Observatory in Temecula

Palomar Observatory

High on Palomar Mountain, at an elevation of 5500ft to avoid light pollution, the Palomar Observatory is simply spectacular – as large as Rome’s Pantheon, with a classic design dating from the 1930s. Run by Pasadena…
Historic Site in Temecula

Front St

Old Town Front St’s turn-of-the-last-century storefronts and wooden sidewalks make for an attractive stroll – pick up the Historic Old Town Temecula leaflet with building descriptions. En route, sample local agricul…
Winery in Temecula

Longshadow Ranch

A nice stop if you’ve got children in tow; the kids can look at Clydesdales at this 'Old West'-style tasting room, while mommy and daddy sip. They have bonfires on Saturday nights through spring and summer. The vine…
Winery in Temecula

Leoness Cellars

Twenty minutes' drive from Front St, this winery offers award-winning viognier and melange de rêves, plus sweeping views from its sort-of-Teutonic tower.
Winery in Temecula

Wilson Creek

This place makes almond champagne (infused with almond oil in the fermentation process) and a chocolate-infused port.
Museum in Temecula

Temecula Valley Museum

Just off Old Town Front St, this one-room museum tells the history of the region through artifacts from the Native American Luiseño people through to the area's Spanish period and stagecoach times, plus there's a sc…
State Park in Temecula

Palomar Mountain State Park

To stretch your legs after visiting the ridgetop Palomar Observatory, nearby Palomar Mountain State Park has forested hikes along panoramic-view trails where wildflowers bloom in early summer.