My dad was in town visiting last week, so we got to play tourist and go see all the sights. We took a fun day trip from San Diego to Julian, a quaint tourist destination about an hour into the eastern mountains. The town is known for their cute shops and world-famous apple pie.

san diego day trip julian

The views on the ride up there make the trip well worthwhile on their own. If you get a chance to go, you should definitely check out the cool old books at Julian Book House and the funky collectibles at A Rose Path boutique. We also liked the classic candy at The Candy Basket, homemade goodies at Julian Cider Mill and, of course, pie at Julian Pie Company. Surprisingly though, our favorite was not the apple. It was unanimous: boysenberry all the way!