Big Bear Vacations Blog

04/29/2019
About Big Bear Lake

Let’s All Go Chasn’ Waterfalls

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It’s officially Springtime here at Big Bear Vacations and with the amazing winter we had everyone is out on the trails looking for the best waterfall hike in Big Bear! Normally I’m a huge advocate of “flip flop” hikes like the Woodland Interpretive Trail on the N.Shore of BB. An easy hike with great views…that you can do in about 45min in your flip flops. However, it’s starting to warm up on the mountain and the snow melt is creating some spectacular waterfalls all over the forest! So it’s time

04/1/2019
Around Town

March Big Bear Events: Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, and Earth Hour

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The holiday season continues, and before we even get to take a breath from Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day, March blows in like a lion of parties and a new round begins! From the flamboyant Mardi Gras to the down and dirty St. Patrick’s Day to the calm and yet impactful Earth Hour, the March Big Bear events keep coming,and when you start planning your March getaway to Big Bear, you’re guaranteed a trip that’s filled with fun, adventure, and probably more than a fair amount of

03/8/2019
Around Town

Big Bear Cross Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing

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When planning your winter vacation, you want to visit a place that offers as much to do outside as it does inside, and of course, we think Big Bear is just the place! When the snow starts falling and the days grow shorter, Big Bear comes to life, offering a plethora of exciting and fulfilling activities that ensure your vacation will be the best one yet. And while most people think of downhill skiing as the most popular sport, the latest winter trends of cross country skiing in Big Bear and snowshoeing have

12/7/2018
Around Town

Best Places to See in Big Bear for Your Instagram

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In the good old days, taking pictures was a lot of work. You’d have to load the camera with film, swirl the dial on the lens to make sure everything was focused, take a bunch of shots, unload the camera, drive to the developer, drop off the film, and wait ten whole days to discover you had forgotten to take the lens cover off the camera and ALL THE PICTURES WERE RUINED! Today, we point, click, delete (if they are bad) or upload straight to our Instagram accounts so the

06/15/2018
About Big Bear Lake

Best Farmers’ Markets in Big Bear

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If you are planning a trip to big bear, it is likely in order to take advantage of the incredible beauty that the area provides. Once you arrive though, you will find endless other things to fall in love with. Many of these things are facilitated by the natural landscape, but many others are provided by a vibrant community. Incredible farmers’ markets throughout the week are a great example of this. The following are a couple of the best farmers’ markets in town. High Desert Farmers’ Market For 25 years,

05/9/2018
About Big Bear Lake

Mother’s Day in Big Bear

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Unsung Hero When we are very small we are cared for and protected. As we grow the food is on the table and the home decorated special for Birthdays and Holidays. Photos are taken at school functions and hung on the refrigerator. Tears as first after first is recorded and shared – first steps, first Christmas, first dance, first car, first day of college. Remember your Mother this weekend and take her for a wonderful mountain adventure. A Peaceful Getaway on Mother’s Day  Allow mom to rest, relax, explore, shop,

05/3/2018
Around Town

5 Activities to Help You Stay Fit During Your Big Bear Vacation

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Many people feel a certain disdain for exercise, but those feelings are bound to disappear when you travel to Big Bear, as it is one of the most fun places to exercise in the world. Here, you do not have to do intense weight training programs or intimidating classes; you can get a great work out and have some fun while doing it! This is because there are some great recreational opportunities and beautiful settings for everyone to enjoy. Swim in the Lake It is impossible to miss the area’s

04/27/2018
Around Town

Rejuvenate your soul with Yoga in Big Bear

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Many of us do yoga for a sense of retreat from the craziness of our daily schedules. Some go as far as trying to attain zen, while others are content with securing a free, uninterrupted hour for themselves. And while doing yoga in the confines of a studio is often enough to help you meet your objectives, nothing beats the feeling of doing yoga in nature – particularly a hiking trail and there are many beautiful trails in Big Bear to take you outside and into nature. A Big Bear

04/10/2018
Around Town

Big Bear Biking Trails

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Nestled high in the San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear is well known as a haven for skiers and snowboarders. But as the weather warms, these high hills and mountain peaks welcome another group of outdoor enthusiasts: cyclists. While the adrenaline-pumping trail rides, switchback loops, and steep mountain descents of the backcountry immediately spring to mind (and rightfully so), there is a growing road biking community in Big Bear thanks to many incredible road routes, summit climbs, and scenic loops. Put the Pedal to the Path If you are new to

03/30/2018
Around Town

A Big Bear Vacations Staff Member is a Published Author

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We Have a Diverse Team When it comes to talent, we at Big Bear Vacations like to think we have it all. From our hard working property managers, housekeepers, front desk, and executive staff to our lake clean up and trail we adopted; our staff celebrate a positive culture in the work place and give back to our community. We Have Another Reason to Celebrate Recently, one of our Staff became a published author. Destiny Fay Carlton, our Front Desk Manager, has released in paperback and Kindle her first published