15 Best Things to Do in Temecula (CA)

Temecula, in Temecula Valley, is known for being one of the jewels in California’s crown. The city sits in prime wine-making country and to that end much of the countryside around here is covered in gorgeous vineyards that are open to the public and can be toured if you want to know more about how wine is made and grapes harvested.

One of the best ways to enjoy Temecula is by taking off and looking down over the city in a hot air balloon, and balloon rides here are frequent and well-loved by locals. Parks, nature trails, lakes, and hiking spots cover this part of California, but if you are looking for some culture then you also won’t be disappointed.

Not only will you find amazing shopping at places like Promenade Temecula, but you can also get back to the days of old at historic Old Town Temecula where you can learn all about how this city got its start. There is also a community theater in Old Town Temecula, as well as a range of museums in the city for both adults and children, and if you are travelling with children then gems such as Pennypickle’s Workshop are not to be missed.

Lets explore the best things to do in Temecula:

1. The Temecula Stampede

Temecula Stampede

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Temecula Stampede

The Temecula Stampede is known for being the largest country Western music venue of the West Coast and with that in mind you should head here if you want to see a show and enjoy some good old fashioned country music. The scene here is eclectic, so as well as Western music you can also expect rock and roll and other genres to be played here, so check the local listings to see what will be on when you are in town.

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