These are the things that are penciled in on our list but many times we tend to go and make decisions on the fly after talking with people or just seeing where our feet take us:
Peterson Auto Museum - maybe
CA Science Center - maybe to see space shuttle
Getty Center - must see
Griffith Observatory/Park/Hollywood sign !
Santa Monica Pier and a drive up the beach but no need to stay on beach
Hollywood - just see what is all there; do touristy stuff
Beverly Hills - again just to see
Studio Tour – The Warner Bros VIP seems to get the best reviews
I am kind of getting the feeling that Hollywood is kind of like Times Sq in NYC whereas West Hollywood is a little more refined/less touristy maybe like SoHo in NYC. Is that an accurate picture? What about Studio City as an option? We are also OK with staying at a private residence like through VRBO or Airbnb or a hotel but hotels seem expensive and limited options.