The city of Temecula, California, is a total hit with the tourists thanks to attractions and sights as the Temecula Valley Wine Country, Old Town Temecula, and the Temecula Valley International Film Festival. But Temecula is not only a great place to visit by yourself. With splendid pet-friendly hotels such as the Ponte Vineyard Inn or the Temecula Creek Inn, you can bring your dog too!
You can’t think of the Temecula Valley and not think of wine. Luckily, you can take your canine friend with you when touring the many vineyards the Valley has to offer. Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery, Gershon Bachus Vintners, and Hart Winery are just a few examples of vineyards that allow dogs.
If you want to give your furry pal some exercise, there are also plenty of options. The JC Pooch Park is a 5-acre dog park divided into three areas: a 2-acre grassy field where dogs can run and chase balls, a 1000 sq. ft. pond for dogs that love to get wet and an area for small dogs.
The Redhawk Community Park is also a great option as it is the home of Temecula’s first dog park. Dogs can run around without a leash in one of the two areas, depending on its size. The park is readily and easily accessible from the highway and offers a way for you to relax and your pet to get rid of some of that energy.
Who doesn’t love bright, lush green grass? If you head to Central Temecula, you will find Redhawk Dog Park, a park dedicated to making the lives of dogs even better. This little slice of doggie heaven has multiple fenced in areas that are split up according to dog size. It also has plenty of amenities such as doggie poop bags and water fountains. Your visit here is guaranteed to be pawsome and seamless! You will probably make some new friends because of the popularity of the park. Make a day of it, pack a picnic and get on your way to Central Temecula. Your dog will love you forever!
What’s better than an afternoon in a scenic dog park? An afternoon at a scenic park with a natural water source. If you head a little north of downtown Temecula you will find Temecula Duck Pond. This park is not primarily a dog park, so you may want to keep a leash handy. It is, however, a great place to take your dog for a stroll or even a run. You can even pack a picnic and relax by the water, feeding ducks. Just make sure your dog won’t run away from you while chasing all the natural wildlife in the area!
Whoever said you need to take your dog to a dog park to spend time with them? Ditch the ball and frisbee and head to downtown Temecula. The city has an abundance of dog-friendly restaurants and shops. Just bring a leash and some doggie treats and you’re good to go. You can start your evening with some light shopping then head over to a wine tasting at Gershon Bachus Vinters! Once you’re ready to eat, you pick and choose from a wide variety of pet-friendly restaurants, including 1909, Penfield’s Cafe, and Texas Lil’s.
Margarita Community Park is one of the best places in the city to go on a summer day. The park is often bustling with families with children and pets. It has huge playgrounds, large open spaces and many trees for shade. The park has a dog park within the park where you can remove the leash and let your dog run free! Also, since it is such a pawpular destination, it is highly likely you will run into other dog owners and dogs. You and your pooch will be able to make friends and socialize! You will not regret your trip to Margarita Community Park.
Who doesn’t love horses? If you go to the neighborhood of Los Ranchitos, you need to go to Hanover Saddle Club. This horseback riding club welcomes dogs! So if you feel like you need a place to ride a horse but also want to spend some time with your dog, this is the place to go! Many people take their dogs to this ranch when they’re taking a riding lesson. You will have a ton of fun and your dog will get to see some new animals. This is an all day type of activity so clear your schedule!