Big Bear Vacations Blog

10/9/2017
About Big Bear Lake

5 Fun Facts About Big Bear

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Big Bear is a small city with a massive lake in California. It is one of the most popular alpine lakes in the country, and for good reason. Many people know of the great beauty here, but there is so much more to this incredible place. Here are a few fun facts that make it a great place to visit. Big Bear is a Manmade Lake The first dam was created in 1885. It was expanded upon in 1910, thus tripling the amount of water in the lake. The area

09/27/2017
Things happening in Big Bear

Fall Brings Fun in Big Bear Lake – Scarecrows are back in the Village

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We love Autumn in Big Bear Big Bear glows in Autumn. Trees delicately painted with hues of orange, red, and gold line streets. Fireplaces bring romantic light to the living rooms and bedrooms. Cups are full of steaming cocoa and other delights – perhaps brandy, baileys, and coffee with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Scarves are on the necks of our visitors as they window shop, eat, hike, bike, and play. Crisp mornings and bright sunrises bring whispers of snow days and the plethora of Holidays to come – every single

09/6/2017
Things happening in Big Bear

Music in the Mountains

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Music in the Mountains is in essence a summer concert series in Big Bear at the Discovery Center. There are usually 6 shows per year that take place on select Saturday evenings. The event is a fundraiser that benefits conservation, recreation, and education programs for our treasured public lands. It is hard to envision just how fantastic these events are. Every show features amazing talent ranging from classic rock to country. There are either co-headliners like: The Long Run, Experience the Eagles, co-headlining with Led Zepagain – a Led Zeppelin

08/25/2017
Things happening in Big Bear

Big Bear Renaissance Faire

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Every weekend in August there is an opportunity to go back in time and saturate ones-self in a historic/fantasy style cultural experience. The Big Bear Renaissance Faire is located on a 4-acre site in historic Fawnskin, California. The site was once the Pederson’s Saw Mill, which operated from 1938-1965. Each weekend is themed and the titles speak for themselves: 1. August 5th & 6th – Fairy Frolic 2. August 12th & 13th – Pirate Take Over 3. August 19th & 20th –  Royal Purple Weekend 4. August 26th & 27th – Steampunk

07/11/2017
Around Town

Bear Valley Farm

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I grew up in rural Idaho where agriculture was the major staple of our little town. A town where it was normal to see someone riding their horse down the middle of the street, or tie it to the post out front. I do miss living on a farm. There’s nothing like it. Listening to the sprinklers on the crops, the frogs at night, a million stars and lots of hard work! You can get a glimpse of farm life at Bear Valley Farms. Bear Valley Farms and Equestrian Center

06/29/2017
Things happening in Big Bear

Fourth of July

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As an American I always feel just a little bit more patriotic than usual during this time of year. I mean, it’s our Independence Day! I am grateful to be free and I appreciate the freedoms that I have. Last year was my first Fourth of July in Big Bear Lake and it was awesome! I had only lived here about four weeks last year when the fourth of July rolled around – some of my newfound friends invited me to go out on their boat to watch the fireworks. I was skeptical; small town,

06/21/2017
News

Holcomb Fire Update

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Holcomb Fire – Big Bear Lake First and foremost Big Bear Vacations would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of the firefighters that are up here battling the Holcomb Fire. The fire is northeast of Big Bear Lake, in an area called Holcomb. It has also come close to Baldwin Lake which is part of Big Bear. There were evacuations, which have since been rescinded. We have had several calls inquiring about the safety of visitors coming up the Mountain. I’m here to provide some intel! Fires can

06/7/2017
Around Town

Around Town with Ali @ Local

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There’s a new shop in town, and it’s called Local. The theme? Taste the Aloha. Pretty awesome right? I mean you can almost taste pineapple, mango and deliciousness just by the slogan! In my new series, “Around the Town with Ali”, I’m visiting places in Big Bear to give our incoming guests an idea of what’s hot and what’s not! (Disclaimer: this is subjective – totally one girl’s opinion!) I went a bit outside my comfort zone. I’m almost always a black coffee, no cream, no sugar, kinda lady. I don’t do sweet, or tons of

05/16/2017
Things happening in Big Bear

AMGEN Tour of California

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Fun fact: Big Bear is the Cycling Capital of Southern California. Being new to the area I had no idea this title had been bestowed upon our city. It’s pretty rad. I mean I knew about the community rides every weekend and I see people riding their mountain bikes up and down Snow Summit, but I was naïve to the enormity of it. This Friday Big Bear Lake will host the Amgen Tour of California. Stage 6 is a time trial and at almost 7,000 feet elevation, it will be

05/9/2017
Things happening in Big Bear

Mother’s Day

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“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln May is the month we officially celebrate our mothers. I personally think we should celebrate them daily, but I appreciate that a day is set aside specifically for them. I am fortunate to have a mother that is awesome. She is my biggest cheerleader, she’s smart, fun, funny and just awesome to be around. I could tell a million stories about why I admire her so much, but that would take years!