Not all vacations are created equal, especially when traveling with children. It’s difficult in the best of circumstances to find activities that everyone in the family can enjoy together, but even more so when exploring a new place. Fortunately, you had the brilliant idea of planning your next vacation in Big Bear, one of the few destinations that offers exciting adventures that can be enjoyed by the entire family! And because we want you to have the best time during your stay, we’ve created this guide on ways to have fun in Big Bear with your kids. Keep reading for some ideas on happy adventures!
See the Bald Eagles
Big Bear is an all-American town,and there is nothing more American than the symbol of our country, the bald eagle. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo,found at 43285 Goldmine Drive, is home to Alaska and Valentine, two rescued bald eagles that can’t survive on their own.Located in a habitat designed to recreate their natural habitat,it’s the perfect spot to learn everything you never knew about these majestic birds. And if you have patience, consider signing up for the bald eagle course,where volunteers stake out spots where bald eagles are known to play.For an hour at a time, you will watch and record the bird’s behavior to help naturalists learn even more about the mighty bald eagle.
For a Fun Kid Friendly Big Bear Activity, Try Tubing!
Winter sports are popular in Big Bear, with skiing being the most popular of all. Unfortunately, skiing can be expensive and slightly dangerous for the less coordinated, and for families traveling with very young children, downright impossible to accomplish. Snow tubing, however, is an inexpensive kid friendly Big Bear activity you can enjoy with your tiny babies in tow (Aren’t the new generation of baby carriers wonderful?) and is as exhilarating as you remember! Grizzly Ridge Tube Park, Big Bear Snow Play, and the Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain are just three places you can get your snow fun on without expense or fear!
Big Bear Discovery Center, 40971 North Shore Drive/Hwy 38, Fawnskin
Located just a short drive around the lake from your Big Bear Vacations escape, the Big Bear Discovery Center is a place for outdoor lovers of all ages to fall in love! Offering guided nature hikes, picnic areas, and a Nature Discovery Zone for the wee ones in your traveling group, a visit to the center will enhance any vacation experience!
Big Bear Vacations is the Right Choice
As the sun sets over the mountains, you will be tucked away in comfort and style when you choose Big Bear Vacations for your California getaway accommodations! Reserve yours today and enjoy the sense of family and warmth that is an integral part of all our vacation homes.