Julian Mining Company
There is more to Julian than apple pie and gold-panning. Thanks to the Julian Mining Company, San Diego city folk can experience the thrill of the gold rush that hit Julian in the late 1800s. For $9 (adults) or $7 (children), visitors are welcome to pan for gold the way early settlers did. Apart from gold-panning, you can enjoy other activities, such as gem-sluicing and tomahawk-throwing. They even have a cozy onsite cabin available to rent for $150 a night or $500 for the week. Hours of operation are Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.