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Where to stay Laguna Beach/Santa Monica

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Where to stay Laguna Beach/Santa Monica

We will be visiting California early August and have a hectic schedule. We want to see LA sights, but are undecided whether to use Santa Monica (The Huntley) or Laguna Beach (Surf and Sand Resort) as our base.We are staying for three nights before our flight home to UK. We will have use of a car.

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1. Re: Where to stay Laguna Beach/Santa Monica

It depends on what else you are going to do... If you plan on seeing Los Angeles sights, then there's no question but to make Santa Monica your base. If you plan to hang out at the beach, and on the beach, then choose Laguna Beach - but know that it is about 90 minutes south of Los Angeles barring traffic.

Surf and Sand is on the beach, Huntley is a block and a bridge over the highway from the beach. I think they'd both make for great vacation for a few days, they're just very different vacations. It's like choosing Brighton versus Marbella.