The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a couple hours northeast of San Diego and is the largest state park in all of California. The park covers nearly 600,000 acres and since 1933 has been a fantastic destination for families with children.
Things to Do
- Find out more about the activities on offer and get advise on which fun things to do are best suited to you and your family by heading along to the Visitor Center. You can also pick up souvenirs and gifts from the Visitors Center if you'd like to bring back something to remind you of your trip.
- Take your bicycles! There are plenty of trails for you and your little ones to ride along.
- If you can't bring yourself to leave or need more than just a day, consider staying overnight. There are plenty of campsites as well as more modern forms of accommodation.
- Don't forget to look at the stars! Away from the city you can see some of the most wonderful views of the night sky and once the sun goes down, get ready for a spectacular show!
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Insider Tips
- If you and your family are just visiting for the day, make sure to take a picnic as there is plenty of space to sit down and enjoy some food. As the park operates a "leave only footprints" policy, make sure to not leave any trash when you're done eating.
- Make sure to check the weather forecast! As a "desert", the weather and environment of the area doesn't always welcome people with open arms so make sure you are prepared.