Things to do in Temecula

Our most recommended things to do in Temecula

Temecula: All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

1. Temecula: All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

After being picked up from your hotel or accommodation by your guide, journey to 4 different local wineries, where you’ll learn about the wine-making process and what makes Temecula Valley wine so special.  You will have the opportunity to get an exclusive behind-the-scenes vintner’s tour of one of the wineries. Also included on the tour is an idyllic picnic lunch from a top-rated local eatery at one of the winery stops. Each winery will be curated to make sure you get to taste and learn about a variety of different wines, in order to comprehensively experience Temecula’s wine region. When booking, please select a food option from the list below and write in your selections in the notes during the booking process: •  Chicken Caesar Salad  •  Mediterranean Chicken Salad  •  Eggplant Caprese Sandwich •  Turkey Club Sandwich •  Classic Italian Sandwich •  Artisan Cheese & Deli Plate  •  Roast Beef Sandwich  •  Viva Chicken Wrap All lunches are served with a chewy Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie and bottled water. Spinach wraps are available as an alternative for ciabatta bread. Side house salads are served with Italian vinaigrette.

San Diego: San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Ticket

2. San Diego: San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Ticket

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is an adventurer’s safari paradise in Southern California. The 1,800-acre Safari Park is home to more than 3,000 animals representing more than 375 species—many living in wide, open field enclosures. So jump onto one of our thrilling array of tours and create memories of adventure for you and your family – all while benefiting the conservation of species here and in more than 35 countries across the globe. Welcome to a land of volcanoes, tropical rain forests, a treasure trove of biodiversity—and tigers. Sumatra is home to the critically endangered Sumatran tiger, along with other endangered species such as orangutans, rhinos, and elephants. Tiger Trail provides a journey to discover tigers and their current struggles within their island world. Lion Camp - Get nose to nose with our African lion pride—literally! Bring the kids up close to see lions that may come right up to the glass to check you out. Heart of Africa - The winding trails take you through an African forest and savanna to a serene lake. Stop and cool off at Jamison Research Island. Elephant Overlook - An elevated walkway takes you out where you can get a closer look at our Elephant Cam stars. Don't miss the youngsters born right here! Hidden Jungle - Enter our tropical greenhouse and experience a habitat of exotic birds, insect, and plants, home to our annual Butterfly Jungle event. Wings of the World Aviary - Everything in this free-flight aviary is designed to approximate the natural turf for over 140 birds of 40 species. Condor Ridge - Follow the trail of North American habitats and animals to see bighorn sheep and learn the great conservation story of the California condors. Other activities included in your admission: Elephant Enrichment - Watch our elephant herd enjoy morning treats. Discovery Station - This kid-friendly area is filled with musical instruments, puppets, books, craft activities, and wildlife “toys” and is designed to give children and their adult companions a playful space for animal-themed fun. Savanna Cool Zone - Walk through palm trees offering a gentle mist to three slippery critters that spout water: a turtle, a lion, and a crocodilian. Jameson Research Island Interpretive Center. Africa Tram Safari - Guided tour rides depart 10 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. daily (The Africa Tram Safari is an exciting expedition with brightly colored tour vehicles and our diverse animal collection creating a relaxing adventure. Lorikeet Landing - Watch our colorful rainbow lorikeets swoop down to enjoy nectar offered by guests. Exhibit entrance if free; lorikeet food is available for purchase to experience the thrill of feeding these birds by hand. Petting Kraal - Touch gentle deer and antelope. Have you “herd”? with Robert the Zebra - Robert the Zebra lives in digital, animated form on a large screen, where he can see the people who have come to visit. He asks questions, cracks jokes, talks about zebra life, and is very curious about humans. Frequent Flyers® Bird Show - An East African crowned crane in flight is a stunning sight viewed by only a privileged few, until now! The crane is one of the stars of the Park’s bird show, Frequent Flyers. The program lets you witness birds in full flight and focuses on a variety of birds from around the world. Animal Encounters - This interactive program gives you an opportunity to have face-to-face contact with the Park’s animal ambassadors like a cheetah, alligator, serval, and other rare and exotic animals. You may interact with trainers and ask questions about the species. Cheetah Tales - Come meet our cheetah ambassadors in Heart of Africa. Note: Schedules may vary or be canceled due to weather or animal health needs.

Amazing Temecula Scavenger Hunt Adventure

3. Amazing Temecula Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Looking for a way to turn Temecula into a giant game board? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Temecula. Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Your amazing scavenger hunt adventure will start you in the heart of Old Town taking you "back in time" as you discover the many transformations of Temecula over the course of history by the arrival of the stage coach, the railroad, and large ranching spreads.

Temecula: Private Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

4. Temecula: Private Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

Get a bird's-eye view of Temecula on a sunrise hot air balloon flight. Float amongst the clouds as you take in vistas of the surrounding mountains and cities. Take part in a tradition that dates back to the 1780s, when hot air balloons first took flight. Spend approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour in the air and wrap up the tour with a breakfast pastry and a glass of champaign. The crew will take pictures of your experience from the ground, which are free to download post-flight. Private hot balloon rides are ideal for special occasions, proposals, birthdays, anniversaries, and more. Choose a complementary basket banner to commemorate the occasion: Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, or Congratulations.

Temecula: Guided Sidecar Wine Tasting Tour

5. Temecula: Guided Sidecar Wine Tasting Tour

Ride in a fun tandem sidecar on the open road on this guided wine tour of Temecula. See beautiful Californian scenery, taste local wines, and learn about the city's fascinating history from your guide. Meet your guide and begin your 2-hour guided ride throughout Temecula wine country. As you ride in style in a tandem sidecar, feel the wind rush through your hair and marvel at the beautiful scenery. Hear about the sights you pass from your sidecar driver. Throughout your tour, enjoy stops at local wineries, where you can see the making of wine up close. Enjoy a tasting at each vineyard, and decide for yourself which winery is your favorite. Finish your tour with a visit to one scenic destination. Depending on your tour, visit Akash Winery, Bella Vista, or Mt. Palomar Winery!

Temecula: Tour to 2-3 Temecula Wine Country Wineries

6. Temecula: Tour to 2-3 Temecula Wine Country Wineries

Uncover the beauty of the Temecula wine country on this private tour. Travel to 2-3 wineries to discover the secrets of winemaking. Take a relaxing stroll through sun-kissed vineyards.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up early in the morning from your accommodation in Orange County. Sit back in a comfortable and air-conditioned van and take in the stunning scenery as you drive through the Temecula wine country. Immerse yourself in the winemaking process as you explore the wineries. Walk through the vineyards where grapes ripen to perfection in the California sun. Breathe in the fresh countryside air as you admire the rolling foothills. Have time at each winery to purchase some wine or get some lunch. Find out how wine is produced directly from the source. Return to your accommodation in Orange County at the end of your tour.

California: Downloadable Audio Guide for Highway 1 and More

7. California: Downloadable Audio Guide for Highway 1 and More

Complete your road trip around California with an audio guide featuring 169 locations and 3 hours of audio in 1 app. Listen to the recordings as you take in views at Yosemite, Mt. Whitney, and Zabriskie Point, experience the unique cultures of Silicon Valley, Santa Monica, and Hollywood, and drive down Highway 1. Feel at ease taking in the views while the app uses GPS to find your location and suggest stops. From famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge to lesser-known gems like Moss Landing, appreciate the wealth of beauty and history in California with detailed audio descriptions.   Stop and start your journey as often as you please, there’s no constraints once you download the app and activate your audio guide. If there’s a specific site you’d like to visit, manually choose audio guides from the built-in map or from a list.

Temecula: Private Wine Country and Shopping Day Trip

8. Temecula: Private Wine Country and Shopping Day Trip

Enjoy a day of shopping and trying Californian wines on a private trip from Los Angeles or Orange County cities to Temecula. Benefit from a schedule based on your needs and spend time at your convenience. Get picked up in either Los Angeles or Orange County cities and drive to the Temecula region in a private vehicle. Your first stop is at Lake Elsinore Outlet Mall. Shop major retail brands at discounted prices and feel free to leave your belongings in the vehicle as you hunt for bargains. After shopping, continue on to Temecula Valley Wine Country. Choose to stay at one winery or instead visit several ones (if time allows) for wine tastings (at your own expense). Then head out to Old Town Temecula to explore, shop, or dine on your own. From the old town, conclude your day trip with a relaxing ride back to your original pickup point.

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What people are saying about Temecula

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 125 reviews

I took my mom to this event and we had a great time! Everything about this tour was wonderful and Ben, our driver, was amazing and took the time to speak to each of us. I can't wait to go back!

We are very happy and enjoyed we will be back anytime with more family to entertaining and visit San Diego zoo. I love the animal’s to watch and admire the nature. Thank you very much.

Well put together. Loved all the nature, even besides the animals. Really great place to spend the day.

Debbie our tour guide and Alex our pilot were amazing! What an awesome experience!

Your guide was very friendly and helpful! We had a great time!