More Things to Do in Julian & Surrounding Areas

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Whether you’ve booked a room at a cozy bed and breakfast or are just coming up for the day, there’s a variety of activities waiting for you in Julian (and some of them are FREE.):

  • Pick up a free map at Town Hall and follow the self-guided History Walk to explore the historic buildings and markers throughout town. Return the filled-out questionnaire for a chance to win.
  • Drive up C Street for a guided tour that takes you deep inside a real gold mine.
  • Visit Main Street and sit at an authentic 1939 soda fountain for tasty ice cream treats.
  • Drive down Highway 79 to Lake Cuyamaca for fishing, boating and hiking. Be sure to visit the remains of Stonewall Mine, Julian’s largest past gold producer.
  • Have a slice of apple pie and try one or more of the many other varieties of pies.
  • Visit Julian’s Pioneer Museum to learn more about Julian’s past and see the Grosskopf House, a model of pioneer living.
  • Browse through our one-of-a-kind boutiques, art galleries and antique shops in Julian and nearby Wynola.
  • Taste a variety of local wines, beer and hard cider.
  • Learn how to pan for gold in Wynola.
  • Pick up a hiking trail map at Town Hall for some scenic hikes at all skill levels.
    Take a guided trail ride and experience Julian on horseback.
  • Make a reservation to visit the California Wolf Center to learn more about this endangered species.
  • Take a drive down to the desert through Banner and explore Borrego Springs.
  • Pack a picnic lunch and visit one of our scenic parks including William Heise Park, Jess Martin Park and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.
  • Experience high tea.
  • Visit our events page for a list of annual events, festivals, exhibitions, and much more.
  • Make a future reservation at a quaint hotel or cozy B&B and return for a whole weekend!
  • Check out the Dark Sky in Julian. Great location Map Here