I know I said I had a middle seat on my flights, however things worked out much better for me. The way there I had an entire row to myself and for my short flight home I also had an entire row to myself.
Unfortunately for me when I got to Hertz they were out of economy cars. So I had to cope with having one like this instead:
It was really difficult.
I also did all the touristy stuff and saw the Hollywood Hills, the Hollywood Sign, Scientology World Headquarters, Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach.
The Hollywood Sign
View of the Hills from Mulholland Drive
Santa Monica Pier