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A Thanksgiving Getaway in Temecula Valley Southern California

Monday, October 29, 2018 5:00 PM by Annette Brown

This Thanksgiving, family and friends can celebrate the abundant harvest with a Thanksgiving getaway in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. Located just 60 minutes from San Diego and Orange County, and only 90 minutes from Los Angeles, Temecula Valley is a place to relax and enjoy the sunny open skies, featuring fall colors on the vines, rolling vineyards, fabulous dining, shopping, and plenty of outdoor activities for the whole group of friends and family.

Thanksgiving Dining in Temecula Valley

Wineries throughout Temecula Valley will be offering Thanksgiving meals perfect for the holiday gathering. At Ponte Winery, visitors can enjoy Thanksgiving at Bouquet Restaurant with a three-course dinner, complete with a selection of starters, entrées and desserts. The award-winning Vineyard Rose Restaurant at South Coast Winery will host a Thanksgiving brunch. It will be orchestrated by Executive Chef Loren Lawe, who specializes in fine-dining with a farm-to-table approach. Thornton Winery is accepting reservations for Thanksgiving dinner. The holiday menu includes a selection of starters, traditional roasted turkey or a choice of mouth-watering entrée options, and a delectable dessert.   

Many restaurants throughout Temecula Valley will also be open on Thanksgiving Day for delicious feasts. The Gambling Cowboy, located in Old Town Temecula, will feature a four-course Thanksgiving feast.  The Temecula artisanal favorite E.A.T. Marketplace will feature hot and ready to-go options, including those on gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian, and traditional diets. Lucille’s BBQ, located at the Promenaade Temecula, is offering Thanksgiving-to-go options, as well as a dine-in traditional feast. Cork Fire Kitchen at Temecula Creek Inn will provide a home-style three-course set menu, ideal for those staying at the resort.

Activities & Outdoor Adventures

In addition to great dining, friends and families can partake in a variety of entertainment and activity options while staying in Temecula Valley. The nearly 50 wineries in Temecula Valley Wine Country offer wine tasting and several have behind-the-scenes tours. Tasting packages and transportation options make exploring easy. Artisan shopping experiences throughout Temecula Valley are perfect for Black Friday shoppers seeking the best deals and unique gifts. Shopping hubs include Old Town Temecula, Temecula Valley Wine Country, Lake Elsinore Outlets, and Promenade Temecula. Visitors who stay a minimum of two nights between November 1 and December 10, 2018 can qualify for the Shop, Stay & Save package, which includes a complimentary $50 gift card for Promenade Temecula.

Friends and families can bond over shared outdoor adventures in Temecula Valley, including riding in a hot air balloon over the rolling hills, horseback riding in wine country, hiking the trails at the Santa Rosa Plateau, or playing a round (or two) of golf on the links.

Travelers can start planning their getaway at or by calling 1-888-363-2852.

About Visit Temecula Valley
With natural gifts of climate and geography Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is recognized for scenic vineyards, award-winning wines, and 40+ wineries. The popular, boutique destination includes the Temecula Valley A.V.A. (American Viticulture Area) as well as Historic Downtown Old Town Temecula, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and Temecula Wine Country Golf Trail.

Visit Temecula Valley is the region’s official tourism marketing organization and an online resource for visitors at Temecula Valley Visitor Center is located in Old Town Temecula (Third Street and Mercedes). For visitor information and assistance, call (888) 363-2852 or (951) 491-6085.

Author: Annette Brown

If you see, hear or read about Temecula Valley, chances are it originated from Annette. When not pitching stories, she’s is often traveling around Temecula Valley showing media the amazing people and places that make the destination an unforgettable experience. Nearly 30 years, Annette has been working in public relations and marketing. Annette joined the Visit Temecula team in 2011 and is the Director of Public Relations.