Things to Do

Guests at Riviera Oaks Resort & can also explore the many attractions in Ramona and San Diego County, including wooded parks, lakes and landscapes offering scenic mountainside views.

Known as the gateway to San Diego North County's Inland Mountains; Ramona is ideally located above the fog line and below the snow line, making it perfect for recreation of all kinds. Guests can hike or bike the lovely nearby trails, take a short drive to some of California’s beautiful beaches, or simply sit back and take in the splendor!


• San Vicente

• Lake Poway

• Dixon Lake

• Lake Wohlford

• Lake Cuyamaca

• Lake Hodges

• Lake Sutherland

• Lake Henshaw

• Doane Pond

Horseback Riding

Saddle up for a horseback riding adventure with the whole family and enjoy winding across the beautiful backcountry of California. Appropriate for all skill levels, a horseback excursion through Ramona’s scenic trails is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Adventures on Horseback


Big Schott Ranch


Collier Park

Enjoy an afternoon spent in the great outdoors at Collier Park. With beautiful native plant gardens, a spacious picnic area with plenty of tables and barbeques, two well-shaded play grounds, and basketball and tennis courts, you can enjoy the beautiful sunshine and scenic surroundings of this 8-acre community park.

Dos Picos Regional Park

Spanish for “two peaks”, Dos Picos Regional Park boasts breathtaking views of the nearby mountains and features exciting outdoor amenities for an afternoon, or weekend, of campsite fun. Enjoy fishing, hiking or picnicking amid the shady oak trees and secluded privacy as the park is surrounded by ranchland and steep rocky slopes. A nearby soccer field and horseshoe pits offer recreational entertainment and hours of family fun.

Ramona Oaks Park

Escape the bustling city noise and enjoy a true nature escape at Ramona Oaks Park. Wildlife abounds in this 110 acre sanctuary populated with giant oaks, pepper trees and eucalyptus. Enjoy a full day of biking, hiking, fishing or playing miniature golf. With so many amenities, this great picnic area and playground offers everything you need for a fun family outing. 


Spend a leisurely day out on the golf course and enjoy the perfect year-round temperatures of Ramona, California. Whether just hitting a bucket of balls on the driving range, perfecting your putting skills, or playing 18-holes, each of the nearby courses in Ramona offer an intriguing challenge for every skill level amid a scenic backdrop.

San Vicente Inn & Golf Club


24157 San Vicent Road

Barona Creek Golf Club


1000 Wildcat Canyon Road

Mt. Woodson Golf Club


16422 North Woodson Drive

If you are looking for more ways to enhance your vacation experience, our helpful team will be glad to suggest additional activities in Ramona and the surrounding area, or you can simply visit the San Diego North County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

After a day of outdoor adventure and exploration, enjoy a relaxing dinner at one of our delicious local restaurants, or simply relax in your spacious accommodation at Riviera Oaks Resort & Racquet Club.

Dining and Entertainment

Ramona, CA Attractions & Beyond

Located just 30 minutes from San Diego and about an hour from Tijuana, Mexico, Ramona is perfectly situated for different travelers looking for a variety of vacation experiences. Enjoy family fun at San Diego area attractions such as Sea World and San Diego Zoo, or visit nearby wineries. After a day of shopping and sightseeing, return to your comfortable accommodation at Riviera Oaks Resort in Ramona for the perfect end to an exciting day!

Attractions Nearby

Cox Arena 
5500 Canyon Crest Drive

Julian Pioneer Museum 
2811 Washington Street

Qualcomm Stadium 
9449 Friars Road

San Diego Zoo 
2920 Zoo Drive

Sea World 
500 Sea World Drive

Wild Animal Park 
15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd


Belle Marie Winery 
26312 Mesa Rock Road

Bernardo Winery 
13330 Paseo del Verano N

Bernardo Winery 
17888 Old Winemaster Way

Cordiano Winery 
15732 Highland Valley Road

Ferrara Winery 
1120 W 15th Ave.

Menghini Winery 
1150 Julian Orchards Drive

Montesquieu Winery 
8221 Arjons Drive

Orfila Tasting Room 
4470 Highway 78

Orfila Vineyards & Winery 
13455 San Pasqual Road

Ramona Vintners Winery 
632 Main Street

Schwaesdall Wineries 
17677 Rancho De Oro Drive

Twin Oaks Valley Winery 
1575 Mulberry Drive


2nd Amendment Mall 
3410 Del Lago Blvd.

Charlotte's in the Country 
964 Main Street

Country Town Antiques 
738 Main Street

Donna's Antiques 
780 Main Street

Escondido Promenade 
1272 Auto Park Way

Old Town Antique Fair 
734 Main Street

Parkway Shoppingtown 
415 Parkway Plaza

Viejas Outlet Center 
5005 Willows Road

Westfield Shoppingtown 
200 E Via Rancho Parkway

Old Main Street in Ramona offers several attractions in one charming area. Spend a leisurely afternoon shopping, dining or catching a movie.

For more information about local attractions in Ramona, browse our suggestions for San Diego County or let the helpful team at River Oaks Resort share their knowledge of the area.

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