Hi, we are thinking of staying in August at the Courtyard Marriott North. We choose this hotel because of the outdoor and indoor pool since my 3 young kids love swimming. I like being in a quieter end of the boardwalk but we'd like to explore the boardwalk (music, restaurants, fireworks, souvenir shops, etc) more at night. I'm concerned that it will be a pain to have to drive and park each time we want to do those things. Does anyone have any advice on whether we should stay so far north or should we look at a hotel that's more within walking distance and "closer to the action"?? I don't know how the driving, traffic, and parking situations are in the evening.