Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Region

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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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  • August 13, 2017
    Very nice day to go swimming in the beautiful big bear lake and have a picnic and watch the car show which had over 500 classic cars, perfect place for all ages!  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We went to visit this lake in the trip that took us from LA to Vegas. It's amazing how just two hours from LA there is such a beautiful place. We we stopped in Boulder Bay. The photos speak for themselves! Amazing wooden villas. Wonderful scenery.
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  • August 8, 2017
    I've got 2 teens and 2 toddlers, we took a drive up during summer to see the scenery and area without snow. I hate the drive up and worse is the drive down. The drive from Orange County took us 1 hr a...  more »

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