We are travelling to Los Angles for a friend’s wedding on 27 Dec 2014 and will have almost a week following the wedding to ourselves before coming back to London on 3 Jan 2015. We have visited most attractions in Los Angles and Northern California (Big Sur, Santa Barbara, SF, Yosemite, Death Valley, Las Vegas etc.) during a 2 week road trip recently so we have two options to fill the week at the moment which we cannot decide.
Pros: more relaxed holiday
Cons: not great weather (cold and high chance of rain); short day light; too cold to enjoy the beach and to swim
Pros: great weather so we are able to enjoy the beach and to do activities like swim, snorkelling and hiking etc.
Cons: peak season in Hawaii with expensive hotels and big crowds; tight schedule