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 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.

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.

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. 

Going wine or beer tasting? Tour Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country via mini-coach, shuttle, limousine, trolley, horse-drawn carriage and other fun modes of transportation. Wine tours typically include three to four winery stops and lunch. Expert drivers will pick you up at your hotel and return you safely back. 

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

#5 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.

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. 

A wellness journey can begin with an immersive spa experience at Spa Pechanga or the GrapeSeed Spa at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. Both offer massage services, poolside cabanas, and wellness classes.

Shopping in Temecula Valley

#8 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 in Old Town, Wine Country, Pechanga Resort Casino and around town, From artisanal cuisine, farm-to-table, winery restaurants and casual gastropubs, Temecula Valley's restaurants continue to create the ultimate foodie paradise. 

Send your cares packing at Pechanga Resort & Casino, a destination in itself, and a  perfect mix of chic and excitement offering one of the largest and most expansive resort/casinos in the United States.


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