Make A Pocketful of Memories


— Ann Reilly Cole

 Whether you’re here to say, “I do” or “I did it,” Julian is the place to make beautiful memories. Lovers of adventure and romance have been making the journey to the mountains east of San Diego for a very long time — and Julian has the history to prove it.  

The greater Julian area offers dining, entertainment and retail possibilities you won’t find anywhere else. And if nature is your calling, there are miles of trails — from leisurely strolls to blood-pumping treks — all with views to stop your heart. It’s a traveler’s delight.

Spring is the time to find creeks flowing, flowers in bloom and birds feathering their nests in this backcountry paradise. The warm 
days of summer inspire picnics and lingering outside till nightfall to catch a rising moon or a falling star. It’s the season for patriots to commemorate Independence Day, and the local history and culture, with a parade and celebration.

A leisurely, scenic drive from about anywhere in Southern California, Julian welcomes families, couples and tour groups with accommodations that range from rustic tents to luxurious hotels, so you’ll have time to fill those pockets full of memories.