I need major help. We are from the Boston area. I have never been to southern California. DH has, but it was >20 years ago. We are planning our first trip to Disneyland in early August 2012. We will be staying at the Grand Californian Villas for 5 nights. We are also going to spend 4-5 nights elsewhere in southern California, in the LA/Beverly Hills area. We want to do all the touristy stuff: Universal Studios, Rodeo Drive, the Mann Theatre, etc. I'd love to spend a day at the beach. I don't even know where to start. We need a familly friendly, clean, centrally located hotel. It will be myself, DH, DD (then 9) and DS (then 7). Our budget is flexible, but I'd like to keep it under $300/night. Any/all help and advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!