Currently staying @ the Marriott Newport Coast Villas Vacation Club. It is very large & beautifully set on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is not, however, easy to get to the beach. I like to just walk outside & over the dunes & you're there. Anyway, we took a ride to see the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. It took about 1.5-1.75 hrs. to get there with easy traffic. It was very impressive & beautiful. What a location! Also, to see & board Airforce One in all its splendor was quite something. There is a lot to see & read here & the price is very reasonable--$21/adult.
I agree the Reagan Library is a fantastic place to visit. I go there every year because the view is so good and they usually change exhibits. I have a membership at the library and it allows me and a guest to go to any Presidential Library for free. It's a great deal! We're going to the Newport Coast Villas next February and looking forward to it!