I will be over a weekend , beginning of April in LA.This would be my second visit and this time i just like to go for nice walks ,stroll ,window shopping a drink in a nice place , people watching etc...
Was going to stay in Santa Monica ,however could not find a good hotel in my price range. So now i am looking into Marina del rey and have narrowed my choices to 2; Jamaica Bay inn and Hilton Garden inn ....Hilton Garden inn has a better price so might end with it as do not want to spend too much due to some other trips coming up soon.
Will i be losing a lot staying in that area instead of Santa monica? will have a friend who might take me around but i want to be able to do things on my own too if want to eg: venice beach , marina itself, shops and promenade , canals etc ,
any suggestions for hotels , any other ideas where to stay or even what to do would be appreciated.