Taking time to enjoy a well-earned trip to beautiful Big Bear, California is a treat no matter when your travel plans have you headed this way. That said, if you’re lucky enough to be able to visit over Thanksgiving, the options for fun and flavor are truly endless. This year, why not grab your suitcase and gather your loved ones for a Big Bear adventure you won’t soon forget. Here, you’ll be able to fill your holiday experience with fantastic dining options, fun in the great outdoors and all the while, you’ll be making Thanksgiving in Big Bear memories that are sure to last a lifetime. The following are just a few of the many activities you’ll want to be sure to add to your itinerary.
Enjoy the Boys of Summer Tribute Band
Thanksgiving in Big Bear promises to be a choice that comes with plenty of scenery, excitement and fun to meet the moment. If you happen to be the type of traveler that values entertainment too, then you’re in luck! Those that are in town by November 20th will want to be sure to set time aside to go enjoy performances by the Boys of Summer at The Cave at Big Bear Lake. This Eagles tribute band is iconic in the area and provides audiences with a show to remember each time they take to the stage. The concert kicks off at 8:00 pm and lasts until 10:00 pm. Tickets to the event are $15 person but you’ll want to book them fast as this is a popular Thanksgiving week event!
Try the Big Bear Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving is a holiday set aside to focus on family, gratitude and of course, a lot of delicious food too. If you’re excited to indulge your taste buds this year but could also stand to work in some festive exercise too, the Big Bear Turkey Trot is perfect for you! This annual Big Bear event is open to locals and visitors alike looking to run for a good cause. This race is considered a family-friendly run or walk according to preference. All proceeds from the Thanksgiving Day race go towards the local food pantry and non-profit organizations that establish community building events throughout Big Bear year-round. The Big Bear Turkey Trot will be held on November 25th and participants can choose to do the 3-mile, 6-mile, or 9-mile loop. All ages are welcome and when you sign up, you’ll get a custom shirt, wooden commemorative medal, and a custom bib too! There’s no better way to spend the day focusing on fun, health and giving back to the community.
Thanksgiving Hike and Bike
While the many trails that wind their way through Big Bear are endlessly tantalizing in the summer months, they’re just as appealing to outdoor enthusiasts who find themselves here in November as well! There’s no reason to skip over the outdoor fun, even if there’s an early dusting of snow on the ground this Thanksgiving. Instead, visitors can choose to bundle up and make their way through stunning scenery with a camera in hand. From wildlife watching to that perfect photo background spotting, hiking or biking your way through a Thanksgiving Big Bear stay might end up being the highlight of your adventure. Take to the trails before your big Thanksgiving meal to work up an appetite worthy of all the deliciousness that awaits. A hike or biking excursion could also be welcome when you’re full from dinner and could stand some fresh air. Either way, Big Bear offers up that lush terrain holiday travelers deserve to enjoy.
Enjoy a Home Style Meal in Your Rental
If you’re having a hard time imagining a Thanksgiving Day away from home without that home-cooked meal as part of the lineup, there’s no need to worry. The team at Big Bear Vacations works closely with holiday travelers to make sure they’re settled into a home away from home that includes access to a full kitchen during their stay! This makes it simple to serve up Thanksgiving dinner just the way you like it. Full kitchens often include extended breakfast bars with additional seating options, spacious counters for meal preparations and modern appliances too. Making the situation even more appealing is the fact that many properties include cabinets already stocked up with cookware and bakeware!
Book Your Stay & Enjoy Thanksgiving in Big Bear
There’s no reason to wait when you’re ready to enjoy Thanksgiving in Big Bear, California. In fact, there’s never been a better time to book a trip! Let Big Bear Vacations handle all of your accommodation details while you’re in town so that the only thing left to do is focus on the fun that awaits. Reach out to our property professionals today to learn more about our many property options and to start planning your next trip. We can’t wait to see you in Big Bear!