Spring is an excellent time to visit Death Valley National Park. The temperatures are not extremely hot like those seen during the mid-summer months. Top lodging options include Furnace Creek Inn, Furnace Creek Ranch, Stovepipe Wells Village, and Panamint Springs Resort. Furnace Creek Inn offers the most luxurious accommodations, but they are also the most expensive. The other lodges offer a comfortable stay at more economical rates. Outdoor activities include hiking, biking, backpacking, and bird watching. Some of the popular things to see include Badwater (lowest point in the U.S. at 282 feet below sea level), Artist’s Drive, Golden Canyon, Titus Canyon, Scotty’s Castle, and the Racetrack. Spring is a busy time in Death Valley, because many visitors prefer the milder weather. So, be sure to plan your trip early and make reservations for lodging as much in advance as possible. To reserve lodging at the Furnace Creek Inn or Furnace Creek Ranch, call Xanterra Parks & Resorts at 1-800-236-7916. For Stovepipe Wells, call (760) 786-2387. For Panamint Springs Resort, call (775) 482-7680.