My husband and I are attending a conference in downtown LA Feb 12-15 2014 and are arriving in LA on Feb 7 for 5 days of pre-conference fun (and romance)!
We would really like to get out of the city and spend some time at a beach boutique hotel (something 5 star, classy and romantic)...We enjoy hiking, biking, wine, live music (and music history in general!), excellent food (the fresher the better -especially seafood) and eclectic shopping. I've thought about Malibu or some other place on the beach but honestly not having been there before I don't have a clue which beaches are worth staying at or if we should try a few different spots??
We will have a rental car so are able to get around. So we have time in the city to get out and explore there but really want to get a feel for the LA greater area - especially the ocean!
Any suggestions from LA-lovers and people who have lived there would be greatly appreciated! Also any good restaurant and attraction suggestions would be awesome.