Californians! Lend me your ears (and advice!)
I'm visiting my friend in SB on July 1st. However, I don't want them to drive to pick me up from LAX and back (3-4 hour drive round trip). So I'm thinking about driving myself in a rental car back and forth.
1) How bad is LA traffic to SB at around 3-4pm?
2) Mapsource tells me to 405 to 101, is this good?
3) Would it be bad to try driving the PCH up to SB (scenic route)?
4) Is traffic bad on Sunday at around 7-8pm?
And for those rental car experts, how is Thrifty rental car?