Every Friday, Los Angelenos make a mass exodus to Las Vegas, traveling through the desert on an easy 275-mile drive up Interstate 15. Come Sunday, the caravan reverses, and they head home from a weekend at the casinos.
If you're visiting Las Vegas, why not follow their lead and include a road trip to Los Angeles in your vacation? Better yet, spend a day or more on the drive and explore the landscape in between.
Although much of the California desert is sparsely populated, it's loaded with otherworldly vistas and points of interest.