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Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of Big Bear Lake

Enjoy the churches and other features of Big Bear Lake. Renowned for its lake, skiing and mountain views, this city welcomes all visitors. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, Vrbo has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Big Bear Lake

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Travelers enjoy Big Bear Lake for its skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Big Bear Lake a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Snow Summit (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Gold Mine Golf Course (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Bear Mountain (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Bear Mountain Golf Course (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake is well known for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, February, May or March, when snowfall averages 17.63 inches and temperatures average 22°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Big Bear Lake

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Big Bear Lake. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pine Knot Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Swim Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Meadow Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Aspen Glen Picnic Area (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • North Shore Recreation Area (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Big Bear Discovery Center (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Big Bear Lake

The nearest airport is in San Bernardino, CA (SBD-San Bernardino Intl.), located 21.6 mi (34.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.), which is 37.1 mi (59.7 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Big Bear Lake (and vicinity)?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,880 house rentals around Big Bear Lake (and vicinity). From 749 cabin rentals to 1,793 house rentals, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Big Bear Lake (and vicinity)?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Big Bear Lake (and vicinity). From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Palm Springs: 6,301 vacation rentals
  • Rancho Mirage: 6,437 vacation rentals
  • Cathedral City: 5,134 vacation rentals
  • Desert Hot Springs: 7,163 vacation rentals
  • Palm Springs Villas I: 36 vacation rentals

And Vrbo Canada offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Big Bear Lake (and vicinity)! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Big Bear Lake (and vicinity)?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Big Bear Lake (and vicinity):

  • Palm Springs: 6,301 rentals
  • Rancho Mirage: 6,437 rentals
  • Cathedral City: 5,134 rentals
  • Desert Hot Springs: 7,163 rentals
  • Ontario: 1,098 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Big Bear Lake (and vicinity)?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Big Bear Lake (and vicinity) are:

  • Palm Springs International Airport (PSP): 7,121 home rentals
  • Big Bear, CA (RBF): 2,549 home rentals
  • Victorville, CA (VCV-Southern California Logistics): 25 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Big Bear Lake (and vicinity)?

Vrbo Canada offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Big Bear Lake (and vicinity). From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Palm Springs: 6,301 vacation homes
  • Sea Mountain Resort Nude Spa: 4,974 vacation homes
  • Cimarron Golf Club: 7,535 vacation homes
  • Palm Springs Convention Center: 6,525 vacation homes
  • Mission Lakes Country Club: 4,504 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Big Bear Lake (and vicinity) listed on Vrbo Canada where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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