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California Deserts

California Deserts' extreme scenery ranges from arid stretches of barren land and towering mountain peaks to lush canyons with hidden waterfalls. The hottest place in the U.S., Death Valley National Park with its salt flats and high sand dunes remains one of the most visited places in the area. Joshua Tree National Park boasts its fair share of strange landscapes, including massive granite monoliths, dry lakebeds, fan palm oases, and forests of giant branching yuccas. Hiking, backpacking, and rock climbing remain some of the most popular things to do in California Deserts. The oasis-like resort towns like Palm Springs and Palm Desert offer countless ways to relax after these strenuous activities. Their retro swagger and mid-century modern architecture bring back the times when Elvis and Sinatra were regulars here. Use our world travel planner: California Deserts and all its delights await.
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Places to visit in California Deserts

Death Valley National ParkTrip planner BEST FOR: Geologic Formation, Water Body, Lookout Palm SpringsTrip planner BEST FOR: History Museum, Room Escape Game, Flea Market Palm DesertTrip planner BEST FOR: Zoo, Golf Course, Hiking Trail Joshua Tree National ParkTrip planner BEST FOR: Geologic Formation, Valley, Garden Joshua TreeTrip planner BEST FOR: National Park, Art Museum, Specialty Museum

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