This years spring break consists of a trip to San Diego and Lake Tahoe. My party still hasn't decided whether to make the journey a straight shot or to break it up. Is it feasible to leave San Diego in the morning, make a quick stop in LA to visit a friend, stop at Harris Ranch for lunch, and maybe make one more stop before arriving in Tahoe in one day?
Also, would you recommend taking the 5 to the 50 or the 15 to the 395?
Google says the 395 is quicker, but driving to Mammoth last month I encountered many periods where I was stuck behind semi's or RV's. It is almost a guarantee to encounter traffic from SD to LA, but how will traffic be once out of LA?
Besides skiing, any must do things in Tahoe or cool spots to check out?
Any recommendations/input is greatly appreciated!