Planning a Trip to Big Bear on a Budget

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Planning a Trip to Big Bear on a Budget

California has a way of bringing beauty to mind. When you envision a trip to this westernmost state, it’s easy to imagine loads of sunshine, pricey vehicles swerving along chic boulevards and endless coastline waiting to be surfed. While swanky Southern California most definitely has its perks, there’s much more to this area waiting to be explored! When you’re looking for a destination that brings big fun, scenic beauty, rugged landscapes, and pristine waterways, look no further than Big Bear Lake, California. While you’ll indulge in the beauty, you won’t break the bank. Get ready to get out and make the most of a Big Bear vacation without having to spend much to have an amazing time.

Big Bear Historical Museum

When you’re searching for a wonderful low, cost way to explore and understand this vibrant and rich area, be sure to add the Big Bear Historical Museum to your itinerary. This is a great afternoon stop for an immersive and engaging experience. Stop by for a chance to gain an understanding of the cowboys, gold mining rush, Serrano Indians, cattle ranching and farming that made up the past which led to present day Big Bear. The San Bernardino Mountains have long been a place where stories unfold, and this museum has perfected the art of preserving the past for the sake of the future.

Pine Knot Trail

Getting out and onto the many trails in Big Bear is a great way to capture the essence of this location while communing with nature. Pine Knot Trail is a top-rated destination for those hiking with friends and family. With a trailhead at Mill Creek Road, Pine Knot Trail covers just over 3-miles of land and provides scenic opportunities to view trees, foliage, wildlife and more! If you circle back to your starting point at the Aspen Glen Picnic Area, you’ll find several picnic tables perfect for enjoying lunch in the open-air.

Nottingham’s Restaurant

When you’ve worked up an appetite in the museums and on the trails, head over to Nottinghams Restaurant and Tavern for a well-priced, extra flavorful meal you’re sure to enjoy. Enjoy a rustic ambiance in this wood-façade locale that serves up everything from steak to hamburgers and seafood with Southern California flair. Grab a comfy booth or select an outdoor patio table to enjoy your dinner. This restaurant often hosts live musical performances, making a meal that much sweeter.

Bask in Big Bear

You don’t have to bend your budget to make a trip to Big Bear memorable. When you’re here, let the team at Big Bear Vacations book your ideal rental home that matches your taste, style and pocket book. Contact us today to begin planning!

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