Centrally located near all of Southern California’s major cities, Temecula Valley is the region’s wine country — with 40+ wineries offering everything from tours and events to restaurants and early-morning hot air balloon flights featuring panoramic views. Visitors also enjoy a wide range of outdoor recreational activities; the largest casino in the state at Pechanga Resort Casino; and a historic Old Town featuring wooden boardwalks, artisanal shops and restaurants, and a bustling nightlife.
Visitors can expect wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, bars, museums, retail stores, and spas to be open indoors. Many of these businesses also provide outside services. There will no longer be state-wide capacity limits or social distancing in place; however, businesses can limit with further restrictions if they choose.
The Temecula Valley is Southern California's Wine Country. Nearly 50 wineries populate the region’s rolling hills and sprawling valleys producing a variety of wines, including award-winning and artisan Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. Visitors can tour wine country on their own, tasting and sipping at their leisure utilizing our Temecula Winery Map, or charter a guided tour of the wineries for the ultimate relaxing splurge. Shuttle and limousine transportation options can get your group to and from the region’s diverse wineries with ease. Raise your glass and let’s sip the bounty of the Temecula Valley Wine Country region.
The Temecula Valley boasts a unique variety of shopping opportunities to discover on a shop-till-you-drop spree, antiquing adventure, or bargain-hunting escapade. Whether you are searching for unique, artisan goods made locally in the Temecula Valley or brand-name stores featuring your favorite go-to must-have products, there is a shopping experience for every budget, style, and experience. Unique locations throughout the valley include expansive mall shopping and outdoor shopping havens, including Old Town Temecula and the Promenade Mall. More than 170 name-brand, specialty stores are located in the Promenade Mall while hip boutiques featuring handmade goods can be found at the local farmers market and Old Town Temecula storefronts.
Take advantage of Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country’s sunny skies, breathtaking views, and rolling hills by getting outside to explore the Great Outdoors in Temecula Valley. From relaxing hikes to championship golf courses, horseback trails through wine country to cycling to a bucket-list-worthy ride in a hot air balloon over the valley, there is an outdoor adventure for every visitor in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country.
With our year-round mild climate, discovering the outdoors from sunrise to sunset is a must in Temecula. The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve is a popular spot to view wildlife, walk an interpretive trail, explore hiking trails and view historic structures. Vail Lake Resort boasts to be California's #1 largemouth bass lake and is situated on 11,000 acres. There are many community parks in Temecula including Harveston Community Park and Margarita Community Park. Located just 60 minutes away from San Diego and 90 minutes from Los Angeles, outdoor adventure awaits in a picturesque Southern California setting.
The trails throughout Temecula Valley's wine country are perfect for exploration on horseback. Visitors to the region can bring their own horses, to be kept in care at one of the region’s many stables, or those wishing to try a new adventure can book lessons or a trail ride for a relaxing city-slicker adventure on the back of a gentle steed. Guided trail rides through Wine Country are available to explore the lush vineyards from a different vantage point, or to sample the fruit of the vine while on your adventure, consider taking a horse-driven carriage wine tasting tour that lets you sit back, relax, and enjoy the stunning beauty of the Temecula Valley.
Wine country trails are perfect for horseback riding or venture up to Vail Lake for breathtaking views of the valley. Bring your own horses and know they'll be well cared for at Galway Downs, Green Acres, or any of Temecula's many local stables, or take lessons or book a trail ride there, as well.