Things to Do in Death Valley

21 Best Things to Do in Death Valley National Park (+ Map)!

Planning a visit to Death Valley National Park? Discover the best things to do in Death Valley, from must-visit scenic overlooks to sensational hikes and drives through the magical landscapes of the park. From hiking the golden Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes to walking across the white Badwater Salt Flat, and from hiking beautiful badlands at Zabriskie Point to admiring colorful … Read More

Rock formations Hidden Valley Joshua Tree NP California

Hike the Hidden Valley Trail in Joshua Tree National Park!

The Hidden Valley Trail in Joshua Tree National Park is a spectacular and easy nature trail, perfect for anyone that wishes to experience Joshua Tree’s signature rocks and trees in a not-too-long walk. Hiking the Hidden Valley Trail is one of my favorite things to do in Joshua Tree National Park, and so far, we’ve done this hike on each … Read More

El Capitan in Yosemite: Inside California's National Parks

The Nine Incredible National Parks in California (Top Things to Do + Tips for Visiting!)

There are more national parks in California than in any other state in the United States. And together, the nine California national parks offer one of the greatest wilderness aggregations on the planet. From Yosemite to Death Valley, California’s national parks inspire infinite wonder, and you can’t help but feel an almost aching appreciation of their untamed beauty. Dramatic landscapes, … Read More

Mesquite Sand Dunes Death Valley

Death Valley National Park: Where to Stay

Considering a visit to Death Valley National Park and wondering where to stay in Death Valley? If you plan to spend two or more days exploring the park, you have many options for where to stay. Death Valley National Park is a spectacular desert national park in Southern California. It is the largest national park in the contiguous United States, … Read More

Hiking the Barker Dam Nature Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

If you are looking for a fun short hike to do when you visit Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California, consider the Barker Dam Nature Trail! Featuring the enormous boulders for which the park is known, plus the historic dam and a little cave with petroglyphs, the Barker Dam Trail definitely deserves a top spot on your list of … Read More

Things to Do Joshua Tree National Park

20 Best Things to Do in Joshua Tree National Park (+ Tips for Visiting!)

Joshua Tree National Park is one of California’s two spectacular desert national parks, and a fabulous place to visit if you enjoy the outdoors. Its unique landscapes will wow you with their stark beauty. Located in Southern California, under an hour from Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National Park is most famous for its massive monzogranite boulder formations and straight-out-of-Seuss Joshua … Read More

Mosaic Canyon in Death Valley NP California

Hike Mosaic Canyon in Death Valley National Park!

Mosaic Canyon in Death Valley is a gorgeous hike offering up-close looks at the beautiful marble walls of Mosaic Canyon and the mosaics from which it gets its name. It is one of our favorite hikes in Death Valley National Park! Hiking Mosaic Canyon Trail is one of the more popular things to do in Death Valley National Park, and … Read More

Ryan Mountain Trail Joshua Tree National Park

Hike the Ryan Mountain Trail in Joshua Tree National Park, California!

The Ryan Mountain Trail in Joshua Tree National Park is a spectacular hike that offers panoramic views from the second-highest point in the park. Ryan Mountain is one of our favorite hikes, not just in Joshua Tree National Park, but in all of Southern California. We’ve done it twice, and enjoyed it immensely each time. Since Ryan Mountain is centrally … Read More

13 Best Joshua Tree Hikes (+ Tips for Hiking in Joshua Tree National Park!)

Looking for the best Joshua Tree hikes? Hiking is undoubtedly one of the most popular things to do in Joshua Tree National Park. The Southern California desert park is home to a wide variety of hiking trails, and hiking is a great way to explore its unique landscape up close. Whether you are looking for a short and scenic family-friendly … Read More

Driving Tioga Road Over Tioga Pass in California

Tioga Road: A Beautiful Summer Road Trip at Yosemite National Park

Tioga Road is a spectacularly scenic drive through Yosemite National Park. The drive should definitely be on your itinerary for Yosemite if you visit the park when the road is open. Officially California State Route 120, the Tioga Road drive between Crane Flat and Lee Vining goes over Tioga Pass, the highest highway pass in California. Tioga Road features diverse … Read More