SUNDANCE REDUCES ROOM RATES. Utah residents will get a break on room rates through June 14. Call 801-225-4107 and ask about the Utah Roots Celebration that offers standard rooms starting at $99 per night. Suites are slightly higher. Reduced rates are based on availability.
- "America's Scenic Drives," $21.95 (order from Roundabout Publications, 800-455-2207, or purchase it from your local bookstore), describes all 200 officially designated scenic drives in the United States. It is a veritable encyclopedia of scenic roads. If you are a member of the school of Sunday drivers, this publication is for you. The book includes detailed maps for each route that show campground locations, picnic areas, national and state parks, points of interest, hiking trails, recreation areas and national forests. Descriptions list vehicle limitations and the travel season. Two new bonus publications, the "Lodging Directory," and the "Guide to State Scenic Byways," are available free if you order "America's Scenic Drives" directly from Roundabout. Not all the listed roads are paved. Utah weighs in heavily with 21, including Beaver Canyon, Big and Little Cottonwood canyons, Boulder Mountain Highway, Brian Head-Panguitch Lake, Bull Creek Pass (between Capitol Reef and Canyonlands national parks), Cedar Breaks, Eccles Canyon (it takes off near Scofield and connects with Skyline Drive), Fishlake, Flaming Gorge-Uintas, Huntington Canyon, Logan Canyon Highway, Markaguant (S.R. 14 from Cedar City to U.S. Highway 89 at Long Valley Junction), Mirror Lake, Nebo Loop, Nine Mile Canyon, Ogden River (S.R. 39 between Ogden and Woodruff), the Pony Express Trail, Silver Island Mountains (a loop around the Silver Island Mountains northeast of Wendover), Smithsonian Butte (connects Rockville, near Springdale, with S.R. 59), and the Transcontinental Railroad route between Promontory and Lucin.- MAIN STREET FESTIVALS. Looking for family fun on your next vacation? "Main Street Festivals: Traditional and Unique Events on America's Main Streets" lists celebrations across the United States that promote community, local culture and history. From Hannibal Missouri's Town Sawyer Days to Vidalia, Georgia's Onion Festival, the festivities are held in historic downtown areas. The book lists more than 600 events in more than 150 communities. Published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, it sells for $16.95 at bookstores nationwide, or it's available from the trust by calling 202-588-6219.
- THIS YEAR'S LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND music festival, Aug. 19-Sept. 16, will be extra special because the event marks its 60th anniversary. The Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Claudio Abbado will inaugurate the new concert hall Aug. 19. Eighteen symphony concerts throughout the festival will include performances by the royalty of the world's symphony orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony. Consult the Web for details: (www.lucernemusic.ch/).
- TOURS OF TIMPANOGOS CAVE have only just begun. The summer season opened Saturday. Daily tours will take place between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from now through October. A paved foot trail is 11/2 miles long and climbs more than 1,000 feet. Drinking water is no longer available at the cave.
No pets, baby strollers or other wheeled vehicles are permitted on the trail.
The cave is in American Fork Canyon.
An introduction-to-caving tour will begin in July. Participants will visit Hansen Cave Lake, an area of Timpanogos Cave that has been closed to the public since the 1950s. This tour is considered strenuous and is for groups limited to five people who are 16 or older.
The Timpanogos Cave Visitor Center is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
- CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL. The face of Crazy Horse, which is being chiseled out of a mountainside in South Dakota, will be dedicated June 3. Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski (1908-1982) undertook the project at the invitation of Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear. His family is finishing the project. The celebration will last the entire day and there will be free admission into the memorial. (www.crazyhorse. org).
- LONDON SHOPPING. Brompton Cross is where Walton Street, Brompton Road, Sloane Avenue and Fulham Road converge. According to Oglivy's Britain and Ireland, a newsletter for sophisticated travelers, places to poke your head into include Tapisserie (54 Walton Street), which sells hand-painted needlework canvasses; The Monogrammed Linen Shop (168 Walton Street), a seller of luxury linens; and Anya Hindmarch (91 Walton Street), for handbags. The newsletter costs $100 a year (six issues). Call 44 1 3333 60602.
- JACKSON, WYO., ACCOMMODATIONS. Jackson Hole Reservations is a privately owned company that specializes in accommodations in the popular Wyoming resort town. The company is one resource to consult when you're arranging for a place to stay. Consult its Web sites at (www.jacksonholeres.com), (www.yellowstoneres.com) a directory to gateway communities, and (www.troutvacations.com). Or call 800-329-9205.