Reason 1: The Temecula Valley Is Beautiful
Temecula provides a relaxed atmosphere for those who enjoy a country setting, rolling hills, and vineyards. Temecula has warm Mediterranean-like weather that is also cooled by the wind from the ocean. The temperature averages 76.5 degrees annually and peaks at 90 degrees in summer.
Reason 2: Temecula Appreciates Veterans
The city warmly welcomes Veterans and has taken several concrete steps to show appreciation for Veterans and active military personnel. The Military Banner Program displays official military photos of service persons who reside or have immediate family living in the City of Temecula.
Veterans and military personnel wounded in combat are provided with specially designated parking spaces by participating businesses.
Temecula maintains the Veteran Paver Campaign. The campaign features a “Path of Honor” and memorial located at the Temecula Duck Pond. The paths are made up of permanent granite pavers engraved with the names of women and men who have served in the Armed Forces.
Reason 3: Temecula Is Great For Families
Temecula Valley Unified School District provides excellent education, maintaining high ratings on GreatSchools.org.
Family recreational opportunities are easy to plan when your city has almost forty parks.
Pennypickle’s Workshop is a popular children’s museum located in the heart of Old Temecula.
Reason 4: Activities In And Around Temecula
The Temecula Valley has more than forty premium wineries. Callaway Vineyard & Winery opened in the early 1970s and remains one of the most popular of all the wineries in the Temecula Valley.
The same founder of the Callaway winery also founded the Callaway Golf company. Hitting the links continues to be popular in Temecula. In addition to wineries, highly rated golf courses are spread across the valley.
The Pechanga Resort Casino and Pala Casino Spa and Resort are popular among locals and visitors. Pechanga was recently renovated, now offering even more space for nighttime fun, concerts, and events.
Residents eat local, buy local, and enjoy really great food. Old Town Temecula features highly acclaimed restaurants. But if you enjoy cooking at home, farmers and vendors sell locally grown fruits, vegetables, and locally-made wares every Saturday morning at an open-air market.
Reason 5: Fun Annual Festivals
The Temecula Wine and Music Festival has been held annually at different venues in the Temecula Valley since 2004. The festival features live music and showcases Temecula’s premier wine vendors.
The Temecula Wine and Balloon Festival is another incredible attraction, multi-day event that draws as many as 38,000 attendees from all over Southern California. Held at Lake Skinner Recreation Area, the festival features wine and beer tasting, live entertainment, fair food, vendors, and balloon rides.
Reason 6: Tourism is Booming
Tourism in Temecula is booming, and this is great for the local economy. Pechanga Resort Casino, Old Town Temecula, and more than forty wineries draw visitors to the valley. The Temecula Valley received 3.1 million visitors to its wine country in 2018. In 2018, visitors to Temecula spent $1.1 billion dollars, 26 percent more than the year before. In the same year, visitors spent $409 million on arts, entertainment, and recreation. Wine Enthusiast magazine named Temecula Valley a “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2019.”