5 Things to Do With The Family at Big Bear Lake

School is out! The sun is out! Now it’s time for you to get out (of the house)! Bring the family together at Big Bear Lake in sunny southern California to make some lasting memories. From grandparents to babies, there is something for everyone to experience at Big Bear Lake. So pack those bags because these five adventures are going to get you excited for your summer trip.


Visit a Zoo

Animal lovers won’t be able to resist the three different ways you can observe and interact with some beautiful creatures. Whether you choose the petting zoo, equestian center, or the Big Bear Alpine Zoo you’ll leave with a new appreciation for the animal kingdom.


Pirate Ship Tours

This unique attraction is a way to get out of the cabin and onto the water, no swim suit required! Set sail for an hour and a half on the ship modeled after the 16th Spanish Galleon. The crew will share history, tales and there is even an full service bar for adults that want to fully get in the pirate spirit.


Segway Tours

Move over, walking tours! Segways are here! Explore the sceneic view while learning about the history of Big Bear Lake all ontop of a segway. Geared more towards teens and adults, this is a unique, adventurous way to bond and try something new. All tour guides are certified, knowledgable, and will make the two hour tour go by too quick.


Go Fishing

Go out on the open water and maybe even bring back dinner. With nearly nine different ways you can cast a line, you’ll be able to have a guys outting, a family adventure, or a relaxing cruise. Big Bear Lake is one of the top rated fishing spots in California. You can expect to catch catfish, crappie, blue gill, and sunfish while experiencing breathtaking vistas. 



Get out and explore Mother Nature’s beauty while on the water. Paddling through the mountains lets you escape the hectic atmosphere you left at home while getting a little bit of a workout. With so many different places to launch a kayak or canoe to chose from, there is sure to be a spot everyone in your group can enjoy.


Big Bear Lake is the best place to bring together the family together this summer. For a vacation you won’t forget, book with us at WOWRentals for the most premium vacation home to return to after your fun-filled day!


5 Summer Activities at Big Bear Lake

No snow? No problem. Although it’s popular amongst skiers, there are also plenty of summer activities at Big Bear Lake. Its beautiful scenery, ideal location, and unlimited ways to stay entertained make it the perfect spot to vacation (or staycation) all year round.


Here are five activities to kick off your summer stay’s list of things to do:



Turn up the throttle at any of the four locations available to ride a jet ski or WaveRunner. If you have never ridden one before, don’t worry! There is a school that has reputable instructors willing to show you the ropes on jet skis or the other watersport adventures that are offered!


Jeep Experience

No need to hike through trails to see the mesmerizing landscapes, drive around in a Jeep. These vehicles are engineered and modified for everything the terrain will throw at you while you explore the trail. From family-friendly to advanced trails, there something for every level. And the best part? You get to drive. No tour guides here.


Stroll through the Village

With plenty of places to shop and eat at, the Village is the place to see what’s happening in town. Like their Facebook page to stay up-to-date on their slew of events such as a wine walk, brew festival, and bird watching walks. In addition, if you don’t feel like walking, there is even a trolly that can take you around the Village.


Swim in the Lake

Since the ice has melted, enjoy jumping in, splashing around, and relaxing about Big Bear Lake. There are plenty of swim spots including Meadow Park which has lifeguards on site, a floating dock, a snack bar, and public restrooms. If you’d like a swimming spot more suited for photos, Garstin Island has rocks that you can climb and jump off of.


Visit the Animals

From artic foxes to actual big bears, Big Bear Alpine Zoo has a variety of animals to observe and learn about. Opening their doors in the 1950s, this zoo has the experience and reputation of not just caring for animals, but also releasing them back into the wild. Above all, after the season is over, the zoo will release almost all of the animals you will see this summer back to their natural habitat.


Looking for more summer activities in Big Bear to fill your day? Check out our Activities Page for ideas and contact info!

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