The California Desert’s climate and terrain is unlike any other part of The Golden State.
First, there’s Death Valley National Park. Spanning 3.4-million acres, it’s the largest National Park outside of Alaska. Despite its ominous name which suggests a lifeless landscape, the Valley is very much alive with kaleidoscopic peaks, sand dunes and basins – particularly colorful when the sun falls into the desert backdrop.
Further south near Palm Springs, there’s Joshua Tree National Park: the 800,000-acre crossroads of the Colorado and Mojave Desert ecosystems. Known for its distinguished desert vegetation—like its namesake trees and its distinct topography—everyone from avid rock climbers to enamored stargazers flock here to soak up a bit of the atmosphere.
And what would a California Desert Vacation be without a stay at a chic, yet quirky property in Palm Springs? From its abundant golf courses and poolside cabanas nestled against the neighboring mountain range, to its vibrant arts, music (one word: Coachella) and architectural scene, Palm Springs and nearby desert towns are not to be missed.
While we know you’ll be wowed just looking out your car window at the captivating hues of the contrasting natural formations, step outside with us to reap the rewards of the California Desert – the land of boundless adventure.