I am road tripping with my boyfriend at the end of July from San Jose to Denver. I'm not interested in taking an extended road trip, but we do have some flexibility...maybe up to five days to make the trip would be good. Without going off the beaten path too much, can you recommend parks/sights to see? A route that is better than another? Am new to this site, as well- so tips on the trip or site would be greatly appreciated!
On a side note- my man and I are both native Californians, so no need to see Big Sur, Yosemite, Golden Gate, etc., although if they fit in, so be it! I love the beauty of the Golden state.
Thanks in advance!