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 sidecar tours, exploring wine country by foot or on horseback, and watching the California sunset over the hills, this 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. 

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country features nearly 50 local wineries, including boutique and full-service wine resorts, for a wine tasting bucket-list adventure to enjoy with friends, family, and 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.

For the ultimate airborne adventure, check a hot air balloon flight off of your bucket list. 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. Passengers float above the vineyards and citrus groves with the scent of fresh oranges filling the skies.

Old Town Temecula is only minutes away by car from Temecula Valley Wine Country. Here you will find great restaurants, specialty shops, historic buildings, outdoor art, entertainment venues, and Temecula Valley Museum.

Explore dining options in Old Town, Wine Country, Pechanga Resort Casino and around town. From artisanal cuisine, farm-to-table, fine dining and casual gastropubs, Temecula's restaurants create the ultimate foodie paradise. 

A wellness journey can begin with an immersive spa experience at Spa Pechanga, Murrieta Day Spa, or GrapeSeed Spa. All of these locations offer massage services, poolside cabanas, and wellness classes.

Artisan shopping in Old Town Temecula is perfect for souvenirs and gifts. Wine-centric gifts can be found at winery gift shops in Temecula Valley Wine Country, and Promenade Temecula is ideal for clothing, jewelry, luggage, and got-have items. If you're looking for high-end brands, The Shops at Pechanga is the place to be.

Cruising Old Town Temecula or taking on the rolling hills of wine country is easy with Borrow Our Bikes, Sunnyside E-Bikes, and Temecula Wine Country E-Bikes. Explore the 100+ miles of bike trails in Temecula Valley under open skies out in the fresh air. 

Temecula Valley has three year-round, outdoor, morning Farmers' Markets, located within three separate shopping and dining areas: Vail Headquarters is on Tuesday, Promenade Temecula is Wednesday, and Old Town Temecula is Saturday.

As the California sun sets behind surrounding mountains, visitors can watch the colorful sky from a winery hilltop or Town Square Park in Old Town Temecula. You can even watch a sunset on horseback with CRC Ranch Company, Old Town Ranch, or Wine Country Trails by Horseback

Pechanga Resort Casino, a destination in itself, offers a perfect mix of chic and excitement. The smoke-free casino features over 3,800 slot machines and 154 tables games. Pechanga's A-List music lineup, food festivals, and comedy are year-round. There are 10 restaurants, a luxury spa, and a 4.5 acre pool complex. 

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