Rancho Santa Fe is a census-designated place in California, about 25 miles north of San Diego. This affluent suburb is primarily residential, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to do in the area. Even if you run out of things to do in Rancho Santa Fe, the Pacific Ocean is only four miles west, and San Diego is easily accessible to the south. You can find plenty of great Rancho Santa Fe hotel deals to keep costs low.
Once you cruise in to San Diego International Airport (SAN), take the free shuttle to the rental car center or hire a cab. If you'd rather go by public transit, take bus route 923 to the American Plaza Trolley Station and walk over to the San Diego Santa Fe Depot. Here, get on the Pacific Surfliner and ride two stops. Get off and take bus 308 into town, where you can reserve one of the Rancho Santa Fe rental cars to get around locally. Once you check in to one of the Rancho Santa Fe hotels and drop off your things, go check out the art at the Rancho Santa Fe Art Gallery or do a little shopping in the downtown region. The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society is a good stop for history buffs. Since you're flying into San Diego, why don't you give yourself a day or two to explore? Enjoy a long hike in the Torrey Pines State Reserve and crash in one of the hotels in San Diego, CA before heading up to Rancho Santa Fe. How often do you get a chance like this?
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