Big Bear Lake Getaway Tips

Big Bear Lake Getaway Tips, Big Bear, California (B)

Big Bear Lake, California, is both a mountain lake and the city on its south shore. While it is famous for its two ski resorts — Snow Summit and Bear Mountain — Big Bear Lake is actually a four-season getaway location. It appeals to families, solo travelers, and couples. That’s why it came up on my radar…

With a wedding anniversary on the horizon, I started looking for a location within a few hours drive from San Diego. I checked out Groupon for deals, because who doesn’t like to save?Bingo! Under “Getaways”, I found nearly half-price rooms at The Lodge at Big Bear Lake. From their photos, it looked very much like a typical ski resort with pine wood decor and exposed beams. With an outdoor swimming pool and proximity to the lake, I figured it was going to be a great summer location as well. Oops! I almost forgot to mention I purchased the Groupon voucher by going through the Ebates shopping portal, and that saved me another $15.00!

My next step was to do a little research on the Big Bear Lake travel website. It’s well organized with event calendars and a very comprehensive list of everything there is to do at Big Bear Lake. There’s even a list of free/affordable things to do. I wanted to do something unique to the area — and maybe even try something I’d never done before. There are helicopter rides, zip-lining, off-roading, and kayaking. But I also wanted this getaway to be relaxing. Heaven knows we all need that sometimes! I went with a calmer itinerary… ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Big Bear Lake Getaway Tips
Guide Location: USA » Big Bear
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tamara Wilcox
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Lodge at Big Bear Lake
  • Peppercorn Grille
  • Stillwells
  • Visitors Center
  • Deep Creek Drive-In