The New Temecula
Getting to know Temecula is a true invitation to explore. Even with the area’s rich history, there are many places and spaces to explore that feel more and more like brand new territory each day.
Just about an hour from San Diego and 90 minutes from Los Angeles, Temecula has become a go-to destination and an increasingly convenient place to live. With the Mediterranean climate the region is known for and rich experiences to be had, it’s no wonder the area has been referred to as “the Napa Valley of Southern California.”
With 30-plus wineries that dot the Temecula Valley, the nickname “the Napa Valley of Southern California” seems fitting. Italian, Spanish and French grapes are common to the area thanks to the area’s unique soil and climate.
The city’s first inn, Hotel Temecula, dates back to the late 1800s and is located in Old Town, which is known as the heart of the city. Now there are more ways to enjoy this storied area with emerging farm-to-table restaurants and craft breweries. The wooden boardwalks and vintage souvenir shops make sure the authentic Western heritage won’t be forgotten.