Pies & Pickaxes: A Historic Walking Tour of Julian, CA

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Get ready to explore the vibrant and trendy neighborhood of North Park in San Diego with this private self-guided walking tour. Immerse yourself in the local culture and discover why Forbes named it one of "America's Best Hipster Neighborhoods." From microbreweries to art galleries, coffee shops to street art, this neighborhood has it all. Indulge in the best tacos, try craft beers, and sip on artisanal coffee while exploring the unique shops and admiring the colorful street art. You'll even get a chance to visit a historic theater turned music venue, play vintage arcade games, and discover hidden gems like a quirky bookstore filled with rare and gently-used books. With a flexible duration of 60 to 120 minutes, this walking tour is the perfect way to experience North Park like a local and create lasting memories.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • Explore North Park, one of America's Best Hipster Neighborhoods
  • Discover microbreweries, art galleries, and coffee shops
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant street art scene
  • Indulge in the best tacos and ice cream cones
  • Experience the cool and eclectic shops and bookstores
  • App & Tour Download
  • Flexible Usage (unlimited access within 30-days)
  • Downloadable Content (pre-download tour to save data)
  • A Smartphone
  • Transportation
  • Admission to Julian Pioneer Museum - $3 per adult

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Embark on a journey through time as you explore the enchanting town of Julian with the "Pies & Pickaxes: A Taste of Julian's Past" tour. This self-guided audio tour takes you down the historic Main Street, where the echoes of mining pioneers blend seamlessly with the aroma of freshly baked apple pies. Discover the captivating evolution of Julian from a bustling mining town to the charming apple haven it is today. Immerse yourself in the rich history and stories etched into the landscape, and let the past come alive as you wander through the streets.

What to expect?

During this tour, expect to be transported back in time as you uncover the fascinating features and stories of Julian's past. As you stroll down Main Street, you'll experience the unique blend of old-world charm and contemporary delights. Learn about the town's mining heritage, the challenges faced by early inhabitants, and the transformation into a renowned apple-growing region. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and scents of Julian, as the captivating audio guide provides you with intriguing anecdotes and historical context at every step.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, nature lovers, and foodies alike. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple looking for a romantic getaway, or a family seeking a memorable experience, the "Pies & Pickaxes: A Taste of Julian's Past" tour offers something for everyone. Delve into the town's captivating past, appreciate the picturesque scenery, and indulge in the delectable treats that Julian has to offer. Whether you're a local or a visitor, this tour will provide you with a deeper understanding and appreciation of Julian's unique heritage.

Why book this?

Step into the shoes of the early pioneers and experience the charm of Julian in a truly immersive way. This self-guided audio tour allows you to explore at your own pace, giving you the freedom to linger at places that captivate your interest. With unlimited access within 30 days, you can revisit your favorite spots or discover hidden gems you might have missed the first time. Immerse yourself in the captivating stories and rich history of Julian, all while enjoying the convenience and flexibility of a self-guided tour.

Good to know

To fully enjoy this tour, make sure to download the app and tour in advance. This will allow you to save data and have a seamless experience throughout the tour. Keep in mind that admission to the Julian Pioneer Museum is not included in the tour package, but it's definitely worth a visit for an even deeper dive into the town's history. Don't forget to bring your smartphone and comfortable walking shoes, as you'll be exploring the town on foot.


Travelers who have embarked on the "Pies & Pickaxes: A Taste of Julian's Past" tour have been enamored by the unique blend of history, nature, and culinary delights. Many praised the convenience and flexibility of the self-guided tour, allowing them to delve into Julian's past at their own pace. Visitors were captivated by the intriguing stories and historical context provided by the audio guide, truly bringing the town's heritage to life. The picturesque scenery and the charming ambiance of Julian received high praise, with many expressing their delight in discovering this hidden gem. Overall, the tour left a lasting impression, offering an unforgettable experience that combines the best of Julian's past and present.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking



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Great self guided tour. Worth the $ could turn it in or off as we walked. We enjoyed the short and concise history as we walked through town
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-25 20:36