Welcome to Ramona, California–“The Valley of the Sun.”
We invite you to explore the many attractions which make our community San Diego County’s fastest growing unincorporated region. The lush high-desert scenery and the picturesque shapes of the mountains in San Diego County are all within view from the ‘back-country’ community of Ramona.
Ramona is known as the Gateway to San Diego North County’s Inland Mountains is also known as “The Valley of the Sun.”; located above the fog line and below the snow line.
Ramona citizens lined Main Street years ago with these beautiful eucalyptus trees. They were hand-watered when first planted during the summer months to keep them alive. Current Ramona citizens and visitors are reaping the beauty and shade of these magnificent trees. If you plan to stay the weekend consider taking advantage of the local lodging and dining options.
Ramona’s own Guy B. Woodward Museum is open to the public. If you are interested in the Old West and/or the history of Ramona (once known as the “Turkey Capital of the World”) spend an afternoon looking around this wonderful hometown museum. Geneva passed away last July, her son Ken W. is now the director and he may tell stories about Ramona and the people who added to this town’s history.
Ramona is one of the oldest established communities in San Diego County and has become a magnet for Antique shops in the past few years. This phenonomen has caused many to call Ramona the Antique Capital of San Diego County.
Want a place to picnic, hike, or just play? Ramona has four great parks for you to enjoy.
If you feel like “A bad day fishing is better than the best day at the office!” then come take a day to enjoy Lake Sutherland Reservoir.
If golfing is your fancy then Ramona has two of the most challenging championship courses you’ll ever encounter.
Ramona is a horse-friendly community! While a lot of our neighboring communities are making it difficult for horse owners to house and ride their horses within city limits, Ramona prides itself in always remembering our rural heritage. More than a few current Ramona residents have moved “up the hill” because of our common-sense policy regarding horses.
One of the most famous photo-opportunities in Ramona is Hope Street’s mailboxes. Each mailbox is unique and special (just like the people who own them) and has it’s own story to tell — some are new and shiny, some are old and weathered, some have seen El Nino, some are rusted while others are beautifully decorated.
Both Mount Woodson & Iron Mountain offers steep and challenging hikes for all adventurous people.
Main Street has all the shopping conveniences of a bigger city.
Schwaesdall Winery is family owned and operated producing estate bottled and cellared, classic European style red wines and traditional, California white wines.