Kick off the summer with fun and excitement in a small-town atmosphere. Head to the beautiful lakefront village of Big Bear. You’ll find plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to keep everyone in the group busy for the duration of your trip. With temperatures already in the 80s, make sure you pack your sunscreen so you can spend plenty of time outdoors at the lake and the surrounding area.
Beautiful summer weather, fresh air, and miles of hiking trails will draw any outdoor enthusiast to Big Bear. Pine forests, wide-open spaces, and views like no other await the adventurer. Lace up your hiking shoes, pack your sun protection and trail snacks, and head out for a day of fun in the sun. There are plenty of parks and trails that will challenge any age or ability level while taking you on a tour of the area’s natural beauty. Keep your eyes open to spot local wildlife in their natural habitat.
Gold Rush Mining Adventures
Spend a part of your vacation like a prospector. Visitors of all ages will love learning about California’s historic Gold Rush period of the 1800s. Shout “Eureka!” at your finds during the Geode breaking activity or Gemstone and Fossil panning activities. Don’t worry, you won’t go home empty-handed. No two bags of loot will be exactly alike and include real gemstones, fossils, and geodes. Some finds may even be big enough to be cut into faceted jewelry or polished into a non-faceted gemstone! You can also keep them the way you found them – in the raw form Mother Nature intended them to be.
Alpine Pedal Path
While hiking trails may not be the ideal path for a biking adventure, there is a unique and all-ages-friendly path on the north shore of Big Bear Lake. The Alpine Pedal Path is only 2.5 miles and is mostly asphalt. Rent some bikes and point them in the direction of the mostly flat trail which runs close to the water and through the trees for a great way to exercise in the fresh mountain air. Start your trip at the Stanfield Cutoff and end near the Solar Observatory. You and your group can stick together, but make sure to look out for locals and other guests out for a walk, jog, or gliding around on rollerblades.
California is home to many wineries and breweries throughout the state, producing many of the best wines and brews in the United States. One of those wineries is right in Big Bear. Barrell 33 is located in the heart of town and offers a full list of red and white wines, ales, hard cider, hard seltzer, and much more. Come for a tasting and stop in the adjacent store to take home your favorites along with appropriate food pairings for enjoyment at your vacation rental.
If hiking isn’t adventurous enough for you and your group, Big Bear has companies that will take you out on other unique adventures throughout the area. Action Tours offers a zipline course – a nine-run mountain zipline that takes you speeding across the natural beauty of the area at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. Book a Segway tour of the area that takes you through town and the surrounding forest on a guided tour for another unique adventure. If you enjoy your excursion, make sure to come back in the winter for a multi-terrain snowshoe tour through ponderosa pines and other mountain scenery. Expect to spend two or more hours on your tour.
Begin or end your Memorial Day in Big Bear with ultimate relaxation. Choose one of the local day spas to pamper yourself with a massage, foot reflexology, aromatherapy, hot stones, a facial, mani/pedi and more. If your spending Memorial Day with your sweetheart, book a couples massage where you’ll already receive assorted chocolates or chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne or tea, and a wrapped rose.
Fireworks Over Big Bear Lake
It doesn’t quite feel like Memorial Day without fireworks, does it? Luckily, Big Bear will be featuring a spectacular fireworks show over Big Bear Lake on Memorial Day. Be sure to catch the display with your family to wrap up a wonderful weekend dedicated to memories old and new.
Romantic Getaway to Big Bear
You came to Big Bear and the surrounding area for a fun, unique Memorial Day experience. Extend that fun and uniqueness to your accommodations by booking a vacation rental Big Bear Vacations. When hunger hits while you’re out enjoying your vacation, there are plenty of restaurants to fill you up. If you’d rather stay in, our units include fully equipped kitchens where you can make your favorite home-cooked meal. Pour the wine you brought home from a tasting and stretch out on the couch for a movie or TV show with your group, or watch the sun set over the lake. For a small family or romantic Memorial Day getaway, choose a cozy one-bedroom. Kick off the summer with a family reunion and book units up to sprawling five-bedrooms so everyone can stay and play. No matter what your needs may be, Big Bear Vacations has a vacation rental that is just right for you. Book a premium unit and enjoy perks and upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs and more!
Contact us today to book and take the first step toward planning your Memorial Day in Big Bear!