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Holidays To Big Bear Lake

When you hear the words “Southern California”, going on a mountain getaway may not be the first thought that crosses your mind.

But wait until you get a load of this charming town high in the San Bernardino peaks—you’ll be happy you came. Go skiing there during winter, or try a boating excursion in the summer. But don’t go without checking out our great packages to Big Bear Lake and taking advantage of one now.

Things to Do in Big Bear Lake

When you first arrive in the San Bernardino Mountains, get yourself four tyres and a steering wheel from Wotif’s Big Bear Lake car hire options and head to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. Since opening in 1959, the zoo has been dedicated to the saving and rehabilitation of nature’s most famous animal residents. As you walk through the zoo you’ll spot creatures like black bears, snow leopards, mountain lions and bald eagles.

If you find yourself taking a Big Bear Lake holiday during the winter months, you’ve got to check out one or both of the towns ski resorts. Snow Summit and Bear Mountain cater to all levels of skiers. If it’s your first time keeping your tips up, find your way down the bunny trail. If you fancy yourself one with the slopes, seek out thrills on the double black diamonds.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Shopping? Yeah, we’ve got you covered on shopping. Many of the hotels you get with our Big Bear Lake packages will be near Big Bear Lake Village, where shops upon shops upon shops line both sides of the streets. There’s the gold rush store where you can pick up everything you need to start your prospecting career. And don’t forget about the gift shop that’s catered to the area for 90 years—it specialises in Big Bear-themed keepsakes.

Whether you spend the day shopping, hiking or skiing, hunger will set in during your holiday in Big Bear Lake. The village isn’t just a hub for shopping; there’s restaurants of all kinds serving up dishes from around the world. Feel like spaghetti and meatballs? No problem. What about a big plate of tacos? Plenty of Mexican joints to choose from. Got a craving for Himalayan food? No joke, there’s a Himalayan restaurant ready to fill you up.

Once you’ve bagged some souvenirs and licked plates clean of food, it’s time to see where the night takes you. By now you’ve probably gotten the hint the village is the centre of everything, and when it comes to nightlife it’s no different. Next to all the shops and restaurants are your classic mountain town pubs where tourists and locals mingle over cold ones. Be sure to check out Big Bear Lake Brewing Company to sample a flight of the in-house brews.

What’s Next?

Now that you know Southern California has a premier mountain getaway, what are you waiting for? Browse our best selection of Big Bear Lake package deals and save hundreds of dollars for other adventures, like a day or two in “The City of Angels”. That’s right, we have awesome deals on Los Angeles packages in case you want to trade the mountains for the beach.

Things to do in Big Bear Lake

Travelling is about those unique experiences and awesome moments. Whether you've organised a laid-back or thrill-seeking getaway, you just won't be able to resist the chance to have a go at some new things!

Wotif makes finding exciting adventures in Big Bear Lake easy as. While you're here, try out a Big Bear Lake Ziplining Adventure or a Drifting Ride Along with a Professional Driver.

Family Hotels in Big Bear Lake

Marina Resort

Marina Resort

40770 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA
    3.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Located near the slopes, this The Village hotel is in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Pine Knot Marina and Swim Beach, and close to winter sports, ...

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    Treetop Cabin Modern Luxe, 2 Level, 1,700 Sqft, Deck, Treetop View, In Village

    Treetop Cabin Modern Luxe, 2 Level, 1,700 Sqft, Deck, Treetop View, In Village

    427 Shady Rd, Lake Arrowhead, CA
       
       

      Situated in Lake Arrowhead, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Blue Jay Bay and Lake Arrowhead Village. SkyPark at Santa's Village is 2.5 mi (4 ...

      Treetop Cabin Modern Luxe, 2 Level, 1,700 Sqft, Deck, Treetop View, In VillageGet Rates

      Big Bear Frontier

      Big Bear Frontier

      40472 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA
        3.0 out of 5.0
         
         

        Located in Big Bear Lake, this beachfront hotel is in a national park and within a 10-minute walk of Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain and Big Bear Marina. Snow ...

        from AU$206

        Million Dollar Views! Large Deck. Minutes to Water. Blocks From Village

        Million Dollar Views! Large Deck. Minutes to Water. Blocks From Village

        Big Bear Lake, CA
           
           

          This family-friendly Big Bear Lake cabin is within a 10-minute walk of Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain and Big Bear Marina. Snow Summit is 2.5 mi (4 km) ...

          Million Dollar Views! Large Deck. Minutes to Water. Blocks From VillageGet Rates

          Romantic Hotels in Big Bear Lake

          Cozy Hollow Lodge

          Cozy Hollow Lodge

          40409 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA
            2.5 out of 5.0
             
             

            Located in The Village, this cabin is within a 10-minute walk of Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain and Big Bear Marina. Snow Summit is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

            from AU$135

            Lindberg Suites

            Lindberg Suites

            41095 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA
              3.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Located in the heart of Big Bear Lake, this beach apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Pine Knot Park and Big Bear Marina. Snow Summit and Alpine ...

              from AU$168

              HISTORIC HERSHEY CABIN, IMMACULATE, ROMANTIC, JUST FOR 2, BEACH CLUB, TRAIL PASS

              HISTORIC HERSHEY CABIN, IMMACULATE, ROMANTIC, JUST FOR 2, BEACH CLUB, TRAIL PASS

              607 Lake Dr, Lake Arrowhead, CA
                 
                 

                Located in Arrowhead Villas, this historic cabin is within 2 mi (3 km) of Orchard Bay, Lake Arrowhead Village, and SkyPark at Santa's Village. Blue Jay Bay and ...

                HISTORIC HERSHEY CABIN, IMMACULATE, ROMANTIC, JUST FOR 2, BEACH CLUB, TRAIL PASSGet Rates

                Saddleback Inn

                Saddleback Inn

                300 S. State HWY 173, Lake Arrowhead, CA
                  3.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Located in Village Bay, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Blue Jay Bay and Lake Arrowhead Village. SkyPark at Santa's Village is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) ...

                  from AU$211

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