Death Valley National Park Travel Guide
Plan Your Death Valley National Park Vacation
The desert is no Disneyland. With its scorching summer heat and vast, sparsely populated tracts of land, it's not often at the top of the list when most people plan their California vacations. But the natural riches of Death Valley—the largest national park outside Alaska—are overwhelming: rolling waves of sand dunes, black cinder cones thrusting up hundreds of feet from a blistered desert floor, riotous sheets of wildflowers, bizarrely shaped Joshua trees basking in the orange glow of a sunset, tiny pupfish that enthrall youngsters, and a silence that is both dramatic and startling.
It's difficult to find lodging anywhere in Death Valley that doesn't have breathtaking views of the park and surrounding... read more
Inside the park, if you're looking for a special evening out in Death Valley, head to the Inn at Furnace Creek Dining Room,... read more
Things To Do in Death Valley National Park
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Roving rocks: Death Valley's Racetrack is home to moving boulders, an unexplained phenomenon that has scientists baffled.... Read more
There's a general misconception that Death Valley National Park consists of mile upon endless mile of flat desert sands, scattered cacti,... Read more
You’ll need a high-clearance or 4X4 vehicle to reach these locations. To find out where you can camp in the backcountry, pick up a... Read more
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