Death Valley National Park is breathtaking even on this, my second visit. I was there in early spring this time so the temps were just right and the number of visitors was not overwhelming. There were lots of flowers from the El Nino which also covered the hills will lots of green. The beauty of such a vast expanse of desert was surprising and wonderful. I hope that one day you can visit.
I couldn't resist stopping at a place in Arizona called Bearizona! When I got there I was told to keep my windows up and doors locked. Boy, was I unprepared for this place! Wild animals including bears and wolves, walked right up to my car and my camper trailer I was towing! I was a pretty cool experience that I will definitely go back again and visit.