I am travelling with my husband and 16 month old son in mid May two weeks, I have some meetings in the Newport Beach area and am just deciding on our itinerary. We will be hiring a car.
I am looking at 6 nights in Huntington Beach (I have a couple of meetings during this time)
Then 3 nights in Los Angeles over the weekend
Then 3 nights at the Surf and Sand in Laguna Beach for a bit of a splurge (I have only 1 meeting during this time)
My questions are:
1. I believe traffic along the PCH can be pretty congested, what sort of drive time can I expect mid week in May from Huntington Beach to Newport Beach?
2. Roughly how long will it take to get to and from LA? It doesn't look that far but is the traffic very bad and is the drive quite straightforward? We can go anytime so plan avoid rush hour.
3. For Huntington, I am looking at the Shorebreak or the Waterfront. The Shorebreak has a better rate but the cost is not the most important factor, I want to choose the best place for us. The lack of pool there is what puts me off, at The Waterfront my husband and son can swim while I am working. We'd like to walk to the shops and restaurants too. Any thoughts on which might be better?
4. If anyone can recommend any activities in the general area that would be much appreciated. My son is too young for Disney and the like but if anyone knows of any play areas/play grounds nearby that would be helpful.
Thanks in advance.