I wasn't a big fan of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, I mean I did go out and do the things you should when you're there like the Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre, Hollywood sign and Disneyland. However, I found myself spending most of my time by the beach. There's plenty of sand and plenty of beach. And the waves are good to play around it. I personally preferred Santa Monica to Venice Beach but I do recommend going to both.
Insider Tip:Los Angeles is quite big and places aren't as close as you'd think. So, do keep in mind the time is takes when planning your day, this includes traffic if you plan on driving around. The beaches are a must even if you don't need a tan its still just good to go and play around in the waves, hires a bike and ride up and down Venice and Santa Monica beaches. Santa Monica Pier is an exciting place to go but take into account what days you go because the weekends do generally tend to be busier.