Las Vegas is serviced from a variety of global airports as well as many domestic locations within the United States. It is a 4 to 5 hour drive from Los Angeles (depending on traffic) with many visitors to Los Angeles opting to enjoy a unique drive across the dessert to the famed city. Visitors to Las Vegas should take standard precautions. The city is incredibly safe; however pick pocketing and petty theft does occur. Excessive valuables should be stored in your hotel safe. Although most assume the dessert is incredibly hot, it should be noted that temperatures can vary wildly – be sure to check weather conditions prior to your trip.