Our family and friend's family plan to go to big bear during this summer (mid June weekend). We both have 1 small kid each (3 & 4 yrs old). Our objective is to have a nice picnic together, relax, barbeque, enjoy jacuzzi. We want our kids to enjoy, run around, play, bike. We also want to take our kids on their first hiking expedition (one which they can tolerate) if possible. We are interested in renting a private home/cabin/cottage with minimum 2 bed/2 baths with full kitchen and hot tub/jacuzzi. [more inside]
Is it a good idea to drive out of LA on friday 23rd may for SFO bwn 4-6 pm, if we avoid highways? -- we are driving to SFO for memorial weekend. we cannot leave before 5 due to work. some friends advised us to start at 8-9 pm due to traffic. Is it a good idea instead to leave at 5 pm but avoid highways till we get out of LA and then get onto I-5?