When it comes to birthdays, most adults fall in one of two categories: ignoring it because being one year older is nothing to celebrate, or making a huge fuss because birthdays are a great excuse to party. Either way, grown-up birthday celebrations can be as low-key or high-octane as you want, and opting to acknowledge your birthday instead of ignoring it can be an opportunity to try something new.
Temecula is a great place to sample a variety of fun activities and enriching experiences worthy of a birthday celebration. Check out these fun things to do in Temecula for your birthday:
Old Town Temecula
If you’re a history buff or just someone who enjoys movies about the Wild West, you’ll love Old Town Temecula, the original settlement that sprang up after the California Railroad extended through the Temecula valley in 1882. The railroad is long gone, but the frontier town remains, now featuring art galleries, specialty boutiques, antique stores, and a wide variety of restaurants in addition to historical landmarks. Special events including art festivals, parades, and live music are held throughout the year.
Nothing quite matches the tranquility of soaking in Temecula’s gorgeous landscape on the back of a gentle steed. If you want to experience Temecula wine country from a different vantage point, consider a guided trail ride on horseback through lush vineyards and sweeping vistas. Local stables including Galway Downs and Green Acres Ranch offer ride packages as well as lessons, just in case you fall in love with the experience and want to get back in the saddle as soon as possible.
Pechanga Resort and Casino
Is there a better birthday present to yourself than a chance at hitting the jackpot? If you love the excitement of Vegas but you don’t love hassle of getting there and dealing with crowds on the strip, check out Temecula’s local casino and resort. In addition to a variety of casino games—from slots to Blackjack to roulette—Pechanga features luxurious suites, exceptional restaurants, and nightly entertainment at the Pechanga Theater. And if all the glitz becomes a little too much, consider spending a relaxing day on a Temecula winery tour before hitting the slots once more.
If you’re already a golf nut, you don’t need to be convinced to visit one of Temecula’s stunning golf courses. But if you’re new to the sport, no doubt you’ll be enticed by the rolling greens, majestic oak trees, sparkling streams, and abundance of natural beauty and expansive views. Local courses—including CrossCreek Golf Club, Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course, and Pechanga Resort and Casino—cater to golfers at every level, so why not mark another year older with a newly acquired hobby?
Whether you’re looking for a new favorite camping spot or you’d like to spend your birthday out in the famous Southern California sun, Vail Lake offers recreational opportunities like hiking, swimming, mountain biking, miniature golf, and more on the area’s 8,000 acres of sweeping hillsides and shady oaks. Of course, if you’d rather not break a sweat and prefer to spend the day reading a book in a comfy chair on the lakeshore, Vail Lake can accommodate you as well.
There are many ways to tour a winery, but there’s nothing like tromping through Temecula’s backcountry in a cherry-red open-air Jeep. Temecula Valley Jeep & Wine Tours offer guided treks to a handful of select wineries along with a bit of safe off-roading, plus snacks and a picnic lunch. You can even make a full day of it with a combined hot air balloon tour and Jeep wine tour if you want to see the beauty of Temecula from all angles.
Don’t ignore your birthday—celebrate it!
Just because you’ve passed all the “landmark” birthdays doesn’t mean your special day is any less significant. Grab a group of friends or a special someone and celebrate with a wine country tour at Temecula Valley Jeep & Wine Tours. We can accommodate groups up to six people, and we also offer private jeep tours for individuals and couples, so give us a call at (951) 240-6646 and book your birthday celebration today.