So I am flying in with a group of friends on Thursday for Coachella. Rather than waste a day by the pool of the house we rented, I think we should go to Los Angeles. Now, I haven't been since I was a teen. We get in early on Thursday. I was thinking we could do the following:
13:00 - 15:00 - 2 hour drive... to the Venice Beach so we hit that around 3pm and stay there for an hour visiting/shopping
16:00 - 16:20 - 20 minute drive to the La Brea Tar Pits and chill for an hour
17:30 - 17:40 - 10 minutes to Manns Chinese/ Walk of Fame
19:00 - find a spot to eat.
20:00 - 22:00 - 2 hour drive back home by 10pm.
Does this sound possible to do if we avoid the highways and stick to surface roads once in LA???
We would leaving from Indio around noon. Any advice on routes, traffic to avoid, places other than those above to go visit.
Thanks in advance.
Also, for those that have been before: Does traffic get bad on Thursday night as the festival starts the next day???