Just back from four nights in LA, and what a great trip!! Weather was terrible for the most part, temps in the mid to high teens and heavy rain. Last day at the park was decent enough, with temps in the mid 20's and sunny the day we left.
We stayed in a nice whole house AirBnB that was also certainly a grow op - the whole place smelled of pot and it seemed to be coming from behind a locked door in the rear of the house. Didn't bother us one bit, but did seem odd for a rental. Location was mint, one short block from the beach, access to and from LAX and the Forum via Uber was no sweat. We took a cab from Swartz to YYJ for about $25, the Uber from LAX to Venice beach was the same, in USD. Uber from Venice to Universal Studios was $30 on the way out and $50 on the way back, due to traffic, but pleasurable and wonderfully easy to use via the app. Even getting a ride after the 18,000 people or so were leaving the Forum was a snap - we only needed to cross the street and wait 20 minutes or so.
Lots of great spots for food and drink, walked the Santa Monica pier on a nice evening, spent the time with some good friends and no border problems aside from being stuck on the ground in Seattle for a couple hours while the airline tried to sort out some paperwork with the non-existent FAA - thanks, Trump!! Alaska found us another place to get on pretty quickly.
The tribute concert was great, so many musicians playing some great songs, truly a once in a lifetime experience.