We are in La this weekend (yep, and I'm still planning the trip!) landing late Saturday and are driving North on Tuesday morning. We are staying in Hollywood (Loews) with a car. I had planned to take it easy on Sunday and just do the local area plus, possibly driving down to Santa Monica/Venice in the late afternoon. That leaves Monday free for Universal and Griffith park when I figured crowds would be a little lighter.
My question is re the drive on Sunday. How long will it take me to get to & and back from Venice Beach on a Sunday evening? If the traffic is as bad as some say is there any other options (subway) that would be feasible, and safe, for a family of 4.