Attractions

Discover Temecula's spectacular natural beauty , rich history, unlimited shopping, year-round entertainment and recreation for the entire family! Temecula is well known for its award-winning wineries and restaurants nestled in 3000 acres of picturesque wine country, but that‘s just the beginning. Located in the heart of Temecula , the Old Town district blends historic buildings with over 640 antique dealers, unique shopping, and restaurants. Old Town Temecula is the site of many special events including car shows, semi-annual Rod Runs, Western Days, and summer weekend entertainment. Take a jaunt in a horse-drawn carriage or stroll along the wooden boardwalks. Every Saturday, visit the popular Farmer's Market which offers a wealth of fresh produce, flowers, and crafts. Tour the Temecula Valley Museum and discover the city's historical treasures, or enjoy inventor Professor Phineas Pennypickle's home-workshop, the Imagination Workshop Children's Museum . If it's shopping you're looking for , you'll be sure to find that one-of-a-kind item in a quaint specialty boutique or one of Temecula's modern neighborhood centers. The Promenade Mall and Power Center offers the convenience of large department store shopping at its best.

When it's time to dine , an array of dining experiences will fit any taste or budget.

Great weather and fresh air will encourage you to take the family for a hike on the Santa Rosa Plateau Wildlife Preserve, or delight in a day of boating and fishing at Lake Skinner , the site of the annual Balloon & Wine Festival , or nearby Diamond Valley Lake .

TEMECULA VALLEY WINE COUNTRY - BALLOON ADVENTURE Sunrise over an enchanted European vineyard? Sure looks like it, as you ascend on a cushion of wind, breaking the bonds of gravity aboard a beautiful California Dreamin' Hot Air Balloon in Temecula Valley Wine Country. On your hot air balloon ride, you'll leisurely float over rolling hills, impeccably planted rows of lush vineyards, and inspect the angular lines of red tile roofs of Country estates and Ranches in magnificent settings. You might even skim through the top branches of a citrus tree – and harvest a fruit in the process – all in the course of an hour – covering anywhere from three to seven miles. Your Pilot , armed with years of safely maneuvering our balloon flights amid the winds and a mountain of information to share about your flight and the wine world below you, will gauge the wind direction and speed and pick the perfect launch site. Spacious vans will take you there and the dream realization begins.

 

Old Town Cultural district:

Imagination Workshop-Children's Museum pennypickles.org
Old Town Temecula Community Theater-Merc Gallery temeculatheater.org
Temecula Valley Museum cityoftemecula.org
Arts Council of Temecula Valley artsinthevalley.org
Temecula Valley International Film Festival tviff.com
Temecula Valley International Jazz Festival
TemeculaJazzFest.com
Temecula Youth Film Festival  

All Over Town

Temecula International Film and Music Festival tviff.com
Arts Council of Temecula Valley artsinthevalley.org
Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival tvbwf.com
Temecula Valley Art League temeculavalleyartleague.org
Shakespeare in the Vines shakespeareinthevines.org
Dorland Mountain Arts Colony dorlandartscolony.org
Inland Valley Film Commission filminlandempire.com
Golden Valley Music Society goldenvalleymusicsociety.org
Temecula Vintage Singers temeculavintagesingers.com
Fine Arts Network fineartsnetwork.org
Southwest Women's Chorus southwestwomenschorus.com
Temecula Music Fest

temeculamusicfest.com

Local Theater Companies & Producers

Act 1 Theater Arts act1theaterarts.com
Fine Arts Network fineartsnetwork.org
Temecula Performing Arts Company TemeculaPerformingArts.com
Temecula Valley Players temeculavalleyplayers.com
Triple Threat Academy triplethreatacademy.com

Discover Temecula's spectacular natural beauty , rich history, unlimited shopping, year-round entertainment and recreation for the entire family! Temecula is well known for its award-winning wineries and restaurants nestled in 3000 acres of picturesque wine country, but that‘s just the beginning.

Located in the heart of Temecula , the Old Town district blends historic buildings with over 640 antique dealers, unique shopping, and restaurants. Old Town Temecula is the site of many special events including car shows, semi-annual Rod Runs, Western Days, and summer weekend entertainment. Take a jaunt in a horse-drawn carriage or stroll along the wooden boardwalks. Every Saturday, visit the popular Farmer's Market which offers a wealth of fresh produce, flowers, and crafts. Tour the Temecula Valley Museum and discover the city's historical treasures, or enjoy inventor Professor Phineas Pennypickle's home-workshop, the Imagination Workshop Children's Museum .

If it's shopping you're looking for , you'll be sure to find that one-of-a-kind item in a quaint specialty boutique or one of Temecula's modern neighborhood centers. The Promenade Mall and Power Center offers the convenience of large department store shopping at its best.

When it's time to dine , an array of dining experiences will fit any taste or budget.

Great weather and fresh air will encourage you to take the family for a hike on the Santa Rosa Plateau Wildlife Preserve, or delight in a day of boating and fishing at Lake Skinner , the site of the annual Balloon & Wine Festival , or nearby Diamond Valley Lake .
TEMECULA VALLEY WINE COUNTRY - BALLOON ADVENTURE Sunrise over an enchanted European vineyard? Sure looks like it, as you ascend on a cushion of wind, breaking the bonds of gravity aboard a beautiful California Dreamin' Hot Air Balloon in Temecula Valley Wine Country.

On your hot air balloon ride, you'll leisurely float over rolling hills, impeccably planted rows of lush vineyards, and inspect the angular lines of red tile roofs of Country estates and Ranches in magnificent settings. You might even skim through the top branches of a citrus tree – and harvest a fruit in the process – all in the course of an hour – covering anywhere from three to seven miles.
We'll fly high enough to afford a commanding view of the sprawling and spreading South Coast Winery and Resort, Ponte Estate Winery, Stuart Cellars, Long Shadow Winery, and Mount Palomar Winery, to name a few!

And on your hot air balloon ride, we wont spill a drop of your “Mimosa”, a favorite Balloonist breakfast – the delicious mix of orange juice and excellent local champagne. It is a salute to your quiet, free flight over a rising star in the art and tradition of California wine making – TEMECULA!!! Even the name has a heady ring to it.
Your hot air ballooning adventur e will begin at La Vindemia, a private vineyard in the middle of Temecula Wine Country – centrally located between San Diego and Los Angeles. A click on Directions will tell you how to get there, arriving shortly before sunrise to a cup of piping hot coffee, cocoa or hot tea.
Your Pilot , armed with years of safely maneuvering our balloon flights amid the winds and a mountain of information to share about your flight and the wine world below you, will gauge the wind direction and speed and pick the perfect launch site. Spacious vans will take you there and the dream realization begins.

You can preview the beauty of our balloons in our Photo Gallery . You'll be amazed as your aerostat (fancy name for a balloon) billows up from a canvas bag into a vibrantly colorful, teardrop-shaped life form - - with the help of cold air fans and millions of BTUs of heat. The inflation process is an excellent photo op. Bring lots of film or digital disks for your hot air balloon ride adventure! And be sure to snap a shot of the top of the balloon as it inflates. It will end up far above you.

Speaking of photos, our balloon handlers – expert crew – are also great photographers and will take your photo, either standing in the balloon as it inflates (weather permitting, of course) and/or standing in the basket and present it to you at the end of the flight, along with complimentary “Two for One Wine Tasting Tickets” from Friends of Ours at South Coast Winery & Resort .
You'll fly so high , and so well on your hot air balloon ride, that you will laugh, along with Mother Nature, and you'll gently return, as we like to say, into the loving arms of Mother Earth, somewhere in scenic Temecula Valley. We then return to La Vindemia where you will continue the celebration.

One of the many highlights of the Temecula Wine Country Balloon Ride is the delectable breakfast that we host at La Vindemia . After your balloon flight, you'll enjoy a gourmet pastry breakfast, featuring specialty fruits, bagels, cheese and juice, tea or coffee, in a private Rose Garden. Surrounded by beautiful flowers in a very unique pristine setting while enjoying breakfast with special friends and/or loved ones is a wonderful way to reflect on your very special ballooning experience. That's when you'll try to describe your hot air balloon ride with words, as others have in our Testimonials .
If you're celebrating a special occasion – Birthday, Anniversary or other occasion we will make it memorable! We'll put a banner on the basket, proclaiming the event, and serve a birthday cake (Temecula Only) – and maybe even sing – or present a special complimentary bottle of wine to toast an Anniversary or special event. This treat doesn't cost anything extra.

Check out our terrific rates for this totally unique and unforgettable balloon adventure. And we promise it will be just that! We have, after all, been flying Hot Air Balloons since 1977. Click on Our Company for details.


Got any questions? We've got lots of answers – like " Why so early ? " or “ What should I wear ? ” or “ Can I steer the balloon ?”
Just in case your sunrise balloon flight must be cancelled – due to unfavorable weather conditions—you can still experience Temecula aloft in our “Travel Air” Biplane at the same cost and value as the balloon flight! Click on Biplane for more details. After a leisurely breakfast you will see our magically green grape valley from another point of view from our genuine Biplane. No mimosas served on board, but you do get to wear a leather helmet and goggles…and our Rum Run has some special surprises!





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