Ramona Travel Guide

  • Overview of the Ramona Valley, West End
    Overview of the Ramona Valley, West End
    by jazzeesmom
  • BRIAN WOOD ENJOYING GIRDNER  WETLANDS
    BRIAN WOOD ENJOYING GIRDNER WETLANDS
    by woodbio
  • (L to R) Lisa, Carl, PAUL, Sue
    (L to R) Lisa, Carl, PAUL, Sue
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Ramona Things to Do

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    by woodbio Written Jan 9, 2005

    Ramona, California is a beautiful mountain town where the terrain is oak woodlands in rolling hills. It is a small residential mountain town with antque shops & restaurants

    A must see is the Wayne "Walt" Girdner Ranch, now owned by his son, Bill Girdner, of Pasadena, Ca., and Ramona, Ca. on weekends.

    Ramona's location is in Southern California in San Diego County. Ramona is East of San Diego
    on Hwy.78 @ junction Hwy.67.

    It is a beautiful place, away from the big cities, and a peaceful, serene wooded wonderland with wild animals and beautiful fauna.

    A few area activities are:

    * Antique Shops
    * Anza Borrego State Park
    * Camping
    * Cleveland National Forest
    * Golfing
    * Lake Henshaw
    * Rancho Cuyamaca State Park
    * Palomar Mtn State Park
    * Santa Isabel Mission
    * Cuyamaca Reservoir
    * El Capitan Reservoir
    * Lake Jennings
    * Mountain Biking
    * Sutherland Reservoir
    * San Vicente Reservoir

    nearby towns:
    Julian
    Escondido

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Zoo

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    by woodbio Written Jan 9, 2005

    Ramona, California is a beautiful mountain town where the terrain is oak woodlands in rolling hills. It is a small residential mountain town with antque shops & restaurants

    A must see is the Wayne "Walt" Girdner Ranch, now owned by his son, Bill Girdner, of Pasadena, Ca., and Ramona, Ca. on weekends.

    Ramona's location is in Southern California in San Diego County. Ramona is East of San Diego
    on Hwy.78 @ junction Hwy.67.

    It is a beautiful place, away from the big cities, and a peaceful, serene wooded wonderland with wild animals and beautiful fauna.

    A few area activities are:

    * Antique Shops
    * Anza Borrego State Park
    * Camping
    * Cleveland National Forest
    * Golfing
    * Lake Henshaw
    * Rancho Cuyamaca State Park
    * Palomar Mtn State Park
    * Santa Isabel Mission
    * Cuyamaca Reservoir
    * El Capitan Reservoir
    * Lake Jennings
    * Mountain Biking
    * Sutherland Reservoir
    * San Vicente Reservoir

    nearby towns:
    Julian
    Escondido

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    by woodbio Written Jan 9, 2005

    Ramona, California is a beautiful mountain town where the terrain is oak woodlands in rolling hills. It is a small residential mountain town with antque shops & restaurants

    A must see is the Wayne "Walt" Girdner Ranch, now owned by his son, Bill Girdner, of Pasadena, Ca., and Ramona, Ca. on weekends.

    Ramona's location is in Southern California in San Diego County. Ramona is East of San Diego
    on Hwy.78 @ junction Hwy.67.

    It is a beautiful place, away from the big cities, and a peaceful, serene wooded wonderland with wild animals and beautiful fauna.

    A few area activities are:

    * Antique Shops
    * Anza Borrego State Park
    * Camping
    * Cleveland National Forest
    * Golfing
    * Lake Henshaw
    * Rancho Cuyamaca State Park
    * Palomar Mtn State Park
    * Santa Isabel Mission
    * Cuyamaca Reservoir
    * El Capitan Reservoir
    * Lake Jennings
    * Mountain Biking
    * Sutherland Reservoir
    * San Vicente Reservoir

    nearby towns:
    Julian
    Escondido

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Ramona Restaurants

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    by jazzeesmom Written Apr 14, 2003

    Like D'Carlos, TOTC serves good old fashioned comfort food. However, at TOTC it's also served with a heaping helping of fun and attitude. Melissa will harrass you from the moment you walk in until you leave all the while serving you good, solid down home country cooking with a smile. Their breakfasts are not to be missed; they'll last you until dinnertime! Near the end of town on Main, the building is really and truly the old telephone company exchange/switchboard and is full of way cool old pictures of Ramona as it was back in the late 1800's/early 1900's, as well as having old phone equipment to view. Very family oriented, they can also accomodate moderately sized groups for breakfast meetings.

    Favorite Dish: The Telegram Junior (Melissa just knows when I walk in that's what I'm having) is a homemade buttermilk bisquit topped with a farm fresh scrambled egg and thick, rich homemade sausage country gravy and shredded cheddar cheese.

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    by jazzeesmom Updated Apr 14, 2003

    Do you secretly love chicken fried steak with real mashed potatoes and homemade gravy so thick and rich your arteries slam shut just reading this? How about tender, golden fried shrimp the size of the palm of your hand? Hanker for a buffalo burger or centre cut steak? Don't like crowds of Yuppies sneering over the wine and beer list? Then D'Carlos has a table ready for you! Fine, homemade, rib sticking food, great local atmosphere, local brewed beer and wine to try. The salads are served in huge trugs; try the roast beef salad for a real treat. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, and the prices will leave you in shock if you're used to San Diego, LA or NY prices at local resteraunts. Great kids menu as well. Bar seating if you want to avoid the kiddies and watch TV while you eat.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken fried steak - best in the world!

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Ramona Tourist Traps

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    BRIAN WOOD ENJOYING GIRDNER  WETLANDS

    by woodbio Written Jan 9, 2005

    IF YOU WANT TO AVOID TOURIST TRAPS, GO TO THE HILLS AND ENJOY THE ANIMALS AND ENJOY THE GIRDNER WETLANDS.

    Unique Suggestions: AT LEAST GET SOME TRUFFLES FROM NANCY GIRDNER'S 'HOUSE OF T ' IN DOWNTOWN RAMONA, ACROSS FROM BRIAN'S FEED AND GRAIN STORE.

    Fun Alternatives: GO IN AND LOOK AT THE BABY CHICKS AT BRIAN'S FEED AND GRAIN STORE, NEXT TO THE WOOD HEART SURGERY CLINIC ON THE RIGHT SIDE AND BASKIN ROBBINS ICE CREAM ON THE OTHER.

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Ramona What to Pack

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    by jazzeesmom Written Apr 14, 2003

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In the winter, we can have balmy days in the 70's, but at night, from October until late May, it can get downright cold. Medium weight jackets, sweatshirts and heavy sweaters if you're resteraunting; if you're going to be outside at night, pack a heavier coat just in case. During the summer, the nights are nice, in the 60's, but in high summer temperatures can be brutally hot, over 100. However, it's usually not very humid. Shorts and tanks with sandals work well for cruising Main Street during the summer days.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: In the winter: chapstick, lotion for dry skin

    In the summer: SUNSCREEN!! They don't call our valley "Valley of the Sun" for nothing!

    Photo Equipment: Bring it all; too many photo ops to list.

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