Hello all. Sorry, I know this is a much asked and answered question. We are a family of 4 from Australia, including 2 daughters 24 & 21. We will be staying at Disneyland for first 2 nights and then in LA/Santa Monica for the next 3 - 4 nights. When we leave LA we will be renting a car and driving up the coast to San Francisco. Are we better to rent a car when we first arrive in LA (a bit worried about the driving in LA)? If we were travelling in summer we would definitely stay in Santa Monica, but as we will be there mid-Jan just wondering if the weather will still be conducive to staying near the beach or if we may as well stay in eg. Hollywood. Will be doing the usual 'tourist' things such as Warner Bros studio tour, Griffith Park Observatory, shopping (Melrose/Rodeo), some sort of tour of 'stars homes', Venice beach, Santa Monica, etc (mainly doing things our daughters want to do).