But if you want something less noisy and crazy, as well as less expensive, try exploring Julian itself. There are plenty of good B & B's and hotels, a main street area with interesting boutiques, not to mention cafes and bakeries selling Julian's famous apple pies.
Why apple pies? Well when Julian was first being settled by all those miners with only gold on their minds, a certain gentleman arrived in town, took a sniff of the air, a close look at the soil, investigated the climate and thought, APPLES! So now, less well known for its gold, Julian is famous for its apple festival and matchless apple pies.
But that's not all. Julian's climate is ideal for vacations. It's not too hot in the summer and cold enough in the winter for a little fun snow. Then there's the daffodil festival in the spring which is followed by the fresh apple season in the fall.
In case you are wondering, no, I don't have any vested interest in Julian. It's just an ideal place to visit and it begins with the letter J !
This is my entry for ABC Wednesday, that wonderfully successful project begun by Mrs. Nesbitt and now continued in its 15th round, by Roger Owen Green. To see more entries in this project please click HERE