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  • Santa Rosa Mountains Above Clark Dry Lake
  • Borrego Art Institute Gallery
  • The French Corner Restaurant
  • Desert Exploring at Calcite Mine
  • Shopping at Tumbleweed
  • Snow on Rabbit Peak

Anza-Borrego Foundation 2015 Sponsor

Night Sky Friendly Business

ABDNHA Business Member 2014

Borrego Springs, California, is one of the most beautiful, unique, and pristine places in the United States. Designated as California's only certified Dark-Sky Community by the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), our village is completely surrounded by the largest state park in the nation – the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

Here you'll find the leisurely pace of a small town, the tranquility of desert landscapes, and plenty of opportunity for adventure. Beautiful weather, outdoor exploration, amazing scenery, and a stress-free environment await you. Our 3,000 year-round residents greet 600,000 visitors each year, so we're used to helping people find what they want and need while they're here.


Start with the stars.

We forget how many of us can no longer see the Milky Way, lost in creeping light pollution from ever-growing cities and suburbs. You'll find it again here! Borrego Springs is a favored destination for professional and amateur star-gazers who come to re-discover the galaxies.

Experience the Park.

The vast Anza-Borrego Desert State Park surrounds the village of Borrego Springs, with hundreds of miles of off-road and hiking trails, where it's likely you'll encounter few others. The Park's history, geology, and palentology and the abundant wildlife and native plants fascinate scholars and explorers from all over the world. The Park Visitor Center, chock- full of information and staffed by friendly volunteers, is just a mile from the Inn.

For a memorable and authentic desert experience, book a tour with California Overland (www.californiaoverland.com).  Hop on board a specially-outfitted Jeep or truck and let the knowledgeable guides take you to places not easily accessible. Travel miles along off-road trails and see sights not everyone gets to see.

Ride a bike, take pictures, watch birds, play golf, get inspired.

Cyclists get a work-out on desert hills and fly along miles of flats. Photographers scramble from before dawn to after dark, capturing the scenic environment. Birders actively scout native and migrating species and participate in organized bird walks and counts. Golfers tee off on courses with beautiful mountain views. Artists are inspired by the landscape, and art lovers seek their treasures in our galleries. And everyone is surprised and delighted to discover the collection of whimsical Galleta Meadows Sky Art sculptures that seem to magically appear in the middle of the desert.

And enjoy your creature comforts, too!

In the midst of this amazing desert playground, Borrego Springs offers just enough pleasing amenities, with a surprising range of shopping, dining, and services to meet your tastes and needs.

Only two hours from San Diego and three hours from Los Angeles, Borrego Springs is a destination easily reached for a short weekend trip or week-long vacation.