Best of Ramona

Mt. Woodson Castle or Amy Strong Castle - Since 1921

Amy Strong Castle

The Amy Strong home in Ramona is the vision of this artistic woman, the talents of her architects, and the philosophy of the Craftsman Movement when it was built in 1921. Today it is renamed Mt. Woodson Castle and hosts fabulous events.


Barnett Valley Ranch


Barnett Ranch Preserve 

Barnett Ranch is 728-acre preserve purchased by the county in 2002. The preserve contains a variety of habitats, including riparian forest, coastal sage scrub, chaparral and non-native grassland. The preserve also has two formal trails.
 


Dos Picos County Park

Dos Picos County Park

It’s Spanish for "two peaks," derived from the two prominent mountains nearby, and it’s a great place to hike, picnic, camp and more. You can come for the day, but you’ll want to stay for the weekend.

Dudley's Famous Bakery


Dudley’s Famous Bakery

At San Diego’s original bakery since 1963, the baked goods sell themselves. They only use 100% wheat flour, and all ingredients are fresh, never frozen. Breads are 100% trans-fat free! Locals really enjoy Dudley’s time-tested recipes.

Step back in time to Julian's gold rush beginnings


Julian

 Escape to a quaint town famous for its apples, antiques, local wineries, snow and gold-mining. At this mountain getaway in the beautiful Cuyamaca Mountains, you can step back in time to the days of Julian’s beginning, rooted in the 1870s gold rush.

Taste Back Country Gold at Nickel Beer Co.


Nickel Beer Company

Nickel Beer Company was founded in 2013 by Tom and Lindsey Nickel, who brew a variety of unique blends that are packed full of flavor. Try the Jalapeno Back Country Gold beer or The Crab Apple Pie Ale, which captures the town’s ambience. This nearby Julian brewery has an outdoor beer garden that is dog friendly.
 


Oasis Camel Dairy

Oasis Camel Dairy

Meet REAL camels and the owners who are mainstreaming camel milk. The farm is open for tours, host events like Pomegranate Days and Watermelon Days, and guests can buy camel's milk products.
 

                                                          Ramona Art & Wine Festival

Ramona Art & Wine FestivalExperience the fall celebration of Ramona's fine art, award-winning wines and culinary delights. Each year wineries present tastings, chefs prepare favorite foods, and local artists paint wine barrels that are auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project. 


Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Murals

Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Murals 

The main goal of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project is to create a reason for those passing tourists to STOP to enjoy Ramona’s beauty, ​charm, character and heritage, and to rest a spell. “H” is for Historic and Hiking, “E” for Equine, “A” for Arts, Antiques and Agriculture, “R” for scenic rural vistas and drives, and “T” for Tasting of fine wines.
 

Ramona American Graffiti Cruise NightsCruisin’ Ramona Thursday Nights

Enjoy a parade-style procession of motorists in classic vehicles of all kinds in the Ramona American Graffiti Cruise nights on Thursdays during the summer. Car enthusiasts love watching old and new cars "cruising” Main Street, while listening to great music. And local stores and restaurants stay open late for the event.

 

Ramona Valley Vineyard AssociationRamona Valley Vineyards Association

Visit Ramona and Highland Valley Wine Country and tour wineries that are part of this association. We pride ourselves on producing and serving authentic Ramona Valley wines, handcrafted from our high-quality grapes, reflecting Ramona Valley AVA’s strengths and characteristics.

Ramona Grasslands Preserve
Ramona Grasslands Preserve

Mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders are welcome at this 3,521-acres preserve. Currently, a 480-acre western portion has a four-mile loop trail, with additional trails planned for the future.
 

Ramona Mainstage   Ramona Mainstaige

The Ramona Mainstage Theatre was comparable to any of the art deco cinematic palaces when it opened in 1947, back in the era when going to the movies was supposed to be an opulent experience that was something special. Ramona Mainstage now operates as a performing arts facility, presenting a diverse range of live entertainment, centering on theatrical performance, music, dance, comedy and celebrity appearances.

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Ramona Rodeo

Every May the BIGGEST show in town is the Ramona Rodeo!  Cowboys and cowgirls travel from near and far to show and compete in horse and bull riding contests. Vendors sell wares, food and drink booths serve guests, and live music entertains all who stay at night. 




San Diego Zoo Safari Park San Diego Zoo Safari Park

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, known as the San Diego Wild Animal Park until 2010, is an 1,800-acre zoo in the San Pasqual Valley area of San Diego, near Escondido. It is one of the largest tourist attractions in San Diego County, visited by 2 million people annually. It houses more than 2,600 animals, representing more than 300 species, as well as 3,500 plant species.

Pacific Crest Trail | Celebrating 50 Years as a National Scenic Trail
Pacific Crest Trail                                                                          

The Pacific Crest Trail spans 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada, and it symbolizes everything there is to love — and protect — in the Western United States. The trail is about more than mountains and geography; It's about people and the idea that we, as a society, can preserve our most wild and beautiful places.

 

Santa Ysabel PreserveSanta Ysabel Open Space Preserve

The Santa Ysabel Preserves are surrounded by oak woodlands, native grasslands and fields of wildflowers. They are set in a beautiful natural landscape of gently rolling hills, where hikers, bikers and equestrians will enjoy an outdoor adventure within this 3,800-acre sanctuary.

Velocity Paintball - Serving San Diego communities since 1994
Velocity Paintball Park  

 Velocity Paintball Park, San Diego's largest paintball field since 1994, offers an organized and safe environment to experience the thrill and excitement of paintball. Anyone can play, and there are walk-on games for beginners and advanced paintball enthusiasts.
                                                    

Volcan Mountain PreserveVolcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve

Take it outside! Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve offers approximately 2,900 acres of mixed conifer forest. In the summer, take a 5-mile round-trip hike to the Volcan Summit, and enjoy the spectacular views from desert to coast.

Julian Station

Wynola and the Julian Station  

Julian Station feature's four unique Julian tasting room experiences: Julian Hard Cider, Julian Wine & Chocolate, the Cooler Craft Beer Tap & Tasting Room and Golden Coast Mead's tasting room. The station is also the home of Mr. Manitas Taco Bar & Fruteria and numerous unique shops.