Destination guide

Travel to relaxing Rancho Santa Fe

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Rancho Santa Fe. This city is relaxing and romantic, recognised for its golfing, restaurants and sporting events. Legoland California and La Jolla Cove are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday 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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Rancho Santa Fe a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 24°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 centre:

  • 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

Travelling 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 centre. 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 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,384 holiday lettings near Rancho Santa Fe. From 641 Houses to 31 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Rancho Santa Fe is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Rancho Santa Fe:

  • Covenant: 19 holiday homes
  • Carlsbad Village: 313 holiday homes
  • Del Mar Heights: 1,532 holiday homes
  • Country Club: 403 holiday homes
  • East Village: 506 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Rancho Santa Fe?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Rancho Santa Fe. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • House of Pacific Relations International Cottages: 5,106 holiday lettings
  • Moonlight State Beach: 4,449 holiday lettings
  • Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base: 2,414 holiday lettings
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park: 1,465 holiday lettings
  • Crystal Pier: 5,486 holiday lettings

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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rancho Santa Fe?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 641 Houses in Rancho Santa Fe. Our other popular types of Rancho Santa Fe holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 31 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 435 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 138 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Rancho Santa Fe?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 621 holiday homes with pool available in Rancho Santa Fe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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