Well, we finally decided to rent a car! Thanks for all the advice about getting one, I know it's going to be nice having the extra flexibility.
So, we plan on getting up very early on the Sunday of our trip to drive from Universal City to the beach. With the time difference it will be no problem for us to get up quite early. We want to get to the beach in time to see the sunrise... I know, sounds corny, but we think it will be fun! :)
Is there a certain scenic beach area that you guys recommend going to? I was thinking of driving over to the Malibu area and then later that morning driving down to Santa Monica. It looks like the 101 will take us straight over to Malibu and then we can take PCH down to Santa Monica or Venice Beach. (then back to Universal via the 405 to the 101) Does that sound like a good plan?
Thanks in advance! :)