To catch our flight to Australia late on Saturday, December 8th, we intend to drive to LAX from San Diego leaving soon after breakfast. We need to be at LAX by 8pm which gives us approx 12 hours to do the 130 miles trip. Does the Pacific Coast highway allow us to stop and and look at the scenery whenever we want and is there scenery that makes stopping worthwhile?
If not, perhaps we would be better to drive more directly to LA and then have a gawp at something there? The Hollywood sign perhaps?
Is the traffic easier on the week-ends for out-of-towners like us who usually drive on the left with cars that have steering wheels on the right?