Grace Reed, Publisher of the Idyllwild Guide and Idyllwild Town Crier
Sometimes being off the radar has its advantages, as is evident in the quaint mountain town of Idyllwild. Here the scene evokes tranquility, the arts and natural beauty. The noise and stress of life have yet to intrude, even the pace of dining slows because there’s not a fast food restaurant to be found. There’s an eclectic array of restaurants that serve a variety of cuisine. The arts abound with art galleries that feature the work of fine artists and artisans and live performances by the talented students at the Idyllwild Arts Academy and concerts and performances by local musicians and acting troupes. Specialty shops, antique stores and cafes make it a joy to meander casually around town. Adventurous types will find plenty of hiking trails for every skill level. And climbers are in their element on Tahquitz and Suicide rocks.
The Idyllwild Guide is your directory to having fun on “the Hill.” The guide is more than your typical directory for the casual tourist. Residents and part timers and our frequent guests will find it to be a valuable resource. Our calendar of events starts on page 24. Be sure to watch for updates in the weekly Town Crier newspaper, available at newsstands throughout the mountain communities, by subscription and online at www.idyllwildtowncrier.com.
While there is so much to see and do in Idyllwild, the temptation to just sit back and relax is always present. After all, few places make it so easy to renew the soul and reawaken the spirit.
If you’re visiting Idyllwild for the first time, we hope you come back again very soon.