For those that have never visited Idyllwild before, I would highly recommend spending at least a weekend here. It’s got a charm similar to the mountain town Julian, in San Diego but I would say with a little more hippie/artistic flair.
Idyllwild is a tight-knit community that loves hosting events and gatherings for the public. Over the years we have attended a Christmas event where they lit the town’s humongous tree, a Halloween parade and farmer’s market. It is always so delightful to visit. Make sure to stroll around the shops, purchase some goodies and definitely grab a bite at one of the many amazing cafes!
If you’re lucky, you may get to meet and greet with the town’s “Mayor” who is a Golden Retriever named Mayor Max! We have been so fortunate to meet this absolute sweetheart several times along with his two deputies. Here’s a shot of them below:
The whole town is decorated beautifully for Christmas:
Lots of artistic details all over:
And so many cute shops!