Big Bear Lake California
Big Bear Lake is the four seasons resort of one of California’s most spectacular areas of natural beauty. Come here for your vacation at any time of the year, and you’re guaranteed to have a fun-filled time.
You can be as active or relaxed as you want when you visit Big Bear Lake. For relaxation, come in the summertime, when the sun is shining and the lake is sparkling. There are hiking trails galore among the mountains and lush forests, whether you want a gentle, peaceful stroll or a more challenging trek along rocky mountain paths. Either way, there’s no escaping that view!
And it wouldn’t be a summer vacation without some time spent on the water, where there is an endless selection of activities to choose from. Take it easy with a restful fishing trip on your own or with the kids, or pick up the pace with some fast and furious jet skiing, wakeboarding, or speed boating. Fans of the extreme will love the opportunity to go parasailing over the lake at an altitude of 300 feet above the water, or ziplining over mountainous canyons or through masses of pine trees. Or you could simply go sailing in a hired Catamaran sailboat, or rent a non-motorized vessel to go exploring the hidden coves that can’t be reached by other crafts.
There are lots of other daytime activities available in Big Bear Lake, where the Great Outdoors is fully embraced. Horseback riding, swimming, mountain biking, golf… the options are plentiful! And the fun doesn’t stop when the sun sets, as Big Bear offers lots of opportunities to be entertained. With bars offering everything from live musical entertainment and karaoke nights to a casual atmosphere with pool tables and beer, you’ll have the perfect chance to wind down and relax after a busy day of fun and exercise. Enjoy some superb seafood at a lakeside restaurant, with fine dining and romantic lake views, before taking in some cocktails and dancing or simply going for a stroll along the lake after a few drinks.
And in the winter time, of course, it’s like a different place! See the mountain resorts come to life with the arrival of the winter snow, as the area becomes a popular haven for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities.
Big Bear Lake is the perfect year-round family vacation destination, whether you’re looking for an action-packed time or just a peaceful, relaxing break.
The Captains Anchorage Restaurant has been a Big Bear Lake tradition since 1947. Check out the Big Bear Travel Guide for additional travel information.
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