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Rancho Bernardo straddles a stretch of I-15 between San Diego and Escondido and is technically a neighborhood of San Diego. Originally sheep- and cattle-grazing land, it was transformed in the early 1960s into a planned suburban community, one of the first, and a place where many wealthy retirees settled down. It's now home to a number of high-tech companies, the most notable of which is
Sony. If you want to spend some time at the nearby San Diego Zoo Safari Park, this community, home of the world-class Rancho Bernardo resort, makes a convenient and comfortable headquarters for a multiday visit.
A quiet town with a handful of year-round residents, Borrego Springs is set in the heart of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and is emerging...