For me, I work at a job that is dictated by the clock (Engineer for a radio station). Everything is in literal minutes, 10 minute segment, 90 second break, 3 minute commercial. Everything is so ridged that I need to be in a place where time doesn't matter. As weird as it may sound, Vegas is kind of the most natural place you can be. Anything you want to do, you can do at virtually any time of day. I feel so free. My GF live in the Monterey Bay Area, about an hour south of SF, so while it is an easy flight, we really enjoy the drive. We usually pick up a friend or two in LA then head up. The anticipation of seeing the Strip as you come up I15 is second to nothing!