Nickel Beer Company was founded in 2013 by Tom and Lindsey Nickel, who brew a variety of unique blends that are packed full of flavor. Try the Jalapeno Back Country Gold beer or The Crab Apple Pie Ale, which captures the town’s ambience. This nearby Julian brewery has an outdoor beer garden that is dog friendly.
Experience the fall celebration of Ramona's fine art, award-winning wines and culinary delights. Each year, wineries present tastings, chefs prepare favorite foods, and local artists paint wine barrels that are auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project.
Enjoy a parade-style procession of motorists in classic vehicles of all kinds in the Ramona American Graffiti Cruise nights on Thursdays during the summer. Car enthusiasts love watching old and new cars "cruising” Main Street, while listening to great music. And local stores and restaurants stay open late for the event.
Visit Ramona and Highland Valley Wine Country and tour wineries that are part of this association. We pride ourselves on producing and serving authentic Ramona Valley wines, handcrafted from our high-quality grapes, reflecting Ramona Valley AVA’s strengths and characteristics.
The Ramona Mainstage Theatre was comparable to any of the art deco cinematic palaces when it opened in 1947, back in the era when going to the movies was supposed to be an opulent experience that was something special. Ramona Mainstage now operates as a performing arts facility, presenting a diverse range of live entertainment, centering on theatrical performance, music, dance, comedy and celebrity appearances.
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, known as the San Diego Wild Animal Park until 2010, is an 1,800-acre zoo in the San Pasqual Valley area of San Diego, near Escondido. It is one of the largest tourist attractions in San Diego County, visited by 2 million people annually. It houses more than 2,600 animals, representing more than 300 species, as well as 3,500 plant species.
The Pacific Crest Trail spans 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada, and it symbolizes everything there is to love — and protect — in the Western United States. The trail is about more than mountains and geography; it's about people and the idea that we, as a society, can preserve our most wild and beautiful places.
The Santa Ysabel Preserves, both East and West, are surrounded by oak woodlands, native grasslands and fields of wildflowers. They are set in a beautiful natural landscape of gently rolling hills, where hikers, bikers and equestrians will enjoy an outdoor adventure within the 3,800-acre sanctuary.
Julian Station feature's four unique Julian tasting room experiences: Julian Hard Cider, Julian Wine & Chocolate, the Cooler Craft Beer Tap & Tasting Room and Golden Coast Mead's tasting room. The station is also the home of Mr. Manitas Taco Bar & Fruteria and numerous unique shops.