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Things to do in Death Valley

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
National Park
“North America’s lowest point. Isn’t the border of Nevad and California. Colorful Rocks, ghost town, moving rocks, basin flats. Amazing National Park. Amazing for photo shoots and selfies. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Nature
“Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California, in the northern Mojave Desert bordering the Great Basin Desert. It is one of the hottest places in the world along with deserts in the Middle East.[”
  • 10 locals recommend
Winery
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“Symphony's Restaurant is our best dining experience in Pahrump, serving steak and salmon, for example. The server will open your wine at your table. Beautiful scenic gardens. A must see. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“There is a boardwalk, made of wood, where you can gaze into the many ponds. Also, see Devils Hole for the endangered Pup Fish, down in a deep ravine in between the cave walls where water settles.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“A short 45 minute drive out of the city and you’ll find yourself at our local Ski/Snowboard Resort! Complete with a ski up bar, you can’t miss this if you love seasonal activities. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Entertainment
“They have a lake here. u can rent paddle boards, paddle boats, and Tiki bar ect. $15 a person.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Open 24 hours! Supermarket! Turn left on Corbin, Rt. on Basin Ave- go down 6 miles to h.w. 160, turn right. SMITHS is on the left down about 3 blocks, they also have a gas station in the parking lot.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“They are famous for baking dates into everything. They even have date shakes!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The world's premier and largest resort dedicated exclusively to providing you and your family with specialized courses in self-defense martial arts training and personal safety—with firearms or without. Whether you are looking for handgun training, shotgun training, rifle training, even sub machine gun training, or you live and operate in environments where Glocks, AR-15's, and other guns are no longer protected by the Second Amendment—resulting in your need for self defense knife training and martial arts training—tens of thousands of students every year can attest that after just one weekend at Front Sight Resort you will gain the skills and confidence to safely protect yourself and others. In fact, after a firearm course at Front Sight, you will have gun skills that surpass 98% of the people that carry a gun for a living! That is no exaggeration and you will have a fun, safe, adventurous travel experience in the process!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Resort
“Lovely natural hot springs less than an hour away from the cabin. 5 minute walk from car to the springs. Water temp is ideal and variable, from about 107 down to cool. Much space so not a big deal of others are there. There’s a little dynamite brewery, steak house and date farm all near Tecopa and all worth a visit. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Mount Charleston, officially named Charleston Peak, at 11,916 feet, is the highest mountain in both the Spring Mountains and Clark County, in Nevada, United States. It is the eighth-highest mountain in the state.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Closes at 10 p.m. GROCERY STORE! STARBUCKS IS INSIDE! Turn left on Corbin, right on Basin Ave- go down 6 miles and turn right into the parking lot just before h.w. 160. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Entertainment
“They offer a wonderful cafe, which is a local favorite. They serve burgers, Reubens, chicken fingers, spaghetti and more.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is Allen's favorite restaurant in Pahrump for their Mexican food. I enjoy their beef enchiladas and tacos. The service is wonderful and the prices and food is outstanding. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Colorful, unassuming restaurant featuring homestyle American comfort dishes & vintage decorations.”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“Highly recommend. Take a step back in time. This museum holds one of the largest collections of President Lincoln memorabilia. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Park
“A short 45 minute drive out of the city and you’ll find yourself at our local Ski/Snowboard Resort! Complete with a ski up bar, you can’t miss this if you love seasonal activities. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is Allen's favorite restaurant in Pahrump for their Mexican food. I enjoy their beef enchiladas and tacos. The service is wonderful and the prices and food is outstanding. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Colorful, unassuming restaurant featuring homestyle American comfort dishes & vintage decorations.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Winery
“This is one of the nicest restaurants in Pahrump, offering fine dining. They serve wine, grown locally, at your table. They have delicious salmon and steaks, along with such sides as lobster soup.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“This place is right off W. Bell Vista on your way to Death Valley. Great food, and drink,pooltables,bar slots. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“ Very beautiful views, this restaurant is right on a golf course that overlooks the mountains and has a pond full of ducks and geese. The menu is very diverse and there is something for everyone. The food is very good and reasonably priced. The calamari is one of my favorites here! They also have a full bar and great happy hour specials.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Stylish local Japanese chain with tableside grills & a menu of teppanyaki fare, sushi & Thai dishes.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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