We are going on a family trip, will be in LA in August and want to spend 3 nights at a beach before going back to SF via hway 1. I was looking at Laguna beach but not a lot left for four people within my price range (under $330 per night) as most places are booked. Best Western is available but we would prefer something a little nicer. I was able to find better options in Hermossa and Carlsbad, with Carlsbad places being the nicest out of the three locations.
Are Carlsbad and Hermossa good options for staying with teens or is Laguna a lot better?
One idea I have is staying in Carlsbad but driving to Laguna in the afternoon for a walk through the town, dinner and sunset. Is that doable and is there parking?
We can also stay in Hermossa and visit Manhattan beach which have also been recommended to me on these forums. Is there parking there if we did that?