A friend and I are doing a west coast road trip this summer June/July from Vancouver > San Fran/Santa Clara > LA > Vegas. I want to spend about 5-7 days in LA so we're looking for a place to rent on airbnb.
I haven't been to LA since I was a youngin', so I just need to recommendations of good/cool neighbourhoods to stay that would:
1. Be in drive-able proximity to Commerice/Bike
2. In a busy and 'trendy' neighborhood
3. Not a tourist area
4. Good value (nothing on the most expensive end of the spectrum, but still nice ---and clean)
Any input from you west coasters would be great. Recommendations on places to stop along the road trip would be good too!