Things to Do Near The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe


70 miles of breathtaking coastline borders San Diego so the choices for ocean activities and great beaches are endless. Visit one of American’s finest beaches on Coronado Island, take a surf lesson at La Jolla Shores, stand up paddle in Cardiff by the Sea, kayak with sea lions in La Jolla Cove, bodysurf in Del Mar or explore the tide pools at Table Tops in Solana Beach.


Enjoy the sunny San Diego days on horseback exploring the scenic park-like trail system of Olivenhain.  This guided trail ride is ideal for beginners and experienced riders.

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Hot Air Ballooning

Lift your spirits and float up into the sky for a bird’s-eye view of Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, the coastline and more. Sunrise and sunset sails with Panorama Balloon Tours.

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Hike Torrey Pines

The coastal state park is home to the infamous twisted tree, spectacular views of the Pacific coastline, migrating birds and unspoiled beaches. Take a guided tour with a naturalist on the weekends or forge ahead on the well-marked hiking trails that lead to breathtaking vantage points and to the sea for a swim.

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Surf Lessons

Enjoy California-style professional surf lessons for all levels at nearby Moonlight State Beach.  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced wave shredder who wants to take it to the next level, let Dawn Patrol Surf provide a unique, customized experience for all ages.

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Torrey Pines Golf Course

Torrey Pines Golf Course A 36-hole municipal public golf facility located on the coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the community of La Jolla. Enjoy the spectacular views of the coastline and deep ravines while playing this classic championship golf course.

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Whale Watching

Enjoy a day on the water and experience San Diego’s aquatic playground where dolphin pods, seals and whales frolic. Captain Russell Moore commands a Coast Guard certified boat and offers daily explorations with Xplore Offshore. Whales migrate from Alaska to Baja from December to March and the spectacular blue whales often feed off the shores of San Diego over summer.

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