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Lovely historical site - must visit!

You will get a great overview of Vista history from the ranchero era. Great decoration for Holiday... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Nancy J
Vista, California

Unknown true historical destination, guided tours available. Used to be movie star retreat in last... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
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27 May 2018
“Lovely historical site - must visit!”
9 Nov 2017
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

You will get a great overview of Vista history from the ranchero era. Great decoration for Holiday Home Tour in December to benefit Vista Community Clinic. A wonderful venue for weddings!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Unknown true historical destination, guided tours available. Used to be movie star retreat in last century. Now community maintained in period. Like a smaller, quiter Old Town San Diego.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank k2r
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Not far from Vista Main Street, is an authentic adobe that has pass through several hands since 1880's. Outstanding courtyard garden, old kitchen and pantry with many donated object bring this place alive. Must see!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JustinaTucson
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Rancho Buena Vista Adobe is well known for having a delightful Christmas presentation. The whole place is decorated with things from long ago when the house was originally built. The Vista schools take the kids on tours during the year so they can see what...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Attended a wedding here and was surprised on the room available to walk around and use. Grounds were well kept and beautiful. Great location for any event or party.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Aloha_Sadie
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Took my nephews & niece there when they were little. (20's & 30's now. Well curated rooms & gardens take you back to bygone era of early settlement of California. Near city hall & Wildwood Park. They even have a ghost story.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank mermaid1963kc
Reviewed 21 April 2016

If you are looking for a great place for an outdoor wedding or event, this is your place. The grounds are pretty and the setting can be intimate, depending on how you set up. You can select your own caterer, etc.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 16 November 2015

This sprawling adobe complex claims to be the birthplace of the small town of Vista and also "one of the best preserved of the San Diego County land grant Ranchos." I agree. This house museum has an active school program where children make candles, brands...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank GlobalGypsy_13
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