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All About Big Bear Lake
Though many imagine sun-drenched beaches and Hollywood celebrities when they think of Southern California, Big Bear Lake is that notable exception: a cozy mountain town tucked in the San Bernardino Mountains, away from the hustle and bustle of the sprawling megalopolis below. With exceptional fishing, hiking, and outdoor adventure opportunities in the summer, and amazing snowboarding, sledding, and skiing during the winter (yes, there is snow in SoCal), Big Bear Lake makes for a wonderful escape. The holiday season is an extra special time at Big Bear for those that prefer a traditional snowy Christmas, and the lengthy summers are overflowing with outdoor activity everywhere you roam. Warm, inviting, comfortable, and without the usual tourist trappings, Big Bear Lake is the ultimate mountain escape right in the heart of Southern California.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Big Bear Lake?
A Big Bear cabin is one of the more popular options when staying in these mountains. When it comes to the best time of year to visit, there are no wrong answers. If you’re a fan of winter sports like skiing, sledding, and snowboarding, visit after the snow starts to fall during the fall and winter months. The spring is a truly special time at Big Bear Lake, with snow still on the ground and mountain wildflowers beginning to bloom. In summer, there’s no shortage of water sports, lakeside festivities, hiking, and your fill of freshwater fishing.
What are the top things to do in Big Bear Lake?
Snow Summit Ski Resort
Established in 1952, Snow Summit has been one of the favorite Southern California ski and snowboarding destinations for decades. With a surprising variety of terrain and trails with varying difficulties, there’s a slope for every level of snowboarder or skier. And the staff runs an excellent rental shop with lessons that are well worth the money if you’re just learning.
Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake is a must-do attraction that is packed with terrific freshwater fishing, boating, water sports, and ample opportunities for a simple dip in the cool, clear, clean lake water. The lake’s six marinas are open from spring to fall and can hook you up with everything from pontoon rentals to easy-to-navigate fishing skiffs.
Boulder Bay Park
Boulder Bay Park is a beautiful, untrammeled park right on the lake, where you can fish off the dock or launch a canoe or kayak for a waterborne adventure. Also, there are plenty of picnic tables and a bandstand where bands regularly perform during the summer.