Recieved some really great input yesterday, and we leave tomorrow, but still can't decide what makes more sense for us. We love the beach and we love the notariaty of the Hollywood scene. We want some sun, and outdoor activity, maybe rent a bike or rollerblades, and swim, but have heard it can be pretty chilly right on the beach for sunbathing, and that a hotel inland, maybe a rooftop pool in Hollywood would be warmer for that. We don't like being cold while swimming. My 16 year old love shows like the 'Hills" and would like to shop, window shop in the "upscale" shops, but also want to actually BUY some things in some affordable shops, and some abercrombie type stores. We love trying cool restaurants, but again something affordable as well. We already booked the convertable, so we can go to whatever place we don't actually stay in. Can we find public parking at Santa Monica Beach, or Pier, and vice versa can we find public parking in Hollywood? I have got to book a place today. Any final advice?