With 2024 just about here, now is the perfect time to begin planning your one-of-a-kind and well-deserved getaway to scenic Big Bear, California. There’s nothing more refreshing than knowing you’ll be starting the year off right somewhere beautiful, exciting, and endlessly inviting. Whether you’re a traveler with a heart for outdoor adventure, can’t wait to dig into area history, or have a longing to make it a stay that’s as delicious as possible, Big Bear has everything you’re looking for and more. The following are a few of the activities and attractions you’re definitely going to want to add to your Big Bear trip itinerary when 2024 travel plans bring you this way.
Enjoy Time Exploring the Pineknot Trail
No matter when you arrive in Big Bear, you’ll want to make sure you make room on the itinerary for a trek along the iconic Pineknot Trail. It’s a fantastic route that lets travelers connect with the beauty of their Big Bear surroundings at their very own pace. You’ll find the trailhead at Mill Creek Pond and from here, you’ll have access to 3-miles of pathway to explore complete with access to the Aspen Glen Picnic Area for resting or enjoying a savory moment. In the spring, this trail is transformed with color as flowers are in full bloom along the route. In the fall, it’s a fantastic place to admire seasonal foliage with a camera in hand. Year-round the Pineknot Trail has opportunities for wildlife viewing while winter adventurers willing to bundle up are more than welcome to take to the route when the fresh snow falls.
Spend Time at the Big Bear Historical Museum
No matter what type of weather 2024 brings with it, your trip to Big Bear can and should always include time well spent at the Big Bear Historical Museum. Located at 800 B Greenway Drive, the Big Bear Valley Historical Museum is a wonderful place to learn more about the stories, people, and places that made Big Bear what it is today. There are a variety of interactive and educational exhibits on-site as well as a fun section where guests can try their hand at panning for gold! Displays here cover the story of area cowboys, tribes, ranchers, and early settlements as well as golf rush history that will leave you inspired.
Find Your Way to Fun Through Flavor
No matter what activities grace your to-do list when you head to Big Bear in 2024, you’re going to want to make sure fantastic flavors are infused into the experience too. Big Bear is packed with delicious local eateries for visitors to check out and enjoy while they’re here, but a few stand out from the crowd. The Pines Lakefront is a restaurant where history and innovative menu options are seamlessly paired. Located at 350 Alden Road, The Pines Lakefront has been serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner up in Big Bear since the 1920s! Today, they continue to be a fan-favorite stop for pancakes in the morning, seafood at lunch, or steak and pasta at dinnertime. They also boast an impressive global wine list that makes it simple to match any dish with just the right beverage.
Don’t Leave Winter Fun Off the List
If you’re traveling to Big Bear at the beginning or the end of 2024, you’ll be right on time for the very best of the ski season when the fresh powder falls. Skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts can find their fill here at either Snow Summit or Bear Mountain during their stay. If you’re new to skiing, Big Bear Mountain Resort has a variety of lesson options available to book as well as challenging runs for those who are looking to elevate their already advanced ski skills. Even if you don’t ski, you can make the most of amazing views from the lifts or embrace the savory après ski scene at its best. Snow tubing at Big Bear Snow Play is a great family-friendly activity to try when you’re in town while nothing quite beats an afternoon of snowshoeing along the scenic National Forest trails.
Try Some Exciting Tours
All year long, visitors to Big Bear will find it to be a place where you can add one-of-a-kind tours to the agenda with ease. If you’re looking for a new view on it all, the team over at Helicopter Big Bear is happy to provide aerial tour options with prime bird’s eye views included. Action Tours has ziplining and Segway tours available in all seasons while a warm-weather horseback riding experience at Baldwin Lake Stables is sure to be a highlight of your getaway in 2024.
Book Your Stay Today
Take time to unwind, relax, and relish your next vacation in Big Bear and let the team at Big Bear Vacations make sure you’re settled in amazing accommodations to match. Reach out today to learn more about our many rental options in the area and to start planning your next trip.