Backyard Wedding at The Valentino Estate, Rancho Santa Fe

After scrolling through some of our gorgeous estates in San Diego, you might start to notice a trend. The majority of our most famous estates are located in the beloved neighborhood of Rancho Santa Fe.

We thought it would be appropriate to give a little ode to our most visited neighborhood and offer some intel on what to see, do, and eat in Rancho Santa Fe.

This way, after your fabulous event, you'll be ready to check out the town!

What to See --

Taking a Sunday drive through Rancho's famous roads might just be enough! The roads are lined with mature willow trees and  wind through gorgeous golf courses and private orchards. Plus, taking a look at some of the world's most magnificent homes might prove to be some eye-candy as well! Cranking the radio and taking a drive down Via De La Valle and Paseo Delicias would not disappoint!

The Rancho Santa Fe art scene might be one of Rancho's best kept secrets. The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild has a stunning gallery in the middle of the Village on Paseo Delicias. Previous shows include artists Susan Flanders and Marileigh Schulte. The gallery tends to stick with impressionist style art that portrays the California lifestyle...think "Monet goes to California." Strolling through the gallery on a relaxing day always provides some nice inspiration.

What to Do --

Unwinding after an event is easy to do in Rancho Santa Fe. The spa at the Rancho Valencia has some of the greatest massages and services around! As for all you golf-enthusiasts out there, Rancho Santa Fe has more golf courses than you can imagine.

I would recommend The Farms Golf Club. This club is perfect for the golfer at every skill level and offers a newly renovated Practice Facility. Plus, the club is in a relatively central location and the employees are helpful and welcoming, you won't get any snooty-ness here!

What to Eat --

Best places to eat in Rancho Santa Fe, Ca

The Rancho Santa Fe farmers market is every Sunday from 9am to 1:30pm, located on San  Dieguito Road. I love this farmers market because it has more than just food and there is usually a band jazzing up the beautiful day.

While at the farmers market you must stop by Caffe Positano in the same shopping center off San Dieguito Road. (There is also one on Paseo Delicias in the Village.) I've spent so many mornings talking to the owner about the quality of his espresso beans and smelling different blends-- this cafe does it right! Besides coffee, the muffins and croissants are to die for! I would recommend getting a couple different muffins and splitting them with friends so you can try as many as possible. I am currently in love with the carrot muffin! One warning I must say: they only accept cash, so make sure to pop a few dollars in your purse beforehand.

Finally, this wouldn't be a respectable blog without the mention of Thyme in the Ranch. Located in the Village on Avenida de Acacias, this is every local's favorite place! This quaint restaurant is always teeming with people drooling over the display of fresh specials or carefully deciding what to order from the extensive menu. While Thyme in the Ranch has gotten a reputation for its baked goods, don't discount lunch--everything on the menu is a sure win!

Your Turn...

If you've chosen an estate in Rancho Santa Fe, we know you'll love the town! And with such great places to explore, renting an estate for group travel or a sweet vacation never sounded so good. Ready to start planning your next event...let us know how we can help?