Top 10 Things To Do in Temecula Valley

Visit beautiful Temecula Valley to check off 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 hot air balloon flights to limo rides, exploring wine country by foot or on horseback, and watching the California sunset over the hills, this summer bucket list is a must-do for both first-time and repeat visitors to the region. Make sure to follow us on Instagram to see our favorite Temecula Valley destination images. 

As you start to explore beyond your backyard, we are working hard to welcome you back safely. Uncover the familiar. Discover something new. It's time to wander local. Temecula Valley offers takeout, shopping, hot air ballooning, horseback riding, golf, and hiking.

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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.

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.

Sunsets in Temecula Valley

#3 Enjoy A Sunset 

As the 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.

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 restaurant takeout, retail shopping, historic buildings, outdoor art, and our beautiful City Hall Building. You can pick up a visitor guide and map outside our Visitor Center adjacent to the parking garage. 

Visitors to the region can hit the links at any of the six courses, although three notables, Temecula Creek Golf Club, CrossCreek Golf Club, and Journey at Pechanga, afford the most spectacular views of age-old trees, epic mountain views, and sprawling vistas overlooking the rolling hills of wine country. 

Shopping in Temecula Valley

#6 Visit Shopping Hubs

Artisan shopping experiences throughout Temecula Valley are perfect for shoppers seeking the best deals and unique gifts. Shopping hubs include Old Town TemeculaTemecula Valley Wine CountryLake Elsinore Outlets, and Promenade Temecula. 

Explore Dining Options

Catering to virtually every taste, Temecula offers a multitude of exquisite cuisine ranging from the very simple to the extraordinary. Indulge your senses with the variety of restaurants and dining options that are conveniently located throughout Temecula Valley.

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