There is nothing quite like a road trip to Vegas. Depending on the chosen route from LA, drivers will come across all kinds of strange and interesting places along the way to the flashy resort city. While not technically on the way, we suggest driving a little out of the way either north-east or south-east. If choosing the first option, drive via Death Valley—the lowest and hottest place in Northern America (at 282 feet below sea level) and a sight to behold. Another route worth the detour is driving south-east via Palm Springs—if you're not in a hurry to get to Vegas, stay a night at the Ace Hotel there and head to the spectacular Joshua Tree National Park the next day. Once in Vegas, it's hard not to succumb to the kitsch, gaudy glamor and the debauchery of it all—it's not many cities whose underbelly is actually the wholesome, family-orientated facet. We suggest a visit to the Neon Graveyard, where the neon signs of yesteryear go to rest. But this is also the place to release your inner-tourist and visit the classics: Liberace Museum, Little White Wedding Chapel, Venice in Vegas, Bonanza Gifts (the largest gift shop in the world), you name it. It might be a cliche, but what happens in Vegas stays there, so embrace it!