If you are looking to beat the heat but have been unable to travel this summer, why not plan an exciting fall getaway to Big Bear? This Southern California destination is the perfect place for all those looking to get away from the ordinary. Planning a fun fall getaway to Big Bear is as easy as checking out these activities and attractions that are perfect to enjoy after the hot summer season:
Tee Up at the Golf Course
Southern California is one of the best golf destinations around the country. The temperate weather allows Big Bear to have the perfect playing conditions during the fall season. You will be able to tee off and not worry about being too hot or cold. The local courses found in the area such as Bear Mountain Golf Course can be busy during the summer, but the fall season lets you enjoy a slower season and hit the green as often as you want. Of course, local courses will have gear if you need it. Enjoy a day on the links during your Big Bear vacation.
Go Fishing on Your Getaway to Big Bear
The cooler weather in the fall allows visitors to enjoy more time on the lake for fishing. Big Bear Lake is known for its abundance of rainbow trout, largemouth bass, blue gill, catfish, and carp. Local anglers recommend trying your hand from the south shore near Gilner Point up to the eastern end of the lake. The best fishing can also be done from offshore, which is easily done with a boat. If you do not want to join a fishing charter, you can rent a personal watercraft from one of the local marinas. They can also help you out with a fishing permit for the duration of your stay. Check out the marinas for all kinds of fishing gear to help you reel up your biggest catch yet.
Other Ways to Enjoy the Lake
Of course, fishing is not the only way you can have a blast on Big Bear Lake. The local marinas are still open during the fall season, allowing you to rent out plenty of watercrafts to enjoy. Pick up a kayak or canoe and explore the shore of Big Bear Lake. Many of the marinas have designated areas for small boats such as kayaks, allowing you to explore at your leisure. Larger boats such as pontoon boats can also be rented. The local marinas will make sure you have all you need for a relaxing day on the water.
Hike Big Bear
The fall season is also a great time to explore the many hiking trails in the area! Big Bear is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream with plenty to offer. The local trails in the summer are often very busy, making it difficult to have enough space around you, especially if you choose to hike later in the day. When you visit Big Bear during the fall, you will not have to worry about getting up early to hit the trail. Get out and check popular trails like Castle Rock Trail, which offers panoramic views of Big Bear Lake from the summit. Pineknot Trail features more wooded hikes, allowing you to stay in the shade on sunny days. If you prefer a simple walk next to the lake, check out Alpine Pedal Path Trail. This paved trail is great for bird watching and taking a stroll. Bikers also share the path, so be kind to your fellow trail goers and share the space.
Visit Big Bear Alpine Zoo
There is nothing better than seeing the incredible animals that are housed at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. Our local zoo features an abundance of cool critters such as bears, badgers, arctic foxes, coyotes, wolves, owls, mountain lions, and so much more. This attraction is beloved by families of all ages as they can see these amazing animals saved and shown for all to see. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is open daily for all visitors from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please make sure to review all requirements such as mask policies before visiting.
More Fun in Big Bear
As you can see, there is plenty of exciting ways to spend your fun fall getaway to Big Bear. Our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable throughout your stay and close to these fun activities in the area.