Fun Wineries and More in Temecula California

Southern California has fun wineries and more in Temecula California. Temecula is also a perfect spot to explore nearby hiking trails and restaurants.

San Diego, Palm Springs and Orange County are all our favorite and close by places to visit in Southern California.

We stayed at Linda’s Airbnb in the Cabernet Suite. It was located within walking distance of a few top wineries. We enjoyed our stay with beginning each day climbing a hiking trail. We rewarded ourselves by stopping at one of the 35 wineries Temecula has to offer. Many of the wineries close at 6pm therefore, arrive early.

Fun Wineries and More in Temecula California Checklist

This is a list of must see places to explore during your stay in Temecula.

Rose Haven Heritage Garden

The garden is free and run by a few volunteers in the community. However, consider a donation to help keep this place in working order. The Rose Haven Heritage Garden has views of mountains in the distance and short trails for strolling through many colorful flowers.

Mcvicker Stairs

  • Great view of Lake Elsinore
  • 1.3 miles
  • Under 300 foot elevation gain
  • Out and Back trail

Monserate Mountain Trail Loop

  • 4.1 mile loop trail
  • 1,400 elevation gain
  • Hike in the clouds
  • Can be muddy and has traffic noise but we loved it

Fun Wineries and More in Temecula California: Peltzer Winery

First, try a flight of their many wines. Second, find a comfortable spot inside or out with an assortment of seating arrangements. Lastly, walk the grounds and take photographs at all the fun spots.

Longshadow Ranch Winery

Longshadow ranch is home to large rescue animals, country music, and heavy pours of wine. Therefore, it is a memorial place to sip from their many delicious wines.

Fun Wineries and More in Temecula California: Akash Winery

  • Modern winery
  • Outdoor bars
  • Many fire tables
  • Most expensive winery we went to

Oak Mountain Winery

Oak Mountain Winery is known for the wine cave. However, the weather was absolutely perfect the day we visited making it difficult to want to take a tour inside. They also occasionally have live music and always have excellent views. Therefore, there is nothing to not like.

Ryan Bros Coffee

Around the corner from a Temecula mural is Ryan Bros Coffee. Often, I dream of having another delightful peanut butter frappes.

Le Coffee

Le Coffee is an adorable French inspired coffee shop located in downtown Temecula. They were out of the famous chocolate croissant. However, we did enjoy our latte and crepe.

Fun Wineries and More in Temecula California’s Old Town

Old Town Temecula has restaurants, shops, and a large city hall with small waterfall. The people watching is great walking up and down Main Street.


Espandin has the best Mexican food and margaritas in old town Temecula. The burritos are large and shareable.

Not pictured by Noteworthy Spots in Temecula: Vail Lake Loop, Europa Village, Sugar Plum Zoo and Chocolate, The Press Espresso

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