Southern California will soon be overcome by magical creatures and enchanting spells as the highly-anticipated “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” debuts at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 7.
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Lake Havasu City may be the ultimate mixed metaphor — the home of a 187-year-old English bridge transported to a 38-year-old city on the eastern edge of the Mojave desert, where water sports reign supreme and 21st-century spring breakers love to party.
Oatman, Ariz., promises a fun, quirky time to visitors who go off the beaten path to get there.
Wildflower watchers across the Desert Southwest expect a very good blooming season for 2016, following an El Nino weather pattern that delivered fall and winter rains to much of the region. Gloomy January skies, snow in unusual places and cold nights have slowed plant growth in some areas, but that may just extend the season.
Bitter Spring Byway explores a region of rugged foothills and desert arroyos that seems remote from the sprawl of the urban Las Vegas Valley but actually lies not far to the north.
A veteran of the boom-and-bust cycles common to western mining towns, Calico ghost town thrives today as a popular San Bernardino County regional park near Barstow, Calif.
Valley of Fire State Park is a good destination during any season, but the cooler months are the most attractive time to visit this beautiful spot.
The Amargosa River, a strange desert stream that runs mostly underground, meanders 185 miles through the Mojave Desert.
There are 10 national parks, preserves and other recreational destinations maintained by the National Park Service that are located within an easy day's drive of Las Vegas.
JIGGS — This is what it's like to live in a town named after a century-old cartoon character, an isolated high-desert speck with a one-room schoolhouse and lots of Wild West history, a place still populated by cougars and mustangs if not the ghosts of long-gone cowboys.
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