A resort city in Ramona, California, San Diego Country Estates (referred to by many as “the Estates”) is a unique place to visit for all travelers. Many of the resorts welcome travelers with animals for an additional fee, so long as you are careful to clean up after yourself. The many open spaces and outdoor activities here try to accommodate those traveling with pets so that your critters are not stuck in their crates all day. The nearest animal hospitals are in the central part of Ramona, along their main street strip, about 20 minutes from the Estates.
The Country Estates Dog Park is a popular destination for resort goers looking for the pawfect place for their dog to spend the day. The park is mostly grass and is completely fenced for your safety and convenience. The state park forests that surround the estates have trails for all skill levels and dog sizes. San Diego Country Estates is the place for a barkin’ good time with the whole family for a weekend or the whole summer. Pack up your dog’s favorite toys and blankets and head on over to the Estates for a stay neither of you will soon forget!
San Diego Country Estates is a large, affluent community surrounded by gorgeous landscapes and open areas. Largely populated by the elite of Ramona, California, this area is a quiet neighborhood that stretches through the Swartz Canyon County Park. Here, your dog can enjoy dense forests full of rich and earth smells sure to have her enthralled the entire time. The community has two of its own dog parks for as much off-leash fun as your dog can handle. Be sure to tote the waste bags and a few good tennis balls for a carefree afternoon in this magically pawesome place.
Rancho San Vicente is another resort community located in San Diego Country Estates. Here you will find the city’s local restaurant that has residents barking for joy. The Oaks Grille has both indoor and outdoor seating to accommodate resort visitors with four-legged dates. You will love the casual yet elevated style found on their menu to match the mood of the entire city. This community offers you the perks of resort living and the beauty of the wild forests native to this area. Bring your waste bags and harnesses if you plan on venturing around the resort, the smells of the golf course will tempt your pup to no end!
Ramona East is a popular neighborhood just outside of the San Diego Country Estates. About a 20-minute drive from the resorts, this community offers an alternative for those looking for something a bit more low-key for themselves and their dogs. The neighborhood is largely residential with a few local fast food chains where you can grab a quick bite with your dog, but the majority of the scene is open green space and tree line. Charge up your step tracker or smartphone and get ready for a full day of exploring this classic residential space with your best friend.
For locals, driving an hour to get to San Diego is par for the course on a weekend or day off. If you find yourself looking for an upbeat place to spend a Saturday, Hillcrest is the perfect neighborhood with the right mix of food and fun for those with two or four legs to enjoy. Baja Betty’s and its locally renowned Mexican inspired menu is sure to get your mouth watering and your dog’s tail wagging! But don’t stop there, as this neighborhood’s streets are just buzzing with food trucks and cafés that will keep you both on your toes!
If you prefer a shorter drive, Granite Hills in El Cajon, California is the perfect spot just 40 minutes from the Estates. Here, you will find the Wells Park Off Leash Area, where you can break out the Frisbees and tennis balls for an afternoon of slobbery goodness. Keep the waste bags and water bottles handy for your day off in this community while you enjoy the lush green landscape. When you are ready for a bite, scamper just outside the neighborhood to Downtown El Cajon and visit the many dog-friendly eateries such as Downtown Café, Soy Leaf Garden Café, Luna Grill, and Gillespie Field Café.