Hi, my girlfriend and I are traveling to LA from Yosemite before heading to Vegas. We were going to spend 3 nights in Malibu before having 3 nights in Hollywood. Saw an amazing hotel in Malibu but basically the price is now ridiculous so we need to scrap that idea. I see that the hotels in Newport are also much more reasonable which is a plus.
What we're looking for is a destination by the beach, where we can simply relax for 3 days. We can't drive so will have no access to a car, therefore will be relying on public transport to get there from LAX.
We want to chill by the beach, have a few chilled walks, few relaxing drinks with nice views etc, so a pretty simple 3 days really.
Taking the above into account do you think Newport is a good choice. I've no interest in Santa Monica by the way.