Top 5 Things To Do for $10 and Under

Visit all year, including holidays, and delight in the variety of inexpensive activities and events unique to Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country.

1. Tasting and Touring in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

Couple in VineyardLocation: Wineries of Temecula Valley
Price: Most tasting fees are $10 per person or less.
Description: With close to 40 wineries, our wine country offers boutique and full service wine resorts that are friendly, relaxed and unpretentious. The quality of our Temecula Valley wines is made possible by a unique microclimate that features morning mist, warm midday sun, cooling ocean breezes and clear starry nights. This plus a granite-based soil makes Temecula Valley ideal for growing grapes and creating award-winning premium wines, recognized by wine connoisseurs internationally. With our plentiful list of wineries, you can easily spend days in Temecula Valley exploring and wine tasting among the vineyards. Winery resorts and restaurants offering Southern California-inspired cuisine, and picturesque views are just a few additional unexpected discoveries that will complete your visit to Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country.
Dates open/available: Year-round

2. Play Pechanga Resort & Casino

Pechanga Casino smLocation: Pechanga Resort & Casino
Price: $10 or less, per person (Many of the gaming tables have minimums less than $10, slot machines don't have a minimum).
Description:
As the largest casino in the Western United States, Pechanga Resort & Casino is nestled in Temecula Valley's picturesque Southern California Wine Country. The excitement of Las Vegas, plus everything you need for the ultimate Casino experience is right here in Temecula Valley. Whether your game of choice is blackjack, poker, craps or roulette, or if you prefer to try your luck at the slot machines, there is something for everyone. From state-of-the-art poker rooms to large non-smoking gaming floors, Pechanga has what you need to get the action started. You will also find nightly live entertainment such as concerts by top-name headliners and stand-up comedy, in addition to the many diverse restaurants.
Dates open/available: Year-round - 24 hours a day

3. Explore Historic Old Town Temecula

Old Town ShoppingLocation: Old Town Temecula
Price: FREE
Description: You will enjoy strolling along the quaint streets of Old Town and shopping the specialty boutiques, art galleries and antique stores. The independent restaurants offered in Old Town make every dining experience truly a Southern California original from fine dining to casual dining and everything in between. Old Town Temecula offers year-round entertainment featuring classic car shows, a Bluegrass Festival, Western Days, Street Painting Festival and a weekly Certified Farmer's Market. Take a Friday night vacation from the work week in Old Town during Hot Summer Nights, July 9 through September 3, 2010. The free weekly Friday night series of entertainment and music is part of the City of Temecula's SummerFest promotion. Don't miss the WinterFest celebration during the holiday season as Old Town is illuminated with thousands of twinkling holiday lights, and offers loads of entertainment for the entire family including carolers, mimes, marionettes, bands, choirs, children's activities, Santa Claus, and even ice skating on real ice! Spend New Year's Eve in Old Town with a free concert, family entertainment, and ice skating, and watch a giant bunch of illuminated grapes drop from the Civic Center during the New Year's Eve countdown.
Dates open/available: Year-round

4. Experience Temecula Valley Museum

Old Town Immigrant OfficeLocation: Temecula Valley Museum
Price: $2.00 Suggested Donation
Description: Take a step back in time and experience the rich history of Temecula Valley from its discovery to today. A visit to Temecula Valley Museum promises a fun and informational day for the entire family. Picnic facilities and a children's playground just outside the museum's front door in a picturesque park completes a pleasurable day. Temecula Valley Museum has something to offer everyone, whether you are a history buff, a researcher, or a curious child. Enjoy the museum on your own or as part of a docent-guided tour. Exhibits represent life in Temecula Valley through time and different cultures that influenced the development of the area. Displays contain handcrafted artifacts, cultural items, ranching and farming equipment, documents, photographs, and more. Exhibits depict key stories, including the Luiseno Indians, Mission San Luis Rey period, establishment of the ranchos, and transportation influences including the stagecoach and railroads. Temecula Valley Museum also offers a playful interactive discovery area for children. Hands-on learning experiences take place in a street scene setting with a General Store, a Dress Shop, a Photographer's Studio, a Ride-a-Pony station and much more.
Dates open/available: Year-round (Closed on Mondays)

5. Play and Learn at Pennypickle's Workshop, Temecula Children's Museum

Pennypickle's Workshop Children's MuseumLocation: Pennypickle's Workshop, Temecula Children's Museum
Price: $5.00 per person
Description: The Professor's home...7,500 square feet of it, cluttered with hands-on inventions, gadgets, experiments...and kids won't even know they're learning as they play! Located in the heart of Old Town Temecula, Southern California.
Dates open/available: Year-round (Closed on Mondays)