Temecula travel guide

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You're Going to Love Temecula

With a population of 100,097, Temecula is a must-see destination in California, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Temecula to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Temecula

If you’re looking for affordable options, Cougar Vineyard And Winery (39870 De Portola Rd) and The Nightingale (41923 2nd St Ste 103) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Mad Madelines Grill (28495 Old Town Front St) and HoBo's BBQ & Tavern (Rancho California Rd 30590) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Temecula.

When to visit Temecula

Temecula in February
Estimated hotel price
$129
1 night at 3-star hotel
Temecula in February
Estimated hotel price
$129
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Temecula

Plane

Although Temecula doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to John Wayne Airport, OC (SNA), which is located 43 miles from Temecula. San Diego Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from American Airlines, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Temecula departs from Las Vegas and takes around 1h 10m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Temecula. The train journey from Temecula to Fullerton takes 0h 39m and costs around $14 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Anaheim, expect to pay about $16 for a 0h 47m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Temecula is to pick up a car rental from Los Angeles, which is about 77 miles from Temecula. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Ace, among others, in Los Angeles.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Temecula, including LuxXpress, Greyhound and FlixBus. From Santa Barbara, the bus ride to Temecula takes 120 miles and will cost you around $66. From Paradise, the ticket costs about $80 for a journey of 240 miles.

Plane

Although Temecula doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to John Wayne Airport, OC (SNA), which is located 43 miles from Temecula. San Diego Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from American Airlines, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Temecula departs from Las Vegas and takes around 1h 10m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Temecula. The train journey from Temecula to Fullerton takes 0h 39m and costs around $14 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Anaheim, expect to pay about $16 for a 0h 47m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Temecula is to pick up a car rental from Los Angeles, which is about 77 miles from Temecula. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Ace, among others, in Los Angeles.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Temecula, including LuxXpress, Greyhound and FlixBus. From Santa Barbara, the bus ride to Temecula takes 120 miles and will cost you around $66. From Paradise, the ticket costs about $80 for a journey of 240 miles.

Airlines serving Temecula

Lufthansa
Good (4,690 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (956 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,651 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,234 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,569 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (486 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,104 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,416 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,994 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,024 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (855 reviews)
LOT
Good (678 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (802 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,173 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (840 reviews)
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Where to stay in Temecula

Average rates range from around $735 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $232 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Holiday Inn Express Temecula and Hampton Inn & Suites Temecula.

Where to stay in popular areas of Temecula

Most booked hotels in Temecula

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Murrieta, An IHG Hotel
2 stars
Excellent (9, 483 reviews)
$109+
Hampton Inn & Suites Murrieta Temecula
2 stars
Excellent (8.7, 190 reviews)
$106+
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, 608 reviews)
$202+
Home2 Suites by Hilton Temecula
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, 577 reviews)
$130+
Hilton Garden Inn Temecula
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, 386 reviews)
$115+
Courtyard by Marriott Temecula Murrieta
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, 235 reviews)
$105+

Renting a car in Temecula

Renting a car in Temecula costs $57 per day, on average. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz and Avis are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Temecula is the Hertz branch at 27452 Jefferson Ave. Suite #4, which is 2 miles from the city center.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 20% more expensive than at Los Angeles.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Temecula (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Temecula is Full-size (Nissan Pathfinder or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Nissan Sentra or similar) are, on average, 65% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Temecula costs $57 per day, on average. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz and Avis are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Temecula is the Hertz branch at 27452 Jefferson Ave. Suite #4, which is 2 miles from the city center.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 20% more expensive than at Los Angeles.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Temecula (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Temecula is Full-size (Nissan Pathfinder or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Nissan Sentra or similar) are, on average, 65% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.