Destination guide

The desert setting of Julian is ready to explore

The desert, mountains and forests display a scene truly unique to Julian. Well known for its hiking, camping and stargazing, this scenic city won't disappoint. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Julian

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Julian a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • California Wolf Center (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Smith Ranch (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Menghini Winery (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Wisteria Candy Cottage (19.8 mi / 31.8 km)
  • RoadRunner Golf & Country Club (21.6 mi / 34.8 km)
  • The Springs at Borrego Golf Course (22.2 mi / 35.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Julian

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Julian. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Cuyamaca (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Inaja Memorial Park (19.7 mi / 31.7 km)
  • Anza Borrego Desert State Park (21.6 mi / 34.8 km)
  • Warner Springs Community Park (27.5 mi / 44.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Julian

The nearest airport is in San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field), located 35.6 mi (57.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 45.3 mi (72.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Julian?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 193 holiday lettings near Julian. From 33 Cabins to 95 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Julian for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Julian?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Julian:

  • San Diego Country Estates: 16 holiday homes
  • Ramona: 304 holiday homes
  • Mount Helix: 169 holiday homes
  • San Pasqual Valley: 23 holiday homes
  • San Carlos: 17 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Julian?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Julian. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Agua Caliente County Park: 90 holiday lettings
  • Eagle and High Peak Mines: 203 holiday lettings
  • Julian Pioneer Museum: 201 holiday lettings
  • Julian Historical Society: 201 holiday lettings
  • Menghini Winery: 198 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Julian listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Julian?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 33 Cabins in Julian. Our other popular types of Julian holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 95 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 33 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 33 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Julian?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 82 holiday homes with pool available in Julian. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.