Grand Canyon One of the world's most powerful and inspiring landscapes, the Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size. Standing on the rim of this vast creation is unquestionably one of the greatest encounters with the majesty of nature.
Drive PCH from Zuma Beach in Malibu to Santa Monica. This is LA’s signature drive with beaches on one side and multimillion dollar mansions on the other. Watch longboarders catch rolling waves at Surfrider Beach; immerse yourself in classical Mediterranean art at the Getty Villa (free but $15 to park); or wander near the cliffs of Point Dume (pictured here) in search of seashells and inner Zen.
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX. 9.5 mile scenic drive for a safari like adventure, stargazing, nature trail hike, and Children's Animal Nature Center. Stay at Fossil Rim's Safari Cabins, starting at $125 a night, which may include a hot buffet breakfast and admission to the drive. Drive to Glen Rose to Hammond's BBQ, Loco Coyote Grill Cafe, or Shoo-Fly Soda Shop.