Fall isn’t something we’re known for in Southern California. In fact, people sometimes move here to escape the moody weather of the colder seasons. But, there’s something charming and nostalgic about autumn that we still end up craving. So, if you find that Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Gilmore Girls reruns just aren’t cutting it – we have a solution for you! Plan a trip to one of these destinations to get that true fall feeling.
Who doesn’t love a cozy little mountain town? If you’re craving cool temperatures and changing leaves, drive up to Big Bear Lake. Their autumn season motto is “Fall into the Most Colorful Season of All”. Big Bear Lake is known for excellent fishing, hiking, and mountain biking (plus skiing and snowboarding later in the year). Make a weekend trip out of it and book a stay at one of the many mountainside cabins this area offers.
Nestled in the San Jacinto mountains, Idyllwild offers a similar vibe to Big Bear but it’s not as busy. It’s a great place to escape the noise of the city and enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings. There are a ton of convenient hiking trails, delicious restaurants, and cozy cabins that are ready to be reserved. Surprisingly, for such a small town, Idyllwild is known for having a great selection of delicious restaurants.
A trip to Julian is another option. A historic mining town about an hour east of San Diego, Julian is a quaint mountain retreat with four distinct seasons. During the autumn, Julian is known for its apple harvest and fall colors. Visitors from all over come to stroll the historic streets, stay overnight in the myriad B&Bs, and enjoy apple pie and apple cider. Julian Farm & Orchard is a great spot for pumpkin picking and hayrides!
Did we miss any of your favorite fall getaways? Let us know by leaving a comment. If you’re considering buying real estate in any of these locations, we can refer you to a great real estate agent in that area, just give us a call at 562.896.2456.