We are a family of 4 with 2 teens (16 year old boy and a 14 year old girl) and we will be in Los Angeles between the 26th of June till the 29th of June (3 nights, 4 days). Here is our updated itinerary:
June 26: Drive from Anaheim to Los Angeles (approx. 1 hour) and drop off our luggage at the Omni Hotel in Downtown LA as well as our car at the hotel valet parking. Afterwards take the train (what line are we supposed to take) to Hollywood, go to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre (anything else?)
June 27: Go to Universal Studios Hollywood by train (again which line) and afterwards take the tram "up the hill". Spend around 5 hours (untill around 1 or 2) and then go back to downtown and explore (go to olvera street), anything else we should see in downtown?
June 28: Drive to Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills (stop for around an hour), and afterwards continue on to Venice Beach and the Santa Monica Pier. Later on drive to the Griffith Observatory, then afterwards return to the hotel and in the evening go to a nice restaurant.
June 29: Drive from LA to San Simeon, stop on the way in Santa Barbara for lunch.
Could you guys recommend any restaurants near the places we will be at including downtown? Also we are looking to celebrate a birthday on the 28th (we are looking to go to a nice restaurant which means good quality food, service, location no more than a 30 minute drive per way but we do not want to spend a lot of money) probably $300-$350 max including tip, tax and drinks (no alcohol). Also could you guys make any suggestions as to what edit, change, fix, add or replace? thank you guys