North County and Around Places



Sports and the Outdoors

A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure. A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure has morning hot-air balloon lift-offs from Europa Village Winery. 40335 Winchester Rd., Suite E, Temecula, CA, 92591. 951/699–9987 or 800/965–2122. $155.

Balloon and Wine Festival. Temecula draws thousands of people to its Balloon and Wine Festival at Lake Skinner Recreation Area in late spring. Festivities include concerts with headliner entertainment and wine tasting. 41755 Rider Way, Unit 1, Temecula, CA, 92590. 951/676-6713.

California Dreamin'. California Dreamin' schedules hot-air balloon rides from a private Temecula vineyard. 33133 Vista Del Monte Rd., Temecula, CA, 92591. 800/373-3359.