Julian, California is about a 2 hour drive from Orange County towards San Diego and then inland a bit. The elevation is at 5,000 Ft so it has beautiful summers and snow in the winters. Julian is known for apple picking, famous for apple pies and extremely charming. When i say “charming”, I mean small, vintage, old-fashioned, picturesque, old-world craftsmanship and a major time warp taking you back about 500 years! (no joke) This town moves very slowly, they are so friendly, it has that wonderful crisp fresh air, animals roaming everywhere and exactly what we needed for some good R&R.