Planning a Summer Vacation? Try Geotourism!

Geotourism is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

National Geographic's Center for Sustainable Destinations includes an interactive map of the world featuring many such geotourism sites to choose from.

Those of you staying closer to home might also visit National Geographic's  Sierra Nevada Geotourism Map Guide,  which includes  California's Redwood Coast and the Central Cascades.