There's a special getaway in your state: 
• America's national parks: You can get paid and spend time at your favorite natural getaway.

• Alaska: If you're going, get out into the wild!

• California: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is a hidden treasure along the Pacific Coast Highway.

• Connecticut: From family friendly to romantic, we've got summer getaway options.

• Florida: Here's the side of Florida you haven't discovered.

• Illinois: LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve is a tree hugger's paradise with over 250 acres of forest, wetlands and prairie.

• More Illinois: This university campus isn't just for students to enjoy.

• Kentucky: This state boasts an intricate cave system along with some twangy tunes.

• Maine: Dust off those hiking shoes for a trip up the rocky coast.

• Missouri: Get a glimpse of this state's less obvious treasure ... it's caves. 

• Nevada: Check out the Atomic Testing Museum and other desert getaways.

• New York: Lake Luzerne is the perfect getaway for some R&R.

• More New York: The Clearwater Festival is Pete Seeger's annual tribute to great music and protecting the Hudson River.

• And one more: A 140-acre forest in Gates, N.Y., is a refuge for frolicking deer.

• Ohio: Strouds Run State Park revolves around water.

• Ohio, take II: Who says there's no where fun to go in the Buckeye State? (A reformed fan speaks up.)

• Oklahoma: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge offers a diversity of wildlife and a 60,000-acre playground.

• South Carolina: Catch these must-see spots from the Upstate to the Low Country.

• Tennessee: The town of Franklin offers a slice of Main Street with an eclectic flair.

• More Tennessee: Radnor Lake is one of Nashville's hidden treasures.

• Vermont: Now here's a state brimming with plenty of summer swimming options!

• West Virginia: The Dolly Sods Wilderness Area is as rugged as the Canadian West.

 

• Wyoming: Box Canyon in Medicine Bow National Forest offers a breathtaking view.

Photo of Onondaga Cave in Missouri: stannate/Flickr