Find California Desert activities, entertainment, towns, wineries, things to do, points of interest, hotels, restaurants and more. The California Desert offers visitors many recreational activities and natural wonders, from the barren lands of Death Valley to the lush green golf courses in Palm Springs. The desert can be a brutal place of survival with a surprising amount of life. Many visitors come in the Spring to witness the 'Desert in Bloom' when the dry, desolate landscape explodes with wildflowers and butterflies. Others come for off-roading on the thousands of miles of dirt roads or giant sand dunes of Glamis or Dumont. Summer is understandably the 'off-season' when daytime temperatures can hover over 100 degrees and even 130's in some parts of Death Valley.
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