Temecula is known for its beautiful, mild Southern California weather and variety of wineries. That’s one reason why so many couples plan romantic getaways to this area. But as much as we recommend that you taste some local wine while you’re here, you should also try out some of the other things to do in Temecula for couples. Check out six unique ways to spend some quality time with your significant other in Temecula.
With a warm, temperate climate and an average temperature of about 62 degrees, Temecula is an ideal place to hike just about any time of year—especially in spring, fall, and winter. When you spend some time enjoying nature and the great outdoors in this city, you’ll have the chance to see everything from lakes and waterfalls to rolling hills and colorful wildflowers. Plus, you’ll get to feel a gentle ocean breeze every afternoon!
The most popular hikes in Temecula are in or around the Cleveland National Forest, where you’ll find several trails for hikers of all levels. Some examples of hikes to check out include the Vail Lake Trail and Dripping Springs Trail, both of which have amazing views. Consider stopping for a picnic at the end of the hike—and don’t forget to bring a good bottle of wine!
2. Horseback Riding
With so much open space and beautiful views of nature, horseback riding is a great outdoor activity for couples to try in Temecula. Considering this is a rural area with lots of ranches, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a place to set up a romantic horseback ride with your loved one.
Popular ranches include Green Acres Ranch, Susie Q Ranch, and Wine Country Trails by Horseback. Contact a nearby ranch for a unique way to spend a few hours getting to know this city while your guide gives you little-known facts about the area!
3. Exploring Old Town Temecula
If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a morning or afternoon with your loved one, head to Old Town Temecula, where you’ll find dozens of shops and eateries within several historic buildings. The small stores you’ll find here sell everything from antiques, souvenirs, and fresh flowers to spices, sweets, and locally made olive oil. As for places to eat, you’ll easily find trendy bars and breweries, quaint cafes, and casual eateries where you can grab a drink and some food with your significant other during your stay here.
If you’re looking for other things to do in Temecula for couples—besides eat and shop—you don’t even have to leave Old Town. This area features the Temecula Valley Museum and a few places for you to enjoy the arts, such as Old Town Temecula Community Theater and Old Town Blues Club. There are also usually art shows, car shows, parades, live music, and farmers’ markets on the weekends. There’s something for everyone in Old Town Temecula. Be sure to stop by on your romantic getaway, such as for dinner after a day of wine tasting!
4. Relaxing Spa Day
Every couple’s getaway should have some downtime where you can truly relax for a few hours. Heading to a local spa is a great way to unwind after a hike or horseback ride.
From facial treatments to couples’ massages, you can check with local day spas and full-service spas at resorts around Temecula to find the perfect services for you and your significant other. One popular option is Spa Pechanga, located at the Pechanga Resort Casino. You can choose from different massages, facials, and nail treatments—and then relax by the pool, play a round of golf, or hit the slots together at the casino afterward!
5. Hot Air Balloon Rides
If you want the most scenic view of Temecula Valley, get a bird’s eye look from a hot air balloon as the sun rises. This is among the most popular things to do in Temecula for couples, thanks to the breathtaking views you’ll get of the local wineries, ranches, and mountains.
There are lots of companies that offer hot air balloon rides in Temecula. Many even sell packages so you can add extra features to improve the ride. Examples include mimosas, breakfast, and commemorative t-shirts, so look into these options to make your hot air balloon ride as special as possible!
6. Wine Tasting
Of course, no trip to Temecula is complete without a wine tasting. With nearly 50 wineries to choose from, it can be simply overwhelming to decide where to go. Fortunately, you can narrow it down by thinking about what you want from a wine tasting. After all, sampling wine is just one—albeit, important!—part of the wine tasting experience. There are other details to consider, too.
For instance, look for a wine tasting that also offers guided tours of the winery so you can see how the wine is made and ask questions throughout the tour. Consider which wineries have the best scenery, such as those on large properties surrounded by rolling hills. And then find out which wineries also serve good food—especially cheese—during wine tastings. At Sweet Oaks Winery, we offer all of the above, and more! You can schedule a wine tasting while you’re planning for your trip. Can’t wait? Try Sweet Oaks Wine now instead!
Temecula is a wonderful destination for couples. We truly hope you enjoy your romantic getaway with your loved one. See you soon!