Cool SummerFest Things To Do Through Labor Day in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country: Easy Itineraries from VisitTemecula.org

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VisitTemecula.org has released a set of “Cool SummerFest Things To Do Now through Labor Day in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country,” which is centrally located approximately 60 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Designed to assist new and returning visitors, and those bringing friends and family to the casual, picturesque valley noted for its sunny, relaxed Southern California spirit and affordability, with planning mid- and late-summer escapes and vacations.

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. “Temecula Valley’s three primary destinations are just minutes from each other. Each itinerary includes opportunities for experiencing some of the best of summer in Downtown Old Town Temecula, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and Temecula Valley Wine Country –

VisitTemecula.org has released a set of “Cool SummerFest Things To Do Now through Labor Day in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country,” which is centrally located approximately 60 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Designed to assist new and returning visitors, and those bringing friends and family to the casual, picturesque valley noted for its sunny, relaxed Southern California spirit and affordability, with planning mid- and late-summer escapes and vacations, the “Cool SummerFest Things To Do Now” are:

  •     For Food & Wine Lovers
  •     In The Great Outdoors
  •     For Authentic & Cultural Experiences
  •     For A Romantic Get-Away and
  •     For The Ladies (Friends, Moms, and Daughters)

“Each of the five themed lists of ten ideas is sequenced like an itinerary. Visitors can also choose the ideas and elements that appeal to them most, add other places they’d like to return or have heard about, and customize their visit in their own unique way,” explained Kimberly Adams, Temecula Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau president and CEO. “Temecula Valley’s three primary destinations are just minutes from each other. Each itinerary includes opportunities for experiencing some of the best of summer in Downtown Old Town Temecula, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and Temecula Valley Wine Country – all within two days.”

For Food & Wine Lovers – Cool SummerFest Things To Do Now through Labor Day
1. Wine and unwind: Vino Vinyasa, a yoga and wine tasting session*
2. Light lunch overlooking the vineyards: vineyard-style ahi tuna sashimi and an estate garden, “field to fork” salad*
3. Perfect pairings: sensory learning with a wine and artisan cheese tasting*
4. Swirl and savor the sweet: wine and chocolate truffle tasting; it’s educational*
5. Red meat and red wine: 100% Prime Black Angus Beef + extraordinary wine list = the ultimate in fine dining*
6. Best in the valley: Sat. morning Old Town Temecula Farmers Market; buy great picnic fare and dine at Monument Park
7. Mid-day cool: trendy and upscale, house-made gelato (flavor ‘du jour’) or seek authentic, Old Town root beer float
8. Old Town shopping: herbs, spices, custom-blends; rice, grains; hand-crafted, artisan cheeses; other artisan foods
9. Old Town tasting trail: wine shops and tasting rooms; local 100% extra virgin olive oils, seasonal versions, too
10. Old Town fixed price dinner: Order ‘prix fixe’ with wines to complement; beautiful, fine dining; great value*

Visit all summer and any time of year, including holidays and delight in the variety of events unique to Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country.

Ideas noted with an asterisk (*) following indicate advance reservations are required or recommended.
Information is believed to be accurate but all details may be subject to change.
For further information go to VisitTemecula.org or call 888/363-2852

In The Great Outdoors – Cool SummerFest Things To Do Now through Labor Day
1. Morning round of 18: golf on a course with simply awe-inspiring terrain surrounding the Pechanga River*
2. Lunch on the clubhouse patio: awesome club “house” sandwich; views of boulder-strewn mountain are dramatic
3. Catch the afternoon breeze: hike at Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve; 1.2-mile, Granite Loop Trail has shade
4. Dinner, Old Town Temecula: summer’s Kobe burger (w/pepper-jack cheese, Dijon,) French fries, and a microbrew
5. Rhythm for exploring: Fri. nights thru Sept 3, live bands on 3 Old Town stages; admire eclectic, historic architecture
6. Take to the sky: summer morning hot air balloon ride over the vineyards; commanding view of wine country*
7. Directly followed by round of 9: course makes its way around a century-old stone house and even older oak trees*
8. Fresh air encourages appetite: Lunch with a panoramic golf course view, BBQ mango, pulled pork sandwich = tasty
9. Travel by land: Temecula Valley Parkway to De Portola Wine Trail; visit wineries; enjoy sangria and live music
10. Dinner in the vineyard: early or for the sunset; grilled wild shrimp kebob w/basil-fried rice, mint and wasabi aioli *

Visit all summer and any time of year, including holidays and delight in the variety of events unique to Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country.

Ideas noted with an asterisk (*) following indicate advance reservations are required or recommended.
Information is believed to be accurate but all details may be subject to change.
For further information go to VisitTemecula.org or call 888/363-2852

Authentic & Cultural Experiences – Cool SummerFest Things To Do Now through Labor Day
1. Touch the vine, taste the wine: fun, vineyard tour and tasting*
2. Happy hour in the vineyards: tapas and wine (‘25%-off’ Fri.’s, summer special); celebrate but turn in early…
3. Hot air balloon ride at sunrise: peaceful, floating over vineyards; ride = about an hour; memory = lifetime *
4. Half-day of balance: new wine-country spa experience (yoga, honey lemongrass revitalizing ritual, raindrop technique massage, spa lunch); relax in cabana by pool*
5. Casino action: Las-Vegas style gaming, Pechanga Resort & Casino; 130+ table games; 3,700 slot machines plus poker
6. Pan-Asian for dinner: casual and relaxed bistro; cuisine from China, Thailand, Vietnam; expertly prepared; delicious
7. Great laughs: The Comedy Club at Pechanga; ever-changing cast of talented comedians; most shows have three*
8. Downtown Old Town Temecula: self-guided, historic walking tour; + see new town square
9. Reverence for the past: Temecula Valley Museum; opening Aug 14.–historic photo exhibit portrays life on Vail Ranch
10. Positive vibration: patio, south end of Old Town, new on Sun. afternoons – live reggae bands and a Caribbean buffet

Visit all summer and any time of year, including holidays and delight in the variety of events unique to Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country.

Ideas noted with an asterisk (*) following indicate advance reservations are required or recommended.
Information is believed to be accurate but all details may be subject to change.
For further information go to VisitTemecula.org or call 888/363-2852

For A Romantic Get-Away – Cool SummerFest Things To Do Now through Labor Day
1. Time to breathe: spa experience with aromatic body or scalp massages; champagne on the veranda *
2. Las Vegas-style casino action: Pechanga Resort & Casino; table games can be romantic; blackjack, roulette or craps
3. Chateaubriand for two: carved tableside (served with béarnaise) and wine; understated elegance; unforgettable*
4. After dinner: Silk at Pechanga, mega club, 1 of Calif.’s largest; or Eagle’s Nest, rooftop nightclub, live music, city lights
5. Hot air balloon ride at dawn: one hour of peace and serenity, drifting over the vineyards at sunrise–truly memorable*
6. Sun. brunch outdoors in wine country: Steak & eggs, buckwheat pancakes & apple-wood bacon; almond champagne*
7. Scenic wine country drive: wineries, tastings rooms; buy wine to enjoy with cozy dinners for 2 and when entertaining
8. Walking Old Town Temecula: shop for keepsakes in unique stores with art, fashions, home accessories, and more
9. Timeless rhythms: live classical music, Sun. afternoons at intimate venue known as The MERC*
10. Fine dining for dinner: Trendy, smart, casual, chic, upscale in Old Town; filet mignon = perfect steak dinner for 2 *

Visit all summer and any time of year, including holidays and delight in the variety of events unique to Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country.

Ideas noted with an asterisk (*) following indicate advance reservations are required or recommended.
Information is believed to be accurate but all details may be subject to change.
For further information go to VisitTemecula.org or call 888/363-2852

For The Ladies (Friends, Moms, and Daughters) – Cool SummerFest Things To Do Now through Labor Day
1. Lunch on patio, Old Town: cheerful casual ambiance; salads, sandwiches, flat-bread pizzas*
2. Shop Old Town: unique boutiques; collectibles, crafts, fashions for ladies and babies, home and garden, and more*
3. Delicious Mexican dinner: authentic; carnitas are fantastic; maybe share the fried ice cream for dessert
4. Music just down the block: Fri. evenings, best bands @ The MERC – great little club, feels like a private concert*
5. Half day of bliss: wine-country, spa experience; massage, GrapeSeed scrub, GrapeSeed facial, spa cuisine lunch*
6. Scenic wine country tour: By car or limo* or shuttle*; tour, taste, shop wine country craft fair, winery gift shops
7. Seafood delights: the freshest; menu is casual to elegant; interactive oyster and sushi bar; all are excellent *
8. Las-Vegas-style action: Pechanga Resort & Casino; 24/7 gaming; state-of-the-art machines, table games and more
9. Nighttime entertainment: Cabaret Lounge (no cover), main casino floor; musical guests = blend of rhythms & styles
10. Sunday brunch: patio overlooking golf course; French toast and Monte Cristo sandwich are great*

Visit all summer and any time of year, including holidays and delight in the variety of events unique to Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country.

Ideas noted with an asterisk (*) following indicate advance reservations are required or recommended.
Information is believed to be accurate but all details may be subject to change.
For further information go to VisitTemecula.org or call 888/363-2852

***About the Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau and Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country
VisitTemecula.org is the official website of the Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. As the region’s official resource for visitors, the Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau stimulates economic growth and tourism by promoting the Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country region, and assisting groups and visitors with planning and area information. The region includes three, primary and unique destinations: Downtown Old Town Temecula, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and Temecula Valley Wine Country – neighboring locations within minutes of each other but each with their own distinctive character, events, activities, and amenities. For additional information including special offers and for a free Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country Visitor’s Guide, go to http://www.VisitTemecula.org or call 888/363-2852.

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