Thank you L.A. TA's for your help in planning my summer vacation this past year. We had such a blast, that we are returning for a long weekend this December! We'll be arriving in L.A. on Friday 21st afternoon around 3:30/4:00 & plan to check out Sunday a.m.
We visited Getty Brentwood, Santa Monica, Farmer's Mkt/Grove & Hollywood this Summer. What more can we see this time? Is The Grove something to see at Christmas? Is Little Tokyo worth a trip? My parents will be with us & they've seen Chinatown in SF. Someone locally suggested we check out City Walk for our kids (8&11) but I read on the forum that the food is not great. Should we drive straight to City Walk on Friday, have a look around, check in to hotel (Hyatt Century Plaza) & then head out to dinner? Or is the City Walk more fun at night? If we do the former, how long will this take?
Also, if we do dinner in Santa Monica/Venice, how long will the drive take on that Fri/Sat? Last but not least, how long is the drive from Hyatt to Getty Malibu on Sat. or Sun. morning? Does it make a difference if we go Saturday or Sunday (how long to tour)? If latter, we'll just do Getty & head back to SF.
Thank you, thank you!