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Things to do in Rancho Santa Fe

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.
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“Hands down the best restaurant in San Diego, which is why it is on the pricier side, but worth every penny. Food, ambiance, and service are all perfect. Reservations are a must.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Reservations encouraged. Remarkable dining experience, one of the finest in San Diego.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Beautiful Spanish Style Resort to visit for lunch or dinner OR drinks in the Pony Bar.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Great local spot - They have the most delicious baked goods and pastries too!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a bit of a drive, but if you’re looking for a relaxing brunch or dinner, this will get you away from any street noises. The drive out there is beautiful. It’s a great spot to have some cocktails ... and I like to ask them to bust out the croquet set!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ Named after Master French Chef Patrick Ponsaty. Serving Spanish French Mediterranean cuisine.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicias! Enjoy a friendly atmosphere and a continental menu served on the patio under a star lit sky. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
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“Need take out or home delivery... Call Leucadia Pizza which specializes in salads, pizza, Italian entries.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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  • 1 local recommends
Food
“Sundays 9:30 am-2 pm Live music, shaded seating, and food vendors offer a variety of tastes for a casual Sunday. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Golf Course
“27 holes of golf, with three different 9 hole courses. Restaurant, lounge, bar, meeting and event facilities.”
  • 1 local recommends
Pharmacy
“The pharmacy cares all sorts of unique gifts and cards for all occasions, besides pharmaceutical goods. It also has a liquor store well stocked with mixers and wine. Grab a sandwich from the cooler on your way out if you are hungry. It is one of the best stores in the village of RSF.”
  • 1 local recommends
Home Goods Store
“Charming store in the village offering unique gifts, candles, children's clothes and toys. Stop in and say "hi". It is worth a visit.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Veladora is a great restaurant but we also like The Pony Room, right next door - a very casual, yet chic place in the heart of Rancho Valencia, a world class resort.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Hands down the best restaurant in San Diego, which is why it is on the pricier side, but worth every penny. Food, ambiance, and service are all perfect. Reservations are a must.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Reservations encouraged. Remarkable dining experience, one of the finest in San Diego.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Tea Room
“Great local spot - They have the most delicious baked goods and pastries too!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Hotel
“Beautiful Spanish Style Resort to visit for lunch or dinner OR drinks in the Pony Bar.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ Named after Master French Chef Patrick Ponsaty. Serving Spanish French Mediterranean cuisine.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicias! Enjoy a friendly atmosphere and a continental menu served on the patio under a star lit sky. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“Need take out or home delivery... Call Leucadia Pizza which specializes in salads, pizza, Italian entries.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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