Just minutes from Julian you will find the charming towns of Warner Springs, Santa Ysabel, and Wynola.
Santa Ysabel is located at the intersection of highways 78 and 79, making for a convenient place to stop.
For those who enjoy nature and the outdoors, check out the area’s hiking trails — including the popular Santa Ysabel East and West County Preserves and Inaja Memorial Park, which have miles of trails and fabulous wildlife viewing opportunities.
In town, visitors will discover a variety of dining options, shopping locations, an art gallery and more. The Santa Ysabel Store, built in 1884, is a neat way to experience some of the area’s history while finding vintage and antique items, among other things. The next time you are in the area, do yourself a favor and stop in Santa Ysabel to enjoy the golden hills — and everything else this town has to offer
Wynola is located just outside Julian town center on Highway 78, and is an exciting area for visitors to explore.
A bustling agricultural area during the days of the Gold Rush and for decades after, Wynola became known for its apples, honey and more. Nowadays, guests can enjoy activities that play up its rich history, such as panning for gold and sluicing for gems. With many charming eating establishments and shopping options, Wynola appeals to a wide range of visitors. For those of drinking age, visits to the local watering holes provide a chance to sample some of the fine alcoholic beverages available. Wynola certainly packs a punch in the activities department — don’t miss out on the fun!