25 Irresistible Reasons to Midweek, Summer Vacation in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine CountryJuly 16, 2012
“Hotels, motels, and resorts are all generally ‘more affordable’ midweek (Sunday night through Thursday night) and recreation like wine country tours, hot air balloon flights, and golf generally is, too. That is one of 25 great reasons to midweek, summer vacation in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country,” explains Kimberly Adams, Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO. “The advantages and opportunities are compelling from hip, historic, and fun Downtown Old Town Temecula; and relaxed, gracious, and friendly Temecula Valley So Cal Wine Country; to upscale and exciting Pechanga Resort & Casino. Accommodations provide a satisfying experience while travelling; there is a wide variety of things to experience; and we’re just about 1 hour from Orange County and Palm Desert, and 1½ hours from Los Angeles.”
Not only are lodging rates at Temecula’s 15 hotels, motels, and resorts typically lower midweek (versus weekends) but recreation costs like wine country tours, hot air balloon flights, and golf are generally, more affordable, too. For lodging reservations, go to VisitTemecula.org
2. Weekday Advantages in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country
Weekdays naturally provide greater opportunities for appreciating approximately 40 award-winning Temecula Valley So Cal wineries’ individual styles at a more leisurely pace. Less-busy weekdays are especially wonderful for visiting extremely popular wineries like Callaway, Leoness, Mount Palomar, Ponte, South Coast, Thornton, Wiens, and Wilson Creek.
At all Temecula Valley wineries midweek, the greatest bonus is the potential for memorable conversations with winery family-members or winemakers. Most wineries are family-owned and open daily for impromptu, winery-to-winery wine-tasting.
3. Perfect Midway, Midweek Stay-Over: From Los Angeles or Orange County En Route to San Diego
Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country and all that Old Town Temecula and Pechanga Resort & Casino have to offer make for fun days and nights on a Southern California vacation. Schedule a midweek, ‘stay and play’ detour en route from Los Angeles or Orange County to San Diego.
4. Ringo Starr and Other Midweek, Summer Concerts at Pechanga Resort & Casino
Celebrate summer at Pechanga’s midweek concerts with respected musician and performer Gary V of the Phillippine recording scene; the living legend, beloved drummer of the Beatles, Ringo Starr; and uniquely contemporary, country music artist, Dierks Bentley.
5. More Romance Midweek
Less hustle, less bustle, means more romance midweek in the Old Town Temecula dining-shopping-entertainment district, in welcoming Temecula Valley So Cal Wine Country, and at intriguing Pechanga Resort & Casino.
6. Easier Weekday, Golf Tee-Time Availability
Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country’s impressive golf courses often offer better tee-time availability weekdays. Extend your stay and celebrate the richness of the game on all seven, local courses: Journey at Pechanga, Temecula Creek Inn, Cross Creek, The Legends, Red Hawk, The Golf Club at Rancho California, and Pala Mesa.
7. New Bingo Matinees and Evenings – Midweek at Pechanga Resort & Casino
Pechanga Resort & Casino’s beautiful Grand Ballroom serves as bingo hall Monday through Thursday afternoons and evenings. Inquire about advance events, electronic buy-in, paper buy-in, booster upgrades, and add-ons.
8. More Midweek Attention Along Old Town Temecula’s Tasting Trail
Leisurely weekdays mean more attention in Old Town’s palate-pleasing artisan and specialty-food shops, and wine tasting rooms. Linger at Temecula Olive Oil Company, Temecula Valley Cheese Company, Old Town Spice Merchants, Old Town Root Beer Company, Old Town Sweet Shop, and the Lorimar Winery Old Town Tasting Room.
9. More Affordable Group Hotel Rates Midweek
Most Temecula hotels offer special midweek (better-than-weekend) group rates with reservations for 10 guestrooms or more. Organize an extended get-together with friends, rendezvous with coworkers (past or present), or reunion with family and share the Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country experience Sunday through Thursday. For group hotel rates, contact Visit Temecula sales at 951/491-6085.
10. The Natural Beauty of Overnight Packages at Temecula Creek Inn
Secluded and tranquil, Temecula Creek Inn offers an Unlimited Golf Package with play on TCIs highly rated courses, a Wine Country Romance Package, a Welcome to Wine Country Package, and Chauffeured Wine Country Getaway Package.
11. Intriguing Packages at Embassy Suites – Temecula Valley Wine Country
Embassy Suites offers an intriguing quartet of accommodations-and-activities packages. Experience Temecula Valley So Cal Wine Country with the Jeep and Wine Country Tour Package. Escape to beautiful greens and fairways with the Red Hawk Golf Club Package. Know a sweet rendezvous with the Romance Package and relax your senses with the Spa Package.