Temecula is a city in Riverside County in Southern California.

Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival


Temecula is known for its wine and Balloon and Wine Festival.

Tourism office

Get in

By car

Temecula is located about an hour north of San Diego on Interstate 15. It is an hour south of San Bernardino on Interstate 15, and about an hour south of Riverside on Interstate 215. State Route 79 also passes through the town, heading north to Hemet and south to Julian.

By air

The closest airports are located in San Diego, 45 minutes south, and Ontario, 45 minutes north.

French Valley general aviation airport is located east of town. It is a popular location for small aircraft.

Get around

Beware that though Temecula is serviced by some buses, they are unreliable at best. Thus, Temecula has virtually NO public transportation. If you are visiting, you should either have your own car or rent one, as the city is very spread out and the lack of public transport makes driving a necessity.





Temecula has more than its fair share of '50s-style diners, most located on the west side of the freeway, along Main Street.

Breakfast Establishments:


Lots of locally produced wine.



Stay safe

Temecula is considered to be one of the safest cities in all of California. Virtually every area of town is considered safe to walk, but caution should be taken walking at night in the area around the apartment complexes on Pujol Street near Old Town, and the area of the apartment complexes just east of the Rancho California/Ynez intersection across from the Temecula Town Center. Though still relatively safe, there has been an increase in gang activity and the usual related crimes: drugs, car thefts and assaults.

Go next

Routes through Temecula

Riverside (Via spur ) Lake Elsinore  N  S  Fallbrook San Diego

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