Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Region

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 Lake online trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Nice place to visit for tourism. If you have enough time, i will suggest to stay one night there... Those who loves snow activities, this place is heaven for them...  more »
  • Good choice for walking a coffee ice cream with children have fun with squirrels and ducks. Recommended it for people older adults
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  • By one of those quirks of weather there was snow! The only snow was of two or three ski slopes! On the other hand we had enough! The idea was to spend the end of the year in the snow (even more that we don't have in Brazil) but it was frustrating! It was cold but no snow. What saved our trip to Big Bear Lake was the descent of torches that occurred on the evening of 31 December, a show very beautiful and different! We wait in the cold but we were in a place where we had a privileged view of the show. I confess that outside this show I was very disappointed in Big Bear Lake! Do not recommend! For one of those whims of the weather there was in the snow! The only snow was on the two or three ski slopes! In compensation we had plenty of people! The idea was to spend the end of the year in the middle of the snow (even more that we do not have in Brazil) but it was frustrating! It was cold but no snow. What saved our trip to Big Bear Lake was the descent of torches that took place on the night of December 31, the very beautiful and different show! We waited in the cold but we were in a place where we had a privileged view of the spectacle. I confess that outside this show I was very disappointed with Big Bear Lake! I do not recommend!
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