Roads of the Ranch: Tour an exclusive ‘Old California’ enclave
Wooded, gently curving streets, and beautiful estates highlight this exclusive San Diego County community, featured in the Joyride Guru-series book Roads of the Ranch that takes day-trippers through the San Diego County community of Rancho Santa Fe.
Planned from the start to be an idealized “Old Spanish California” town, the Ranch has cool ties to old Hollywood days of Bing Crosby, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Victor Mature.
Grab glimpses of the “one percent” at the end of long driveways, along with groves of eucalyptus and citrus, plus paddocks for the horses. Roads are easy to maneuver; the village offers restaurants and a few shops, plus banks and real-estate offices in case you want to purchase one of the eight-figure estates.
It’s Chapter 8 in the print version, Joyrides Around San Diego, so if you’re an Kindle Unlimited member, you can have the drive and directions easily accessible and use Google Maps to navigate. It’s that way now with all chapters in Joyrides.