When you’re looking for a place to get out of town with the girls and truly enjoy some bonding time, there’s no better destination than Big Bear, California. Lush with beautiful forests, trails, shopping, Big Bear bars and restaurants, and of course, waterfront views, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy the great outdoors as well as the indoors when you travel here with friends. Make the most of your trip by making sure to add these destinations to your itinerary when you’re headed this way!
Day 1: Castle Rock Trail
Sometimes it’s facing a challenge together that brings you and your girlfriends closer together. When you’re in an outdoor mindset, be sure to set your sights on Castle Rock Trail. The trailhead for this 2-miles loop begins just east of Big Bear Dam on Highway 18. Gradual elevation gains along this route mean you can truly enjoy the scenery and the view as you trek along. Filled with granite stone and towering trees, its an impressive trail that leads to amazing vantage points with views of the water.
Castle Rock Trail
Information at Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive
Fawnskin, California 92333
What could be better than a day spent feeling pampered at the Altitudes Massage and Spa? Get ready to feel refreshed and rejuvenated when you book appointments at this Big Bear destination. The Big Bear spa menu includes a listing of over 18 types of massage, facials and acupuncture options. Warm stone treatments, aromatherapy and steam towels are part of the package deal when you book in advance. When you’re feeling extra luxurious feel free to book a treatment that comes with Champagne on the side.
Altitudes Massage and Spa
42184 Moonridge Road #4
Big Bear Lake, California 92315
Day 3: Murray’s Saloon and Eatery
While you can stop in at Murray’s for breakfast or lunch, it’s the dinner time crowd that makes this a fun and social place to spend an evening with friends. Murray’s has been serving up savory dishes to the Big Bear Lake community for over 20-years and is well known for their nightly karaoke and beer! Come and get musical while enjoying everything from jalapeno poppers to beef dip French rolls. Snacks and billiards are plentiful as well making this a lively destination with fun that extends into the early hours of the morning. This is one of the most popular Big Bear bars and restaurants.
Murray’s Saloon and Eatery
672 Cottage Lane
Big Bear Lake, California 92315
Even More to Enjoy on Your Girls’ Getaway to Big Bear
When you’ve had the chance to check Castle Rock Trail, Altitudes Massage and Spa and Murray Saloon and Eatery off your fun itinerary, there’s no reason for the excitement to end! Big Bear is a versatile and welcoming destination that speaks to interests and preferences of all types, making it the perfect place to savor time with your very best girl friends in the world! When you’re looking to keep the fun going and can’t wait to maximize every moment of your escape, consider allowing your itinerary to brim over by including the following.
Bike the Alpine Pedal Path
Getting into nature is a great way to bond with your best friends, but that doesn’t mean it has to be an off-road trek to be unforgettable. When you’re looking for a place to stroll, run or bike your way through a day, the Alpine Pedal Path is the perfect solution for your girls’ getaway. This route winds around the scenic northern end of the lake and offers up spectacular views as well as plenty of space to savor the sights. If you’re up for an afternoon of cycling, the professionals at Boulder Bay Bike Rentals have just the right bike for you. Peddle your way to fun and keep one eye on the sky as this area is known for its soaring population of bald eagles too!
Book a Fishing Charter
If you and your friends happen to be angling experts, there’s nothing more exciting than booking a fishing charter and seeing what you can reel in during your getaway. If you happen to be new to the sport, your girls’ getaway is just the time to acquire a new skill in good company. The team at Big Bear Charter Fishing can help you plan a customized day on the water, reeling in exciting fish and learning more about the details behind the catch. Big Bear Charter Fishing is located at 398 Edgemoor Road and provides the gear you need to have an amazing adventure.
Rent a Paddle Board
Getting out on the water to fish is fun but so is working on that balance and sightseeing from the waves at your own pace. If you’re on a girls’ getaway with a crew that loves adventure, let the fun continue by renting a kayak or paddleboard at Getboards Kayak & Paddle Board Rentals. Located at 39162 Big Bear Boulevard, this provider of outdoor adventure gear makes it simple to pick up what you need and head out for a day of excitement.
An Amazing Big Bear Getaway
When you’re headed to Big Bear, California for some fun with friends, be sure to book a vacation rental with Big Bear Vacations. We’ll find you a property that keeps you close to the fun while providing the privacy and luxury you deserve. Contact us today for more information and to begin planning!