Today was my first time in Julian California. A 45 minute drive from San Diego, Julian is known for their world famous Apple Pies, bed and breakfast and for astronomy lovers- beautiful star gazing clear skies. During the winter season, this is the next closest place one can drive to see snow. Although you need tocheck road conditions and be prepare to drive with chains during the snowy winter weather as the roads may be closed on those times especially on the uphill climbs.
While I was there it was a must to visit Julian Pie Co and the the popular MOMS café- known for their pies and sandwiches. I bought home a apple pie pudding and a boysenberry pie.
In The Apple Cider Mill, the Apple Butter and Pumpkin Butter is a MUST to buy. Also indulge with Apple Boysenberry Cider.
The drive on the way up to Julian is breathtakingly beautiful taking the CA-79 N, but one must be cautious when travelling as the road up to the mountains have a lot of Zig Zags, uphill routes and narrow roads close to cliffs and rock walls. Also drivers must be mindful of bikers that share the road with you. The narrow highway is a perfevt drive for motorcycle enthusiats and upon arriving in Julian, 50%-60% of the tourists are bikers.
Can’t wait for my next visit and it a total recommend to go to and maybe stay especially during the Summer and Winter season where it would be the best spot to rent a cabin, take a few astronomy and stargazing classes and get a front seat view of meteor showers- perfect for night photography enthusiasts.