Julian has a welcoming, small town-feel that makes it a favorite vacation destination for families. This once gold-rush city is found up in the Laguna Mountains surrounded by pine-oak forests. Visitors love to walk around the Old West themed main street, with local craft and antique stores. Of course, Julian is famous for its apple pie too, so don’t forget to try a slice when you are in town at one of the cafés! Julian has a lot of history, meaning travelers can dive back into the old days and learn about the Southern California’s past. You can also go for an adventure in the surrounding mountain preserves.
Top things to do in Julian include picking apples at Volcan Valley Apple Farm. Choose all the apples you want from the orchard in an activity that's great fun for all ages. To learn more about the gold rush, enjoy a tour at the Eagle Mining Company. You can find out about the underground gold mines and see the gold milling process, then pan for gold yourself. There's also the Julian Pioneer Museum to learn more about this mining town. For some hiking, head to the Volcan Mountain Preserve. Here you can wander through grassland and woodlands and get back to nature. If you like animals, you'll love the California Wolf Center where you can observe packs of wolves in their natural environment.
The best time to visit Julian is during the summer months when there are high temperatures and no snow. Fall is a popular month and has beautiful scenery and in September when the Julian Apple Days Festival is held.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Julian is in September, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Julian is in the high season in March. Julian has its low season in September, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Julian tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Julian tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
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Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. Julian has 339 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. A trip to Julian can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $10 per night. A typical accommodation in Julian costs on average $200 per night.
If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 176 accommodations in Julian that have WiFi. 28 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 4 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you are driving to Julian, you'll want to pick from 189 places to stay that provide parking. We have 14 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 105 pet-friendly accommodations available.
AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 5 providers in Julian, including 118 places to stay from Airbnb, 58 accommodations from VRBO and 15 places to stay from Homeaway
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