Updated: Jul 14
Julian is a popular day-trip destination roughly between the end of August through the beginning of the New Year. It is one of the few places where you can experience fall, winter, and a storybook Christmas. We are notoriously known for our U-pick apple orchards and fresh-baked apple pies. This time of year is so magical. Let’s dive into a few reasons why you should visit Julian during the off-season:
IT'S JUST MAGICAL YEAR-ROUND
While the magic of Christmas is gone for the year, with each season that follows the town gets a fresh new feel. The time of year doesn’t affect historic charm, it is here to stay.
PIE IS SOLD YEAR-ROUND
Contrary to a popular misconception, freshly made Julian apple pie is sold all year.
Yes, I said no lines; no car lines nor people lines from the end of January through the beginning of August, with the exception of a few holidays. Spring break can get busy; however, it is nothing compared to the holiday traffic. With no lines, you are able to intimately experience more of the backcountry gems.
Less visitor traffic means you can easily find parking.
BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE
Good customer service is a big part of our town’s bread and butter. While we do our best to treat every customer like our first, we can’t always serve everyone at the standard we would like during the busy season. So come when it’s slow! We won’t bite!
It is very common for Julian to get winter weather well into Spring. When we do get spring temperatures and eventually summer weather, the warmer temperatures are much more enjoyable to walk around in our charming town.
Beginning in February every year, the town blooms in all colors. From wildflowers to daffodils to the apple orchards blooming, there is raw and natural beauty everywhere you look.
YOUR BUSINESS IS NEEDED
Tourism is very seasonal and therefore creates a tough business cycle. We greatly appreciate all the business we receive. That being said, your business during the slow season (Feburay- August) literally helps our local small-businesses survive.