Pros & Cons of Old Town Temecula

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Pros & Cons of Old Town Temecula

Old Town Temecula is probably one of the most well-known areas in Temecula. Because it’s such a popular spot, we thought it would be a great blog post and video for the pros and cons of Old Town Temecula.  Shopping, restaurants, weather, parking, and bars are all things we will talk about in this blog post and video. 

Pros of Old Town Temecula

One of the great things about Old Town Temecula is how walkable it is. From start to finish if you went up and down both sides of the street it’s going to be about a mile. Depending on how many times you stop 2 shop, drink or eat it should take you no more than 2 hours to see all of Old Town Temecula.


Boutique shopping is probably one of the main attractions to Old Town Temecula. Jewelry, organic soaps, olive oil tasting, clothing and even a massive candy store are just a few of the attractions when it comes to what shopping is like in Old Town Temecula. If you are visiting or on vacation, there are many shops that have souvenir type items. One of the things that we like about Old Town is that even though it’s boutique and can get touristy the shopping is very affordable.

Farmers Markets

If you’re into farmers markets then you should definitely check out Old Town Temecula on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. till around 12:30 pm. You’ll find everything from flowers, fresh produce to guacamole.  There is something for everybody. It’s a great place to go and stock up on vegetables for the week. 

Restaurants and Bars

In General, Old Town Temecula is a really fun place to go for lunch, brunch, supper or just a drink. There are so many options purple food and drinks he could spend much more than one day trying to figure out  Your favorites. One of the things we personally love doing is going down for brunch on Sunday mornings and then head off to the wineries in the afternoon. Old Town Temecula is also great for a Friday or Saturday night dinner and drink. There are many bars that have live music, DJs and our overall a really fun time on the weekends. I also love how the area is safe to walk around. I have never worried about being down in the Old Town Temecula area later at night on a Friday or Saturday night.

Quaint Western Style Place

Last, but not least it’s just quaint with a  Western vibe. The architecture and how Old Town Temecula is set up really gives it a unique flavor. It reminds me of something you would see in Arizona. if you like the western style theme, you definitely need to check out Old Town Temecula.

Cons Of Old Town Temecula
Parking & Crowds

 Be ready for some parking dilemmas or crowd issues if you plan on going to Old Town on the weekend. It’s not ridiculous but you might have to drive around for a few minutes to find parking. My advice? There is a parking structure above Old Town Street that’s pretty easy to spot. One of the cool things about the parking structure is they have golf carts that drive people from the structure down to Old Town.  I don’t know if they have this service during the week or during the day but definitely, on a Friday or Saturday night, you’ll see them buzzing around the main street of Old Town.


Make sure to check the weather  before you come down and walk along the street of Old Town. In the summer, Temecula can get over a hundred degrees. I can tell you from experience that it’s not that fun walking up and down Old Town Temecula when it’s a hundred and five degrees. Regardless of how many stocks you make, it’s just not enjoyable in my opinion. Try and pick a day with temperatures in between 70 and 90 degrees.


Many of the shops are very affordable which is cool but when it comes to restaurants and bars, it can get a bit pricey. Because Old Town is one of Temecula’s main attractions the restaurants and bars have main attraction prices. It’s not ridiculous, but you’re not going to find your $5 drinks at very many places. Just be aware, if you’re planning on going for a couple of drinks and something to eat you’re going to have to get off your wallet.

So there you have it, the pros and cons of Old Town Temecula. If you enjoyed this blog post and video please subscribe on our YouTube channel, it’s called exploring Temecula.

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