Temecula sits in the Riverside Country area of Southern California. This small city is best known for its wine, colorful festivals and its Western-style Old Town. Because it sits only about an hour outside of San Diego (to the north), Temecula is a convenient destination for a weekend getaway or day trip. This makes it an attractive setting for a special event, wedding, or even a wine-themed vacation. There are estates in the Temecula area that can host large weddings or events. Some of these estates can even be rented by vacationers seeking a luxurious setting for their Southern California holiday. With more than 30 wineries in the area, wine can play a major part in any event or wedding, and tastings can fill up a vacation itinerary quickly. During the summer, the Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival brings together hot air balloon enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs. All of Temecula's traits make it a great backdrop for a wedding, event or weekend getaway.