for anything else ?), drive back to Anaheim
Day 6 Sun, Drive to Hollywood - Warner Bros, Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, Mulholland drive, Planetarium, drive back to Anaheim.
Day 7 Mon, EARLY check-out Anaheim Hotel, drive to LAX for 10:30am domestic flight. (AM rush hour traffic concerns me - advice please)
Driving to/from Hollywood at weekend (driving back in evenings after dinner) = low traffic ?
Or Day 5, 6, 7 better to relocate to Hollywood area hotel ?
Walking 3 days to DL (10 mins) saves $16/day DL parking fee. Seems like dead money for car hire unless night time use*.
Or we could stay further out for nicer/cheaper hotel, and drive to DL.
Approx $ figure for total fuel budget based on above ?
Any road tolls Anaheim<->Hollywood ?
Better to drive TO LAX from Hollywood or Anaheim ?
for short night time drives Days 2,3,4 ?
Hilltops, lookouts etc or just cruising nearby areas, late night shopping megamalls.
or if we have the energy:
Night 2 - Huntington Beach for beachside/pier dinner. Is HB alive at night midweek/Wednesday ?
Night 3 - Knotts Scary Farm (7pm-1am) $38 tix + $20 parking - (Maybe too much for 12yo)
Night 4 - Mickeys Halloween Party (7pm-midnight) $59 tix + Free parking. (Night time coasters.)