This question is more specific to "Southern California Travel Plans" but that forum looks pretty dead so forgive me for posting this in a higher traffic place (pun intended!)
...it's still DLR related
Okay so I'm driving down from Monterey next Monday and I'm trying to decide if it's better to leave super early in the morning (6-7am) or do the night drive (6pm-midnight).
If I leave super early I could get an extra half-day at the parks! But if it becomes a horrendous day of crawling the last 100 miles of the 5 than it's probably not worth it.
I understand the SoCal freeways during the day always have a lot of cars and random accidents happen, but is there a window between 10am-1pm where it theoretically lightens up?
Knowing more about SoCal traffic patterns, which departure time would you pick?