Rancho Buena Vista Adobe

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Holiday Events 

Sunday, December 8, 10 am – 4 pm | $25 in advance, or $30 at the door
To purchase tickets: vistacommunityclinic.org/hht or call 760.631.5000 x1139
A favorite tradition of the season, the tour provides a close-up look at some of the most beautiful homes in Vista including the Adobe. Proceeds from the ticket sales benefit the Vista Community Clinic’s Kare for Kids Fund.

Join us on Saturday, December 14th as we welcome Santa back to the Adobe! Take your own photos with Santa in the Sala, free crafts for kids, food for purchase, and a variety of vendors to start your holiday shopping. We'll also have gourd ornament making and face-painting. Santa is bi-lingual (English/Spanish). A fun outing for the entire family. Tickets are sold at the door on the day of the event - $5 per child. Gourd ornament or Face Painting - $3 each.

Location, Hours, and Tours 

Visit the historic Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, established in 1845. Tours available Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm (Please Note: Last tour starts at 12:45pm). 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. The La Tiendita Gift Shop is a fun stop for one-of-a-kind purchases. Don't forget to stop by the Art Gallery, featuring artwork from local artists.

» View the History of the Adobe
» View a Video of the History of the Adobe


  • Field Trip/Visitor Information: 760.639.6164
  • Gift Shop Phone: 760.941.7639
  • Rental Information: 760.643.5268


Wedding/Rental Information
Adobe Summer Camp
Volunteer or Donate
Adobe Days School Field Trips 
Spirits of the Adobe

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