Easy Living in the Ramona Valley
Ramona serves as a breath of fresh air to those seeking respite from the bustling cities of Southern California. Visitors are greeted with spectacular views of a picturesque landscape of rolling plains and boulder-speckled mountains.
Ramona harmonizes rural country living with the modern conveniences of present day. Descendants of the town’s early residents are still active members of the community, carrying on the traditions of their ancestors. Much can be learned from a visit to the Guy B. Woodward Museum, located in one of the town’s earliest homes and now filled with relics that tell its history.
Antique shops, boutiques and stores along Main Street offer vintage finds, local goods and everyday necessities. Stop for a bite to eat at one of many restaurants for a taste of authentic Italian and Mexican cuisine, barbecue, home-style dishes and farm-to-table fare.
The Ramona valley’s unique features earned it the designation of an American Viticultural Area in 2006. Today, more than 30 wineries and tasting rooms draw residents and visitors year-round who come to enjoy award-winning wines. Beer, spirits and cider are new additions, offering something for every palate.
Southern California’s favorable climate, paired with Ramona’s elevation, mean months of sunshine — perfect for outdoor recreation! Hikers, bikers and horseback riders can enjoy hundreds of miles of trails in pristine wilderness areas. Wildlife lives side by side with locals — sightings of golden eagles, coyotes and turkeys are just part of everyday life in Ramona.
Events throughout the year celebrate Western traditions, vintage cars, music, art, holidays and more — there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
For those who come to Ramona to retire, raise a family or simply spend some time enjoying country living, there’s one thing that can be agreed upon by all — it’s the beauty of “The Valley of the Sun” and the friendly folks that make this town one of a kind.