I'm planning our annual winter vacation road trip to visit family. We decided to leave the night before and split the drive. So to make a hotel reservation, I have to commit to my route. Usually we go over the Tappan Zee to Garden State Parkway to NJ Turnpike. However, we're thinking that since it's school vacation, traffic could be light and we could take the easier route, (recommended by Google Maps) which is over GW bridge onto the NJ Turnpike.
Any thoughts from locals?