After waking up, we rode our golf car from the Casita rooms to the main lobby to eat breakfast. After doing that, we went to The Ranch at Death Valley to buy souvenirs and ate lunch there. After that, we drove to the lowest point in North America.
Badwater Basin is the lowest place in North America. It used to be a lake but since had dried up thousands of years ago. The only things that remain are the mounds and mounds of saltwater. We tromped in the salt for half a mile to explore deeper. After taking some pictures, we drove up north again to Artist's Drive.
The Artist's Drive in Death Valley National Park is one of the most unique things you can do in the area. The drive takes you through canyons and passes mountains, many of which are covered in loads of fantastic colors.
Once arriving at Artist's Drive, we looked at the incredible sights ahead. What a sight! With colors ranging from green to purple, Artist's Palette is one of the best seanic spots in Death Valley. We went up to one of the purple hills and held a rock. It was pure purple-ish. After viewing the canyon and the colorful mounds a bit more, we went to Golden Canyon.
This interpretive trail though a scenic canyon in Death Valley is a popular hiking destination. Golden Canyon trail can be extended to Badlands Loop and Zabriskie Point would be the exit. After a short hike, we left for Las Vegas.
Once arriving at Las Vegas, we checked in ARIA Resort and Casino.
After unpacking at the hotel, we went over to the malls next to Planet Hollywood hotel and ate at the Rainforest Cafe. The Cafe is a restaurant with animatronic animals who move occasionaly. Every 20 minutes there would be a storm, enhancing the experience.