We are planning a 3 day trip along Hgwy1. Our flight arrives in Oakland airport at 10:00PM and we will be renting a car from there to LAX airport. The rental charges are steep as the drop-off location is different. I am looking for suggestions to bring down this cost. Shall we stay in Oakland for the night and pick it from a non-airport location in morning? Otherwise we were planning to drive to Monterey at night. As a different question, is it advisable to do this drive at night?