Knowing that there are many vineyards in Temecula, planning a trip to the area should definitely include a trip to one. Not only will you learn about the wine-making process, but you will also come out of it more appreciative of the drink and its characteristics. Speckle Rock Vineyards is in the area so do drop by for wine tastings, events, and so much more.
Before or after your visit to our vineyard, you may be wondering what to do next. If you’re planning a trip here, these are some of the things we think you should consider seeing or doing:
The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve
If you like seeing the different plant and animal life, this is one of the best places to go to. The species found here are local to the area, which covers about 9,000 acres. Hiking is one of the more popular activities, with a range of trails suited to various abilities.
Vail Lake Resort
This is for when you like mixing the historical with the contemporary. Vail Lake used to be a stopping point of the Butterfield Overland Stage Coach Line. The lake was made in the 1940s from water in the Vail Lake Dam. There are more than 1,000 acres of water in the area and fishing for bass is allowed. Camping is another popular activity here, along with mountain biking and hiking.
Old Town Temecula
It has been said many times before but it bears repeating: one of the best ways to know a place and gain an appreciation for it is to know its history. Temecula in the past was an important part of the Gold Rush and a visit to this area allows you to see how it once was.
While in this place, take time to look at the shops to know the products Temecula is known for, including olive oil and wine. The antique shops are worth a visit as well if you want some memorabilia.
Sky’s the Limit Ballooning Adventures
You’re not going to see ALL of Temecula in just one trip. However, there’s another way of seeing a general overview of the place, and that’s by taking a balloon ride. Doing this gives you a different perspective of the area, one that is from above. As you soar above the sky, don’t forget to look down to spot as many vineyards in Temecula as you can.
A trip to a different place almost always involves some form of shopping or entertainment. The good news is that you’ll find those options at the Promenade. There are flagship stores to explore but there are boutiques worth looking into as well.
In case you want to see a movie, you can catch a flick at the Promenade’s large movie theater. Of course, if all the exploring and shopping made you hungry, you can choose from the variety of dining options the place has to offer.
Temecula may be best known for its vineyards, and a trip to the area isn’t complete without visiting one. However, there is so much more to be enjoyed as indicated by the sites featured above. So think about these places as you plan your trip to Temecula.
Speckle Rock Vineyards is located in beautiful Escondido, California and we’re happy to serve the following cities and counties and their surrounding areas in Southern California: Vista, Valley Center, San Marcos, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Ramona, Mesa Grande, Poway, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carlsbad, and Temecula