Explore Julian and Back Country
Julian is a historic gold mining town located approximately one hour east of San Diego. It is the premier mountain retreat in the county, and it is unique in that it has four distinct seasons. Spring brings the blossoming of many flowers including daffodils; summer is perfect for hiking and star gazing; fall is famous for our apples and fall colors; and winter brings snowfalls and bright, crisp, “Christmassy” days.
Although famous for apples and our superb apple pie one can enjoy all year round, Julian has become the center for visitors who wish to stay in the mountains but take day trips to the nearby casinos, the Anza Borrego Desert State Park and the coast. It has always been the B&B capital of Southern California, known for its romantic atmosphere, but Julian is now fast becoming a great destination for families, hikers, weddings and corporate retreats.
Specialty shops line our streets. Our attractions are unique, ranging from wineries to wolves. From the old time melodrama to the Grape Stomp Festa, Julian events are great for couples, families and groups.
Here are a few of the most popular attractions in Julian:
Apple Alley Bakery – (760) 765-
Serving a variety of homemade apple pies, pastries and cookies. Lunch menu includes potpies, calzone, soup, sandwiches and salad.
Julian Pie Company – (760) 765-
Main Street Carriage Company – (760) 765-
Historic 15 minute narrated tour of downtown Julian on a horse-
Julian Gold Expedition – (760) 522-
Enjoy a tour of the Warlock Mine site and drive to the Golden Chariot Mine site. Gold panning included. Call for reservations.
A Julian Stables –
(760) 765- 1598
Experience the most scenic side of Julian from the area’s “original trail riding stables.” Unparalleled views. Thousands of satisfied customers. Reservations required.
Observer’s Inn/Observatory/Gifts –
(760) 765- 0088
Old Time Melodrama –
(760) 765- 1598
Join us in celebrating Julian Apple Days with the Old Time Melodrama. Performances are on the weekends in the month of October in the Julian Town Hall, come cheer the hero and boo the villain. All proceeds benefit our community scholarships. See you there.
Source: Julian Chamber of Commerce