We're a family of 4 who are travelling to California in summer 2014. The children will be 13 and 10. We are looking for somewhere to spend about 6 days by the beach in the LA region. We love Laguna, but thought we'd try somewhere else. What is Newport Beach like? My main questions are:
Is there a nice beach?
Can you learn to surf?
We won't have a car, so it is an easy place to walk around to get to restaurants and shops?
Hotel recommendations? We were thinking of the Hyatt Regency, but the hotel really has to be within walking distance of restaurants (see question above)
Is Huntingdon Beach a better choice?
This part of our holiday is purely for relaxing before we head in to LA itself for Universal, etc. Any comments and feedback are gratefully received.