Where to Go: Comic-Con
San Diego, California (nearby Best Western hotels)
July 22-July 25
Every year, comic book and sci-fi fans descend on the streets of San Diego for the ultimate celebration of geekdom known as Comic-Con. Although it's becoming more widely known as the place to get a sneak-peek at the latest from Hollywood (and, in recent years, ground zero for "Twilight" fan mayhem), this four-day event is filled with autograph signings, outrageously creative costumes, workshops and, of course, plenty of fun-filled, comic-related action.
How to Get There: 2010 Nissan cube
So, what vehicle on the market has enough headroom to accommodate your handcrafted Wookiee costume and can get you, four friends dressed as No-Face from "Spirited Away" and everything you want autographed to Comic-Con in true geek style? Look no further than the Nissan cube. Not only does it look straight out of a sci-fi movie or ripped from the pages of a comic book, but it also starts under $15,000 -- which means that you'll have some extra dough to buy that Todd McFarlane-autographed first edition of Spawn #1 you've been dreaming about.