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Borrego Springs

4.4
Deserts · Landmarks · Nature & Wildlife Tours

Popular things to do in Borrego Springs

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
California Overland Desert Excursions
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Desert
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Landmark
Galleta Meadows
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Canyon
Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. The population was 3,429 at the 2010 census, up from 2,535 at the 2000 census, made up of both seasonal and year-round residents. Borrego Springs is completely surrounded by Anza-Borrego State Park, the largest of California's State Parks.The village of Borrego Springs is recognized as a designated "international dark sky" settlement, therefore there are no stop lights in Borrego Springs and night time lighting is kept to a minimum to protect the views of the night sky.Borrego Springs is approximately 55 miles from the lights of the highly developed California coast. Borrego Springs was designated as California's first International Dark-Sky Community by the International Dark-Sky Association. It is a center for public astronomy activities throughout the year.Borrego Springs has pueblo-style, modern architecture and ranch-style house architecture. A local landmark is the traffic roundabout between the airport and downtown, known as Christmas Circle. The town includes a branch of the San Diego County Library.HistoryThe name of Anza-Borrego State Park is derived from a combination of Juan Baptista de Anza and "borrego" which is Spanish for little lamb, in honor of the local herds of bighorn sheep. To arrange what you want to do in Borrego Springs, use our United States itinerary builder tool.

Side trips from Borrego Springs

Water Body
Salton Sea California
2.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Salvation Mountain Calipatria
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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National Park
Cleveland National Forest Alpine
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
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State Park
Palomar Mountain State Park Palomar Mountain
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Borrego Springs

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Hiking Trail
Hellhole Canyon Trail
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Desert
Coyote Canyon
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Ocotillo Wells SVRA
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Art Gallery
Borrego Art Institute
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Borrego Springs

Canyon
Slot Canyon
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Mountain
Ghost Mountain
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Desert
Desert Gardens
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Desert
Yaqui Well
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Golf in Borrego Springs

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Golf Course
Rams Hill Golf Club
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Golf Course
The Springs at Borrego Golf Course
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
Golf Course
Borrego Springs Resort Golf Club & Spa
3.3
Duration: 2 hours

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