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Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Region
(4.3/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Discover an alpine resort in the heart of Southern California at Big Bear Lake. The lake is a destination for enjoying the peaceful natural setting and taking part in a variety of outdoor activities. The waters provide excellent fishing and sailing opportunities, while the surrounding area is great for hiking and cycling. In the wintertime the hills around the lake offer some of California's best skiing. The adjacent communities offer plenty of shopping, dining, and sightseeing, as well as numerous places to stay. Due to cold water and underwater obstacles, swimming in the lake is not recommended. A visit to Big Bear Lake represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Big Bear Region vacation trip planner to plot your vacation.
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TripAdvisor
  • The local area offers many outdoor activities for all ages. We loved seeing beautiful fall colors while driving around the lake and hiking on local trails. Several trails have great lake views. The Bi...  more »
  • Spent a couple of days up here mountain biking, spent a full day going around the lake and the centre, followed by an awesome day on the trials, can't wait to go back 
  • my partner and I spent 2nights in big bear. this place was fantastic. beautiful lake, fantastic places to eat and drinks, lots of activities. beautiful scenery. fantastic people too. the autumn leaves...  more »
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  • An excellent place to visit and relax, even just for a few hours, the view is great and the feeling is overwhelming, too bad the water is so low right now; otherwise, one of the best places in Southern California to visit and enjoy
  • I love Big Bear. One of my favorite places to visit and fish. Beautiful views and plenty of stores and restaurants to keep you busy all day long.
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