TemeculaRiverside County in Southern California.
phone: +1 951-491-6085address: 28690 Mercedes Street, Suite APick up maps, visitors guides, event listings, coupons and get the inside information on where to visit from the staff. Open daily.
Temecula is located about an hour north of San Diego on Interstate 15. It is an hour south of San Bernardino on Interstate 15, and about an hour south of Riverside on Interstate 215. State Route 79 also passes through the town, heading north to Hemet and south to Julian.
By planeThe closest airports are located in San Diego (SAN), 45 minutes south, and Ontario (ONT), 45 minutes north.
French Valley general aviation airport is located east of town. It is a popular location for small aircraft.
phone: +1 858 336-1894address: 28071 Diaz Rd. Suite #A3
phone: +1 858 483-5466address: 4365 Mission Bay Dr5 hours
San Diego Limousine
phone: +1 858 922-7225address: 14414 poway rd5 hours
Old Town TemeculaJust west of the I-15, exit Rancho California and turn right on Jefferson/Old Town Front Street. This is the oldest and most historic part of town, complete with old western architecture and charming shops and restaurants. There is a lot of new development going on and it's worth taking half a day exploring Old Town.
address: 28653 Old Town Front StRetail shop and olive oil tasting a unique experience with helpful hosts who are happy to explain the differences in olive oil in detail.
Wine TastingThe Temecula valley has 30+ wineries with tasting rooms, including Callaway (owned by the same family as the golf club company) other popular choices include Thornton, Stuart Cellars, Mount Palomar, Wilson Creek and Falkner. The Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle picks up at all local hotels and takes you out for a full day of wine tasting.
Out and AboutThough there are a fair few shops and restaurants, Temecula (especially downtown) is not known as a late night club/bar scene, with the exception of Pechanga. Much of that is changing as many of the restaurants and bars are providing night time entertainment, such as kareoke at Texas Lils or live music at The Edge and The Collective.
Pechanga Resort and CasinoA Las Vegas gaming experience in Southern California home to a modern night club, several up-scale restaurants and food court, and theatre which plays host to many famous acts touring across the country
phone: +1-866-OLD-TOWN (653-8696)address: 42051 Main St
The Temecula Rod RunAnnual hot rod festival in Old Town Temecula in February
address: 42051 Main StArt quilts on display Oct 1, to Nov 28, 2010. Open during theater hours and other select times. Artist reception Oct 1, 2010 5:30p-7p. Outdoor quilt show Oct 2 sponsored by the Valley of the Mist Quilt Guild.
Old Town TemeculaConsidered the best area for tourists looking to pick up that nice little souvenir of Temecula. This area has many quaint and charming shops.
The PromenadeA conventional shopping mall. The mall has gone under extentsive redesign to set itself as an upscale mall with shops including Coach and Apple.
Temecula has more than its fair share of '50s-style diners, most located on the west side of the freeway, along Main Street.
The Bank of Mexican FoodGood Mexican food in what used to be the area bank.
- If you are looking for something less local, a drive up along Rancho California or Temecula Parkway/79 has numerous options for chain restaurants.
address: 26495 Ynez Rd
phone: +1 951 506-7708address: 27405 Jefferson Ave
phone: +1 951-296-9016address: 41377 Margarita Road Suite F101
Lots of locally produced wine.
Temecula Beer & Wine GardenSmall and friendly outdoor bar located in Old Town near the bus depot and Sweet Lumpy's Barbeque.
La Cereza WineryLocated on Rancho California. This winery has wine tasting and a cigar bar.
phone: +1 951 676-7378address: 27706 Jefferson Ave
phone: +1 951 699-2444address: 27660 Jefferson Ave
phone: +1 951 676-7199address: 41900 Moreno Dr
phone: +1 951 296-3788address: 27338 Jefferson Ave
Though still relatively safe, there has been an increase in gang activity and the usual related crimes: drugs, car thefts and assaults.