If you mention San Diego to most people they immediately think of our beautiful beaches. Why not, they are gorgeous and most of us have spent some time at them. But if you mention San Diego in October to those of us lucky enough to live here, you will get a different response. We think mountains in the fall.
Like those of you from other states, the San Diego mountains have four seasons and Autumn there means apples. October marks the beginning of apple festivals in our local mountains. You can find orchards that will let you pick your own or stands that sell bushels in Winona. You can travel just a few miles further to Julian and enjoy fresh, hot apple pie at several local restaurants.
If you make a trip to Julian be sure to check out the local activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. There are live theatre performances on the outdoor stage in the afternoons. There is also the “Old Time Melodrama” at the Town Hall on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. There is a crafting fair daily at the Town Hall. You will find music at several locations, think blue grass rather than rock ‘n roll.
There are hay rides and walking tours. The local studios open their doors for viewing and if antiques are your passion, there are several shops to help you find just the right piece to add to your collection. There is even a pie contest, this year it is October 5th.
If you want a different San Diego experience, be sure to check out our local mountains. I promise a fun experience.