Encompassing an area of 156 square miles, Ramona offers a slow pace, clean environs, and much to discover! With a population of roughly 45,000, more than 30 wine and beer tasting rooms, unique antiques and vintage finds, and dozens of pristine hiking trails, Ramona is the hidden gem of San Diego County.
Ramona boasts some of the most impressive wines and wineries in the Southern California area. The vineyards are so special that the area received a designation as an America Viticultural Area in 2006. The Ramona Valley AVA is just the third “AVA" in Southern California. There are 60 vineyards and 30 Ramona wineries. Of the 30 wineries, 24 are currently open to the public for wine tasting.
Ramona has some of the best hiking trails in San Diego County. Our trails are enjoyed by cyclists, equestrians and hikers alike. Visitors travel from all around the world to hike Mt. Woodson’s trail to the iconic “Potato Chip Rock”. Barnett Ranch and Grasslands Preserve are also easily accessible for equestrian riding throughout the year.
There are many activities to do in Ramona. Take a flight with Cloud 9 Flight Adventures or tour the famous Oasis Camel Dairy farm. Like to golf? Ramona has two beautiful golf courses. Plan your trip to Ramona and enjoy all it has to offer.
Guests can travel back to western days gone-by at the Guy B. Woodward Museum in downtown Ramona. Housed in the 1886 adobe Verlaque House, the museum exhibits historic treasures of early Western culture, including antique furnishings, vintage clothing, cowboy artifacts and mining equipment.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994, the Ramona Town Hall was designed by architect William S. Hebbard, who later, with his partner Irving Gill, produced some of San Diego’s best architecture. Ramona’s Town Hall is one of the largest and oldest adobe structures in southern California and has been the headquarters of the town’s functions, from bank to library to church to dance hall.