Borrego Springs, CA, USA

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Borrego Springs, CA, USA

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Deep in the heart of the park

Approaching Borrego Springs is a bit like driving straight into a postcard. Mountains loom in the distance, while palm trees line the long, winding roads. It's beautiful from every angle, and booking a Borrego Springs vacation rental is a wonderful way to experience this magnificent town in San Diego County. The beauty of the area is in its simplicity and natural elegance. It's the only city in California surrounded completely by state parkland, and its downtown is simply charming, what with its old-world ice cream parlors and vibrant arts scene.

It's A-OK to eat grapefruit everyday

You'll feel like a local from the moment you set foot outside your Borrego Springs vacation rental. Grapefruits are big here—ruby reds, to be precise, and if you happen to be in town in late December you can enjoy freshly picked bags of them from local farms. This is also an excellent place to watch birds, especially the Swaison hawks that soar over the valley. Feeling adventurous? Go for a hike in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Downtown is filled with unique independent boutiques, all of which offer locally sourced finds.

Massive sculptures and a side of wine

A thriving arts scene sets Borrego Springs apart from neighboring towns. Here, it's all about local artists of all kinds. Some are honored at the Borrego Art Institute. The most mesmerizing of all may be the Borrego Springs Skyart Sculptures of Ricaro Breceda. Making the most of the desert landscape, this epic presentation of freestanding artwork features behemoth serpents, camels, and other creatures set directly on the ground. There are several vineyards and wineries in the vicinity as well, perfect for a little day trip and some delicious sips.

The heat is on in Borrego Springs

Let's be blunt: It does get hot in the desert. This means you can expect some serious heat in the middle of summer, when the average temperature is approximately 107 degrees. Most days top out over 90 degrees, and it rarely rains. Cool weather and breezes are equally rare. Even winter is something of a treat—the January high is around 70 degrees, and it never really dips below 45 degrees. When packing for your Borrego Springs vacation rental, stick with lightweight layering pieces—you'll certainly never need a proper coat.

Where hummingbirds play beneath the night sky

Located in the heart of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs is a humble town whose claim to fame—besides its immense beauty—is that it's an International Dark Sky Community. This means the night sky is protected from light pollution, and that means you can enjoy stunning sunrises every day of the year. The surroundings match the town's slow pace—you can enjoy views of the San Ysidro Mountains or make the trek to Borrego Palm Canyon, where hummingbirds flitter over cacti and waterfalls pour in the distance.