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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 accommodation options 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? Travellers enjoy Big Bear Lake for its skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Big Bear Lake a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 44.78 inches and temperatures average -6°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Big Bear Lake

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

  • 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 centre. 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Big Bear Lake (and vicinity)?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,990 vacation rentals near Big Bear Lake (and vicinity). From 782 cabins to 33 resorts, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Big Bear Lake (and vicinity) are 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 UK travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Palm Springs: 6,513 vacation rentals
  • Rancho Mirage: 6,525 vacation rentals
  • Little Tuscany: 665 vacation rentals
  • Uptown Design District: 706 vacation rentals
  • Sunmor: 184 vacation rentals

And Vrbo UK 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 traveling 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: 6,513 rentals
  • Rancho Mirage: 6,525 rentals
  • Corona: 3,496 rentals
  • Desert Hot Springs: 7,256 rentals
  • Cathedral City: 5,254 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 traveling 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 vacation rentals in Big Bear Lake (and vicinity) are:

  • Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.): 7,181 vacation rentals
  • San Bernardino, CA (SBD-San Bernardino Intl.): 633 vacation rentals
  • Victorville, CA (VCV-Southern California Logistics): 25 vacation 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 holidays in Big Bear Lake (and vicinity)?

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

  • Palm Springs: 6,513 rentals
  • Ruth Hardy Park: 1,058 rentals
  • Hi-Desert Nature Museum: 529 rentals
  • Century Park: 955 rentals
  • Sierra Lakes Golf Club: 655 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Big Bear Lake (and vicinity) listed on Vrbo UK 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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