Summer, Sommers Bend-Style

Sommers Place is the place to be this summer – with a variety of activities to suit every age and preference, it’s time to pull up, kick back and spend your warmer days in a sun-drenched daze.

Summer at Sommers Bend

The perfect summer starts right at your doorstep—with a refreshing dip in the pool at Sommers Place. With sparkling pools for swimming laps or hanging out, it’s easy to keep cool. And a dedicated kiddie pool right there means it just became that much easier to keep your tots entertained, too. Featuring a kitchen bar, coffee kiosk and barbecue area, Sommers Place also presents itself as the perfect location to host your next get-together. Connect with your nearest and dearest as our elevated features help you play the perfect host. In so many ways, you’ll find Sommers Place is the ultimate spot to come together on a warm day.

couple at the bar at Sommers Bend

Summer days are looking extra exclusive for our Esplanade crowd, too. Bask in the moment in your private, 55+ community clubhouse, featuring a pool and spa, just for you or get a little competitive over a game of bocce ball or pickleball.

Believe it or not, fun is in your own backyard—literally. Because whether your haven is Upton, Acacia, Canopy or Arborly, barbecues and your incredible Sommers Bend’s yards are a perfect pair. So get grilling! All you need is a hearty gathering of your loved ones and you’re good to go.

chairs next to a fire pit at Sommers Bend

And if you’re looking for more adventure, then look no further than the plethora of trails that encircle Sommers Bend and The Sports Ranch. Spend your days soaking up that sunshine on the Long Valley Wash Trail or even via horseback on the equestrian trail. It’s all right here around Sommers Bend.

Uniquely Temecula

Step out into Temecula Valley and you’ll find a whole host of activities to make the most of warmer days. We know you’ve heard it before—but what could be more iconic than a hot air balloon ride over Temecula’s endless vineyards at sunset? Other than a hot air balloon ride at sunrise—nothing! So reach out to one of many renowned companies, like A Grape Escape, and take to the skies the Temecula way.

For some family-friendly fun, look no further than Family Fun Night, every Friday, at the public pool. Reserve your spot between June 10 and August 26 for a day of fun for everyone. Got a special occasion that calls for a celebratory splash? Rent the Pool Party Zone for the coolest way to chill.

outdoor dining and bar next to pool at Sommers Bend

We can’t talk Temecula without mentioning wine trails—especially when we have access to some of the most stunning vineyards in the region. Truly, there’s a vibe for everyone. Indulge in rustic European charm at Bolero, found in Europa Village. Don’t forget to take your time exploring the resort itself—it’ll transport you to historic, old-world villages in some of Europe’s most celebrated wine-growing regions.

At BOTTAIA, reserve an Italian-style cabine or take your tipple to a waterfront chaise lounge at the winery’s pool club. Sparkling wine beside a sparkling pool? Now that’s a spectacular summer in the making. Or you can stick to a classic: enjoy a glass of your favorite red at Callaway Vineyard and Winery with a view of sweeping rows of lush greenery as far as the eye can see. Ah, pure bliss.

If you’re keen to inject a unique twist into your wine trail, we’ve got the solution—and it comes with wheels. Temecula Cable Car Tours specializes in tours of wine country via cable car. If you’re more of a sidecar fan—no, not the drink—then take a tour with SoCal SideCar Tours and revel in excitement of being towed from vineyard to vineyard. And while you may have heard of tasting rooms, we bet you’ve never been in a tasting room this unique. Enter Toasted Corks—a tasting room built into a bus.

With the Temecula Arts and Culture Guide in hand, take your time soaking up Old Town Temecula’s rich history serenaded by live music in the backdrop. Stop by the Temecula Valley Museum to learn a little bit more about the place you call home and catch your breath at Temecula Civic Center’s breathtaking tree-lined promenade.

Take a step back in time to visit local speakeasies, the Apparition Room and Thompson & Twain Prospecting Co. Absorb the charm of Old Town Temecula as you stroll down Old Town Front Street and stop by delightful eateries like Small Barn or Grazing Theory for farm-to-table goodness.

Speaking of farm-to-table delicacies, take in one of Temecula Valley’s three—yes, three—outdoor farmer’s markets in three separate shopping and dining hubs. Whether you stop by the market in Old Town Temecula, Promenade Temecula or Vail Headquarters, you’ll find yourself in a place that is friendly and abundant with produce to craft delicious, oh-so-fresh meals. Grab your fruits, veggies, artisan goods—and flower arrangements for those special moments—from local vendors. There’s nothing quite as nourishing as strolling through your local farmers’ market—for both the body and soul.