I'm new here, so hi! awesome site! anyway, I am moving to LA this summer from Boston, and will probably be driving out one-way. I'll be going with my boyfriend - we are both in our mid 20s. I don't really care what route we take, or if it takes 5 days or 14 days. The thing is though, I'm looking for interesting things to do for younger people our age. It seems that a lot of the road-tripping things "to do" are touristy roadside attractions and natural wonders to look at. The gimmicky roadside things don't really do it for me, though natural wonders do (being from the east coast, the west anything makes me ooh and ahh :) . But my boy and I are both athletic, active, antsy people who want to find activities to -do-, rather just things to see.
Anyone out there have some good suggestions for active things they have done, in nature or not, while on a road trip? I went cross-country 7 years ago and did some spelunking in S Dakota caves, which was amazing. Things I definitely want to find are somewhere with natural hot springs and maybe some mountain biking (where bike rentals can be found). Any suggestions for those things and more would be greatly appreciated!
thanks - and we'll be going in late june/early july for reference.