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 Region online trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • It is a very nice, well-maintained place and much respect for nature, worth knowing it, we love
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  • Big Bear Lake is a holiday haven for locals in California. 7000 feet of elevation, summer heat, winter skiing, four seasons can be hiking. A moderately difficult hiking route was chosen on the north side of the lake, 4 miles to and fro, and the mountain slopes were slow and difficult to walk. Gravel dirt road, it is necessary to wear a pair of thick bottom shoes. It is recommended to rent a local house for a night and the air is so good that you can see the bank. There are vons supermarkets in town, there are a lot of restaurants, choose the first tube, steak very good, 20-30 dollars a person, the price can be accepted.
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  • I will try to do this trip at least once a year! my family and me had an awesome time! there are a lot of activities snow bording, the zoo, and simply the snow is one of the best time of the year !  more »

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