Temecula house rentals are ideal for vacationers interested in ballooning. Temecula boasts several vineyards you can tour, an interesting Old Town and plenty of entertainment events. One of the area's signature events is the Balloon and Wine Festival held each June. In the past, this festival has featured entertainers such as Spyro Gyra and the Gin Blossoms. While staying at Temecula vacation homes, you should consider ballooning. Here are some fun activities, including ballooning, to try while staying in Temecula.
Try a Hot-Air Balloon Ride
A balloon is one of the best ways to explore the Temecula Valley's unique beauty. The valley has a wonderful mixture of mountains, lush vineyards and an abundance of wildflowers. Most ballooning companies operate year-round, so you can give ballooning a try any time. For a truly beautiful experience, consider booking a balloon ride around sunset. Balloon operators keep passenger safety a priority, so you don't have to worry about anythingand can just enjoy the view. Flights can range from 45 minutes to 3 hours.
Take a Biplane Ride
Many pilots in the area fly biplanes, which offer a unique flight experience. These planes can easily date back to the 1920's and feature open cockpits for an amazing view. Most flights pass directly over the vineyards at heights of around 1,000 feet, so your view is unobscured. Dawn and sunset rides are both popular. These flights are usually lastv 25 to 60 minutes and are worth it. You'll even get to have a picture taken while sitting in the cockpit for bragging rights.
Go on a Jeep and Wine Tour
A Jeep tour is an interesting way to see local vineyards. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery from the comfort of an open-air Jeep with 5 to 7 other passengers. The Jeeps travel off-road to go to the wineries, which is a unique experience that limo and bus tours can't provide. The tour guides are knowledgeable about area vineyards and will happily share their knowledge with you. One of the best parts is you'll get to sample plenty of new wines at 4 to 6 different wineries. The local wineries are family-owned and are accommodating towards visitors. You'll also get to enjoy a satisfying lunch while on the tour.
See Wine Country by Horseback
Another interesting way to see the area is on horseback. Riders are usually able to travel in groups with an experienced guide. Even if you're not an experienced rider, you should enjoy the tour. Ponies are offered for kids who aren't big enough for a large horse. Most horseback tours take place at mid-day, but you can also find sunset and sunrise tours. You'll want to make sure weather conditions will be good for riding before you book your tour. Most stables will cancel for safety reasons if the weather is bad, so be prepared.
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