Stay with Choice Hotels in Blythe, CA for the perfect place to cool down after desert exploration. Blythe, CA offers unique desert adventures, cultural events and mysterious geological phenomena—the kind you only read about in science fiction novels. In Blythe, the climate is hot and dry, with an average of 17 rainy days per year. A natural playground for the hearty outdoorsman or woman is right at your fingertips.
During a visit to Hauser Geode Beds, you can dig for geodes and split them open to reveal beautiful formations inside. Bring a pick, shovel and hand tools, as they are not provided at the beds. Hauser Geode Beds is also a great starting point for leisurely desert hikes. Bring ample drinking water, sunscreen and a hat. At Giant Desert Figures, you will see collections of large drawings etched into the ground and mysterious figures often considered to be otherworldly. The geoglyphs, called intaglios, are believed to have been created by local Native American tribes 450 to 10,000 years ago. If golf is on your itinerary, the Blythe Municipal Golf Course is a perfect spot. Several long holes, a few short ones and some tricky greens make the well-maintained course a pleasure to visit. Rent a cart or set out on foot.
Opal Hill Mine is a privately-owned mine where visitors pay a fee to dig for treasures. Quartz and agate are typically unearthed at the mine, and you may be lucky enough to dig up something even more enticing or valuable. Practically everyone returns from the mine with one or more treasures. Races are held several times per month at the I-10 Lucas Oil Speedway. Fans can meet the racers for photos and autographs prior to each race. Check the monthly schedule to see which race corresponds with your scheduled visit. Blythe is home to the Blythe Heat, a professional baseball team in Arizona's Winter League. The team plays at Alexander Field and is beloved by locals. A night at the ballpark is a perfect way to wind down after a day of desert adventures.
After exploring this unique town and the surrounding areas, cool off and relax with Choice Hotels in Blythe, CA.