Ok, it looks like I'll have one afternoon to spend in LA with the wife and 2 small kids on next Wednesday (6/29). Any suggestions? We'll have a car. When are the hours that I don't want to be on the freeway? We'll be originating in Long Beach, so anywhere around there would be good. Here are some idea's I've got so far, any personal experiences with these? Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach? Queen Mary? Head over to one of the beaches, Manhatten looks closest? Any other good ones around Long Beach, with a boardwalk (shops/restaurants)? Would it be worth trying to see some of Hollywood? What's parking like there in the middle of the day? Any other thoughts? This will be our first time in LA, we'll make another trip to do Disney and all when the kids are a little older. It just sort of worked out this way, and we just want to get a taste of LA in one afternoon.