Venturing Out Further

Mountain Drives

Wind your way along Scenic Highway 243 and enjoy the breathtaking views, or drive through Idyllwild neighborhoods to see charming mountain homes, from small log cabins to large hillside estates. Surrounded by National Forest land, Idyllwild is smack dab in the middle of some of the loveliest countryside to drive through in southern California


From cabin comforts to snuggly boots and hats, from faux-finished décor items to Asian imports --all can be found in the unique village shops of Idyllwild. Take home antiques and decorative accessories, or locally produced honey, jams and jellies, candles or candy. For an even greater variety, take a 45-minute drive to the Cabazon Outlets or the Desert Hills Factory Outlets.