Things to Do in Temecula
An ideal oasis in Southern California, Temecula is conveniently located less than 60 miles from San Diego and 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The city has been deemed the wine country of Southern California with over 30 wineries and renowned wine events held throughout the year. The Embassy Suites by Hilton Temecula hotel is ideally situated on Rancho California Road, the gateway to the rolling vineyards located east of Old Town Temecula. With an expansive list of top-notch wineries, dining, shopping, and entertainment, guests can easily spend days exploring everything the region has to offer.
Holiday Events in Temecula
Get in the holiday spirit during your upcoming trip to Temecula! Go ice skating in Old Town Temecula, do some Christmas shopping at local wineries, or partake in Temecula Chilled's festive winter wonderland! Whether you're visiting family or embarking upon a winter getaway, you'll find no shortage of spectacular yuletide fun! Check out some of our favorite holiday activities and start planning a holly jolly time in Temecula!
December 4 - 31
Join the holiday fun during Temecula Chilled's monthlong celebration of all things merry! With Thursday evening shopping markets, food specials from our favorite restaurants, decorating contests, and plenty of local libations, Temecula Chilled has something for you! Check out their calendar of events for more information on this season's coolest happenings!
Temecula On Ice
December 8 - January 2
Head to Old Town Temecula for a magical day of holiday ice skating at Temecula on Ice! Rent some skates, hit the ice, and enjoy some picture-perfect wintertime excitement during your visit to Temecula! Skate rentals begin at $6.00 per person.
Pennypickle's Winter Wonderland
Meet Santa, frolick in the snow, and enjoy an evening of fun-filled activities at Pennypickle's Winter Wonderland! Activity tickets for this carnival-style spectacular will be available at the event for one dollar each.
Holiday Taste of Old Town
Taste your way through the sparkling streets of Old Town during the 7th Annual Holiday Taste of Old Town! Bask in the warm glow of our decked out streets and enjoy food and wine from some of our favorite local businesses! Tickets are $25.00 and very limited.
Discover Top Temecula, CA Destinations & Things to Do
Some of your favorite wines can be found here in Southern California Wine Country. With over 30 local wineries to choose from, there are a variety of unique options available. Many wineries are open year-round to the public. Along with wine tastings and tours, several wineries feature dining options and live entertainment.
Tip: Sign up for winery newsletters to take advantage of special offers.
Winery Tours & Transportation
Take advantage of transportation and tour services during your stay. We’ve partnered with Grapeline Wine Tours, the top guest-rated wine tour in Southern California, to offer distinctive wine packages.
Tip: These special packages conveniently provide deluxe transportation to and from the hotel lobby.
Old Town Temecula
Our Temecula hotel is conveniently located only moments from Old Town Temecula. The picturesque downtown setting offers a variety of shopping and dining outlets. Additional must-see destinations include Pennypickle’s Workshop at the Temecula Children’s Museum and the Old Town Temecula Community Theater.
Tip: Plan your stay around one of the annual events held in Old Town that draw crowds from across the country.
Temecula’s growing beer culture is an ideal choice craft beer fanatics visiting the area. The majority of local breweries offer public tours, tastings, and dining options.
Tip: Check out Brewery Tours of Temecula to get the latest information about special offers and seasonal tours.
Your girls retreat, wedding party, or leisure stay in Temecula, CA isn’t complete without a trip to one of the renowned area spas. The majority of local spas are open daily and offer innovative skin treatments, spa services, and massages… paired with a glass of wine, of course!
Tip: We suggest indulging in services at nearby GrapeSeed Spa or Murrieta Day Spa.
Championship Golf Courses
Temecula features several celebrated golf courses only minutes from the city center and the Embassy Suites by Hilton hotel. Top local golf courses include Redhawk Golf Club, Temeku Hills Golf Course, and Bear Creek.
Tip: Prepare yourself for average high temperatures in the 90s from June through September.
With over 200,000 sq. ft. of gaming space, Pechanga is California’s largest casino. The venue features 130+ table games, 3,000+ slot and video machines, several bars, and a variety of restaurants, and is only a 10 minute drive from our hotel.
Tip: Plan your visit to Pechanga during one of the upcoming on-site shows.
A quick four minute drive from Embassy Suites by Hilton Temecula, Promenade Mall is an ideal venue for an upcoming shopping getaway. The mall features over 150 top retailers, specialty shops, and restaurants, including Sephora, H&M, Williams-Sonoma, and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro.
Tip: Perfect for families, the mall is located next to Edwards Temecula Stadium 15 & IMAX theater.
Hot Air Ballooning
With a year-round temperate climate, there is no better way to experience the magnificence of Temecula Valley Wine Country than from the vantage point of a hot air balloon. View a list of local vendors here.
Tip: Flights typically last 60-75 minutes, so plan accordingly.