Things to Do in Temecula

Don’t mind us—we’re just flipping the script on fun times in Temecula. Sure, we’re home to some of the most innovative wineries around, but this storied town brings so much more to the table—for every enthusiast. So the next time you’re looking for a good time, here’s a small sample of what Temecula can offer you, just minutes from your home at Sommers Bend.

Swing Inn Cafe

Stick to the classics—grab a hearty breakfast with farm-to-table ingredients at the Swing Inn Cafe! It’s not hard to see why this spot has been a local favorite for almost a century. With rave-worthy food and exceptionally friendly staff, this charming little joint on Old Town Front Street makes you feel like you’re at a family table every single time. And we mean family in every sense of the word—Swing Inn Cafe’s covered patio is dog-friendly, so you won’t have to leave your four-legged fur babies at home. Good food and good company? That’s a swingin’ home run!

Ford + Elm

Shop local, like a local. At Ford + Elm, discover artisanal home goods inspired by clean, organic modern design as well as vintage, one-of-a-kind finds to inspire spa-like spaces where rest and repose happen naturally. With products that run the gamut, from utility to drinkware and even self-care, an afternoon spent at this eclectic retailer is sure to spark inspiration for your living spaces at Sommers Bend! Plus, keep an eye on this small business’ events and workshops section—boundless creativity is sure to follow!

Coin-Op Temecula

Attention, gamers! Coin-Op Temecula is your one-stop destination for a good time, any time. Featuring retro arcade games like Street Fighter and Skee-Ball, top-ranked pinball machines and 12 local brews on tap, you’ll want to stock up on those quarters—real quick. Stop by for Happy Hour on weekdays between 4pm and 6pm, enjoy free play during Family Day hours every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm or all day on the last Sunday of every month.

Bottega Italia

Hand-tossed, fire-roasted pizzas, imaginative drinks and a contemporary, Insta-worthy location? Now that’s the vibe. Whether you’re looking to up your game for date night or catch up with your girls—Bottega Italia’s got airy, modern spaces and an unbeatable menu for you. Food for the soul and the appetite? Let’s do this. Don’t forget to try their cannoli or hazelnut gelato—they’re a can’t-miss!

Small Barn

Stop by for local favorites featuring regional ingredients at Small Barn, where a keen focus on quality ensures the small menu is packed with zest. This modern bistro brings elevated, flavorful meals to the table—so every dish is a gastronomical masterpiece in its own right.

Temecula Stampede

This one’s for all you adventurers out there. Grab a drink at the outdoor bar and unleash your inner cowboy at the Temecula Stampede. This is your chance to prove your mettle on a mechanical bull, let it all go during spirited line-dancing lessons and maybe even get competitive at occasional dance competitions. A unique experience worth sharing? We couldn’t agree more.

Big Horse Feed and Mercantile

Don’t let the name fool you—along with equine goods of every manner, visitors to this general store can pick up quirky little trinkets reminiscent of Temecula’s natural surroundings—for themselves and their pets. Big Horse houses up to 8,000 square feet of Western-inspired fashion, home décor, artwork and prints, antiques and so much more—so your home becomes an effortless extension of Temecula’s rural roots in a modern era.

SoCal Axe Throwing

Ready…set…throw! There’s a reason why axe throwing is quickly turning into a classic pastime—and with 16 throwing lanes at SoCal Axe Throwing’s Temecula location, you and your Sommers Bend neighbors-turned-friends will have plenty of space to perfect your aim.

From small-town charm to big-city conveniences and a whole lot of everything in between— Temecula’s got you. This is a town full of moments of wonder, with plenty of opportunity to find what wows you. And your home at Sommers Bend puts you at the heart of this vibrant location. Can’t you just picture yourself here? Join our interest list and keep up with us on Instagram and Facebook—we can’t wait to welcome you home to a Temecula beyond your wildest imagination.