Are you ready for an awesome training weekend? I know we are! We want to be sure that your stay in Ramona, CA and the surrounding areas is the best experience possible, so we’ve created this “cheat sheet” to help you navigate this area. We’re including places to stay, places to eat in Ramona, and also some of the closest attractions and must-sees in case you’re taking in some extra days of San Diego. Rates below are rounded numbers offered for a general reference only.
Places to stay: Where you stay while you are in town really depends on what you’re looking for in your trip. Do you want quiet relaxation or to take in some wineries and the back-country area? Do you want to be as close to the training location as possible? We recommend staying in Ramona. You may even consider Julian, which is a mountain getaway town in the Cuyumaca Mountains made famous by its Julian Apple Pies.
But if beaches and San Diego are on your To-Do list, then staying in Poway might be a better option. Poway is in the heart of inland San Diego and a reasonable distance to beaches, the airport, and our training location. Poway has all the amenities you couple possibly want or need.
Pricing: ~$150 (not including the discounted rate)
Special Offer: 20% Off for REFIT®! (Online use code: REFIT)
Spacious 1- and 2-bedroom villas with all the comforts of home, including a fireplace and well-equipped kitchens. Resort features 16 tennis courts, paddle tennis, hiking trails and a nearby Country Club with golf . . . If relaxation is your sport of choice, the Riviera Oaks Resort has two large swimming pools, two Jacuzzi's and a fabulous Day Spa for the ultimate in pampered relaxation!
If you haven’t stayed at an AirBnB before, you are missing out! AirBnBs are trailers, studios, rooms, apartments, and houses offered for rent by the owner and can be a fantastic and economical way to vacation anywhere! Ramona offers some incredible AirBnBs for any budget. Check out AirBnBs in Ramona, or search Julian if you want a fantastic mountain location and don’t mind the extra drive time.
Just what you’d expect from a nice and modern hotel. Free WiFi, complimentary breakfast, included parking, and all the usual hotel amenities. This hotel will set you about halfway between the San Diego International Airport and the training location. If you intend to stay longer to take in some of San Diego, this hotel will have you closer to beaches and most San Diego attractions.
Places to eat: Ramona is known for our home-town restaurants and our authentic Mexican Food - boasting some of the best around. All restaurants are located within minutes of the training location. There are far more places to eat than listed, but these are some favorites and the restaurants closest to our preferred hotel.
Kountry Kitchen: Just what you’d expect from the name! Known for their breakfasts, but excellent lunch and dinner options as well. This restaurant is owned by Traci’s family and will offer a discount to anyone who identifies themselves as part of the REFIT group over our training weekend.
La Cocina: Best All Around Mexican food. Sit down only. No drive-thru.
Nuevo Grill: Best Salsa, Great Atmosphere. Sit-down restaurant/Sports Bar.
Mi Ranchito: Most authentic Mexican. Sit down or Drive-Thru
El Michoacan: Mainland style Mexican at its best.
Mañanas: Best CA Burrito EVER. Sit down or Drive-thru
Amici’s: Authentic Italian and local wines
The Oaks Grill: Located close to Riviera Oaks Resort. Sit-down restaurant and bar. Check their hours as they change frequently.
Ra-Mona Lisa’s: Located close to Riviera Oaks. Italian. Take-out.
Los Amigos: Located close to Riviera Oaks. Mexican. Sit down or Take-out.
Marinade on Main: Best butterscotch pudding you’ll ever have. Sit down restaurant, a little pricey but worth it.