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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“30 minute drive but well worth the experience. They allow bringing your own food/drink so pack a lunch and don’t miss a chance to snuggle the baby kangaroos! Can get hot in the summer in Escondido so pack sunscreen and bathing suits for the splash pad!”
  • 268 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Steep hike, but worth it to get your picture taken on the thin potato chip! It hasn't broken yet! (even with the hundreds of people who perch on it daily) ....yes, there's a line for the picture so go early.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Trail
“Very nice trail. It's about a 5k round trip. It gets intense towards the end, but definitely worth it. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Casino
“Barona Casino is just south of Ramona in Lakeside. You take Wildcat Canyon Rd. off of San Vincente and it's only about 15 minutes away. Barona Casino and Golf Course is a beautiful facility with great restaurants and entertainment. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing views, good pizza and yummy wine! It's great for couples, families, and groups. I'd highly recommend going! It is owned and operated by a nice couple from Italy. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
“Iconic local bakery serves a wide range of home made breads, rolls and pastries. The perfect place to stop for a cup of coffee and a danish on the way to Julian. They also have a very small gift selection, and there are a few small shops within walking distance. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Trail
“The hike to the Devil’s Punchbowl might be one of the most dangerous in the county. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported in 2005 that about one person dies here each year. The allure lies at the trail’s destination. Surrounded by 75-foot high cliffs, a magnificent waterfall splashes into a pool known as the Devil’s Punch Bowl. Hikers have been known to dive from the cliffs into the pool, but because of shallow waters and slippery rocks, it is highly dangerous. Additionally, hikers (or swimmers, depending on what you’re more excited for) should bring plenty of water, as this hike is not for those out of shape.”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A lovely home-cooking inspired restaurant on Main St. in downtown Ramona, that has irresistible charm!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Winery
“Salerno Winery is a cultural destination nestled in the hills of Ramona Valley, located off of Route 67. Visit this rustic, yet elegant winery where you will be greeted by a clusters of romantic statues as you walk up to their tasting terrace, where you can enjoy the quiet outdoor setting offering sweeping views of hills of vineyards. While you are there, you can also enjoy a game of bocce ball or garden chess (with 3 feet pieces!). They have something for everyone! Also, now serving pizza!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Feeling the need to reel one in? Check out some record setting big-mouth bass fishing at Lake Wohlford. Then enjoy a famous catfish dinner at Smokey's while listening to some live blues afterwards!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Go for a little drive and take a couple hikes. Can be very hot in the summer months!!! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“The owners are very friendly and knowledgeable about wines. Relaxed quiet atmosphere for wine tasting ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Trail
“This mountain features Potato chip rock, a popular place to take a picture that looks like you're standing on a potato chip. Amazing views the whole way, great workout. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great place for Breakfast lunch or dinner. Small town cafe. Known for their giant cinnamon rolls”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Amazing views, good pizza and yummy wine! It's great for couples, families, and groups. I'd highly recommend going! It is owned and operated by a nice couple from Italy. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“A lovely home-cooking inspired restaurant on Main St. in downtown Ramona, that has irresistible charm!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
“Awesome health food market in town. You can find your essentials here, in addition to some amazing offerings you may not find at other retailers in the area. They have a coffee and smoothie bar, as well as a full kitchen that prepares fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner, made to order!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place for Breakfast lunch or dinner. Small town cafe. Known for their giant cinnamon rolls”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sports Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best coffee in San Diego! Stop by and relax. If it is crepe day, I highly recommend them!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“This one might confuse the non-locals. Molly Malone's has been around a while. They were featured on one of those bar makeover shows. It then was called Way Point Saloon. Sign says Way Point, but credit card statement still shows Molly's. So what is it called? Depends on who you ask and how new they are to Ramona. ;) Try their shrimp taco's - YUMMM!”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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