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Vacation in Temecula Valley - California

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Area Overview

Temecula Valley has a rich heritage of passionate dreamers who create wines and delectable foods with farm fresh ingredients, and extraordinary experiences. There are 365 days of fun to be had in sunny Temecula Valley with three distinct attractions to visit: Wine Country, Old Town, and Pechanga. The rolling hills, vast panoramic views, and charming town are just about an hour drive from all Southern California major airports and cities: San Diego, Palm Springs, Orange County, and Los Angeles. Make Temecula Valley your hub for the ultimate Southern California vacation.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness

Each season celebrates events such as Temecula Rod Run, Taste of Temecula Valley, Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival, Temecula Art & Street Painting Festival, Western Cultural Heritage Day, Hatch Chili Festival, Temecula Valley Wine Month, Old Town Temecula Outdoor Quilt Show, Greek Festival, and Annual Barrel Tasting.

Outdoor adventure is ideal in this sunny destination with hiking trails for all levels at the Santa Rose Plateau Ecological Reserve, scenic horseback riding, and hot air ballooning over citrus groves and vineyards. Temecula Valley also has two lakes, Lake Skinner and Vail Lake, that offer boating, hiking, camping and other outdoor recreation.

Old Town Temecula is a charming 12-block historic foodie district with live entertainment, a performance theater, art galleries, museums and specialty shops. Just a few miles away is Temecula Valley Wine Country with over 40 wineries that offer tours and tastings seven days a week. Pechanga Resort & Casino is also only minutes away and is one of the largest casino in the U.S. This AAA Four Diamond resort includes a championship golf course, tranquil spa, five themed bars, a roof-top nightclub, and 11 exceptional restaurants, and 24-hour gaming excitement.

Other memorable things to do include beer tasting at our six award-winning microbreweries, shopping at Promenade Temecula and Lake Elsinore Outlets, and golfing at our six championship courses.

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Cultural Activities

Temecula Valley's cultural experience recognizes its historic past by honoring with public art the Pechanga band of Indians that came before us and the emigrants that journeyed through the land. Temecula Valley Wine Country experiences include cooking, painting and wine education classes, as well as behind-the-scenes wine tours. Old Town Temecula offers visitors to experience a history museum, children's museum, art galleries, public art, special events, and live theater performances. Live entertainment includes headline entertainers, small theater performances, Shakespeare in the Vines, and local musicians.


Temecula Valley attractions are Wine Country, Old Town, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula Valley Children's Museum, Lake Skinner, and Old Town Temecula Community Theater.


A variety of transportation companies offer transport services for groups and individual travelers to, from and within Temecula Valley. Four major airports are only about an hour drive from Temecula Valley: Los Angeles International, San Diego International, John Wayne, and Palm Springs. There is also a Greyhound Bus Terminal located in Old Town Temecula.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  37.0  52.3  67.5  2.6 "
 February  39.0  53.8  68.5  3.2 "
 March  42.0  57.0  72.0  1.7 "
 April  45.5  61.8  78.0  0.8 "
 May  51.0  67.8  84.5  0.2 "
 June  55.5  73.5  91.5  0.0 "
 July  60.0  79.5  99.0  0.1 "
 August  61.0  80.3  99.5  0.1 "
 September  58.5  76.5  94.5  0.2 "
 October  50.5  67.3  84.0  0.5 "
 November  42.0  58.3  74.5  0.7 "
 December  36.0  51.5  67.0  1.7 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 40's. Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the upper 70's and highs in the mid 90's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the mid 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Winter temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the upper 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's.


Temecula Valley motels, hotels and resorts are conveniently located off I-15 and are only minutes, some event steps, from Wine Country and Old Town Temecula. With guest rooms for every budget, visitors enjoy accommodations ranging from luxurious, AAA Four Diamond hospitality to clean, comfortable, friendly and economical. The variety provides lodging for every budget and occasion.


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