As any visitor to Idyllwild can tell, while you make your way up the winding and scenic roads from the Inland Empire cities you will sense a feeling of elation and anticipation of the experiences your journey will bring. Nestled among the majestic pines of the San Jacinto Mountains, Idyllwild is renowned for being “one of the 100 best art towns in America,” as listed in author John Villani’s book.
On behalf of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild, I would like to welcome you to our “diamond in the sky” village. As you wander the streets of Idyllwild, you will be greeted by the amazing public art displayed throughout town. High quality work created by renowned artists is exhibited in our many galleries and art events through the year. Unique restaurants, quaint coffee and tea shops, sweet shops, bakeries and even a wine shop bistro will satisfy anyone’s desires. Our rustic and upscale inns and cabins will provide you with a unique experience in our friendly community.
The San Jacinto Mountains have long been a spiritual and rejuvenation destination dating back to the thirties. Still to this day, Idyllwild offers an inspirational setting for the art world as well as for recreational activities ranging from hiking and biking to camping, or just relaxing and enjoying breathtaking views and bright starlit nights. You can also enjoy music, dance and theatrical presentations performed by local professionals and amateurs at various venues. Students from the Idyllwild School of the Arts, which is a world recognized arts school, are always performing within the community.
Whether you are here for a day trip, a weekend excursion or an extended vacation your stay with us will be one filled with enjoyment, relaxation and fulfillment. Again, on behalf of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild and all of our other great organizations, we welcome you and thank you for your visit and support of our wonderful and friendly town.