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Discover Temecula's spectacular natural beauty, rich history, unlimited shopping, year-round entertainment and recreation for the entire family!

Temecula is well known for its championship golf courses, a climate perfect for serene and beautiful hot-air ballooning adventures, and award-winning wineries nestled in 3,000 acres of picturesque wine country, but that's just the beginning. The community's mix of entertaining activities and friendly residents makes visitors want to return again and again.

Located in the heart of Temecula, the Old Town district blends historic buildings with over 640 antique dealers, unique shopping, and restaurants. Old Town Temecula is the site of many special events including car shows, semi-annual Rod Runs, Western Days, and summer weekend entertainment. Take a jaunt in a horse-drawn carriage or stroll along the wooden boardwalks. Every Saturday, visit the popular Farmer's Market which offers a wealth of fresh produce, flowers, and crafts. Tour the Temecula Valley Museum and discover the city's historical treasures, or enjoy the wacky inventor Professor Phineas Pennypickle's home-workshop, the Imagination Workshop Children's Museum.

If it's shopping you're looking for, you'll be sure to find that one-of-a-kind item in a quaint specialty boutique or one of Temecula's modern neighborhood centers. The Promenade Mall and Power Center offers the convenience of large department store shopping at its best.

When it's time to dine, an array of dining experiences will fit any taste or budget.

Great weather and fresh air will encourage you to take the family for a hike on the Santa Rosa Plateau Wildlife Preserve, or delight in a day of boating and fishing at Lake Skinner, the site of the annual Balloon & Wine Festival, or nearby Diamond Valley Lake.

Just south of Temecula, the Pechanga Tribe of Luiseno Indians operates the Pechanga Resort and Entertainment Center where visitors can enjoy gaming, boxing, or concerts.

Things to Do

Temecula Master Calendar

Arts Council of Temecula Valley
The Arts Council of Temecula Valley is a community-based organization dedicated to enriching arts and culture in and around the Temecula Valley. This is accomplished by supplying tools, resources and advocacy to stimulate the growth of the visual and performing arts, and to provide opportunities for arts education in schools and in communities.

Old Town Temecula
We've planned events year-round!
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Pennypickles - The Temecula Children's Museum
Children of all ages are invited to visit the home of Professor Phineas T. Pennypickle, Ph.D - scientist, wacky inventor, and time traveler. Located in the heart of Old Town Temecula, the Professor's Workshop is cluttered with hands-on inventions, gadgets, experiments...and kids won't even know they're learning as they play! Pennypickle's Workshop is a place that will transport you into a world where science, fun, and imagination combine into an amazing and enjoyable experience for the entire family. Visit Professor Pennypickle's website to learn about the exciting events he has planned for you - .

Old Town Temecula Community Theater
The City of Temecula is proud of its 361-seat Old Town Temecula Community Theater a contemporary, state-of-the-art proscenium theater located on Main Street in the heart of Old Town Temecula. The Theater has a beautiful courtyard, rehearsal spaces, meeting rooms, and a large dance studio.
For more information please visit

Diamond Valley Lake
Diamond Valley Lake is embarking on a substantial trail system that will allow visitors to hike and ride through the hill surrounding the reservoir. The first set of trails are along the north hills overlooking the lake, and another circumnavigates the lake.
For more information on Diamond Valley Lake please visit

Golf Golf and more Golf! The Temecula Valley area boasts 153 holes at eight golf courses, including seven championship courses. Many of these courses are open to the public seven days a week.
For more information on the Golf courses please visit

Lake Skinner
Lake Skinner consists of 6,040 acres of land and lake, with a lake surface of 1,200 acres.
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Movie Theaters
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Pechanga Resort & Entertainment Center
A vast 188,000 square foot gaming floor makes Pechanga California’s biggest casino. A multitude of AAA 4-Diamond amenities and services make Pechanga California’s best! Designed with player comfort in mind, the casino is equipped with a state-of-the-art air filtration system and offers extensive non-smoking areas.
Please visit for more information.

Promenade Mall in Temecula
If you need fashion, Fast Food or fine Dining, and other special events, the mall is the place to be.
For more information please visit .

Santa Rosa Plateau
The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve is located at the southern end of the Santa Ana Mountains in southwest Riverside County, near the city of Murrieta.
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Temecula Skate Park
The Temecula Skate Park offers the ultimate skateboarding and in-line skating experience. The park consists of a competition 60-foot diameter bowl with ramp entry.
Please visit our Temecula Skate Park page.

Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival
The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival offers top-name entertainment, wine tasting in the Wine Gardens, Kids Faire, Arts & Crafts and Commercial exhibits and the Food Court.
Please visit for more information

Temecula Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
This site shows all the things that Temecula offers. If you want to relax, play, learn, or need questions answered.
Please visit for more information. 

Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival
Filmmakers and Musicians from across America and around the globe come to Temecula every September since 1995 to participate and enjoy in the celebration of the two most influential, most enduring, most entertaining art forms and commerce of: FILM AND MUSIC.
Please visit for information on upcoming events and times.

Temecula Valley Museum
Take a step back in time and experience the rich history of the Temecula Valley from its discovery to today. A visit to the Temecula Valley Museum promises a fun and informational day for the entire family.
Please visit our Temecula Museum page of the site for more information.

Wine Country
Rolling Hills covered with vineyards, expansive views that reach to the highest mountains in four Southern California counties, air swept clean by ocean breezes coming through a gap in the coastal mountains, shopping, antiquing, fine dining, golf, hot air balloon rides and Old Town combine to make Temecula Valley an exciting place to visit for a day or a weekend.
Please visit for more information. 

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