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Big Bear Lake Vacations

Prime opportunities for outdoor recreation draw visitors year-round to Big Bear Lake, a city at 6,750 feet in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. A Big Bear Lake vacation can mean skiing and snowboarding in winter, summer hikes in the national forest, fishing and boating on the lake, or doing little more than relaxing and enjoying the scenery.

Major Attractions

In winter, two ski resorts -- Bear Mountain and Snow Summit -- are the major attraction of Big Bear Lake packages. Spend days downhill skiing or snowboarding, or try snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Snow play areas are also available for sledding and tubing. In other seasons, the resorts offer hiking and mountain biking trails, and you can ride the scenic sky chair to the top of Snow Summit. The fishing season starts in April; take to the lake to catch trout, catfish, and largemouth bass. The lake also offers opportunities for boating, water skiing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. Visit the Big Bear Discovery Center to learn about forest stewardship and let the children connect with nature at the outdoor discovery zone. You can also arrange off-road Jeep tours at the center.

Recurring Festivals and Events

From June to September, the Music in the Mountains Summer Concert Series brings classic rock bands to the outdoor amphitheater at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Another big annual event is the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, held on weekends from mid-September until the end of October. Entertainment and events, including live music, German food and beer, log-sawing contests, and other games, take place at the Convention Center, which is within walking distance of many Big Bear Lake hotels. In September, the town hosts the Big Bear International Film Festival, featuring outdoor film screenings and workshops.

Ready for the slopes, trails, and natural beauty of the mountains? Then it's time to book Big Bear Lake vacation packages through Travelocity and save up to $537. With Big Bear Lake car rentals, you can explore nearby attractions too, including a zip-line course and the Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge.

Tours and Activities in Big Bear Lake

Overwhelming locations, interesting people and unforgettable new experiences — that's what travel's all about. Excited about your next wonderful adventure?

Getaways give us an opportunity to embark on fun adventures. During your travels to Big Bear Lake, indulge in a Big Bear Lake Ziplining Adventure or a Big Bear Lake Segway Tour.

Top Big Bear Lake Hotels Deals

$70
Robinhood Resort

Robinhood Resort

3.0 out of 5.0 540 Pine Knot Ave, Big Bear Lake, CA
4.5/5
(14 Reviews)
A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Guests will appreciate free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas. A lobby fireplace, a picnic area, and wedding services are also on offer.
$80
Black Forest Lodge And Cabins

Black Forest Lodge And Cabins

2.5 out of 5.0 41121 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA
4.4/5
(7 Reviews)
This hotel features a seasonal outdoor pool and a spa tub. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Free self parking, a garden, and a lobby fireplace are also offered.
$115
Best Western Big Bear Chateau

Best Western Big Bear Chateau

3.5 out of 5.0 42200 Moon Ridge Rd, Big Bear Lake, CA
3.5/5
(30 Reviews)
This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool and free perks like cooked-to-order breakfast and free self parking.

Things to do in Big Bear Lake

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Top Flight Deals to Big Bear Lake

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