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Borrego Springs

(4.7/5 based on 1,100+ reviews for 6 attractions)
Things to do: nature, sightseeing, golf
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 has a pueblo-style Visitor's Center & Chamber of Commerce, as well as two shopping malls, several restaurants, accommodation and individual shops. 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.A local landmark is the traffic roundabout between the airport and downtown, known as Christmas Circle. Every year in October, the community celebrates with the Borrego Days Desert Festival at 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.TourismTourism is a major industry in Borrego Springs. There are 4 public golf courses, Tennis Center, horseback riding and much more. The village is a popular destination for "Snow Birds" that migrate annually from the colder climates in winter to enjoy the sunshine of this desert community.Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkThe Anza-Borrego Desert State Park visitor's center is located west of town, with the park surrounding the town. This park encompasses more than 600000acre, making it the largest desert state park in the nation.
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