Conveniently located between Orange County and San Diego, Temecula Valley is a California wine lover’s playground. Whether you’re ISO the perfect local wine, a poolside decompression session, or a group chat reunion, this guide comes with all you need to have the Girl’s Getaway you’ve been yearning for.

Where to Stay in Temecula

One of the best parts about staying in California’s wine country is the plethora of AvantStay Homes you have to choose from. It was hard to choose our favorites, but here are some of the top-recommended vacation homes in Temecula Valley.

Meet Colina, a Mediterranean-style hilltop home perched in the hills of wine country. Enjoy views of the mountains surrounding Temecula as the sun goes down and the fire pit comes alive in this stay that can fit up to 14 guests. 

Gorgeous, gorgeous girls get their vacation on at Oasis del Sol. With a massive pool, inner hot tub, and glass doors that slide open seamlessly to the outside dining area, this stay’s ready for all the girl’s trip energy you and the crew are bringing.

If tennis is your go-to game, you’ve met your match. From the views, to the pool, the hammock and outdoor grill, Villa Verdot is guaranteed to cause a racket in the group chat. The game never has to end when you’re staying at a vacation home with a private tennis court.

From the DMs to the pool – the sliding never has to end at Sky Lantern. Trust me when I say nothing compares to at-home water slides after wine-filled days with your best friends. If you’re enticed by vacation homes with waterslides, slide into an AvantStay Temecula home with a backyard water wonderland.

Where to Eat in Temecula

Bolero at Europa Village is the first of three namesake restaurants within Europa Village. Embrace the local culture with a Spanish-inspired restaurant and a beautiful wine cave and tasting room.

If you’re feeling a more casual approach to dining, check out The Cantina at Bolero. With a rustic bar offering tapas, house wines, private label beer, and cocktails, you’re sure to leave Bolero full and happy.

It’s only right you get Italian food at least once while you’re sippin’ on some fine wine. Head to Bottega Italia for a bit of Italy without that pesky international flight. We recommend trying the highly-revered Chef Gimmy Piperku’s pizza.

Best Vineyards and Wineries in Temecula

Get those drunk goggles ready – you’re about to embark in the wine-o wonderland of Temecula Valley.

First stop: the Patel family’s Akash Winery. We recommend trying Dreamville Brosé.

Head to the absolute wine haven, Briar Rose Winery. This spot has been dubbed the first cult winery of Temecula – spicy!

Falkner Winery is one for the wine winners (because that’s totally a thing). But really tough, 80% of the wines on their tasting menu are award-winning… so it’s definitely worth the hype.

Check out Lumiere Winery for a taste of a 2017 white merlot – a rare offering in the wine world.

Lastly, get your wine on at  Wilson Creek Winery. Don’t stop the bottle pop – this vineyard owns a 10-bedroom estate you and the girls can vacay at. Book your stay at Wilson Creek Manor today.

Where to Shop in Temecula

Visit the Vail Headquarters historic district and head to its Downtown Apothecary for small-batch handmade bath and body products. If you’re looking for a good set of essential oil blends and sea sponges, you’ve found the place.

Big Horse Feed & Mercantile is the go-to spot for travel gifts for your pets, friends, and a lil something for your home. If you visit in October, you’ll never run out of things to do in Temecula. make plans to attend the Big Horse Corn Maze and Harvest Festival.

If it’s time for an interior revamp at home, head to Bucket of Nails at Vail Headquarters. Here you’ll find amazing custom-built furniture and home décor.

No matter where you travel, Farmers Markets always provide a cozy, local experience. Temecula has Farmers Markets on Saturdays in Old Town, Tuesdays in Vail Headquarters, and Wednesdays in Promenade. 

Take It to Temecula

If Temecula Valley wasn’t the first pick for a girl’s trip vacation, it most definitely is now. Bring your best gals and book the flights – your wine country vacation with AvantStay is calling!