TEMECULA WINE COUNTRY
Welcome to Southern California’s premier wine country destination where #1 on your list of activities is Wine Tasting! Just 90 miles southeast of LA and 60 miles north of San Diego, Temecula Valley is the perfect escape. Explore over 40 wineries as you spend warm sunny days walking through vineyards, grape-stomping, tasting award-winning wines and sampling true Southern California cuisine or picnicking amidst the vines. Adventure off on your own or join one of the many wine tours through the valley. For a tour with a difference, ride a historic San Francisco cable car through the scenic Temecula Valley stopping to sip wines and picnic in valleys surrounded by picturesque mountain backdrops or tour through the vineyards on horseback.
Be sure to follow local winery events as the fun and activities are endless with Shakespeare in the Vines, Karaoke Nights in the Cellar, Paint Nights and Live Music.
Old Town Temecula
Old Town is the heart of Temecula. Stroll the wooden boardwalks through the quaint and beautifully restored streets lined with rustic buildings, antique stores, art galleries, museums and whimsical one-of-a-kind stores. Step back in time to experience the rich history of the Temecula Valley at the Temecula Valley Museum filled with interesting artifacts and exhibits and a fun interactive discovery area for the kids. In the heart of Old Town is the Temecula Children’s Museum with Pennypickle’s Workshop, filled with Professor Pineas T. Pennypickle’s wacky and wonderful gizmos and gadgets. An adventure into the fun world of science as the kids play and learn.
Old Town is where it all happens year-round – performances at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, SummerFest’s entertainment and music, WinterFest’s twinkling holiday lights and holiday events, classic car shows, Western Days, Bluegrass Festivals and so much more for the whole family. Only a few miles from Old Town you will find all the excitement of Las Vegas at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, an ultimate casino experience nestled in the picturesque Temecula Valley.
Soar Over Lush Vineyards
A must-do on your visit to the Temecula Valley is hot air ballooning. Take to the skies at sunrise as you soar over lush vineyards and spectacular vistas. Then tee off at one of seven great golf courses with majestic mountain views and dramatic elevation changes. There are plenty of hiking trails through the valley. Head to the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, an oasis offering hikers some of California’s rarest landscapes, walk the boardwalk over the vernal pools or head to the oak woodlands on the mesa tops. Enjoy some solitude on the water at Vail Lake resort, California’s #1 large mouth bass lake where you are sure to make a catch.
Escape from the city life to Southern California’s premier wine country destination, Temecula Valley.