Things to Do: Burgeoning Rancho Santa Fe Covenant Boasts Impressive Lineup of Local Family Attractions


By Janet Lawless Christ

The Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe is known for its gorgeous properties and acres of beautifully manicured lots situated with some of San Diego’s most prized real estate. But when it comes to the area’s local attractions, much has gone under the radar. In fact, Rancho Santa Fe offers some of the finest Covenant attractions, many of which are family-friendly and exciting for folks of all ages.

When it comes to the area of Rancho Santa Fe, these happenings can’t be missed. And, it goes without saying that as the Covenant continues to blossom, its real estate value is likely to as well. If you’re looking for a family-oriented luxury Covenant, Rancho Santa Fe offers more than meets the eye.

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

This popular getaway isn’t just for special occasions anymore. The Inn has some of the summer’s finest happenings including a new, indoor-outdoor 3,000 square-foot spa and its nearby pool. Just recently, the Inn renovated its restaurant and bar, and locals are singing its high praises. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is definitely on the list as a top summer destination for couples and families alike.



of July Parade
One of the best local attractions is the area’s yearly 4


of July Parade. This favorite happening offers decorated floats, antique cars, an equestrian show and, of course, an impressive fireworks display. Families from the entire Rancho Santa Fe Covenant gather yearly for this can’t-miss celebration. This year, I’ll be there with photographer Susan Magre. Come find me and take pictures with your kids, dog or family!

Yappy Hour

Events are never dull in Rancho Santa Fe. Dogs and their “parents” gather for “Yappy Hour,” an event hosted by the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. This popular event is usually held once per month and attracts families, kids and couples with furry friends in tote.

Rancho Santa Fe Jewelers

The newly renovated Rancho Santa Fe Jewelers offers distinctive selection for the discriminating shopper. Located in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe, this jeweler has a deep reputation for exquisite, unique pieces at extraordinarily competitive prices. Owner Colleen Freeman’s distinguished taste attracts customers well outside the Rancho Santa Fe area – but being a local means you get first-hand access to all this store has to offer well before others in the greater San Diego area.

The Up-and-Coming

Chef Brian Freerksen at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club has gotten a taste of the limelight as his cuisine is bar none some of the best you’ll have in the greater San Diego area. There’s also a new hiking club in Rancho Santa Fe – and the group continues to expand as active individuals move into the Covenant. Movies under the stars, summer concert series, and the Sip and Swing Sunset Golf Games are just some of the ways that makes Rancho Santa Fe a desirable place to live, not only for the gorgeous real estate but for its vibrant, active Covenant as well. There’s a lot to do – and a lot more coming.

Owning in Rancho Santa Fe

For a long time, Rancho Santa Fe was somewhat out of reach. In recent times, though, much has changed in the local real estate landscape, making home buying in Rancho Santa Fe a real possibility.

Families who want to get into this burgeoning Covenant have some options when it comes to finding the perfect balance between price and luxury. Consider upcoming properties like 6462 La Fremontia – a beautifully situated property, set off the street with gorgeous privacy in one of the nicest parts of Rancho Santa Fe. Another exciting upcoming address is the lovely property located 16825 Via Santa Fe. This Spanish colonial is perfect for entertaining and boasts a beautiful, private backyard complete with resort-style spa and putting green.

These properties are more accessible than you may think. For more information on these and other upcoming homes in Rancho Santa Fe, call me direct at 858.335.7700 or log onto my website at