With the recent rain, desert wildflowers are rising from the parched ground at the largest U.S. National Park outside of Alaska. While the density of wildflowers varies each year, the fact that wildflowers bloom in one of the driest destinations in the world, defies logic and reason.
With a population under 300 people during spring, Death Valley gets thousands of visitors to witness its spectacular beauty.
One of the most dazzling vistas is from The Oasis at Death Valley National Park. Located about 5 hours from Los Angeles, Death Valley offers some of the most unique landscapes in the world. The original episode of the Star Wars epic films made in the 1970s and The Return of the Jedi released in 1983 were both filmed here.
Formerly known as the iconic Furnace Creek Resort, the 66-room Inn, dating back to the 1920s, is a true American oasis with date palm trees, gardens and a spring-fed 85-degree pool. The resort officially reopened on February 1, 2018 after a multi-million dollars renaissance to bring The Inn back to its glory. The amenities and facilities are updated to appeal to today’s traveler. Waking up in the morning, a pink sunrise bathes The Oasis with light. At nightfall, the star-filled skies and light desert wind rustle historic palm trees.
With an average temperature in March of 82 degrees and 90 degrees in April, visitors wear comfortable, casual cotton clothing while exploring the Devil’s Golf Course, Badwater Basin, Artist Palette Drive, Dante’s View and the Twenty Mule Team Canyon.
Now is the ideal time to book a trip to see the incredible display of flowers, and the newly renovated The Oasis Death Valley.
This article was featured in the March, 2018 issue of NOT BORN YESTERDAY.