I am planning a Southern California 2 weeks trip in mid-August 2014. Going alone with my 2 daughters who will be 7 and 16. The 16 years old wants to see Stars Houses (not sure I'm all into that, but hey!). Considering that we won't be driving, and that the 7 years old cannot walk for hours, I looked at the Hop On/Hop Off tour bus and it seems that I would hit major attractions that interest us in an 'easy' fashion. We get bored of shopping after about 30 min., so I feel there are many stop where we won't stop. At 76 $ for 3 days, I find it rather cheap. Does this itinerary make sense? Too ambitious, not enough? missing anything? Some thing I put together don't make sense?
(Days 1 to 5 Anaheim)
Day 5 : transfer from Anaheim in the Am and to the Star's Home classic tour.
Day 6: View sights Hollywood-Beverly Hills (red line) and downtown LA (purple)
(stop and visit Mme Tussaud, Chinese Theater, Rodeo Drive, La Brea Tar Pits) AM
(stop and visit Walt Disney Concert Hall and LA's 'time square')
Day 7: View sights Beverly Hills-Santa Monica (yellow line) and Malibu Star's Home Tour
(stop and visit Marylin Monroe's graveyard, Santa Monica Pier)
(stop and visit Fisherman’s village, venice pier, venice canals, venice boardwalk)
Day 9 : Universal Studios
Jour 10: Warner Bros VIP Tour (or deluxe) and Getty Center
Day 11 would be transfer to beach area and stay there until plane on day 14.
Does it make sense? Now, can you recommend a hotel/motel with a pool? Nothing fancy (best western plus is usually a category we enjoy) that would have 2 double beds. Probably around 150 $ a night that would be central to what we are trying to visit?