Julian is a quaint mountain country town with an old historic gold mining site perfect for day trips. That is how the town developed. This historic gold mining town is located about an hour drive East of San Diego. The streets of Julian are lined with old buildings, and specialty shops and the community is surrounded by fantastic wineries. Strolling Main Street is fabulous. On the map for their wonderful apples and tasty apple pie, this quiet and peaceful mountain retreat has a breathtaking countryside offering four seasons. Spring brings beautiful blossoming flowers, The warm Summer is ideal for hiking, Fall is the best time for apple picking especially September and October in the midst of the changing leaves, and the crisp winter is a holiday wonderland of snow.