About Julian, California
Nestled in the shadow of Volcan Mountain, Julian has just what the doctor ordered to help you connect with the beauty of nature, good people and great times, or just take a break from the daily grind.
As days grow longer and winter rains yield to colorful flowers in gardens and fields, there isn’t a prettier place in all of San Diego County.
Julian offers plenty to enjoy during spring and summer in this multi-seasonal playground. It’s the perfect backdrop for a family adventure, relaxing romantic getaway or nature retreat. Fill your days with art, antiques, specialty shopping, dining and entertainment, topped by a horse-drawn carriage ride.
Leave your troubles behind and try your hand at gold panning or sample locally-produced wines. Get out on the trail with hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking. Soak in the natural beauty and inspiration of star gazing and enjoy the live music performed at music festivals, dances and concerts.
These are just a few of the diversions you can experience in this historic town built during the California Gold Rush.
Visiting Julian is an easy day trip from the San Diego and Los Angeles areas, offering fun for couples, families and tour groups.
Whether you enjoy sleeping under the stars, rustic cabin camping or fine lodging, if you have time to linger, Julian can accommodate you in comfort and style and send you home refreshed and rejuvenated for a new day.
We invite you to look through “The Guide to Julian” and discover more about this gorgeous mountain town.