The historic mountain town of Julian is a popular destination for a daytrip or weekend getaway — and for good reason.
The town offers countless entertainment options for everyone. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the fresh mountain air and abundance of wildlife, alongside a myriad of hiking trails and outdoor picnic spots. It is truly a nature-lover’s paradise.
And the beautiful weather makes for a perfect place to enjoy other activities, such as mountain biking, star gazing and the numerous events that take place throughout the year.
History buffs will be intrigued by the area’s rich past, and the Julian Pioneer Museum is the perfect place to find out more about Julian’s 1869-70s Gold Rush. Walking down Main Street and checking out the historic buildings, you almost feel as if you’ve stepped back in time — and the horse-drawn carriage rides only add to the sensation.
The bustling byways are home to proprietors of all kinds, making for shopping and dining opportunities galore. And the genuine smiles of welcoming residents are sure to make you feel right at home. A street-side fiddle player may even serenade you while you explore.
For those who wish to extend their stay, the variety of lodging options are sure to please everyone’s tastes. Don’t forget to try the many dining establishments, and be sure to save room for a slice of famous Julian apple pie!
There are many different reasons why people flock to Julian. Visit the area for yourself and discover its unique charms.
And when you do, you’ll surely be back again!
By Angela McLaughlin, Staff Writer
Photo by Angela McLaughlin