Welcome to the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe

Part of Vista's history

Special Events

Welcome to part of the history of daily living in Vista and California in the 1800's

Tours of the Adobe

Enjoy the beautiful courtyard
Visit the 163-year old Rancho Buena Vista Adobe for a fun and educational experience! Tours are available Thursday through Saturday 10 am - 3 pm. Cost is $3 for Vista residents or seniors, $4 for non-residents, $1 for students and $0.50 for children. Tours may not be available during special events. The La Tiendita Gift Shop is a great stop for one-of- a-kind purchases.
Directions to the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe The Adobe is located across Alta Vista Ave. from the Vista Civic Center. Take Hwy 78 to Civic Center Drive. From the west, turn left onto Civic Center Drive; from the East, turn right. Follow Civic Center Drive to Alta Vista Drive, turn right. Park in either of the Vista Civic Center parkiing lots. Walk across Alta Vista Drive to the gate at 640 Alta Vista Drive, walk down the brick driveway to the Visitors Center on the right. Additional parking is available at Wildwood Park next to Fire Station No. 6 on East Vista Way.