Edit ModuleShow Tags

Neighborhood Guide: Julian

Want a taste of winter? Head to this historic mining town for mountain vistas, hard cider tasting rooms, and iconic apple pie.


This Month

January 3
Julian Doves & Desperados historical skits
Main Street next to Julian Fitness Center

January 27
Farm to School Fundraising Dinner
Jeremy's on the Hill

Blue Door Winery

The town’s former horse stables have been converted into a rustic tasting room, serving reds, whites, and a can’t-miss sangria.
2608 B Street

Julian Station

Housed in an apple-packing facility built in 1943, this marketplace includes tasting rooms, shops, eateries, and an arts center. Sip on Julian Hard Cider and Golden Coast Mead before sitting down to street-style tacos at Mr. Manitas Taco Bar & Fruteria. There’s also a patio barbecue on weekends and live music on Sundays.
4470 Highway 78

Julian Pie Company

For the town’s signature dish, head to this quintessential spot for a slice with flavors ranging from classic apple to boysenberry. The proportions of flaky crust, soft apples, and aromatic cinnamon are just right.
2225 Main Street 

Three Sisters Falls

This rugged, notoriously challenging 4-mile out-and-back trek, located in nearby Pine Valley, is best for experienced hikers. The trail involves abrupt descents, river crossings, and rappelling action. (Keep your dogs at home for this one.)
Boulder Creek Road

Lake Cuyamaca

Camp, boat, hike, and fish at this 110-acre lake surrounded by the expansive Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.
15027 Highway 79

Jeremy's on the Hill  

Led by Cordon Bleu grad Jeremy Manley, this eatery turns out seasonally minded, farm-to-table eats in a quaint, homelike environment. Order the “Juicy J” burger, and thank us later.
4353 Highway 78

Julian Mining Company

Mom and Dad may get to indulge in hard cider, but this is where the kids let loose. The activity center offers gold and gem mining, candle making, an apple cider press, and more. You can also grab a slice of pie at their general store.
4444 Highway 78

Nickel Beer Co.

Positioned among the mountains away from the hubbub of Main Street, this nanobrewery specializes in darks, hop-centric beers, and brews that incorporate local ingredients. Taster glasses are served in cupcake trays.
1485 Hollow Glen Road

E. Barrett Home

Shop charming kitchenware, handmade soaps, by-the-pound potpourri, vintage items, and classic candy at this shop, which recently moved into a 1930s-era house.
2804 Washington Stree

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

From the Archives: The Original "How San Diego Are You" Quiz in 2006

What's changed, and what hasn't, in defining what it means to be a San Diegan

The SoCal (Social Calendar!)

From black-tie galas to costumed 5Ks, these events will keep your social calendar full—and you feeling good

North Park's New Home Décor and Dog Garb Shop

How Brittney Garbani came up with the concept of Home + Hound
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. The Best of San Diego 2019
    Our annual compilation of everything delicious, cool, and Instagrammable in San Diego (and Baja!)
  2. The Problem With Bright Red Tuna
    Many Americans still think bright red tuna means it’s fresher (it’s not)
  3. First Look: Animae
    Puffer Malarkey Restaurants unveil 5.5 million-dollar pan-Asian concept
  4. Jason Mraz and his Historic Coffee Bean
    The singer and Bird Rock Coffee Roasters unveil the first California-grown Geisha coffee
  5. Morning Glory Is a Millennial Wonderland
    The Little Italy restaurant may finally break San Diego's aversion to brunch
  6. A Deep Dive into the San Diego Fishing Industry
    A $2 billion project is poised to revive San Diego’s commercial fishing industry
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles

October is Rideshare Month

Join the Rideshare 2015 Challenge and get there together
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags


The Vape Debate

Two Scripps doctors weigh in on this dangerous trend

Kaiser Permanente San Diego Makes Life Easier

Kaiser Permanente brings high quality, affordable care to San Diegans when and where they need it
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags