We are driving from San jose to San Diego tomorrow (Sat), Google provides 2 routes: one is hwy 5 straight down via LA, Anaheim, etc; the other is to avoid LA by taking a detour via Hwy 138 (Lancaster, Riverside, etc), Distance-wise the second route is 50 mi longer. But given the traffic jam situation in a Sat afternoon in LA, it might be a better choice. I have had experienced traffic jam in LA before, so I am even willing to drive a little bit longer to avoid the frustration of those mile-long traffic jam.
But I would like to hear some suggestions from locals--whether this is a worth-while detour in a Sat afternoon.
Thanks for your input.