Death Valley National Park is one of the most beautiful and hospitable areas of California to visit. All this makes it a unique and absolutely wonderful national park to visit. Now, just like most national parks, it can be difficult to narrow down a solid list of the best sites to see. That’s why we wanted to share some of the best places to see in Death Valley National Park during your visit. This way, you can plan and book your trip in advance – to reduce stress once you arrive! With its iconic scenery, desert stretches and vast hills, it’s an environment you can’t miss when exploring the best places in California, or visiting the epic spots of Las Vegas, Nevada. Wherever you’re coming, take a tour of some of the best places to see in Death Valley National Park. Oh, and always make sure to take plenty of water and plenty of sunscreen! 1.) See the landscape of the Badwater Basin Being the lowest point in all of North America, the Badwater Basin is one of the best places to see in Death Valley National Park when you visit. The basin is covered with salt giving it the appearance of a snow-covered area of the earth. At approximately 282 feet above sea level, the Badwater Basin is absolutely beautiful to see, especially within the salt flats. Now, remember that you are in one of the hottest places in the world, so take plenty of water, take a covering and always travel responsibly. This area can be dangerous if you do not take care of it. To make things easier, book this amazing tour of Death Valley from Las Vegas. This way, you won’t have to worry about taking wrong turns or laying off an expert during your trip. Read More: Best National Parks In The USA 2.) Hike Towards Zabriskie Point Probably one of the most famous sights in Death Valley National Park, Zabriskie Point is a place you cannot miss. Zabriskie refers to an amazing view of the landscape and scenery of Death Valley. It’s one site that you really shouldn’t miss! Additionally, if you like to hike, join the Badlands Loop Trail which will take you on a great route around some parts of the national park. Best of all, it is easily accessible from the Zabriskie Point parking area. Read more: Best things to do in Yellowstone National Park 3.) See the views at Dante’s View If you want some stunning views across the Badwater Basin, walk your way to the top of Dante’s View. Now, Dante’s parade route can be a little tricky (even if it’s only about a mile away). So, don’t join the track if you don’t feel fit enough (or ready). You really don’t want to take risks in this environment. However, from the top you will enjoy a wide range of stunning views including a clear view of the Badwater Basin. Oh, and don’t forget that Death Valley National Park charges a fee to enter the park. You can see a full list of these here. Traveling alone? Book this small group tour of Death Valley and explore the beauty of this amazing region. Just be sure to reserve your spot before arriving in the area. Tickets can be sold during peak times. Read More: Best Places To See In Nevada 4.) Drive Along Artist’s Drive Take a great ride through the terrain of the Artist’s Drive and take a trip to the Artist’s Palette. It’s an absolutely beautiful driving route and worth joining if the temperatures become too hot to join the hiking trail. Now, one thing to note, the amazing drive is up to 10 miles but can be temporarily closed. This means that it is important to check your path before heading out to see this special area of Death Valley National Park. Oh, and be sure to only join the road before if you have a relatively small camper. The road is not really suitable for very large trailers. 5.) See the Artist’s Painting After a long ten-mile drive through the Artist’s Drive (which I just mentioned), you’ll arrive at the Artist’s Painting. It is one of the best places to see in Death Valley National Park and the biggest point of interest on Artist’s Drive. Now, for me, one of the best times to visit is at sunrise or sunset – and that’s when the colors really pop and provide such an amazing spectacle to watch. Do you want to make your trip completely easy? Book this popular Death Valley cruise with transportation from Las Vegas. Best of all, you’ll have plenty of time to stop to watch the stars and taste wine to boot! 6.) Walk Through Flat Mesquite Sand Dunes This vast sand dune field is one of the best places to see in Death Valley National Park and feels completely unspoiled. Now, one thing to note is that there are no official trails within the dunes themselves. This doesn’t seem like a big deal until you consider the extremely hot conditions and the rattlesnakes that call this area home. Just make sure to walk responsibly and take good care of yourself. Also remember that the National Park Service advises against doing any hikes after 10 a.m. due to the unbearable heat. Hear local advice and never venture without the latest information – which you can view here. 7.) Visit Furnace Creek Furnace Creek, a must-do when exploring Death Valley National Park. After arriving, be sure to stop first at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. Here, you can get more ideas about the park and even go further to get a map of your adventure. Also, you can check into the Ranch and Death Valley if you want a longer trip to the national park. Oh, and don’t forget to visit the ghost town of Harmony Borax Works since its inception in the 19th century. Check out a full selection of tours and trips to Death Valley below. It’s a great way to secure a place with a qualified guide and take all the stress out of planning your trip. Read More: Best Places To See In Nevada 8.) Explore California’s most spectacular crater, Obiheibe, one of the best places to see in Death Valley National Park. It is 600 feet deep and can be seen straight from the parking area (if it’s too hot to stroll). Although, if it’s safe to do so, you can enjoy a crystal clear view of the crater thanks to the great views and viewpoints that can be accessed on foot. Hike around the Ubehebe Crater which is about 1.5 miles long. Oh, and be sure to wear good walking shoes! This area has a lot of gravel which can be unstable. Further Read: Best Places To See In California 9.) Head To Father Crowley’s Vista Point Love the great outdoors? Next, take a long walk to Father Crowley’s Vista Point and admire the canyons and rocky hills from a different perspective. Now, the hike toward Father Crowley’s Vista Point can be tiring and exhausting—even if it’s only about 1.3 miles. The ride itself takes about 45 minutes and you can join it directly from the parking area. 10.) Visit Devil’s Golf Course Believe me when I say that Devil’s Golf Course is not as scary as it sounds! One of the best places in Death Valley National Park to see is the Devil’s Golf Course – a large stretch of land that covers the national park and really easy to visit. Made up of a seemingly endless number of flaky salt formations, it’s an absolutely special place. Just make sure to stay extra calm. If you’re lucky, you can hear a range of “pop” sounds. These are actual salt crystals that explode in the desert heat. Further Read: Top 10 National Parks In The USA Top 10 National Parks In The US Visit The Best Of Great Britain! Head over to our YouTube channel to watch travel videos!