Can anyone advise me whether I should split my L.A. holiday. We are wanting to see the sights of central L.A. (Stars Homes tour, visit Hollywood, Universal etc) but also perhaps spend a few days at the beach - Santa Monica being a possibility. Obviously, being from the U.K. we will also want to do some shopping! We are thinking of visiting either September or mid to late October. Will it be warm enough to sunbathe?
I'm thinking of splitting our time having 4 nights at say the Renaissance Hollywood and then moving on to a beach area for 3 or 4 more nights. Best of both worlds?
As we will not have a hire car I was thinking it may be an advantage to have nights in both places - spending four days in Hollywood seeing the sights there and then moving onto a beach area where we can then relax and explore Venice beach etc.
I suppose we (there will be 4 adults + suitcases) will need to get a taxi cab between Hollywood and Santa Monica?
Any advice anyone can offer will be appreciated. Likewise recommendations of nice hotels. Anyone recommend alternatives to Renaissance Hollywood - perhaps a little cheaper but still in a central location.
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