Visit Temecula, Southern California’s Weekend Getaway

Temecula, California, also known as Temecula Valley Wine Country, is a beautiful unique city located outside Northern San Diego County and 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles off the 15 Freeway. Temecula is nestled between beautiful scenic mountains and offers award winning wineries, hot air balloon rides, golf, hiking trails, lakes and a casino. It is the perfect weekend getaway.

Old Town

Old Town Temecula is a quaint and historic town built in the early 1800’s. It has over 640 antique dealers in addition to craft stores offering unique shopping. Every Saturday morning there is the popular Farmers Market from 8:00 am to 12:30 p.m. featuring local organic fruits, vegetables, and crafts.


Temecula has the perfect climate for growing olives. Located in Old Town is a specialty olive oil store that accommodates an olive oil tasting room offering many unique blends of olive oils that will delight any palate. They also sell olive oil products such as soap, scrubs, lip balm, food, gift baskets and clothing. Temecula Olive Oil Company


Temecula is Southern California’s Wine Country. There are over 30 Wineries to choose from, some offer wine tasting rooms and tours of the winery. Each winery is unique, and some are first class resorts featuring villas and spas, shopping and restaurants. A few specialize in group getaways and weddings, which have houses, condominiums and rooms for rent. You can drive to them yourself, or choose from many of the Winery Tours, including limousine and van rentals. Temecula Wineries

For a one of a kind experience, try a beautiful horseback riding tour through some of the wineries. Morning, afternoon and evening tours are available. Wine Country Trails by Horseback

Hot Air Ballooning

There are Hot Air Balloon adventures over the beautiful rolling hills of Wine Country lasting 60 to 75 minutes. They offer special occasion tours such as proposals, anniversaries and birthdays. In June, there is an annual Wine and Balloon Festival where hundreds of thousands gather to watch over 40 to 50 hot air balloons while listening to famous bands perform. Hot Air Ballooning


Temecula has one of the largest Indian Casino’s in Southern California, Pechanga Resort amp; Casino. Besides gamming, it hosts a hotel, spa, restaurants, nightclubs, holds concerts and events with top entertainers. In addition, there is RV parking with overnight stays. Pechanga Resort amp; Casino


Lake Skinner is great for camping, fishing and boating. Rentals are available including kayaks and 10 person pontoons. Although there is no body contact allowed on the lake there is a swimming pool nearby. They have beautiful hiking and nature trails and offer a camp store and caf©. Lake Skinner is host to the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival held in early June. Lake Skinner Vail Lake Resort is the largest private lake in Southern California surrounded by the Cleveland National Forest, Agua Tivia Wilderness and the BLM lands. It offers, camping, hiking, mountain biking, bass fishing, water slides, wakeboarding, beaches and swimming. On the weekends, they have a Saturday night Carne Asada grill that includes evening headline entertainment at their lakeside amphitheater. They offer many festivals such as the Temecula Wine and Food Festival held in April, in addition to special events throughout the year. Vail Lake Resort

For a special weekend of adventure, beauty, relaxation, and entertainment, Temecula is the perfect getaway. Temecula, California Official Website

Brian Singleton a retired news editor and tech enthusiast. He shares a deep love for science and technology and wishes to connect with others through this his content.

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