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Dec

Looking for a Great Gift? Look No Further

Why Big Bear Is A Great Gift To Give To Your Significant Other

Are you looking for a unique and romantic gift to give to your significant other?

A vacation is always a welcome surprise, especially when the destination is Big Bear!

What makes Big Bear so special for a party of two?

The Winter Activities Are Endless

Nestled in the heart of the San Bernardino mountains, this southern California destination is close to both Las Vegas and Phoenix – so you don’t have to go far for a memorable vacation.

Big Bear is famous for its skiing and snowboarding during the winter months.

Home to two different mountains – Snow Summit and Bear Mountain – you can enjoy runs that range in difficulty from beginner to intermediate to advanced.

And if you are just learning how to ski or snowboard, you can sign up for a lesson or two at the Adventure Academy.

But if snowboarding or skiing aren’t your thing, you can always go tubing or just play in the snow making snow angels or a snowman! Or, take a helicopter tour high above the mountains or even try your hand at zip lining.

Winter nights in the mountains get cold, with the average temperature in the twenties. But there are outdoor fire pits at the base of the mountain, or you can go back to your cabin and light a cozy fire to keep warm.

Spring And Summer On The Lake

During the spring and summer months, Big Bear Lake is where most of the action takes place.

You can paddleboard on the water, go wakeboarding, waterski, jet ski, kayak, go boating, or even try your hand at catching a variety of fish.

The lake has twenty-three miles of shoreline, so there are plenty of places to go swimming as well.

But if you are the more adventurous type, you can explore any of the hiking and biking trails that surround the lake.

Alpine Pedal Path is a little over two miles long one way, and provides views of the ski resorts below. You will also encounter several varieties of wildflowers along the way, and you may even spot a chipmunk or two along the path!

Or try Castle Rock Trail, which is the most popular trail that Big Bear has. Watch the rock climbers as you hike, enjoy the seasonal waterfall along the way, and check out the impressive granite of Castle Rock itself.

For a quiet tour around the lake, try the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour. It lasts for ninety minutes and is fully narrated, teaching you about the history of Big Bear Lake as far back as 1945.

 

Fall In Big Bear

Big Bear is famous for its color-changing trees in the fall season.

While you can walk around the lake to see the breathtaking colors, another good place to take it all in is at the Big Bear Village.

Not only is the village an ideal spot to witness all of the fall colors, but there are plenty of places to eat a meal or grab dessert, get coffee, and shop.

Celebrating Oktoberfest in Big Bear is also another great way to ring in the fall.

Starting in early September, the festival goes all month long and continues into October as well. Entertainment, food, and nonstop fun mark this event as one that is not to be missed.

 

Whichever season you choose, you can’t go wrong when gifting your significant other with a vacation to Big Bear! Enjoy your cozy retreat in one of our top of the line rental homes.