Will have a short layover at LAX, arriving at 930pm and then departing the next morning at 830am. My girlfriend has never been to LA before, my initial thought was a quick tour of Manhattan Beach or Santa Monica, perhaps even catching a cab and going somewhere to give her a glimpse of the Hollywood sign.
At that time of night, are the areas around Manhattan Beach or Santa Monica safe? We would just grab a bite to eat and walk around for a bit. Secondly, what is the time frame and price range to grab a taxi from the Hilton LAX to somewhere in Hollywood to see a bit of the touristy stuff?