Santa Fe is the country’s oldest state capital and today it’s home to world-class galleries, dining, museums and opera. My favourite museum in Santa Fe is The Museum of International Folk Art, which houses more than 100,000 objects from more than 100 countries.
The name Temecula comes from the Luiseño Indian word "Temecunga" - "temet" meaning "sun" and "-ngna" which means "place of". The Spanish interpreted and spelled the word as "Temecula". Over the years, the meaning of "Temecula" has been translated into several different versions of this interpretation, including the most popular, which is "Where the sun breaks through the mist".
For movie lovers, El Atrio, is a must-see place. From Monday to Wednesday you can watch for free some classic Latin American favorites to Hollywood blockbusters.
For beautiful panoramic views of Buda and Pest, you need to take a Danube cruise - it will allow you to discover the city in a completely different way.
While in Temecula, don't forget to visit Old Town, the city's historic district with its wooden sidewalks, cantinas, breweries and restaurants. Weekends are usually filled with special events featuring music, old west "gunfights," and lots of shops filled with antiques and other merchandise. Old Town was once a stop on Butterfield Stage Coach route between San Francisco and San Diego.
If you travel to Temecula, the heart of Southern California's wine country, don't forget to visit the 45 or so wineries that line Rancho California Road. Take a bus or limo tour if you plan on doing a lot of wine tasting, and dress comfortably. Temecula is an informal place.
Not everybody who comes to Temecula wants to visit its wineries. Some want to visit the Pechanga Resort and Casino--California's largest. The resort offers 517 luxury rooms and the casino provides visitors with a 200,000 square foot gaming floor complete with 3,000 slot machines, 130 gaming tables and a separate 44-table poker room. Bring lots of money!