Temecula Valley is located about 60 miles north of San Diego and about 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles, California. The picturesque valley has built a reputation for being the wine country of Southern California. The gorgeous valley is a mélange of rolling hills, gourmet restaurants and beautiful wineries. This picturesque wine region with clear azure skies offers something for everyone. It has all the excitement you could ask for. Whether you travel there to explore, relax, refresh, attend a country wedding or just have fun, the valley is a perfect spot for the whole family.
Reasons to visit Temecula Valley:
Festivals: Temecula hosts many fantastic events, festivals. Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival is a spectacular, very colorful event that the whole family can enjoy. It features wine tasting, hot air balloons, music, arts and crafts. In 2012 this fun-filled event will be held from June 1st-3rd.
Great wineries: Temecula Valley is home to over 30 wineries, many award-winning premium wines and beautiful estates. It a stunning and sunny place with gorgeous rolling hills covered with vineyards resembling the landscape in Tuscany. With well-drained soil and warm days Temecula Valley is a perfect spot for growing wine grapes. There is plenty of great wine everywhere with favorite reds including Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Meritage blends. The most popular and largest wineries to visit are located along the Rancho California Road wine trail close to town. Tasting rooms are open year-round, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Wineries offer tasting as a service to help guest select their favorite.
Hot air ballooning: California's landscape is gorgeous; it is a great adventure to explore it. The majestic beauty of Temecula Valley looks even better from a basket of a hot air balloon. The sight of the scenic wonders, rolling hills, gorgeous vineyards, beautiful estates and the color of the stunning blue sky amazes the tourists. Flights typically last 60–75 minutes, and are available seven days a week, year-round, during sunrise and sunset. Hot air ballooning in Temecula is a fascinating experience, don't miss it.
Historic old town: Temecula's historic downtown has a unique charm. It brims with several antique stores, upscale boutiques, galleries, restaurants, bars, and a farmer market. It is a paradise for antique lovers, or for those who enjoy shopping or window shopping.
Great outdoor activities: With a year-round mild climate, Temecula Valley is perfect for outdoor activities such as golf or hiking in wildlife preserves. Other recreational activities include horseback riding or mountain biking. It is nice to hike or go cycling at Santa Rosa Plateau
Weddings: Some of the larger wineries have picnic areas, gourmet restaurants, wedding and banquet facilities. They offer an incomparable experience for weddings and receptions of any size.
Great hotels and resorts: Relaxation and rest are some of the reasons people like to visit Temecula Valley. Book your stay here.
Temecula Valley has become one of California's wine destinations. It is one of Southern California’s cultural hotspots with a vista. Visit this gorgeous valley and revel in the power of nature!