The Temecula Valley has been dubbed the "tourists’ secret
paradise." Just 20 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, the area offers a Mediterranean
climate perfect for enjoying the outdoors. Golfing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking,
horseback riding and hot air ballooning are just some of the activities available
in and around Temecula.
History buffs, antique collectors and window shoppers will take a step back in time
wandering the streets of Old Town Temecula as they view rustic buildings, sidewalks
and storefronts reminiscent of the historic old west. If wine is your passion, the
Temecula Wine Country is worth the trip. Vistas of rolling hills are covered with
vineyards and dotted with uniquely designed wineries. Each vintner offers a singular
spot for wine tasting, a tour or a picnic. From the experienced wine connoisseur
to those just starting their collections, everyone has a fantastic time seeing the
wine country sights.
The Temecula region hosts entertaining events for kids of all ages, and kids at
heart, year round. Guests can experience the magic and color of the Balloon &
Wine Festival, the Great Temecula Tractor Race, rock and roll and vintage cars during
the Rod Run, gunfighters dueling at Western Days and so much more.
Fantastic golf awaits those wanting to spend some time on the green. A dozen beautiful
golf courses can be found amidst the area’s rolling hills. Seven courses carry
the distinction of ‘championship.’
Shoppers will also find their delight at the ever-expanding Promenade Mall with
flagship stores such as JC Penney, Macy's, Sears and nearly
100 other popular names. A quick 15-minute drive could pay off for the serious bargain
hunter at the Lake Elsinore Outlet Mall.
The city of Temecula provides a balance among residential, business and industrial
growth. Planned communities resplendent with grassy parks, excellent schools, extensive
state-of-the-art recreation areas and town center-style shopping plazas are just
a few of the qualities that make the Temecula Valley an enriching place to live