50 Fun and Essential Tips for Pet Friendly Travel and Vacations in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

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“From Downtown, Old Town Temecula to Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, pet-friendly lodging, dining, wine tasting, shopping, outdoor recreation, plus romantic, pet-friendly wedding ceremonies make this an ideal destination to experience with your four-legged companion,” shares Kimberly Adams, Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO. “VistTemecula.org is happy to share 50 fun and essential tips for enjoying pet-friendly Temecula Valley.” The casual, picturesque Temecula Valley is one hour from Orange County, Palm Desert, and San Diego; and 1½ hours from Los Angeles. For the best travel and vacation experiences, please fully inquire about pet policies prior to reservations.

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VistTemecula.org is happy to share 50 fun and essential tips for enjoying pet-friendly Temecula Valley

Pet-Friendly Lodging
1-Temecula Creek Inn
2-Quality Inn
3-La Quinta Inn & Suites
4-Extended Stay America
5-Motel 6
6-New Ponte Vineyard Inn
7-Bailey Wine Country Escape

Visitor Information
8-Temecula Valley Visitors Center welcomes dogs with a bowl of fresh-water. Browse brochures; get ideas to make-the-most-of-your-stay.

Pet-Friendly Old Town Temecula Dining
9-Texas Lil’s welcomes leashed, well-behaved canines while dining at the outdoor tables with their human companions; full dog menu offered.

Welcoming leashed, well-mannered dogs at outdoor dining-tables are:
10-Soro’s Mediterranean
11-Palumbo’s Ristorante
12-Front Street Bar & Grill
13-The Bank Mexican Restaurant
14-Rosa’s Cantina
15-Sweet Lumpy’s BBQ
16-Robin’s Nest

Pet-Friendly Old Town Temecula Wine-Tasting
17-Lorimar Winery’s Tasting Room welcomes leashed, well-behaved dogs.

Pet-Friendly Wine Country Dining
18-Bel Vino Winery celebrates weekends with tapas-and-wine; enjoy in the company of your leashed, well-behaved dog while dining outdoors.

19-Carol’s Restaurant (Baily Winery) welcomes leashed, well-mannered dogs on the patio. Dog biscuits and fresh-water, complimentary; grilled chicken breast can be ordered.

20-Weekends, Maurice’s Kitchen (Maurice Car’rie Winery) bakes brie in sourdough-bread; enjoy with your leashed, well-behaved canine in the picnic-area.

21-At M.D.O. Bistro (Monte de Oro Winery), purchase food indoors then enjoy with your leashed, well-mannered dog on the outdoor-patio.

22-Pinnacle Restaurant (Falkner Winery) welcomes leashed, well-behaved canine-companions on the outdoor-patio.

23-Van Roekel Winery features light-lunch deli items. Enjoy with your leashed, well-mannered canine-companion in the picnic-area.

Pet-Friendly Temecula Valley Southern California Wineries
24-Europa Village welcomes leashed, well-behaved dogs in tasting-room and outdoor-patio.

25-Falkner welcomes leashed, well-mannered, canine-companions in tasting-room.

26-Hart has resident-dog, Bosco; leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome in winery tasting-area.

27-Lumiere welcomes leashed, well-behaved, small- and medium-sized canine-companions in tasting-room.

28-Maurice Car’rie welcomes small-sized, hand-carried dogs in tasting-room-gift shop.

29-Miramonte has resident-dog, Mojo; leashed, well-mannered, canine-companions welcome in tasting-room.

30-Oak Mountain welcomes leashed, well-behaved canine-companions in tasting-room with fresh-water, dog cookies.

31-Robert Renzoni welcomes leashed, well-mannered dogs in tasting-room, patio, picnic-area.

Welcoming wine-tasting and leashed, well-mannered dogs on their outdoor-patios are:
32-New Lorimar Winery
33-Monte de Oro Winery
34-Wiens Family Cellars

Pet-Friendly Old Town Temecula Shopping
35-Pet-pleasing Old California Lavender products (pet-refresher spray, pet-shampoo, hot-spot cream) are at Harmony; leashed-well-mannered dogs are welcome.

Also welcoming leashed, well-behaved canine-companions are:
36-Temecula Lavender Company
37-The Farmer’s Wife
38-Granny’s Attic antique mall

Pet-Friendly Outdoor Recreation
39-By special, advance arrangement with Wine Country Trails by Horseback, well-mannered dogs may accompany their owners on a ride through Temecula Valley vineyards.

40-The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve has 8 miles of dogs-on-leash trails (shared with horses and bicycles). Explore with your canine-companion on up-to-a-6-foot-long leash at Sylvan Meadows, Cajalco Trail, Tovashol Trail, Shivela Trail, Stevenson Canyon. Open daily, sunrise-to-sunset; age 13-years-and-above, $3 per person; ages 2-12, $2 per person; dogs and horses, $1 each.

41-Temecula Class 1 Trails (adjacent Jefferson Avenue, Old Town Front Street) are nearby pet-friendly hotels; ideal for walking dogs-on-leash.

42-Town Square provides a great view of Old Town plus benches, trees, lawn, Luiseño-basket-artistry inspired fountain. Enjoy passive-tranquility here with leashed, well-behaved canine-companion.

43-Redhawk Community Park has designated play areas for small- and large-dogs, where canine can romp unleashed. The tree-lined park also includes an expansive lawn, walking trails, and picnic tables to enjoy when dogs on-leash are owner-controlled.

44-Margarita Community Park also features designated play areas for small- and large-dogs, where canine can romp unleashed. The park also includes an expanse of lawn, walking trails, and picnic tables to enjoy when dogs on-leash are owner-controlled.

Pet-Friendly Wedding Ceremonies
By special, advance arrangement, the following romantic venues welcome brides and grooms to include well-mannered, family pets in the wedding ceremony:
45-Temecula Creek Inn
46-Wine Country Wedding Chapel
47-Falkner Winery
48-Monte de Oro Winery
49-Oak Mountain Winery

Pet-Friendly Provisions
50-Among Temecula Valley purveyors of pet supplies and pet food are PETCO and PetSmart.

***Information is believed accurate but may be subject to change.

The Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, the region’s official tourism marketing organization and resource for visitors is online at VisitTemecula.org; “Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country” on Facebook; and @Visit_Temecula on Twitter. Open 7 days, the Temecula Valley Visitors Center is in Old Town Temecula, Third Street and Mercedes, next to the Temecula Civic Center. For visitor information and assistance, call 888/363-2852 or 951/491-6085.

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