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Camp in the forest, ride on a trail, fish in a lake, or hike on one of many trails in the San Jacinto Mountains.

Things to do around Idyllwild

   


Eat & Drink

A Brunch Al Fresco is an Idyllwild tradition - The Bread Basket Online Menu 54710 N. Circle Dr. Specialty coffee & cakes. Full breakfast menu. Cozy deck. 951-659-3506.

Bakery Blast - Oma's Restaurant & Bakery Serving breakfast and lunch seasonally inside and out. 951-659-2979. Scone’s “D” Bakery, tea & coffee shop featuring 36 flavors, cookies, pie, cakes, fine tea china, English edibles, Gift certificates & gifts to send.

Café O' Lait - At JavaLounge Idyllwild is the best in town. Free WIFI and surfing time.

Cocktails - Gastrognome A local’s favorite with warm-mountain ambience. Dessert and coffee also served. Jo’An’s has a sports bar with TVs separated from the dining area. The Creek House has tables removed from the main dining area and is lower-volume than Jo’An’s. Cafe Aroma boasts the local’s favorite wine bar, many evenings with live music. Brand new on the “beer scene” is the Good Times Pub and Grill located at 26345 Hwy 243.

Down a Smoothie - Nature’s Wisdom Juice Bar & Bistro is Idyllwild's healthiest restaurant for fruit smoothies, sandwiches and delicious homemade soups. Free WIFI.

Eat American - Jo’An’s As American as apple pie Jo’An’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Eat Breakfast With the Locals - Oma's Restaurant & Bakery Serving breakfast and lunch seasonally inside and out. The Bread Basket 54710 N. Circle Dr. European-style dining experience with outdoor seating. Idyllwild Café 26600 Hwy 243. From town; head towards Hwy 74. The Red Kettle Mountain décor inside and out.

Eat Chinese - Hidden Village Serves Chinese, Szechuan and Mandarin cuisines. “Say” No MSG. 951-659-2712.

Eat Continental - The Gastrognome Online Menu offers fine menu items and is the most referred restaurant in Idyllwild. Reservations recommended. 951-659-5055. Café Rendezvous 951-659-5205 A delightful addition to the Idyllwild dining scene. Extensive dinner and wine menu will satisfy the discerning 26290 Hwy 243.

Eat Greek - The Greek Place Enjoy excellent, authentic Greek food in a relaxed, cozy Mediterranean atmosphere. 951-659-4540.

Eat Healthy - Nature’s Wisdom Juice Bar & Bistro is Idyllwild's healthiest restaurant for fruit smoothies, vegetable juice, sandwiches and soups made with fresh, organic produce.

Eat Mexican - La Casita 54650 N. Circle Dr. 951-659-6038.

Eat at a Bistro - Cafe Aroma 54750 N. Circle Dr. Online Menu. A one-of-a-kind bistro-gallery experience showcasing the talents of local artists, musicians and writers. Neo-traditional culinary art and gourmet coffee. 951-659-5212.

Go on a Picnic - Mountain Harvest Market Idyllwild's earth-friendly, natural & organic store, healthy snacks for the family picnic. Nature’s Wisdom Juice Bar & Bistro “II” is Idyllwild's healthiest restaurant for sandwiches to go, fruit smoothies and vegetable juice. Village Market “C”. Full service bakery, deli and meat counters. Party platters too.

Grocery Shop - Country Farms Specializes in gourmet foods, candy, nuts, dried fruit, olives, wine & cheese. Also the world's best date shake! Mountain Harvest Market “S” Idyllwild's earth-friendly, natural & organic store supporting locals and visitors who strive to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Village Market A full service grocery store.

Order a Pizza - Idyllwild Pizza Company Delivery. 951-659-5900.

Tea Shop - Corner of N. Circle Dr. and Cedar Street. Tea time at Merkaba . Tea ceremony education & teas from around the world. Scones is a “high tea” must experience.

Children and Adult Play & Learn

Camp with the Kids - Mt. San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area Campgrounds. The area offers rock climbing, hiking, exploring and camping opportunities. A Junior Ranger program is available in the summer for children 7 to 12 at State Park campgrounds. For more information call 1-800-444-7275.

Cure Cabin Fever - Cabin Fever Games, toys, puzzles, world music & instruments, vintage electronics & more.

Go on a Picnic - gather the provisions …then see “Picnic At” Gary's Deli 951-659-5600. Custom sandwiches. Mountain Harvest Market Idyllwild's earth-friendly, natural & organic store, healthy snacks for the family picnic. Nature’s Wisdom Juice Bar & Bistro “II” is Idyllwild's healthiest restaurant for sandwiches to go, fruit smoothies and vegetable juice. Village Market “C”. Full service bakery, deli and meat counters. Party platters too.

Kid Stuff - See: Adopt a Pet, Cabin Fever, Camp with the Kids, Pet an Alpaca, Picnic, Ride a Horse and Watch a movie.

Learn - The Idyllwild Arts Summer Program offers intensive workshops in dance, music, theater, visual arts, and writing to students of all ages and abilities including their families 951-659-2171.

Paint Pottery - Earth N' Fire Design and paint your own pottery in a beautiful, rustic studio. Kids love it! 659-4481.

Ride a Horse - Little Yellow Rose Ranch. Enjoy a trail ride at two expansive, nearby locations. Stables: 951-659-0383.

Soak Your Feet in a Creek - Perhaps the finest attraction that Idyllwild has to offer is Nature herself. Take a walk down Cedar Street, past the Town Hall “FF” and up River Drive. There is access to Strawberry Creek where you can sit on a rock, smell the fresh air, listen to the birds, laugh at the squirrels at play, and listen to the wind blowing through the trees.

Surf the Net - At JavaLounge Idyllwild and enjoy the best coffee and tea in town.

Fish Lake Hemet - Hwy 74. The largest lake in the San Jacinto Mountains is a fisherman's paradise and bird watching perch.

Beauty Activities

Beautify Your Skin - Natural Solutions is the place where ladies go to learn how to beautify their skin naturally. Thee Royal Touch 25870 Cedar Street. Lady Windean will pamper the prince or princess in you. Appointments 909-223-1551.

Detox with Far-Infrared - Natural Solutions is a center for must see natural beauty solutions. 951-659-6465.

Drink Pure Water - Natural Solutions is the place to learn how to naturally purify your water at home. Organic skin and personal care, organic nutritionals, air & water purification. FAR infrared products and treatments 951-659-6465.

Get a Manicure or Pedicure - Idyllwild Beauty Salon “G” Spa manicures and pedicures, acrylic and natural. 951-659-2751.

Get a Massage - At the Cedar Street Inn & Spa 25870 Cedar St. Six + syles of massage treatments. Appointments suggested. 877-659-4789.

Get a Spray Tan - Mountain Tropics 26345 Hwy 243. Air brush, UV free, safe, personalized. 951-659-5522.

Get Organic - Mountain Harvest Market. Idyllwild's earth-friendly, natural & organic store supporting locals and visitors who strive to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Friday Farmers Market.

Give up Stress - Just for today. Breathe deeply, say hello to Idyllwild's friendly merchants and smile at your loved ones.

Lose 600 Calories Quickly - Natural Solutions offers far-infrared treatments for rapid calorie loss.

Purify the air in your home - Get a taste of “Mountain Air” at Natural Solutions. Serious air and water purifiers researched by a very knowledgeable store owner.

Sit in a Meditation Garden - Community Church corner of N. Circle Dr. & Cedar Street. Visit the thrift store.

Shopping & Browsing

Antique hunt - Fern Valley Emporium - 54965 Pinecrest Dr. Antiques, fine art, collectibles, and neat stuff! Multiple antique and art dealers represented. Two Babes in the Woods - 55750 S. Circle Dr. Fine art and antiques, estate jewelry, collectibles.

Art Gallery Tour - The Art Alliance of Idyllwild hosts 10 First Saturday Art Events in Idyllwild from March to December. Online schedule at: www.artinidyllwild.com. 866-439-5278.

Buy a Book - The Grey Squirrel unique gifts, greeting cards and collectibles.

Faux Ever After - where you will find popular home and garden products and some of the most unique gifts found anywhere. Lamps to linens, spice racks, mythological creatures and even a Kitchen Witch or two.

Gem Gaze - Everitt's Minerals & Gallery Lapidary artists and metal smiths Larry and Janet Everitt meld together nature's gems and minerals into beautiful jewelry. 951-659-7075.

Gift Shop till you drop - The Spruce Moose Woodland gifts, candles and more in the Historic Village Lane. Lady of the Lake . Books, gifts & clothing for the evolving human spirit. Far East Gifts . Oriental treasures at reasonable prices. Pony Express Trading Post . Idyllwild's Wild West gift store. You’ll find a collection of handcrafted items for the cowboy or cowgirl in you!

Idyllwild General Store LLC Variety store offering general merchandise, apparel, house wares, toys, begging skate boards, sporting equipment, campling supplies, footwear and sundries.

Light up Your Life - Divine Scents Candle Gallery . Beautiful smelling to the last drop; guaranteed to make you happy.

Pull the Wool - Wooley's which carries a variety of hats, sheepskin slippers, boots and car accessories, cowhides. Tibetan lamb and other furs.

Shop for Xmas - Cabin Fever Games, toys, puzzles, world music & instruments, vintage electronics & more. Christmas Is a delightful shop where Xmas happens year-round.

Visit Baker Gallery - An extraordinary selection of lamps and fine art for your home. Over 75 local and international artists represented.

Visit the Historical Society - Step back in time! The Idyllwild Historical Society Museum is situated in an historic 1920’s summer cabin and features fascinating exhibits.

Visit Willow Creek Gallery - A side of Idyllwild you’ve never seen. Reasonably priced, original sculptures, showcased in warm, comfortable surroundings.

Entertainment & Loafing

Attend an Idyllwild Event - There are dozens of art, music and other cultural events held year-round. JavaLounge Idyllwild . See First Friday and First Saturday event schedule at www.towncrier.com.

Come Back - Calendar of events can be seen at www.towncrier.com.

Dine to Music - Café Aroma 54750 N. Circle Dr. A one-of- a-kind bistro-gallery experience showcasing the talents of local artists, musicians and writers. Neo-traditional culinary art and gourmet coffee. 951- 659- 5212. Jo’An’s Restaurant & Bar “T” For great food and friendly service, bring the family to Jo’An's. Located in the center of town, Jo’An’s offers patio dining, live music on the weekends. 951-659-0295. Nature’s Wisdom Juice Bar & Bistro is Idyllwild's healthiest restaurant for fruit smoothies, vegetable juices, sandwiches and soups made with fresh, organic ingredients.

Relax - This is the place to let go, breath clean air and forget about work and stress. Have an ice cream cone at Village Ice Cream.

Go to the Movies - The Rustic Theater Munch on popcorn while watching a recently released feature movie.

Go to Live Theatre - Many events are free. Community theatre groups and student productions in dance and theatre from the Idyllwild Arts Academy are ongoing throughout the year. Pick up a copy of the Town Crier for details. www.towncrier.com.

Jazz it Up - Idyllwild is known for annual music and cultural events. One of the largest is the Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines Festival, held in August of each year. Visit the following web site for details. www.idyllwildjazz.com.

Read the Town Crier. Available throughout Idyllwild, the entertainment section lists what is going on where and when.

Visit the Idyllwild Library Call 951-659-2300 for library hours.

Natural Scenery

Adopt a Pet - Living Free Animal Sanctuary 54250 Keen Camp Rd. Mountain Center on 153 scenic acres, is a no-kill, non- profit animal sanctuary. 15 min. from Idyllwild.

Go on a photo safari - Picturesque sites abound in the San Jacinto Mountains and include the Tahquitz Peak Lookout, multiple vista points (on and off trail), giant Jeffrey Pine Trees, Indian Rocks, Lake Fulmor and so much more.

Backpack in the Wilderness - Permits are required for camping and day hiking and are available at no cost from the Idyllwild Ranger Station at Highway 243 and Pine Crest Dr.

Bird Watch - Visit the Idyllwild Nature Center. Docents at the center can guide you to feathered friend viewing.

Climb a Rock - Visit Nomad Adventures for all your rock climbing and hiking needs. Idyllwild offers clean, yet unglaciated granite, proximity to a large population center, good weather, and a mountain setting ... the perfect rock climbing environment.

Get High Naturally - Perhaps the finest attraction that Idyllwild has to offer is Nature herself. Take a walk down Cedar Street and up River Drive. There is access to StrawberryCreek where you can sit on a rock, smell the fresh air, listen to the birds, laugh at the squirrels at play, and listen to the wind blowing through the trees.

Make a Snowman - Idyllwild usually receives between three and four feet of snow during the winter months, sometimes much more. To be added to the IDY-NEWS snow report.

Take a Hike - Visit Nomad Adventures for information and all of your rock climbing and hiking needs.

View Wildlife - The Idyllwild Nature Center is a great place to learn about our native flora and fauna, the Cahuilla Indians and early Idyllwild pioneers, the origins of The San Jacinto Mountains, or to take a nature walk or attend a storytelling and campfire program.

Visit Humber Park - and hike the very easy Ernie Maxwell trail which skirts along a hillside above Idyllwild.

Visit Inspiration Point - View the Hemet valley at sunset while admiring thousands of acres of natural forest lands.

Visit Strawberry Creek - For access take Cedar Street to River Drive. It is a short distance from the walkway leading to the creek. The beauty of nature surrounds you.

Winter Retreat - surf the Idyllwild event calendar at www.towncrier.com. Idyllwild is the perfect place to get away from other people, traffic, noise, your work, your kids, your ? well, you get the idea. We get just enough snow fall to ENJOY winter.