Living in LA has its benefits. One of them is that we are within driving distance of Las Vegas. I've done a couple spur of the moment runs out there where we've left on a Friday late and spent the night walking around Vegas. We didn't get a room. We just toughed it out and drove back first thing in the morning. I love staying at the Palazzo for a couple of nights, but getting a quick taste of Vegas every now and again is an awesome way to start a weekend.
No joke... the best Panda Express I've ever had is right smack in the middle of the strip. It's a great place to pack down some power food while walking around town.