Borrego Springs, California


Nestled within the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the desert village of Borrego Springs is part of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

Part of the Colorado Desert, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park boasts miles of hiking and biking trails, wilderness areas, and a variety of wildlife species including golden eagles, mule deer and big horn sheep. The desert scenery shifts from eroded badlands at near sea-level to piñion-juniper woodlands; vibrant spring wildflowers to lush oases and palm groves; and craggy mountains that rush to sweeping vistas. The area offers plenty of hiking and biking trails as well as horseback riding adventures.

Borrego Springs is rich in history. Native Americans inhabited the area for more than 6000 years, leaving pictographs and artifacts. In 1774 Juan Baptista de Anza led his expedition from Mexico through the Borrego Basin seeking an overland route to California. This area was also the southern route to the California Gold Rush. In the 1900s the area was used for cattle and alfalfa, then later to grow Borrego pink grapefruit.

It is a popular golf and tennis destination with hotels and resorts offering beautiful sparkling pools, and is a favorite with RV travelers and campers alike. Dining experiences range from take-outs if you are in a hurry, to fine dining at one of the resorts. Borrego Springs also offers plenty of fantastic shopping opportunities–especially for those looking for southwestern and desert themed shops and art galleries. On the cultural side, the Borrego Springs Performing Art Center presents several quality productions every year and the Anza Borrego Natural History Association offers excellent lectures and programs on desert-related topics. Annual festivals and community events include the famous Circle-Of-Art annual show, historic Peg Leg Liar’s Contest, Cinco de Mayo Festival, Borrego Days Desert Festival, and more.

With dramatic sunrises and sunsets, starry desert nights and a full array of activities–to relaxing poolside, Borrego Springs is the perfect place to rejuvenate and get away from it all.

Local Highlights include: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park & Visitors Center, Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association Nature Center.

Regional Highlights include: Lake Henshaw (approx. 23 miles), Palomar Mountain State Park (approx. 50 miles), Palomar Observatory (approx. 50 miles), Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 60 miles), Joshua Tree National Park (approx. 75 miles), Cabrillo National Monument (approx. 100 miles),

Nearby Towns & Cities include: Warner Springs (approx. 28 miles), Julian (approx. 45 miles), Indio (approx. 65 miles), Temecula (approx. 67 miles), El Centro (approx. 70 miles), Oceanside (approx. 85 miles), San Diego (approx. 90 miles), Palm Springs (approx. 90 miles), and Yuma AZ (approx. 130 miles).

Nearby Airports: Borrego Valley Airport (approx. 3 miles), San Diego International Airport (approx. 90 miles), Imperial County Airport (approx. 67 miles), Palm Springs International Airport (approx. 87 miles), LA/Ontario International Airport (approx. 120 miles).

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