Travel Wise
Death Valley, California TravelWise

In this month’s issue of Traveler magazine we unveil a red-white-and-blue version of our October 1999 50 Places of a Lifetime concept with an issue devoted to America’s 50 must-see places. Death Valley made our Wild Places list. Here, we present the best links on planning every leg of your trip there—online.

Basics

Getting There
National Parks Service
Information on driving directions and current road conditions in the California desert

Area Parks
Airport and flight information—plus, links to get information on local rental car agencies

Making Telephone Calls
America’s Information Directory
A direct link to the telephone area code for Death Valley

Determining Time Difference
U.S. Time
The current time and date in the Pacific Standard time zone

Checking Weather Forecasts
Weather—Yahoo!
The current weather conditions in Death Valley—plus, a five-day outlook

The Weather Channel
The current weather conditions in Death Valley—plus, a ten-day forecast

Essentials

Where to Eat
Area Parks
An index with information on local places to eat, organized by location

Where to Stay
National Parks Service
Detailed information to help you find area lodging

National Parks Service
Detailed information on local campgrounds—plus, links to reserve campground space online

USA-Lodging
Information on Death Valley hotels—plus, links to book reservations online

Area Parks
Inforamtion on accommodations, organized by town—plus, links to book reservations online

How to Get Around
National Parks Service
How to navigate the park by car or foot, even if you’re a handicapped traveler

National Parks Service
Information on backcountry roads and hikes, including maps and useful tips

Things to Do

Attractions
Death Valley National Park—National Park Service
The National Parks Services’ take on local attractions

Best of Death Valley
Picks by local experts of the best attractions in Death Valley

Recreational Activities
Death Valley Chamber of Commerce
Suggested activities for the visitor, with useful resources such as a monthly calendar of events

Desert USA
An overview of land tours, hikes, backpacking trips, and more

Media

Books
Rough Guides
Rough Guides’ take on travel to the Death Valley region

The Bakersfield Californian
Local and international news articles from Bakersfield’s daily paper

Travel Resources

Trip Planning Tools
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages
An overview of the park, including recommendations of not-to-miss sights

Packing Tips
Area Parks
A suggested packing list

Travel Guides

For More Information
National Parks Service
An overview of the park, including details on Death Valley’s history, geography, and culture

American West
A brief guide to the history of Death Valley

American Southwest
Illustrated descriptions of sights and attractions within the park


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