Thanks to a temperate year round climate, summer fun in Temecula closely resembles the sort of fun you can expect to have in the spring and fall. Now, if your impression is only that, “Temecula offers wine tasting near me,” you’re missing out on tons of fun! In fact, aside from warmer weather, the biggest difference when it comes to summer fun in Temecula is that the days are longer, which means there are even more sunlight hours to explore all the terrific things to do in Temecula. Here are a few great examples!

Examine the grapes

Everyone in Southern California knows the best to go when they’re looking for wine tasting near home: Temecula. More than 40 wineries populate the Temecula Valley, and most of them will harvest their grapes in mid- to late-summer. That means part of the summer fun in Temecula is strolling through ripening vineyards, when the clusters of grapes are at their fullest on the vines. Your wine tasting activities will mean more to you having viewed and tasted local fruit at the source!

Hot air balloon rides

Without a doubt, one of the top things to do in Temecula is to rouse yourself early for a sunrise hot air balloon ride. From floating high over the Temecula Valley, to skimming treetops surrounding area wineries, the bird’s eye view afforded by hot air balloon tours will create instant and lasting memories of your summer fun in Temecula. Make sure to book your hot air balloon adventure through Temecula Valley Jeep & Wine Tours!

Exploring Old Town

Dating back to 1859, Temecula’s historic Old Town, along Front Street, offers a glimpse into western frontier life. Boasting sidewalks made from old rail ties, vintage redwood water towers, and rustic 19th century storefronts, a summertime stroll through Old Town is one of the most fun things to do in Temecula that doesn’t involve wine tasting.  But it’s even more fun when you linger long enough to visit the charming local shops, restaurants, and museums!

Horseback riding

The hillsides in and around Temecula wine country offer exceptional trails to explore by horseback, and several ranches in the vicinity offer enjoyable guided rides to undertake in the morning before you go wine tasting.

Gambling at the casino

The largest casino floor in California can be found right here in Temecula, at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, which is operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, who are native to the region. In addition to games of chance, Pechanga offers all manner of casino and resort amenities, including stand-up comedy, live music, spa services, poolside lounging, and myriad dining options. And things really heat up here during the summer!

Jeep and wine tours

To combine your Southern California wine tasting excursion with other elements of summer fun in Temecula, embark on one of our Temecula Valley Jeep & Wine Tours. We’ll navigate the summer weather and vineyard dappled hillsides, away from the busy paved roads, pausing to gather the region’s incomparable vistas between stops at several of the valley’s top wineries, sampling reds, whites, and sparkling wines as we go. Summertime is the right time to maximize your Temecula fun in the sun! To book a Jeep & Wine Tour or to learn more, give us a call at (951) 240-6646.