As of 5/15/2012 - We are 5 days away from a partial solar eclipse! It will cover about 85 percent of the sun at 6:38PM Sunday evening. The last time it almost cover that much was in 1992. It won't happen again in SoCal for a pretty long time, by that time, we will either be old or dead.
I'm so excited! I just bought my solar eclipse glasses on eBay so it will arrive in time for the viewing.
I think the best place to watch it while at the resort assuming you guys will have proper protection by then is to watch it from the parking structure or from the esplanade.
I for one might be visiting the Griffith Observatory in Hollywood.
Griffith Observatory - Special Event
This is what I captured near my house today in HD using a solar eclipse sunglasses: