When people find out that we live in Big Bear, California, one of the first questions we generally hear is, “How do you know when the best times are to visit Big Bear?” We get it, Big Bear is such a beautiful mountain village, you have to wonder if there is ever a bad time to visit. To be perfectly honest, there isn’t a bad time at all! There are reasons why the best times can happen in any season—keep reading to learn more about Big Bear travel!
Is Winter the Best Time to Visit?
Skiing down the slopes, sledding on the big hills, bowling with the family inside where it’s warm—the list of fun activities to do in the winter grows longer every day! Cold days and even colder nights make it fun to bundle up and cuddle close with your family. Sit in front of a roaring fire in your Big Bear Cabins vacation rental drinking hot cocoa and playing games. If you like the cold weather, cold weather activities, and don’t mind crowds, winter is the best time to visit!
But What About Fall?
The smell of pumpkin spice wafting through the air, the breathtaking sight of trees dressed in their autumn finest, and days still warm enough to hike the trails without having to wear a jacket—fall in Big Bear is crisp, exciting, and romantic. Pack up your partner’s bags and head for the lake; October is when the tourist population begins to drop, so it will almost be like you have the entire town to yourself! If you love to hike, fish, and play outdoors, fall is the best time to visit!
We Can’t Forget the Summer!
Long days spent frolicking in the waters of Big Bear Lake, fishing, swimming, tubing, or waterskiing behind a rented boat, picnics at Boulder Bay Lake, afternoons spent playing miniature golf, or visiting the Big Bear Valley Historical Museum and exploring the cabins of settlers who lived here long ago: Summer offers plenty of adventures. Cooler nights still allow for a fire in the fireplace, offering the best of both worlds, and proof that summer is the best time to visit Big Bear CA!
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Spring is about beginnings. The trees begin to form new buds, the ground is covered with the light green of new grass, and the delicate scent of the flowers starting to push through ground that until recently was covered in snow fills the air. The in-between months of spring bring quiet streets, a smaller tourist population, and the opportunity to spend more time outside in the milder weather. Those looking for adventure can find it with a visit to Action Tours California and zip line through the trees! Spring is DEFINITELY the best time to visit Big Bear CA!