Rancho Buena Vista Adobe

Visit the 163-year old Rancho Buena Vista Adobe for a fun and educational experience! Tours available Thursday through Friday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Please Note: Last tour starts at 2:15pm); Saturdays, 10:00am only. The 45-minute tour includes a short video presentation. Cost is $3 for Vista residents or seniors, $4 for non-residents, $1 for students, and 50¢ for children. Visit the La Tiendita Gift Shop for unique gift items and don't forget to stop by the art gallery.

Directions to the Adobe

The Rancho Buena Vista Adobe is located at 640 Alta Vista Drive, (760) 639-6164. | Get personalized directionsWedding at Adobe

Rancho Available for Private Parties

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Make your party or wedding an historic event. The Rancho is romantic, photogenic, legendary Old California. Call (760) 643-5268 or (760) 643-5275 for more information. View our Wedding & Rental packet.

Scout Programs

Badge programs are offered for Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts. Call to make reservations for this three-hour program. Cost: $10.00 per Scout. Other Scout or Indian Guide programs available. Call (760) 639-6164 for more information.

Adobe Days School Field Trips

Take your class back in time to early California. This two-hour program consists of two 40-minute "hands-on" activities and a tour of the historic Adobe house. Adobe Days is offered Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required. The cost is $12 per student. Classes must have a minimum of 10 students.

Call (760) 639-6164 to schedule your trip! See our Teacher Resource Guide.

Learn more about Adobe Days

*Please note: The Adobe is having technical problems with its phone and computer system. Messages and e-mails will be returned when they are received. If you have not heard back from the Rancho, please contact one of the numbers listed below to follow up:

Santos Callejas (760) 643-5268 or scallejas@cityovista.com

Kim Crawford (760) 643-5275 or kcrawford@cityofvista.com


Adobe Summer Camp features hand made crafts, old-fashioned games, baking and lots of fun! It is conducted by the Adobe Days Education Program Staff. It is held Monday - Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm (NO extended care available). It is limited to 20 participants and pre-registration is required. If you have any questions about the program or to register please call (760) 643-5275 or you can register online.

Session Dates:

Session 1: July 6th - July 10th

Session 2: July 20th - July 24th

Session 3: August 3rd - August 7th

Fees: $73 Vista resident / $93 non-resident


Vista Holiday Home Tour

December 6th, 2015

Vista Holiday Home Tour

Other Adobe Amenities

Visitors Center & La Tiendita Gift Shop

This beautiful location includes the La Tiendita Gift Shop for your one-of-a-kind purchases. Unique gift ideas at affordable prices. All purchases benefit the Friends of the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe. Call (760) 941-7639. Visit the La Tiendita Gift Shop for all of your gift giving needs! Shopping hours are Thursday-Saturday, 10am-3pm.

Adobe Gallery

The Rancho Buena Vista Adobe Gallery features local and nationally known artists. Gallery hours coincide with the Rancho's regular hours and is included in the cost of admission.

Roses at the Adobe

Learn about the history and the variety of roses at the Adobe.

Get Involved

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are always welcome at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe as tour guides, gift store clerks and special event organizers. If you love people and history, you will make a wonderful docent. On-going training is given to volunteers. Docent applications are accepted in the Adobe Gallery or call (760) 941-7639.

Become a Friend of the Rancho

Support the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe by joining the "Friends." Membership cost is $25 for individuals, $50 for a family and $500 for corporate. Life memberships are $200. Send your memberships to 200 Civic Center Drive, Vista, CA, 92084. Check is payable to "Rancho Buena Vista Adobe."

Learn more about the Friends of the Rancho