Destination guide

Travel to tranquil Rancho Santa Fe

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Rancho Santa Fe. This city is relaxing and romantic, recognized for its golfing, restaurants and sporting events. Legoland California and La Jolla Cove are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Rancho Santa Fe

Are you looking for attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Rancho Santa Fe a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Legoland California (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • SeaWorld (18 mi / 29 km)
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park (12.5 mi / 20.2 km)
  • San Diego Polo Fields (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Del Mar Fairgrounds (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)

Seasonal weather in Rancho Santa Fe

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 75°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Rancho Santa Fe

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Rancho Santa Fe is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • La Jolla Cove (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Mission Beach (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • Del Mar Horse Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Encinitas Community Park (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • San Diego Botanic Garden (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Swamis Beach (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Rancho Santa Fe

Fly into Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), the closest airport, located 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 15.1 mi (24.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Rancho Santa Fe?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,410 vacation rentals near Rancho Santa Fe. From 653 Houses to 33 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rancho Santa Fe for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Rancho Santa Fe?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rancho Santa Fe:

  • Covenant: 19 vacation rentals
  • Townsite: 789 vacation rentals
  • La Jolla Shores: 560 vacation rentals
  • Crown Point: 1,259 vacation rentals
  • Midway District: 60 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Rancho Santa Fe?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Rancho Santa Fe. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Del Mar Beach: 1,080 vacation rentals
  • Bird Rock: 1,129 vacation rentals
  • San Diego Zoo: 4,381 vacation rentals
  • Carlsbad State Beach: 2,564 vacation rentals
  • Legoland California: 1,650 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rancho Santa Fe listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rancho Santa Fe?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 653 Houses in Rancho Santa Fe. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rancho Santa Fe include:

  • Villas: 33 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 438 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 142 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Estates and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rancho Santa Fe?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 640 vacation rentals with pool available in Rancho Santa Fe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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