I have been going back and forth on where to stay and what to see during our visit to LA. Unfortunately, we only have a day to spend in LA as we travel south. I have decided to do the 'A Day in LA Tours - Los Angeles Tours - Hollywood Tours' while we visit. Their website says they will pick you up at your hotel and drop you off anywhere (within reason). They also have a pick up location in Santa Monica and can be dropped of there. I am trying to decide if it makes sense for us to drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica and spend the night there after the tour or to drive into downtown and get a hotel downtown.
What would you recommend if we are heading to San Diego the following morning?