Borrego Springs – California’s Secret Desert™
Surrounded and protected by the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs is a refreshing respite from increasingly busy & congested Southern California. Our nearest traffic light is almost 50 miles away, and we enjoy a slower pace – and a lot more peace and quiet. Most visitors and residents find that deeply refreshing.
No chain stores here, just a few delightful surprises and unique local merchants. Thanks to the Park, we’ll always be something out of the ordinary, uncommon and unspoiled, a place apart – come and experience our many secrets.
Unique Local Flavor Borrego Springs businesses are owned and managed by local entrepreneurs, which means you won’t find the same predictable dining, lodging, or strip-mall shopping found everywhere else. It’s easy and stress-free to get around town. There’s plenty of parking. And people here are friendly and hospitable.
Where to Stay For visitors there’s a wide range of choices to call “home” from beautiful Park campground sites to classic desert elegance inns, family-oriented small motels, intimate romantic settings, and full-service resorts. All our lodging establishments are unique experiences in themselves, with their own brand of comfort and hospitality. We also have a range of vacation rentals available for stays of a week or longer.
Shopping – No Chains! Browse our unique retail shops, stores, and galleries to see eclectic and unusual gifts, home furnishings, art, and engaging apparel. Offering the gamut from feminine party outfits to t-shirts, rugged outdoor gear, and gourmet wine and cheeses, Borrego Springs’ merchants make shopping fun again!
Dining Options – More Than You Think We have about a dozen restaurants here, and you’ll be deliciously surprised at what you find on the menus – diverse choices, from savory, fresh Mexican, French, and Italian menus to great burgers, classic bar food, and sophisticated specialties.
The Arts Flourish Here! Our village is home to many artists, and their work – much of it informed by our desert location – adds beauty and richness to our lives. Please visit their studios and galleries – they welcome your interest and patronage. And if you’re fortunate enough to be in town for a play, concert, or recital at our Performing Arts Center, you’re in for a treat. Come experience the Art & Soul of Borrego Springs.
Personal Services A number of highly-skilled and licensed service professionals practice here. You’ll find experienced massage therapists, along with creative hair stylists and beauticians. We have medical facilities and dentists, banking and business services. All are easily accessible in our convenient, no-hassles shopping district.
Wide Open Spaces – Escape the Ordinary! Enjoy the great outdoors. Hiking, biking, photography, golf, horseback riding, swimming, learning – it’s all out there for your enjoyment. Do yourself the favor of checking the excellent education programs provided by the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Headquarters, the Anza-Borrego Foundation and the Anza Borrego Desert Natural History Association. And our Visitors Bureau is here to help you get on out there!