As an ardent blog reader, I was fascinated when I came across a blog about a group of girlfriends and their trip to Temecula.
Before this, I had heard a lot about this place but never had the chance to visit the place. But the minute I finished the blog, I knew I had to make my way there.
Now that I’ve experienced the best that Temecula has to offer, I made a list of the top 6 things you should do if you ever decide to plan a trip there. This post will walk you through everything about what Temecula is known for.
So, take a few minutes and learn about this famous California place that is definitely worth adding to your bucket list of travels.
1. Things to do
First things, first, I want to get it out in the open that Temecula certainly has more than these 6 things to offer.
I would say that your preferences can play a significant role in what you find to be most interesting in this place.
But here are just some of my personal top 6 things about Temecula that I loved.
If you’re an adventurer at heart, Temecula is the place to be. Not only does it give you the thrill of doing fun and exciting, once-in-a-lifetime activities, but it also adds in some moments of serenity and calmness. You get the best of both worlds here!
Although it is famous as a wine country, there’s more to Temecula than you can ever imagine.
For example, I visited so many historic locations during my visit here and learned a lot about the monumental significance of these places.
You can also visit their farmer’s market while you’re here and check out their local produce.
They also have different parks and gardens where you can spend your afternoons relaxing.
If you’re up for an out-of-this-world escapade, Temecula is known for hot air balloon rides overlooking the county’s numerous vineyards and citrus groves. It’s an exciting, breathtaking, thrilling experience for us adventurous folks.
Other than this, there are still so many more activities in Temecula besides visiting vineyards and going for wine tastings.
Check out the below blog post if you want a more comprehensive list of all the fun things you can do in Temecula.
2. Restaurants in Old Temecula
Just like its wineries, Temecula is also well known for good food that is out of this world.
With so many locally owned bars, cafés, and restaurants, there’s no shortage of excellent food places here in Temecula.
I was lucky enough to have had the chance to visit some of the best restaurants in the area.
From cozy coffee shops with delicious pastries and baked food to Italian restaurants that serve handcrafted salads, pizzas, and sandwiches, Temecula’s contribution to foodies is unmatched!
Most of the restaurants I visited were long-standing places that have been around for decades.
This made it all the more authentic regarding the whole experience, ambiance as well as the taste of the food.
Another thing I loved the most was the fact that many of these places were pet friendly. So, it was a win-win visiting these restaurants.
If you want to read up on some of the best restaurants you have to visit when you’re in Temecula, Check out the below blog post.
It will make it easier for you to choose the best places to eat when you’re there.
Wineries are what Temecula is known for. So there’s no question about visiting wineries when you’re here.
Even if you don’t have the time to check out all the other things that Temecula is known for, make sure you take the time out for one or two of their wineries. You will not regret it.
One place that I would definitely recommend is Europa Village. I thoroughly enjoyed all the wines I tasted from this vineyard and winery.
As the name suggests, it’s like a small village with 2 different wineries where you can taste their authentically made wines.
You can be sure that whatever type of wine you like, be it Natural wine, white, or red; I’m sure they will have something for you or maybe even a better version! My personal favorite was the Garnacha 2019 and the Pinot Grigio 2020.
If you think this isn’t quite enough for you, hold on to your horses because they are opening another winery in the village called the Vienza Winery by 2023.
From tasting delicious food to rich wines, get ready to enjoy a luxurious stay at the Europa Village when you’re in Temecula. Believe me; you wouldn’t regret it!
They even have non-alcoholic wine for pregnant women, so don’t worry about missing out if you happen to be pregnant when you make this trip. You can still have just as much fun as anyone else.
Producing over 500,000 cases of wine annually from the 40 wineries in the region, the wine statistics in Temecula are a true testament to the wine country’s rise to popularity.
You can research the best wineries in Temecula or check out the below post for a professional opinion.
Whatever you choose to do, you can rest assured that you’ll enjoy the wines here because winners are what Temecula is known for.
4. Wine tours
As the home of some of the best wines in California, Temecula is well known for its wineries.
For all wine lovers, you’ll be happy to know that these wineries are not just a place where you can taste locally made wine.
But you can also go on wine tours and explore the process of creating some of the best award-winning wines in the region.
There are 40 wineries in the region, each with its unique flair. This makes Temecula one of the famous tourist attractions, with dozens of visitors flocking to the wine country.
You have dozens of options to choose from. They offer wine tours that you can take on the backs of horses, a luxurious limo ride through the region, or even a motorcycle excursion.
You can go back home from this visit telling your friends about the time you wine-tasted your way through Temecula with the wind in your hair and your adrenaline rush always on a high!
With acres upon acres of beautiful landscapes of rolling hills and groves, there’s no place like Temecula to visit if the thought of sipping on a glass of wine by a luscious valley excites you. If you’re interested in knowing more about the best wine tours, read the below post.
5. Wedding venue
When you think of vineyards and wineries, the first thing that probably comes to your mind is beautiful scenery. And you’re not wrong.
As a riverside country, Temecula is home to hundreds of acres of beautiful landscapes that you can never get enough of.
Whether you want a small or a big wedding, the region offers everything you need and more.
Not only is the scenic beauty enough to take your breath away, but it will also make for the perfect backdrop for all your wedding pictures.
Plus, the addition of excellent wineries and restaurants makes it all the more convenient to give your wedding guests a real treat.
If you’re dreaming of the perfect destination wedding venue, below is a list that can be your map of all the places you can consider for your wedding in Temecula.
Temecula is widely known to have the best romantic hotels you can unwind your life. Besides being a winery country, hotels have started to attract local and interaction travelers.
If you plan to visit Temecula, you need to factor in the length of time you’ll stay in Temecula.
As someone who has visited the region, I’d recommend you stay for 5 days so that you can have a memorable experience with your family.
If you want to know the best hotel you can stay in, check out the below blog- post.
So, there you have it- everything I enjoyed in Temecula.
Now that you know what Temecula is known for, would you be interested in visiting the place anytime soon?
Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.