A Wonder-Full Fall in Temecula

Here in Temecula, fall is more than just the end of summer: it’s the start of Harvest Season. And that means more adventures for every enthusiast. We’re flipping the script and showing you a new view of this well-loved location and its hidden gems. Take a look at our curated adventures and some of the most unique ways to experience fall in Temecula.

You could take a wine tour or find your center at one of Temecula’s spectacular spas. Peltzer Farms and Grapeline Tours are local favorites for a reason. Or you could sip and stomp instead—get up close and personal with your favorite tipple by participating in a grape stomp! Look to local wineries such as Callaway Vineyard & WineryFrangipani Estate WinerySomerset Winery and South Coast Winery & Spa for a unique twist on a fun way to seize the day.

And while you’re developing a taste for a stompin’ good time, take the time to savor some harvest-themed culinary creations. It’s officially “Maker Season” in Temecula Valley, and that means it’s time for crafting new flavors, vintages and creative takes and twists on food—and no one does an Instagram-worthy fall feast better than Oscar’s Brewing CompanyBaily’s Old Town Temecula or The Gambling Cowboy.

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Looking for a new view of fall foliage? We hear you. Take to the skies for spectacular vistas of changing colors throughout Temecula Valley. Check out Grape Escape Balloon AdventuresCalifornia Dreamin’Magical Balloon Adventures and Cielo Balloons for a brand-new perspective. Or treat yourself to a trail ride with Wine Country Trails by Horseback—unearth Temecula’s striking vineyards, citrus groves and sweeping landscapes adorned with vibrant autumn hues from an adventurous vantage point.

For the animal lovers in your brood, the dawn of cooler temperatures is the perfect time to enjoy your favorite creatures up close—charming Alpaca encounter at The Alpaca Hacienda, here we come! Sugarplum Zoo, a therapy zoo run by a former MasterChef contestant, also has rehomed, rescued and exotic animals roaming free and eager for some cuddles. Sweeten the deal and enjoy some locally made chocolate on-site, courtesy of Lani Rager, the chocolatier extraordinaire.

Fall foliage is one good reason to stroll down the rustic streets of Old Town Temecula—here are a few more. Along with artisan boutiques, delicious eateries like EAT Marketplace and unique experiences like infused olive oil tasting at Temecula Olive Oil Company, you and your brood can take part in the Amazing Temecula Scavenger Hunt Adventure. Clues and challenges will guide you around the city’s top spots and turn Temecula into a giant dreamy board game.

Need some quality time in nature? We’ve got what you’re craving. Stop by the Temecula Duck Pond and Park or hike the beautiful Dripping Springs Trail, where a challenging trek will reward you with breathtaking views of Vail Lake and Temecula Valley—truly one of Temecula’s best spots for an alfresco adventure. Looking for an indoor option for adrenaline seekers? Turn up at SoCal Axe Temecula for a little axe throwing.

Finally, make like the locals and celebrate the makers of this creative community at CraftHop. Take a self-guided craft beer tour between November 11 and 13 to sip signature drinks from local breweries and distilleries—don’t forget to collect your free commemorative logo glass at each stop along the way. No tickets are required, just you, your favorite people and the desire to enjoy a little taste of Temecula.

For willful adventurers or free-spirited wanderers, Temecula is a dream. Bask in the early morning light amongst 181 acres of open preserved space or connect with your partner at over eight miles of trails in your own backyard at Sommers Bend. Or venture out into Temecula, a dynamic and naturally invigorating locale—where you’ll always find a distinctive twist on fun and wellness. You thought you knew Temecula? You have no idea. Get in touch and uncover THE new home destination that places you at the heart of a vibrant world of wonder. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for a new view of this engaging place to be.