We are flying to LAX form NJ in Aug and driving up the coast. We will be in LA 8/16 and 8/17. I am confused as to where to stay. My kids (ages 11 and 9) would enjoy the beach for a day and then a day to sight see Hollywood/Rodeo Dr/Walk of Fame. We have tickets to the Dodgers game in the afternoon on the 17th. I would love to stay at the Huntington Hyatt but they require 2 nights. If we spent the day there on the 16th and drove to LA early on the 17th we could take in the sights in the a.m. and then head to the game. Is it too much of a hassle to then drive back to Huntington Beach? Is there a similar resort in Santa Monica that would be a better location? I am also open to spending both nights in beverly hills but I am concerned that the kids will not get the southern Califfornia beach experience. Thanks for any input.