3. LOS ANGELES TO PALOS VERDES PENINSULA, CALIFORNIA-- (31 MILES)
Here's where you get those neat tidal pools, but do not step on the sea urchins. Seriously. Beautiful South Coast Botanic Gardens and 12,000 acre Palos Verdes Nature Preserve and Banning Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright designed Wayfarers Chapel and Point Vicente Lighthouse.
4. SALT LAKE CITY TO OGDEN, UTAH-- (39 MILES)
Ogden's a town for all seasons. Two rivers meet here. Lots of indoor fun at the Salomon Center.
5. DENVER TO MOUNT EVANS, COLORADO-- (60 MILES) The first one I've been to so far.
Go to the top on America's highest paved road (14,130 feet at top). Pass through several climate zones (including the ear popping one). Photo ops, mountain goats and bighorn sheep. OK, we didn't go all the way to the top, but the part we saw was mighty pretty.
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