Temecula Valley Bucket-List Adventures

This summer, visit beautiful Temecula Valley to check off five bucket-list worthy activities from your must-do adventuring list. Located just 60 minutes from San Diego and 90 minutes from Los Angeles, Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country presents visitors with the opportunity to experience bucket-list adventures from a hot air balloon flight to limo rides, exploring wine country by foot or on horseback, and watching the California sun set over the hills, this summer bucket list is a must-do for both first-time and repeat visitors to the region. Guests staying midweek can avoid large crowds and enjoy a more intimate experience with local artisans while on their bucket list adventure.

Hot Air BallooningTake a Hot Air Balloon Flight

For the ultimate airborne adventure, check a hot air balloon flight off of your bucket list while in the Temecula Valley. Visitors can take in a panoramic view of Southern California’s unique topography, beautiful estates, and awe-inspiring scenery with sunrise flights, available year-round (weather permitting) to explore the subtle seasonal changes that take place throughout the valley. Passengers float above the vineyards and citrus groves with the scent of fresh oranges filling the skies.

Explore Wine CountrySwirl, Sip & Savor 

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country features more than 40 local wineries, including boutique and full-service wine resorts, for a wine tasting bucket-list adventure to enjoy with friends, family, and for special occasions. The relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere of the region is matched by its delightful tasting experiences overlooking picturesque rolling hills of vineyards while sampling award-winning premium wines and Southern California cuisine. 

Ride a Limo in Temecula Wine Country

Ride in a Limo

A bucket list wouldn’t be complete without a ride in a limousine at least once in a lifetime. Temecula Valley offers not only a variety of car and limo service providers available to pick up and drop off at locations throughout the valley, but also exceptional points of interest, including the vineyards of wine country and top-rated restaurants throughout the region. Wine country tours in a limo allow groups of tasters to enjoy sampling various varietals at multiple vineyards in style without compromising safety.

Horseback Riding in Temecula Wine CountryRide Horseback

Saddle up for a bucket-list adventure atop a gentle steed. Horse trails in Temecula Valley’s wine country are perfect for exploration on horseback and first-timers can book lessons or introductory trail rides for both guided group tours and on-your-own endeavors. For a breathtaking view, consider taking trails to Vail Lake.

Avensole Winery Sunset

Enjoy a Sunset

As the California sun sets behind Temecula Valley each evening, the hills of wine country come alive with shimmers of light reflecting the yellows, oranges, purples, and pinks of the sun’s last moments. Visitors can end their bucket-list worthy day with a sampling of the region’s local wine in hand to toast the completion of a bucket list well done. Fantastic sunset viewing locations are available at Callaway Vineyard and Winery, Bel Vino Winery, and Avensole Winery.


Discover Old Town Temecula

If you are planning a trip to Temecula, you definitely want to stop by Old Town Temecula on your way or after a visit to Temecula Wine Country. Here you will find museums, antique shops, restaurants, bars, historic attractions, and our beautiful City Hall Building. Don't forget to pick up visitor guides and maps at our Visitor Center located right by the parking garage. 

Go Hiking at The Santa Rosa Plateau

Come and enjoy the trails at the Santa Rosa Plateau Reserve, sunrise to sunset, daily. Walking fees: $4 adult, $3 child are collected at trailheads daily. Remember to bring exact change for outside payment. Credit cards and other payments are welcome at the Visitor Center, 9AM-5PM, except Mondays when the building is closed. Annual memberships are available.

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