Girlfriends can gather their squad and head to Temecula Valley for a Girlfriend Shopping Getaway to get started on the holiday shopping season. Four distinct shopping districts, Temecula Valley Wine Country, Old Town Temecula, Promenade Temecula, and the Outlets at Lake Elsinore-all lit and decorated for the holiday season- provide unique opportunities for shopping adventures, from girlfriends ready to score a rock-bottom deal to shoppers looking for a unique, hard-to-find treasure. Special weekday rates at Temecula Valley hotels and resorts, paired with Temecula Chilled (holiday-themed) food offerings and specials at restaurants throughout the valley, encourage a girlfriend’s weekday holiday shopping getaway that beats the crowds and beats the rush, without sacrificing girl time.
Throughout the holiday season, shoppers can taste quality, award-winning wines at more than 40 wineries while purchasing favorites for special gifts and pairing with holiday meals such as an estate rosé with turkey and dressing; a premium varietal red with prime rib and mashed potatoes; or a premium varietal, dry white with ham. In addition to wine itself, many of the wineries, including Europa Village, Callaway, Falkner, Lorimar and Ponte wineries, boast wonderful gift shops with great specialty items for unique gift-giving this holiday season. To break up a shopping day, girlfriends can dine at one of the several award-winning wine country restaurants like The Flower Hill at Miramonte Winery, Annata at Mount Palomar Winery, or Mama Rosa’s at Robert Renzoni Vineyard & Winery.
Specialty shops, including Granny’s Attic, Old Town Spice & Tea Merchants, The Gardeners Cottage, Nifty Gift, Sacred Soul Creations, and Plan B Fashionista, line the quaint streets of Old Town Temecula producing a centralized, walkable shopping venue featuring unique, local, and hard-to-find goods. Temecula Valley grown and produced products are available at both Temecula Olive Oil and Temecula Lavender Company while great dining options, like PUBlic House, Baily’s and Palumbo’s Ristorante, give shoppers the opportunity to refuel for their pursuits. Girlfriends won’t want to miss the holiday photo opportunities throughout Old Town’s streets, including the beautifully adorned holiday tree and outdoor ice skating rink at Town Square Park that make the perfect backdrop for social media envy. Tuesday, December 5 offers a unique opportunity to explore the shopping, holiday, and foodie scene in Old Town; stores in Old Town will stay open late in celebration of the Holiday Taste of Old Town, a must-taste holiday-inspired event for the palate.
The Indoor-outdoor lifestyle layout of Promenade Temecula includes more than 170 specialty shops and sought-after stores including Macy’s, H&M, Brighton, G by Guess, The Walking Company, Williams-Sonoma, and Pottery Barn. Young adult-favorites include Pac Sun, Tilly’s, Charlotte Russe, Fox, Victoria’s Secret. From the latest technology at The Apple Store and the new concept Disney Store to the timeless pieces at Coach, shoppers find a variety of brands, styles and current trends, making it easy to check off even the most challenging holiday gift list. Dining options at the Promenade include known favorites like California Pizza Kitchen, Lucille’s Smokehouse, Luna Grill, PF Chang’s China Bistro, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Sushi Boat, and Yard House.
Located just under 20 miles away from downtown Temecula, the Outlets at Lake Elsinore provide the perfect atmosphere, selection, and the deep discount for holiday shoppers on a budget. Girlfriends will squeal over the best deals found on designer fashions, home décor, footwear, jewelry, toys, accessories, and more at name brand outlet stores including Bass, Carter’s babies & kids, GAP, Gymboree, Hot Topic, Nike, O’Neil, Van Heusen, and Vans. With savings of 30%-70% off retail prices, the Outlets at Lake Elsinore is a perfect shopping destination for shoppers who love a great deal.
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 VisitTemeculaValley.com. Temecula Valley Visitors Center is located in Old Town Temecula (Third Street and Mercedes). For visitor information and assistance, call (888) 363-2852 or (951) 491-6085.