Trying to decide whether to stay in Manhattan Beach or Huntington Beach for a pre-cruise one night stay in October. Flying into LAX. Looking for a hotel on the beach, across from the beach or within walking distance because we are not renting a car. Looking for a people watching vibe, to feel a bit of the California beach culture. Also, been considering Laguna Beach, as I love it there, but it may be too far south for a taxi to the San Pedro pier. Looking for the Laguna Beach quaint town feel. Ahhh, please help me decide...thanks!