I am hoping some California folks can help me. We are travelling to Palm Springs/PGA West in September for a 4 day golf tournament my husband is playing in. We are flying from NY to LAX in on a Fri night, arriving at 9:50 PST. We were thinking of staying at LAX and driving to Palm Springs/La Quinta on Sat am, since we have such a late arrival. Then coming back, we leave on a Thurs at 6:30 am, so were thinking we would drive back from LaQuinta on Wed evening and stay near LAX then. Does this make sense, or would there be a better way? Any traffic or travel tips? We have never traveled to California, and I have heard/seen horror stories about the LA traffic. Any advice would be appreciated.