Top 8 Things To Do In Temecula Valley During Spring
As spring blossoms in bursts and blooms across Temecula Valley, a plethora of seasonal events and must-dos come alive with the season. From festivals boasting live entertainment to savings opportunities and foodie fare updating with seasonal selections, there is something for everyone to do in Temecula. Explore the Top eight things to do in Temecula Valley this spring.
Temecula Rod Run, Mar 2-3
The Temecula Rod Run revs into action the first weekend of March as hundreds of classic cars cruise into Old Town Temecula for a two-day festival that is sure to excite car enthusiasts. A Friday night “Cruise Night” is a nostalgic nod to days gone by with over 600 cars slowly cruising, honking, and revving their engines while traveling through Temecula; live music, entertainment, and food vendors round out this exciting evening back in time. Saturday’s Car Show allows gearheads to take a peek inside vintage automobiles and street rods that have been polished, waxed, and detailed for the family-friendly event.
Pechanga Chocolate Decadence and Wine Festival, Mar 23-35
The weekend of March 9-10, 2018, brings Pechanga Resort’s 10th annual Chocolate Decadence & Wine Festival to Temecula Valley. Guests at this ticketed event (make your reservations early for premium VIP experiences) can enjoy a wide array of chocolates while listening to live music and sipping on a variety of wines. The Wine Festival showcases notable and award-winning wines from California (including Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and Temecula) as well as abroad (including France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Australia, and New Zealand).
The soulful sounds of Blue Grass will waft through the Temecula Valley from March 23-25, 2018, where visitors won’t want to miss the Temecula Valley Bluegrass Festival, taking place at Tucalota Creek Ranch Cellars. The three-day festival will feature an exciting lineup of bluegrass bands for the ultimate clapping and dancing the day away to the heartfelt and engaging style. The confirmed music lineup includes Chris Cerna Bluegrass Republic, The Salty Suites, Bluegrass Brethren, MohaviSoul, Prairie Sky, Sligo Rags, Damascus Road, Gone Tomorrow, Grasslands, Sweet Tidings Gospel Band, Desperado, The Bluegrass Ghosts, Drought Tolerant Bluegrass Band, and the Get Down Boys. Camping opportunities are also available.
Temecula’s brewery scene is hopping, pun very much intended. With a Temecula Valley ale trail taking shape with prestigious and award-winning brews (including IPAs, stouts, lagers, and pilsners), the scene is hip and exciting, but still small enough to allow for unique meetups and Q&As with local brewmasters at local craft breweries. Consider visiting Temecula’s breweries this May with the return of Craft Brew Month, where participating breweries celebrate the month by offering specials and live events for the beer-lover.
Think wine tasting is just about sips? Think again. Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country hosts a myriad of live events, including an impressive lineup this spring. Don your artist’s hat with Art & Vino class with friends, take a behind-the-scenes tour into the process of wine making, or enjoy live music in the vineyards on select evenings. Happy hour opportunities, tasting packages, and prix-fixe menus make wine tasting a complete epicurean experience.
Foodies, prepare to fall in love with Old Town Temecula. From hip restaurants serving up local ingredient and artisanal offerings, homemade ethnic cuisine, farm-to-table pub dining, slow-food eateries, and even secret speakeasies, Old Town is a foodie haven. The walkable district features a variety of unique, independent and original restaurants that are serving up Spring’s freshest ingredients in instagrammable dishes. Get ready for some #foodporn.
A spring getaway wouldn’t be complete without man’s best friend. Thankfully, Temecula Valley hotels and resorts offer best-in-class services and amenities for pet-friendly travel making it easy for pet moms and dads to get away with ease. Want a room with a pet bed? Temecula has it. In-room treats and room service? Yup. Luxury pet check-in? You bet. Let Temecula hotels and resorts welcome you and your fur baby to the kind of pampering, service, and amenities you both deserve.
Did the winter-time blues get you down? Bring back the spring break you grew up loving with a mid-week stay in Temecula that boasts an exclusive money-saving special on the wine tasting you crave. Available for midweek use only, the SIP Temecula Weekday Passport gives you the chance to taste award-winning wines from a variety of Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country vineyards with fewer crowds and fewer dollars. Passport holders also gain access to special opportunities in addition to standard wine tasting flights at five of 25 participating wineries.