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DESERTS

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MUST-SEES

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DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK Go low-282 feet

below sea level-at Badwater Basin, North America's
lowest point. Then go high with a drive to 5,475-foot
Dante's View for incomparable mountain panoramas.

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PALM SPRINGS Soar on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
(pictured) from desert floor up 6,000 feet to cool, pinescented trails-there's even snowshoeing and skiing in winter.
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK Climb the other-

worldly granite cliffs with Uprising Adventures and other
guide companies. In fall and winter, book a visit to Keys
Ranch to learn how rugged ranchers once carved out a life
in this arid landscape.

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PALM DESERT Shop the chic boutiques and galleries of
El Paseo, known as "Rodeo Drive of the Desert." Drop
in at the airy Clementine Gourmet Marketplace & Café for
delectable pastries and tarts.

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DESTINATIONS

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ANZA-BORREGO DESERT STATE PARK See the
badlands view to forever at Font's Point (4-wheel drive
recommended, or take a California Overland jeep tour),
then look for bighorn sheep in the coolness of Borrego
Palm Canyon.

SURPRISES

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RIDGECREST Learn about the earliest Californians
at the Maturango Museum; in spring and fall, take the
canyon tour of thousands of prehistoric petroglyphs-the
largest known concentration in the Western world.

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PIONEERTOWN The Wild West lives at this old movie

set village. Bed down at the tricked-up-like-a-cowboy
Pioneertown Motel, and dig into mesquite barbecue (with a
side of live music) at spirited Pappy and Harriet's (pictured).

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YUCCA VALLEY Wow the kids with arrowheads, prehistoric skeletons, and live desert snakes at Hi-Desert
Nature Museum. Shop for vintage treasures at Pioneer
Crossing Antiques and other eclectic shops.

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RANCHO MIRAGE Take a tour of Sunnylands Center
& Gardens, the mid-century modern masterpiece home
of Walter and Leonore Annenberg and the site of numerous
world-leader summits as well as Frank Sinatra's 1976 wedding.

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THERMAL Cool off with date shakes from the cafe at

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Oasis Date Gardens, then shop for organic date car
snacks from the ranch store.

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