Big Bear, CA, USA

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Big Bear, CA, USA

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Gorgeous Vacation Houses Available in Big Bear

No matter what time of the year it may be, a vacation in Big Bear provides you with an escape to serenity, surrounded by the natural beauty of the San Bernadino National Forest, the glass-like beauty of Big Bear lake and year-round recreational opportunities. Located at an elevation of 7,000 feet up in the San Bernadino Mountains, Big Bear is a place to experience all four seasons and the beauty they bring. A terrific option for enjoying your vacation in Big Bear is a short-term rental of a vacation house. Some rental vacation homes in Big Bear include enough room to sleep up to 10 people and allow pets, with such amenities as swimming pools, beachfront or mountainside locations, outdoor grills, spas, hot tubs and much more.

Cool Off in the Summer at Big Bear Lake

In the summer months, Big Bear Lake in California offers a wealth of different water sports and activities, including all of the following:

  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Fishing
  • Jet-skiing
Meadow Park Swim Beach at Big Bear Lake provides the best and safest area to swim at Big Bear Lake. With an expanse of sandy shore, a gradually increasing depth level and a well-demarcated swimming area, the Meadow Park Swim Beach is the place to take the whole family for swimming. There is a life guard on duty, public restrooms, a snack bar, a floating dock and water toys available for you to enjoy. Big Bear Marina offers you the ability to rent jet-skis, pontoon boats, kayaks and canoes. The marina also has handicap-accessible options if you require them. You can get all of the equipment you need to enjoy your favorite water sports or to enjoy a relaxing day fishing on the lake.

Shop and Dine to Your Heart's Content in Big Bear City

When you rent your vacation house in Big Bear, you should take some time to head into Big Bear City. The picturesque mountain town is filled with eclectic shops and boutiques, offering unusual gifts, top fashions, handicrafts and more. There are restaurants offering culinary delights to suit the most discerning palates. You can select from many cuisine options, including American, continental, Chinese, pizza, Italian, Thai, Indian, vegetarian and more.

Hit the Slopes in the Winter for Great Skiing in Big Bear

A huge draw for winter visitors are the more than 435 acres of high-quality, skiable slopes. There are 26 different ski lifts at Big Bear Mountain. You can also choose to strap on a pair of cross-country skis so you can enjoy exploring the natural beauty.

Weather in Big Bear

The average weather in Big Bear depends on the season in which you go there. The area allows you to enjoy all four seasons, with snow-friendly temperatures in January averaging between 21 and 33 degrees, and summer-fun temperatures averaging up to 81 degrees in July. You can expect mild temperatures in the spring and fall, with average temperatures around the mid-50s.

How to Get to Big Bear

There are several options for reaching Big Bear from Los Angeles. You can rent a car or use your own by taking Interstate 10 out of the city until you reach Interstate 210 past San Bernadino. From there, take I-210 to Highway 18/330 to Big Bear. You can also choose to take Highway 38 from I-210 instead, which is a longer route but is often less congested. Other transportation options include taking a shuttle van from LAX to Big Bear, which is a good option when you have between five to 10 people in your vacation party. Finally, you can take the Metrolink train to the end of the San Bernadino Line from the L.A. Union Station. At the San Bernadino Metrolink station, there is a bus stop for the Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority Bus. You must call ahead to schedule your pickup, and you can then take it to Big Bear.