Temecula Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau - . 28690 Mercedes Street, Suite A. Phone: 888-363-2852/951-491-6085. Pick up maps, visitors guides, event listings, coupons and get the inside information on where to visit from the staff. Open daily.
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.
Old Town Temecula, just west of the I-15, exit Rancho California and turn right on Jefferson/Old Town Front Street. This is the oldest and most historic part of town, complete with old western architecture and charming shops and restaurants. There is a lot of new development going on and it's worth taking half a day exploring Old Town.
Temecula Olive Oil Company 28653 Old Town Front St. Tel: 1-866-654-8364. Retail shop and olive oil tasting -- a unique experience with helpful hosts who are happy to explain the differences in olive oil in detail.
Wine Tasting - the Temecula valley has 30+ Wineries  with tasting rooms, including Callaway (owned by the same family as the golf club company) - other popular choices include Thornton, Stuart Cellars, Mount Palomar, Wilson Creek and Falkner. The Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle  picks up at all local hotels and takes you out for a full day of wine tasting. Your San Diego Limousine also offers 1 free hr. of their limo service for Temecula wine tours with 5 hr. booking and has 2 for 1 tasting coupons for many wineries in Temecula. Aall In Limo  organizes private wine tasting tours in Temecula Valley, for couples, families or group of friends, with pick-ups anywhere from San Diego and Temecula.
Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival - in June
Out and About Though there are a fair few shops and restaurants, Temecula (especially downtown) is not known as a late night club/bar scene, with the exception of Pechanga. Much of that is changing as many of the resaurants and bars are providing night time entertainment, such as kareoke at Texas Lils or live music at The Edge and The Collective.
Pechanga Resort and Casino - a Las Vegas gaming experience in Southern California home to a modern night club, several up-scale restaurants and food court, and theatre which plays host to many famous acts touring across the country
Textures Fiber Arts Show (Art Quilts at the Merc), 42051 Main St, Temecula, Ca., ☎ 866-653-8696, . Various. Art quilts on display Oct 1, to Nov 28, 2010. Open during theater hours and other select times. Artist reception Oct 1, 2010 5:30p-7p. Outdoor quilt show Oct 2 sponsored by the Valley of the Mist Quilt Guild.Free. edit
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.