|Top 5 Saturdays|
If you are looking for something to do on a Saturday morning that is central in town, visit the Temecula Certified Farmer's Market open from 8am to 12:30pm every Saturday in Old Town Temecula behind the Wine and Beer Garden near the Grey Hound Bus depot. With plentiful fresh fruit and produce from local farmers and artisans, the Farmer's Market has something for everyone. After you are done shopping at the Farmer's Market, you can continue down Old Town for a meal at one of the popular local hangouts or browse through one of several antique shops down Front Street. To further its convenience to local shoppers, the Temecula Farmer's Market also sets up every Wednesday at the Promenade Mall from 9am to 1pm in the West end of the parking lots.
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Santa Rosa Plateau
Located in the hills just west of Murrieta and Temecula, the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve has a sprawling 8,300 acres of unique ecosystems like Engelmann oak woodlands, riparian wetlands, coastal sage scrub, chaparral, bunchgrass prairie and vernal pools. It's the perfect place for an afternoon hike, weekend picnic or nature photo op. For only two dollars, visitors to the reserve can enjoy the day hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and attending interpretive programs. You can bring your dogs, bring your family or spend an afternoon alone, however you choose, the Santa Rosa Plateau is the perfect escape from everyday life.
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Danza Del Sol Winery
Head out to the De Portola Trail in Wine Country Temecula and visit Danza Del Sol Winery for their Mimosa Mornings on Saturday. When you purchase a wine tasting between the hours of 11am and noon you will receive a complimentary mimosa. Otherwise, mimosas are available all day, every day for $6.
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Temecula Bike Trails
If you are looking to be a bit more active on your Saturday morning, how about taking the bikes out of the garage and going for a ride? Whether you prefer a couple miles or a longer trip, there is something for everyone and every level as the Temecula bike trails are mapped out around local parks and communities. For a map of the bike trails, click here.
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Fishing at Lake Skinner
Approximately 10 miles northeast of Temecula, Lake Skinner is a popular recreation area for sailing, fishing, horseback riding and hiking. If you are an early riser, we suggest fishing on Lake Skinner in the early morning. There are 158 RV sites and 300 developed campsites available if you would like to make a weekend trip out of it. Lake Skinner is also the site of the annual Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival. Lake Skinner offers a six-mile hiking and equestrian trail. Open from sunrise to sunset, the cost is $5 per car and $2 per horse. Lake Skinner is closed during the winter months.
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