Regarded as the first major regatta of the year, the San Diego Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs across the United...
Few experiences are more memorable than hiking along the miles of brilliant and color wildflowers stretching across vast Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
The 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is justly famous for a number of noteworthy natural features including palm oases, vast open spaces, the endangered Peninsular bighorn sheep, and its soaring desert vistas. Above all else, the park's notoriety stems from its spectacular spring wildflower displays. During peak bloom in wet years, few sites are more memorable than miles of brilliant colors stretching across vast, sandy flats and extending onto rocky, varnished hillsides.
Desert flower displays are often a matter of timing, and generous rainfall amounts. Rainfall in Southern California is highly variable, and the desert is no exception. Much of Anza-Borrego receives paltry rainfall sums between 4-8" annually. When California experiences a wet year, much of the desert receives more than that, which causes the normally dormant seeds of hundreds of different flower species to germinate and bloom spectacularly. During these rare times, hundreds of thousands of people make the pilgrimage to the park to witness this inspiring sight.
A magnificent fan palm oasis, bighorn sheep sightings, and impressive floral displays during peak season.
This gorgeous, palm-bedecked canyon with a seasonal waterfall belies its foreboding name with lush gardens of ephemeral wildflowers.
Cacti usually produce the most spectacular of all wildflowers. Look, but don't touch!
This normally barren trip to an old crystal mine comes alive every spring. Adventurous hikers will not want to miss the chance to poke around in the adjacent slot canyons.
Enjoy 2.5 hour whale watching cruises with multiple times daily to choose from. Departing from Newport Beach view gray whales on their migration along with finback whales, minke whales, humpback...
Pick up discounted ticket to The San Diego Zoo and USS Midway from the Western Inn Old Town.
Stay 2 nights starting now through May 31, 2019 and get the 3rd night free* and take advantage of all the exciting happenings at the Inn! You must select a 3 night consecutive stay when...
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