Stargazing Season in Full Swing in Borrego Springs

Experience the magic of Borrego's night skies in comfort and style with La Casa del Zorro's brand new stargazing package, featuring a viewing party and expert astronomy talks on select summer nights

Summer may be heating up in Borrego Springs, but as just one of six Dark Sky Communities in the world, a burst of night sky events are keeping the season downright cool. To celebrate celestial events ranging from meteor showers to strawberry moons or simply to immerse yourself in a blanket of stars, head to La Casa del Zorro starting May 23 with the new Camelopardalis meteor shower.

The Summer Stargazing Package at La Casa del Zorro invites guests to relax and enjoy some of nature's most spectacular natural wonders in comfort and style. During select night sky events, astronomy enthusiasts young and old get a backstage pass with access to a La Casa del Zorro stargazing party featuring heavenly live music, astronomy and night sky discussions with professional guides and plenty of cushioned mats for optimal viewing. While parties are hosted only during major celestial events, the rest of the package amenities; including an overnight stay for two, late check-in and check-out based upon availability and breakfast for two; can be enjoyed on any starry night. The package is available through 2014 and rates begin at $189.

The very first night of the Summer Stargazing Package, May 23, falls on the night of another first - the debut of the Camelopardalis Meteor Shower. This new shower was created by the dust of Comet 209P and has starwatchers anticipating 100 to as many as 400 meteors an hour at its peak. Thought to have the potential to rival the well-known Perseid showers, which fall on Aug. 12, the Camelopardalis will be front and center for desert-goers that evening. To kick off the season, La Casa del Zorro will also host astronomer Joseph Fedrow to give a special presentation and Q&A session to curious stellar explorers.

As the Camelopardalis is just the beginning of La Casa del Zorro's season of stars, guests will have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the Summer Stargazing Package and night sky events. Must-sees include the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower on Mon., July 28 and Tues., Jul. 29 and the Perseid Meteor Shower on Tues., Aug. 12 and Wed., Aug. 13.

Starry-eyed travelers can find out more about the Summer Stargazing Package and what else is happening overhead this summer at LaCasaDelZorro.com.

About La Casa del Zorro

Rated among the top Worldhotels based on service quality, design, facilities and more, La Casa del Zorro is an intimate, upscale resort nestled in the beautiful Anza Borrego State Park in Borrego Springs, Calif. Offering 67 rooms, including private casitas, La Casa del Zorro is a true desert oasis featuring 26 pools; fitness amenities including a gym and Olympic-sized lap pool; an onsite spa; shuffleboard, croquet, tennis and bocce ball courts; a jogging path and a giant chessboard. La Casa del Zorro is also home to The Fox Den Bar & Cantina, the Rose Garden Terrace and the Butterfield Room. For more information, visit LaCasaDelZorro.com.