Gold, apples, romantic getaways, unique shops and nature. Julian, California is located just over an hour from San Diego and is the area's premier mountain getaway. Famous for its apple pies, this historic town dates back to gold rush days, complete with floozies, old-time melodramas, shoot-outs, horse and carriage rides, pine/oak forests, wineries and more.
Julian has four complete seasons boasting daffodils and lilacs in the spring, winter wonderland snowfalls, clear starry summer nights and brilliant fall colors. You can camp, RV, stay in a hotel, inn or lodge, or choose from our many beautiful Bed & Breakfasts.