Julian is a little mountain town just an hour from San Diego (depending on your starting point.) The town itself is so fun to walk around in because it is like being in the late 1800’s. You will not want to leave without bringing home a Julian apple pie, my mother loves the pies!
A fun treat for parents and children is the Julian Holiday Train Express! The train ride is about 1 mile long, be sure to bundle up as you are in an open train car. You will get to visit the authentic Smith Ranch 1870 gold rush mine and plenty more country holiday surprises. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, threw the end of December. Train times are 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. by appointment only.
Please take note many of the trains sold out last year, so please phone ahead for available seating and reservations. Contacting the Julian Holiday Train Express is easy! Phone 760-765-2288 or RESERVE HERE.
Cost: Adults $15, Children $12 (ages 3-12), and children 2 & under are free with paid adult. Please pay with cash when you arrive.
Group discount for 12 or more paid people: Adults $14, Children $10 (ages 3-12). Please have one person handle payment for the group. (School discount available for 20+ students. Please phone for pricing.)
All aboard the Julian Holiday Train Express!