DH and I will be on the Backstage Magic Tour at the end of October. Since we are from the East Coast, we're flying in on Saturday. We won't be arriving until late Saturday. Which leaves us most of the day on Sunday to explore. Having never been to California before, I'm not really sure how far apart things are and what is truly possible. I've read some Trip Reports, but it appears that there were a few days of free time in those. I've read some travel books and quite frankly, I've confused myself. I was kind of thinking of visiting Santa Monica Pier, need to see the Pacific Ocean, and maybe Griffith Park(sp?). Is that possible? I was also thinking about calling the Concierge at the Renaissance and see if they have suggestions. Any thoughts or ideas from those that have done some pre-touring? Thanks So Much!