Incorporating Fun Educational Experiences into Your Meeting


In a time of virtual offices, online companies and remote work teams, hosting meetings or conferences that allow audience members to connect and interact is becoming more important than ever. That may be one reason why today’s event planners are focusing more and more on creating experiences rather than just organizing meetings. Luckily Temecula Valley an excellent choice for a new way to promote team engagement.

Temecula Valley Exemplifies Creativity

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Temecula Valley, located in Southern California, is producing new life in the meetings destination industry. It is bolstered with inspiring and stimulating meeting spaces for any size group.

Planners have an array of facility options available ranging from meeting space at Pechanga Casino, relaxing resorts, and intimate hotels from your favorite brands. Aside from the excellent venue opportunities, the area also offers plenty of fun and creative activities available to make your meeting more exciting and fun! Fuel your team’s creativity with creative paint and sip classes or interactive workshops. Learn how to build a charcuterie board or make the perfect wine and cupcake pairing.

Team Building That Will Work Up and Appetite

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A cooking class is a perfect consideration for driving engagement with your team members that will fuel teamwork and creativity. Interactive classes or visual demonstrations are available depending on the gap on your itinerary. From learning about California-inspired cooking techniques to sampling some delicious eats and treats, your group will be treated to the local flavor.

The Temecula Olive Oil Company is a great place to start as they offer a team cooking course that puts your group in the driver seat by building unique appetizer platters based around their signature offerings. Your team will get the chance to experiment with some of the best locally grown ingredients while also learning how to present these delectable foods. As a bonus, participants will make their own pickled snack to leave with.

Lorimar Loft is another fantastic option that teaches guests how to limit food waste and transform beautiful ingredients into long-lasting, gut-healthy delights. These classes are set up as hands-on demonstrations that will teach participants different methods for creating pickles, ferments, tonics and preserves. Guests will also have the chance to sample in-season pickles and ferment along with plenty of other refined foods and drinks.

A Taste of The Ale and Wine Trail

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Temecula Valley is rooted in wine country with acres upon acres of some of the best vineyards found in Southern California, but the craft beer scene is also carving out its own lane or should we say Ale Trail? Quickly becoming a hot spot for finely crafted local brews, Temecula breweries are serving up some of the finest IPA’s, Lagers and Stouts. With that comes the opportunity for group tours at breweries such as Batch Mead, Garage Brewing Co., Stone Church Brewing and many more. Learn about the process and science behind your favorite brews.

The wineries that fill Temecula Valley are reason enough to plan your meeting in SoCal and getting the chance to tour some of these vineyards will make it even more special. Grapeline Wine Tours is an all in one tour service that allows planners to customize tour options including privately scheduled outings, wine blending experiences, winemaker meet and greets! We also make it easy to navigate other winery destinations in the area with the help of our Wine Tour and Transportation options.

Eccentric Activities Only Found in Temecula

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There is no shortage of fun and educational ideas available throughout Temecula. Based on your meeting agenda, some of these activities will fit into your schedule nicely. AR Workshop, a DIY studio in Old Town Temecula that offers groups a hands-on class for creating your very own custom, home décor made completely from raw materials.

Several wineries also invite visitors to discover their creativity with a brush. At Paint Nite in the Barrel Room guests will boost their creativity through art along with a helping hand from a glass of wine at Mount Palomar Winery. Professional artists teach exciting classes that will get the creative juices flowing. Another excellent option to consider comes in the form of distilling at Galway Spirits where guests learn all about the spirit making process and cocktail ideas to take home directly from the Master Distiller and his team of professionals. If you are looking for something on the wild side, book a tour at Sugarplum Zoo and Chocolates. Schedule animal encounters with a zebra or a camel, then visit their local chocolate shop for souvenirs.  

From exploring the wineries to distillery making ad unique cooking classes, your next meeting can be a step outside of the lines that will ultimately make for a successful team-building trip.

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