comscore A taste of Tuscany awaits, beyond L.A. | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Travel

A taste of Tuscany awaits, beyond L.A.

  • JULIE L. KESSLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    A ride in a hot-air balloon offers visitors to Temec­ula Wine Country a bird’s-eye view of vineyards, citrus groves and nearby mountains.
  • JULIE L. KESSLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    The Ponte Vineyard Inn, above, was ranked among the world’s top small vineyard hotels by Departures magazine.
  • JULIE L. KESSLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    For a change of pace, visitors can try their luck at the casino at Pechanga Resort.
  • JULIE L. KESSLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    Lake Skinner, above, where biking, hiking, boating, fishing, horseback riding and camping are popular activities.
  • JULIE L. KESSLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    The Ponte Vineyard Inn
  • JULIE L. KESSLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    Gliding above Temecula wine country in a wicker basket, above, can be an unforgettable experience, full of color and silence.
  • JULIE L. KESSLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    The Ponte Family Estate Winery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Read more

Scroll Up