I'm staying a week in Monterey next month. I fly out of San Fran on Fri morning at 9:45. I know it's a 2 hour drive. If I stay in Monterey Thur night I would probably have to leave the hotel by 5:30 to make sure I have enough time to make it to the airport in plenty of time. I don't really like the idea of that early time. I was considering driving up to San Fran Thur night and staying there so that I will already be there. San Fran is such a huge city. If I do that, should I stay somewhere fun? Or should I stay close to the airport? I know I can post this in the SanFran forum, but I thought I would start here. My other option is to drive halfway on Thur night and stay someplace like Santa Cruz. Anyone else have any ideas???