Living in Los Angeles compels people to drive from L A to Las Vegas to enjoy the ultimate adult playground. Gambling, drinking, strip clubs, concerts and general debauchery await those who make the trip. Vegas is close enough to Los Angeles (4 to 5 hours) that all this and more can be enjoyed over a weekend.
You may start from Beverly Hills on the 405 freeway or Huntington Beach on the 101.Perhaps you are coming from Fullerton on the 91. Whichever freeway your journey begins with, it will ultimately lead you to the only freeway to Vegas from L A; the I-15. Once on the I-15 heading to Las Vegas the first obstacle is the steep grade heading up to Cajon Pass. Cajon Pass is a mountain Pass between the San Bernardino Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains. This grade is the first place that you can expect delays. Often it is just normal traffic but if there is an accident you are in for a long wait. As you sit motionless in your car you will see some beautiful scenery including a freight train chugging up the hill on its way to Vegas as well. Will that train make it to Sin City before you?