Death Valley, just the name itself conjures up varied visions. But a trip to the Valley is enough to leave you with that lasting impression.

It was always on our list to drive through Death Valley from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, owing to the fact that it is one of those mysterious places. And this May, we got an opportunity to experience it.

Driving through nothingness with miles of barren land and warm air, it feels as if that air holds power over this stretch of earth, filling up the entire territory so tightly that there’s no space for anything else. As far as the eyes can see – the land seems to be merged with the sky above creating a facade.

In the evenings, the air seems to thin out making it much cooler. And by nighttime, it all becomes one – the air, the land and the sky take cover under the same roof of darkness – where its difficult to see but it gets much easier to imagine.

We stopped at the Death Valley Junction for some time to see the Amargosa Opera House and Hotel. The eerie silence and whistling breeze drew us to this unique place. It was quite intriguing to see a hotel in the middle of nowhere and absolutely no one around.

In all, this experience was so distinct from any other. And we would definitely go back and stay in Amargosa Hotel on our next California trip.

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Love exploring new places? We do, too. Welcome to 'Traveldefined'. This blog is a way of storytelling for me - mainly, about our travel adventures. My Husband and I - we are fond of touring around the country, enjoy delving into history, love clicking memorable pictures and are firm believers of spontaneous road trips (our all-time favorites).

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    1. Hi Tim, I guess for me it has the novelty factor because its in the middle of nowhere. So it might be an experience in itself to stay there for a night or two.
      Enjoyed reading your post about Amargosa.
      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.


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