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Globe trotting: Virginia is for drivers

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The state's scenic byways, all 2,500 miles of them, are laid out on a map called "Scenic Roads in Virginia," available free at all Welcome Centers and rest areas throughout the state. The map is also available on the Web at www.VirginiaDOT.org. The Web version lists attractions and historical sites along the way. For example, if you click on the byways between Richmond and Williamsburg, Civil War sites, plantations and museums in that area are highlighted. You can download a printed version of the map from the Web site.

SAN DIEGO VALUES. This Southern California city is one of the most popular travel destinations for Utahns, according to several recent surveys. The San Diego Travel Values insert has coupons for value-added savings at hotels, cultural institutions, attractions and activities. Receive a free copy by calling 800-4-SAN-DIEGO or visiting the Web at www.sandiego.org.


Distinctive Inns of Colorado counts 27 exceptional accommodations throughout the state among its members. They include the 4-Diamond rated (AAA) Apple Orchard Inn in Durango and the historic Wyman Hotel & Inn in Silverton. Request a free brochure that lists all 27 by calling 800-866-0621; or visit the Web at www.bedandbreakfastinns.org.

KIDS STAY FREE IN L.A. One child age 3-9 may stay free with each paying adult at 19 participating Los Angeles hotels. The promotion, sponsored by the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau, runs through Sept. 1. The kids also get free admission to their choice of 27 attractions in the L.A. area. For details, check the Web at www.KidsFreeLA.com or www.expedia.com, or call 213-689-8822. Participating attractions include Universal Studios Hollywood; Six Flags Magic Mountain; Norton Simon Museum; Los Angeles Zoo; the Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens; and the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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