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The best local recommendations from our team of experts at Rancho Valencia

 

Kristi Dickinson Randy Vasquez

Kristi Dickinson

Director of Spa & Wellness


1. What’s your favorite meal at the resort?
The Cashew Quinoa Burger or a pressed Wellness Journey with apple, kale and celery.
 
2. What is your favorite place to relax and think on property?
The yoga pavilion with a cup of tea.
 
3. What is your favorite drink at the Pony Room?
2014 Crocker & Starr Sauvignon Blanc from Napa, California.
 
4. What is your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Eve in Encinitas.
 
5. What is the best “diamond in the rough” experience in San Diego?
Shopping at Captain's Helm in Oceanside.
 
6. What is the best place to shop nearby?
Leaping Lotus on Cedros Avenue.
 
7. What is your favorite thrill or activity in the San Diego area during the following seasons?
a. Spring
Hiking at Torrey Pines.
b. Summer
Surfing in La Jolla.
c. Fall
Mountain Biking in Penasquitos Canyon.
d. Winter
The Safari Park with a picnic basket packed by Rancho Valencia.
 
8. What is the ultimate place to take the complimentary Porsche?
To the Belly Up for a concert.
 
9. What is an unexpected detail or feature of Rancho Valencia that most people may not know?
We have amazing outdoor soaking tubs in the spa treatment spaces. A meditative soak before a massage is a must do!

Randy Vasquez

Concierge


1. What’s your favorite meal at the resort?
The Branzino Filet with
sauce vierge, heirloom potato and garlic spinach at The Pony Room.
 
2. What is your favorite place to relax and think on property?
The olive grove.
 
3. What is your favorite drink at the Pony Room?
The Palomino with Siete Leguas Reposado Tequila, Licor 43, lime and ginger.
 
4. What is your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Top of the Market in Seaport Village.
 
5. What is the best “diamond in the rough” experience in San Diego?
The Pacific Beach Farmer's Market and Raglin's in Ocean Beach.
 
6. What is the best place to shop nearby?
The vintage shops in Solana Beach.
 
7. What is your favorite thrill or activity in the San Diego area during the following seasons?
a. Spring
Baseball games at Petco Park downtown.
b. Summer
Ocean Beach's Dog Beach.
c. Fall
Playing golf at Torrey Pines.
d. Winter
Visiting Julian.
 
8. What is the ultimate place to take the complimentary Porsche?
Highway 101.
 
9. What is an unexpected detail or feature of Rancho Valencia that most people may not know?
The collection of complimentary snacks and drinks in the mini refrigerator in each of our guest rooms.
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