Duration : 1-2 days
Other Facilities : Guided tours
Admission : $10 per vehicle
Hours : Open 24 Hours
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The largest park in southern California, The Anzo-Borrego Desert Park gets its name after the Spanish traveler Juan Bautista de Anza and a Spanish word Borrego meaning Sheep. This park covers almost one-fifth of San Diego and lays amidst the mountain ranges of Vallecito and The Rosa Mountains. This place can be visited anytime during the year as there is no snowfall. The climate is usually very pleasant with the temperatures only soaring up in the summertime.
The Anza-Borrego Foundation, a non-profit organization has set up a visiting center there which manages the park and guides the tourists as well as the locals. One can drive to the park from San Diego, Riverside, or from Palm Springs as well. The large, open landscapes, the livid mountains, and the Bajadas are a major thing to watch out for along with the palm trees and the abundant oases which house a large number of exotic vegetation and wildlife. This fun-filled getaway also permits the entry of pets and provides suitable maps and directions just in case one gets all caught up making it easy to explore the place for everyone alike.