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World-Class Stargazing at Anza-Borrego Desert

Find your desert escape 2 hours from San Diego

World-Class Stargazing at Anza-Borrego Desert

Anza Borrego Desert State Park is a place well known for the colorful wildflowers that bloom in spring. But many people don't know that Borrego Springs is a designated dark sky community. In fact, it was the first of its kind. This means that all public lighting and even the lights on people's porches were dimmed to keep the sky looking dark and the stars very bright. A combination of dry desert air, vast tracts of uninhabited desert and tall mountains blocking big city lights create perfect condition for observing the night sky.

And all this in California, a state of almost 40,000,000 people!

Located two hours away from San Diego, Anza-Borrego State Park is an incredible place to camp and spend the night stargazing. Astronomer-led tours are also available.

If visiting during the months of March and April you may sleep under the Milky Way and be greeted by an incredible display of wildflowers in the morning as well. Not bad, huh?

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