Welcome to Temecula
Home to the best wine regions in California
In the north of San Diego, you will find one of the most eclectic parts of California. Temecula is a vibrant city known for being one of the jewels in California's crown. It is Southern California's wine country, nestled among the rolling hills and beautiful vineyards.
The city is the prime wine-making country, with much of the countryside covered in gorgeous vineyards. Over 40 phenomenal wine vineyards and greenery will enthrall you for days.
This small, stunning city is close to downtown San Diego. There are excellent opportunities for sightseeing and golf courses that afford spectacular views. You can also enjoy the local flora and fauna in the countryside while horseback riding.
What to Love
- Amazing South California weather
- Horseback riding through a winery
- Legendary hot-air balloon ride
- Ample wine-tasting opportunities
Temecula is an urban city with incredible luxury homes to explore. The city has a laid-back and casual atmosphere, and its beautiful wineries are open to anyone without reservation. The surrounding area neighborhoods offer many luxury activities, with weekends popular among residents. The area has mild weather year-round, making it a great place to visit or stay during any season. Temecula is a wonderful place to meet neighbors and new friends. There is plenty of love in this beautiful community with a small-town feel and a relaxed pace of living.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Temecula has plenty of fantastic opportunities for shopping, dining, and entertainment. There's a wealth of dining options with a vibrant restaurant scene and distinct retailers, including local favorites and fine dining choices. One such dining locale is Leoness Cellars, and it is the perfect place to have lunch while tasting sweet wines.
The city has world-class shopping centers, perfect for shoppers seeking the best deals and unique gifts. Some shopping hubs include Lake Elsinore outlets, wine country, and old town Temecula. You will find fantastic shopping at The Promenade Temecula, a large modern complex with over 200 different stores. Visit the mall to experience many shopping options alongside small niche boutiques. If you fancy taking in some entertainment, there is a movie theater in the shopping mall.
When looking for sports entertainment, visit The Pechanga Resort & Casino. It is Temecula's utmost glamor when looking for live shows or casino games. Visit the resort for some relaxation while receiving a full body massage. The resort has a large convention center, world-class restaurants, and a golf course.
Things to Do
Temecula is the center of Southern California wine country, with some of the most varied wine regions in the state. Visit the Thornton Winery and sample some of the fantastic wines on offer.
If you love hiking, check out some unspoiled terrain at Dripping Springs Trail. The trail runs through the 18,000 acres of Agua Tibia Wilderness close to Palomar Mountain. As you progress along the path, expect dramatic canyons, picturesque streams, and lowlands covered in shrubs.
The Galway Downs is the center of equestrian excellence in the Temecula area. Visit the center for horseback riding while enjoying the local flora and fauna in the countryside. Alternatively, visit the Temecula Creek Golf Club for spectacular views of the vineyards and rolling green hills.
Hot air ballooning is another well-loved pastime sport due to the gorgeous vistas in this part of the world. You can spend time enjoying Temecula from the hot air balloons by visiting Sky's Limit Ballooning Adventures.
Fans of classical music should visit the Temecula valley symphony. It is a regional musical powerhouse featuring talented musicians from all over the Temecula area. It performs regularly, so when you’re in town, check out who’s playing and at what times so you don’t miss a beat.
The Temecula Valley Unified School District serves Temecula. It has some top-rated public schools based on academic performance and equity. Notable schools in Temecula include:
Temecula Elementary School, Public, Grades K–5
Ysabel Barnett Elementary School, Grades K–5
Helen Hunt Jackson Elementary School, Public, Grades K–5
Temecula International Academy, Charter, Grades K–8
Temecula Valley High School, Public, Grades 9–12