An enormous variety of wild species, colorful wildflowers, palm groves, sweeping vistas and miles and miles of hiking trails; Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a haven for people who love adventure. Spread over 600,000-acre, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest desert park in California and is named after a Spanish explorer called Juan Bautista de Anza and the Spanish word borrego stands for bighorn sheep.
This vast desert park offers you an amazing opportunity to experience the wilderness and marvels of the desert. Once here, you will be stunned to see an awesome variety of species ranging from mule deer, golden eagles, chuckwallas, roadrunners, kit foxes, red diamond rattlesnakes, bighorn sheep to desert iguanas. It is undoubtedly the richest desert park offering such tremendous variety of species.
The best time to visit Anza-Borengo Desert State Park is in the spring. Imagine how wonderful it looks when the whole desert turns into a riot of colors. Rains transform the rugged landscape and the sun hardened desert into a kaleidoscope of colorful desert wildflowers. You can see a variety of spectacular wildflowers such as desert marigold, barrel cactus, red chuparosa, primrose, yellow brittlebush, ocotillo buds, monkey flowers and more.
After a substantial winter rainfall, the wildflowers begin to bloom in late February and in early March. Therefore if you are on a San Diego vacation during march-April, make sure to visit Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. And the best way to do that is to stay in a hotel in San Diego from where you can commute to the desert park easily.
California Suites Hotel is located right in the heart of San Diego so there won’t be any trouble getting there. The hotel provides good facilities at budget price such as an extended complimentary breakfast, free parking, Internet connection, swimming pool, 24 hour security patrol, safe deposit box and more.
If you are particularly fond of seeing wild desert animals and wildflowers, then you shouldn’t miss this desert park. Now is the time!
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