I just booked the Carnival pride sailing on 2/18/07 out of Long Beach. I will be flying in to LAX two days before ( Friday)- with my DH and two teenaged kids. I am looking for suggestions on where to stay and what to do. Moderate hotel- not too expensive but nice- not too basic either- we will probably rent a car- we are NOT interested in amusement parks- we have been to all the theme parks in Florida so many times. We like ACTIVE activities- we also will be staying one day after the cruise- thats how it worked out with my frequent flyer tickets.