Fall in Julian

Fall is nearing its end as the winter slowly marches in.

If you’ve been following me on any of my most used social media platforms, primarily Instagram, you might know by now that I’m a little obsessed with going to Julian, especially during the winter.

If I could describe the little mountain town in one sentence, it’ll go like this: Julian is the snow-covered towns found on Hallmark Christmas cards. If that doesn’t give you heart eyes, I don’t know what will.

Since I started living in San Diego, my boyfriend and I have made it into a tradition to visit Julian every single year, our favorite season being the fall/wintertime. While Julian isn’t as snow-packed as Mount Baldy or Big Bear, the two places I often visited for snow fun when I was a child, it’s still a magical place for me.

Sadly, I’m a huge romantic when it comes to the holidays hey I’m a writer and visiting Julian is a dream come true. Here are 5 reasons why:

1. Best Homemade Pies, Ever

I used to dislike pies before converting to Mom’s Pies. From Apple to Boysenberry, they have fresh, toasty pies for everyone unless you arrive too late. They only have a certain amount made each day, so it’s best to get there early.

2. Shopping Small

I love supporting small businesses, and I’ll never stop, but if you’re a fan on anything rustic and vintage, you will find something there for you. I personally enjoy visiting The Warm Hearth, Julian Book House, and the Julian Soap Store Let’s collaborate, please? Lol.

3. The Scenery

I’m a sucker for pretty views, and Julian has a lot of them. Aside from the historic town, there’s a Mission that transformed into a church and Lake Cuyamaca, just to name a few, nearby. Snap, snap, snap away.

Fall in Julian California

Autumn in Lake Cuyamaca

Jacket: Thrift | Jeans: SheIn | Shoes: Adidas

4. It’s Fall AF

If you’re 1) living in/from SoCal or 2) live in an area similar to SoCal, then you understand the struggle of not being able to see the four seasons every year, hence the yearly pilgrimage to a very Fall/Winter Julian. Not only will you feel it, you’ll see it, too.

Did I tell you about how foggy it gets up there? Simply breathtaking.

5. Its History

Ever since I was a wee child, history was always one of my favorite subjects to the point where I wanted to be a historian or a librarian. I’ve always been fascinated with the stories behind architecture, landmarks, local people, and so much more.

I feel like knowing these things helps me appreciate the places I visit even more. If you’re interested in museums, there’s one near the heart of historic Julian. It’s filled with old mementos from days long ago.

Chrissy Baclagan-Lake Cuyamaca

What are your favorite places to visit during the fall and winter? Leave me a comment below!

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