The beauty of a lakefront village, fresh mountain air, and a slower pace than a big city might be just what you’re looking for on your next getaway. Look no further than Big Bear and its many adventures, tours, and experiences. You and your loved ones will find something to keep you busy when seeing all the sights and participating in all of the activities and adventures Big Bear has to offer.
Gather your group and saddle up for a horseback ride around Big Bear and the surrounding area. Baldwin Lake Stables offers rides through Big Bear Valley and the surrounding area in one, two, and three-hour trips. Take a tour of the area including Big Bear Valley, Pacific Crest Trail, and parts of the vast Mojave Desert. Choose a sunset ride and watch the sun sink below the mountains. For the longer rides, you can bring a picnic lunch or dinner with you.
Urban Adventure Quest in Big Bear
Take some time to learn more about the place you’ve decided to call home for the duration of your trip. Your ‘quest’ for information and to see the major sights of Big Bear Lake and the surrounding area starts at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce. The 1 mile, 1- to 1.5-hour activity is free and fun for the whole group. There are ten regular challenges and two bonuses that take you through the streets and all the way down to the water’s edge, and include points of interest like the Village, the lake, and two parks. Watch out for silly characters who want to offer you their help along your route.
Take the adventure to the skies with a private helicopter tour of the area provided by Helicopter Big Bear. Daytime tours last up to 45 minutes and take you on a 65-mile tour of Big Bear and the surrounding area. Don’t forget your camera for capturing the breathtaking views and sightings of wildlife in their natural habitat. Sunset tours that take you on a 25-minute ride along a 40-mile path around the Big Bear area are also available.
Spice up your Big Bear vacation with some thrills and adventure. Action Tours offers several experiences that offer an amazing time as well as adventure and thrills in the unique landscape of Big Bear. For thrills and fun at great heights, check out the company’s zipline course. The nine-run mountain course will have you speeding through the beautiful scenery of Big Bear and the surrounding area at up to 35 miles per hour. When there’s snow on the ground, join their experienced guides on a trek through a multi-terrain path that weaves through ponderosa pines, mountain scenery, and breathtaking views. Stay close and take a guided tour of the town and surrounding forest area with their Segway tour. Each tour is two hours or more, depending on the activity.
Big Bear Lake Tour
Get out on the water and learn about your chosen vacation destination. Head to Big Bear Marina, where you can hop on board the Big Bear Cruzer. The tri-toon tour boat holds 25 passengers and is open to the sun and air while also providing shade under its metal roof. Big Bear Tours run no matter if there’s a single rider or the boat is packed. Call for departure times, reservations, and to book a private tour for you and your group. Tours are 90 minutes and fully narrated, including information about the history and sights of the lake and surrounding area. Don’t forget to ask about discounted rates for seniors, military, and children.
If your Big Bear Lake vacation includes a fishing adventure, head down to the marina. Fish Big Bear Charter Service provides professional guided fishing charters on the lake. The 22’ pontoon boat features space for eight people including the captain, Bimini Top for shade, leather interior, fishing rod holders, deluxe fishing seats, and everything you’ll need for a comfortable trip. Trips are limited to you and your group, and package costs are per-group, not per-person. Don’t worry about tackle, bait, food, or drinks, but all anglers over 16 will need to purchase a California Fishing License, available at the marina.
Fun Big Bear Tours and Experiences
After you’ve had fun touring and experiencing everything Big Bear and the surrounding area has to offer, you’ll want somewhere to rest and relax. From a cozy one-bedroom to a sprawling and spacious five-bedroom unit, Big Bear Vacations has a vacation rental that is just right for you and your group. Prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen at your rental and enjoy it in open living and dining spaces. Enjoy the outdoors just outside your rental with private decks, patios, and balconies. When the day is done, curl up and relax in front of a fire or enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom. Choose a premium rental for perks like a private hot tub, flat-screen TVs, or a game room. Don’t forget to ask about pet-friendly units that give your furry family members a break alongside you. Also, don’t forget about many fun Big Bear tours and opportunities for memorable experiences!