Two approaching 40 ladies from Vancouver, BC looking for a 4 day getaway without kids in early May. We like to shop, sun (probably mostly pool but a beach walk is nice) and enjoy good food, drink and maybe dance (top 40) one night if the mood strikes us. We are planning on using the SNA airport. Price isn't a deciding factor although the $550 plus per night I have seen at the Resort at Pelican Hill, Montage and Surf and Sand seems a bit rich. 4* is a minimum requirement for hotels. Can anyone tell me what area sounds like our speed? Newport being close to the mall sounds good but perhaps Laguna or Huntington has more to offer for us and a drive to the mall is all we need. Recommendations for hotel, restaurants and bars would be great.