I am travelling to LA on 8th August for 3 nights. With my husband and 2 teenage boys (15 and 16 years). We would like to visit Universal, Griffith Observatory, Farmers market & Grove, possibly Disney or 6 Flags parks. Maybe take a tour bus.
Last year we stayed at Hermosa Beach which was lovely and felt quite safe, going out at night and for the boys in particular.
I was thinking of staying Santa Monica but prices are very high, my budget is about $500 for three nights. I also looked at West Hollywood which also expensive. I noticed sunset blvd a little further east but noticed reviewers say not so safe with kids at night.
I have provisionally booked travel lodge on Pico Blvd, Santa Monica as reviews say we can get bus ride to places near by.
Just asked for little help if possible.
Thanks in advance.