Hi, We are travelling from SF to Anaheim over 2 days and want to hire a car. We are a little concerned about traffic leaving SF on a Wednesday morning (around 8am) so are looking at the possibility of taking a Greyhound bus to Santa Cruz (or even San Jose) to get out of the city and hire a car from there. I have checked the price and it would be the same. I would be interested to hear from others if driving out of SF is best avoided or are we making too much of it. We could actually hire a car from Mason St where our hotel is and would be very convenient but this traffic situation and potentially getting lost is putting us off. In regards to getting to Anaheim, we plan to travel the stretch Santa Barbara late at night when hopefully the traffic has settled. Any input on the best route to stay out of the mainstream would be helpful. We have heaps of driving experience but not really on super fast freeways like those I imagine in SF and LA. Thanks.