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Unfasten Your Seat Belts!

Gas prices, traffic, kids screaming in the backseat.... It's enough to make you want to get out and walk. So why not do just that? At these 10 spots, there are no cars at all (unless you count a golf cart or two).

Halibut Cove is part of Kachemak Bay State Park, so there's plenty of wildlife to view, including humpback whales. Homer Ocean Charters leads tours of the bay (800/426-6212, homerocean.com, half-day trips from $105). As the name implies, Halibut Cove is a popular fishing spot, too. The guides at North Country Halibut Charters can show you the ropes (800/770-7620, northcountrycharters.com, from $190).

Accommodations are expensive in Halibut Cove, so your best bet is to stay in Homer, a 30-minute Danny J ferry ride across the bay (800/478-7847, $50 round trip). "When the tide is low, you can walk pretty far out and dig for your own shellfish," says Dawn Schneider, general manager of the Land's End Resort, where all 114 rooms have private balconies (800/478-0400, lands-end-resort.com, from $79). –Beth Collins See photo

DITCH THE CAR!

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