It is a nice drive and the weather should be good. It will take about 2.5 hours and we are spending the night.
When we booked the flights we were able to find a great deal with Jet Blue to Long Beach but it is out of Seattle.
Even with the nights' accommodation, which includes parking for the week, it still works out cheaper than flying out of Vancouver.
We are staying once again at the Marriott TownePlace Suites which is a great place and there is a Starbucks right beside the hotel and includes breakfast.