Still trying to decide which neighbourhood to stay. The size of this area boggles my mind. SM seems like a very nice spot to be based for 4 days, and since we will have a car, we can still see a lot of the sights. One problem I see would be getting to and from Staples Centre for the one evening we will have game tickets for (a Friday or a Sunday). I gather that there is no train (metro?) line out to SM ? Are there any "park and ride" areas in LA so you can park your car closer to the city, and then take the metro to and from Staples ?