Big Bear is a unique mountain town situated in Southern California—an area primarily known for its vast swathes of beaches. As the only ski-town in SoCal, Big Bear provides visitors with the opportunity to experience something out of the ordinary during their stay here. Visit the attractions listed below for a great time!
Eleanor Abbott Museum
Delve into Big Bear’s storied history at the Eleanor Abbott Museum. Named for one of the leaders of the Big Bear Valley Historical Society who worked hard to preserve and restore some of Big Bear’s oldest buildings (which now house the museum), this museum is dedicated to showcasing Big Bear’s progression from a small mountain town developed during the Great Depression into a vibrant community that welcomes visitors from all around. Check out the on-site blacksmith for awesome demonstrations and cool souvenirs!
Big Bear Lake
One of the world’s largest manmade lakes, Big Bear Lake is the ultimate place to go and experience the serene atmosphere and fun activities of a calm, peaceful lake. Boating, jet skiing, and sightseeing cruises are popular here, allowing you to immerse yourself in the picturesque natural environment. Canoeing and kayaking provide opportunities to explore parts of the lake not accessible by boat. The lake is also ideal for nature hikes, bird-watching, and fishing for species such as rainbow trout, crappie, and largemouth bass. Marinas like Big Bear Marina and Pine Knot Marina are located all along the lake’s shores, where you can pick up rental equipment, permits, and charter services for boats and cruises. Pine Knot Marina also has parasailing available!
Big Bear Lake Library
Nestled along Big Bear Lake is the Big Bear Lake Library, where visitors of all ages can come in for a quiet setting where they can enjoy a variety of books, as well as activity programs catered to children. From STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)-based programs that involve building to puppet shows and story time, this library is an excellent kid-friendly destination to visit during your stay.
Snow Summit and Bear Mountain
Two of Big Bear’s most popular ski resorts, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit provide more entertainment than simply the extensive skiing and snowboarding you’ll find during the winter. In the warmer months of the year, they offer plentiful hiking, scenic chairlifts, mountain biking terrain parks, alpine slides, and more. And in the winter, tubing and ice skating at the on-site skating rinks are fun for all ages.
The Champion Lodgepole Pine
Take a breezy hiking trail that’s approximately half of a mile long and you’ll encounter one of the most enormous trees in all of Big Bear: The Champion Lodgepole Pine. This attraction makes for an easy and beautiful hike that’s suitable for all ages and endurance levels.
Plan Your Alpine Getaway with Big Bear Lake Rentals
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