With winter well on its way to being in full swing, many people begin to look forward to the winter break opportunities to come. If you’re a traveler with a heart for the great outdoors and have a passion for pursuing amazing landscapes, you’ll want to set your sights on Big Bear, California this year. With options to get out and get into nature as well as indoor activities that are sure to thrill, there’s something for everyone looking to spend an exciting winter break in Southern California. Here are a few options to make sure to add to the winter break itinerary.
Enjoy the Big Bear Discovery Center
Located at 40971 North Shore Drive, the Big Bear Discovery Center is an amazing stop when you’re looking for winter break fun that’s engaging and educational too. The Discovery Center is open year-round and provides programming and tours that introduce guests to the mountains, ecosystems and incredible creatures that call this area home. Enjoy a variety of experience exhibits that will have you learning in the most enjoyable way possible, weekly programs to learn something special, and eco-tours where you can learn of the natural world up close and personal. Make sure to check the calendar, as you’ll find they offer many special events through the year, including concerts, theater products, and special nighttime presentations. The center is open daily from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.
Ski Snow Summit
Big Bear has long been an oasis of fun for those that love to ski and when you’re here for winter break, you’ll want to make the most of time spent at Snow Summit. This ski resort features a variety of slopes accommodating skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities, ensuring everyone can enjoy flying down the mountain at 8,200 feet. As well, while the skiing itself is more than enough to enjoy on its own, you’ll get to do so with panoramic views of the forest floor below, making for a truly unforgettable experience. Keep an eye on the calendar as they do offer night skiing on special dates of the year, and you’ll find this is a popular attraction during the holiday season. A snow play fun zone keeps little ones entertained while more experienced athletes can test their skills on the Olympic-level slopes this Big Bear winter.
Play at the Bowling Barn
When you’re ready to get out of the snow and into the warm, make time for an afternoon at the Bowling Barn during your Big Bear Lake winter break escape. Located at 40625 Big Bear Boulevard, the Bowling Barn is a family-fun stop where guests can enjoy all the classics that have been around for multiple generations now. Of course, there is the bowling where you can take your choice of 16 lanes; however, you’ll also find they offer an arcade where one can revisit the thrill of the 90s as you try your skill, and in some cases luck, on a variety of games from classics to new state-of-the-art video games. You’ll also find their laser maze an interesting and unique activity as you live your own spy mission and attempt to navigate the beams.
Book a Helicopter Tour
Winter break is the perfect time to enjoy a new perspective on life in Big Bear. Helicopter Big Bear is here to help by offering year-round tours that take you to soaring heights over the San Bernardino National Forest. Tours range anywhere from 7 to 45 minutes as you experience the beauties of our area from high above. Tour length and direction can be customized according to preference. As you fly, your guide will point out amazing landmarks and offer up insightful history related to Big Bear. Not only get to see the forest of Big Bear, but fly high and see even the Mojave Desert, Santa Ana Canyon, multiple lakes, and more!
Take a Tour
If you truly want to see Big Bear in all it’s glory, and do so with adventure in mind, make sure you head on over to Action Tours, where you can have you pick of several interesting and unique tours. For instance, you can enjoy their zipline tour, where you will fly high above at up to 35 mph on nine different high-speed ziplines that will gradually increase in height and speed as you progress. One could also try their Segway tour, which will have you exploring the town as you roll about for two hours as you are shown the best Big Bear has to offer by a knowledgeable guide. Finally, there is of course their snowshoe tours which are perfect for a winter excursion. Perfect for all skill levels, you’ll have your choice of a variety of different trails for you to trek across as you follow your guide deep into the wilds of the forest. Best yet, these can be easily customized so that you can truly see all that you wish and ensure nobody is pushed above their skill level.
Make the Most of Your Big Bear Winter Break
Savor every moment of our Big Bear winter break and book accommodations that keep you close to the fun! Contact our team today to learn more about our portfolio of rental properties across Big Bear. You’ll enjoy a stay that promises to exceed your every vacation expectation.