Our family (2 adults, 2 kids) will be driving from San Francisco to the Denver area via Highway 50 and then I-70 during the Christmas school vacation. Are there any worthwhile places to stop to eat along the way or a bit out of the way?
Also, judging from a map, Highway 50 going through Nevada looks pretty desolate. Are there any interesting towns/sights near the highway? Also, what about I-70 through Utah and Colorado?