My family of 5 including 3 daughters ages 22, 19 and 15 1/2 will be staying in Santa Monica while visiting the LA area. We are arriving next week. I have come up with a possible tentative itinerary. We are extremely flexible and welcome all of your input.
Day 1, Wed 8/20
Arrive at LAX 9:45 a.m.
Renting a car and driving to Santa Monica
Santa Monica Farmer's Market ( hopefully before it closes at 1:30)
Rent bikes and travel from Santa Monica to Venice Beach on oceanfront walk
Abbot Kinney Blvd
Pacific Park on Pier in the evening
Day 2, Thurs. 8/21
Warner Bros Tour
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Rodeo Drive/Beverly Hills
Griffith Observatory to see views and Sunset
Don't know if the Farmer's Market, The Grove and La Brea Tar Pits should be saved for another day?
Maybe Santa Monica Pier at night If there is a free concert
Day 3,Friday 8/21
The 3 places listed above if we didnt get there on Thursday
Runyon Canyon Park for a hike
Mulholland Drive/Hollywood Hills
Met-Dodger Game ( either Friday or Saturday night)
Day 4, Saturday 8/23
Brunch at Dukes or Paradise Cove
Malibu Country Market
Beach ( Zuma, Paradise Cove, El Matador or another beach anyone suggests)
Adamson House ( Guided tours vs. touring the grounds ourselves)
Met -Dodger game if we don't go on Friday night
Day 5, Sun. 8/24
Santa Monica Beach for a couple of hours
3rd St Promenade
SM Place Mall
(We don't have to go to all the above places in one day but would like to get there during our visit)
Hollywood Bowl - 7pm Beatles 50th Anniversary Tribute ( planning on taking shuttle from Santa Monica)
Day 6, Mon. 8/25
Do anything we didn't get to do.
Thoughts on Annenberg Beach House?
Can also spend a 3rd day in LA.
Possibly go to Magic Mountain or Marina Del Rey to either rent a boat or go Whale Watching
We are not set on anything in particular. Only have tickets for the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night. I don't know if all the places we want to see in the 2 days in LA are feasible ( would also like to go to West Hollywood and Westwood and Sunset Strip) and will welcome suggestions that make more sense on the entire itinerary.
Thanking you in advance.