We're going to Death Valley. Death Valley is one of those places I've always wanted to visit. The hotels there are closed in the summer because of the extreme heat (115 average). You can still go there but you go at your own risk. This time of year it's pleasant in the mid 70s. Death Valley is gorgeous, it is surrounded by mountains and has many geological formations. I'm excited :)
We also don't have to worry about airfare, we can just drive! The price of gas went down thank goodness and it's about 5 hours from LA.