Life gets stressful and when you need a well-deserved break from it all, there’s nothing better than planning a boys’ trip away. Getting out of town with your friends can renew your perspective and provide the fun you’ve been craving—especially when you plan your boys’ Big Bear getaway! Just two hours from bustling L.A., Big Bear provides a scenic world away from the grind where you and your friends can enjoy time in nature, exploring fantastic restaurants, or simply taking time to relax in style. When you’re putting the finishing touches on that boys’ trip itinerary, the following are a few adds not to miss.
Book Time with Action Tours
Spending time exploring independently with your friends in Big Bear can be fun, but when you’re looking for a guided adventure that’s sure to thrill, booking excursions with Action Tours is the way to go. This premier provider of outdoor fun makes it simple to book time ziplining or Segwaying through the scenic terrain. The zip line facility with Action Tours hosts seven high-speed zip lines and a suspension bridge to enjoy while Segway tours are available year-round and provide a fun and unique way to see the sights. If your boys’ trip happens in the winter, Action Tours provides guided snowshoeing excursions that get you into the forests and mountains in style.
Cougar Crest Trail
This is a great option for those outdoorsy kinds of groups. Cougar Crest Trail is very accessible with a starting point at the Big Bear Discovery Center. The trek takes you through towering pine trees and offers plenty of stops for soaking up the scenery and admiring wildlife along the way. Feel free to stop at the 2.5-mile marker and turn around to complete the trail loop or continue on to the connection with the Pacific Crest Trail when you’re hoping to extend your experience into a full day adventure. Views of the lake make the trek well worth the effort once you reach the higher points of elevation.
Big Bear Jeep Experience
When you are looking for the best boys’ trip idea, off-roading is one of the first things you need to book, and there is no better way to book than with Big Bear Jeep Experience. Come prepared with sturdy shoes and plenty of adrenaline because this tour takes you off the beaten path and into Big Bear wilderness. Guests will rent a jeep and follow a knowledgeable guide in a Jeep ahead on trails that tumble over rugged terrain and make for an exhilarating adventure. Two-way radios keep you in touch with your guide as you roll with plenty of opportunities built in for photographs and history lessons too. This is by far our favorite way to experience Big Bear.
Get Out on the Water
A highlight of any boys’ visit to Big Bear is time on the lake. Take time to head over to Big Bear Marina at 500 Paine Ct. and rent a jet ski or pontoon boat for the day. There’s nothing like time on the waves whether you’re sightseeing, water skiing or simply enjoying time swapping stories with your boys. Take it all at your own pace and savor the fun on the water while you’re in town. Some of our favorite water activities include stand-up paddleboarding, fishing on the banks, and kayaking through the sights of Big Bear Lake. All of these activities are easy to rent equipment at any of the local marinas and all will provide for an amazing time with the boys.
Big Bear Mountain Brewery
One of our must-stops for a good brew is at Big Bear Mountain Brewery. We love to end our days in Big Bear with a savory note, and this top Big Bear sports bar and bakery. This relaxed, pub-style stop offers up some of the area’s most flavorful microbrews alongside an extensive menu of rich selections. From pale ale to chocolate porter and the many ambers in between, the staff at Big Bear Mountain Brewery are serious about beer and are always on hand to offer up some delicious advice when you aren’t sure where to begin on tap. This is the best sports bar in Big Bear.
Savor the Flavors at Big Bear Lake Brewing Company
Another must-stop for beer lovers in Big Bear is at the Big Bear Lake Brewing Company. If you have a hankering for some savory flavors, there’s much to be found and enjoyed at Big Bear Lake Brewing Company. Situated at 40827 Stone road, the Big Bear Lake Brewing Company is a one-stop-shop for craft beer, local labels, and menu selections to match each. It’s hard to go wrong with the soft pretzels, flatbread pizzas, or steak and tacos that make for a mouthwatering meal well paired with a pale ale.
Whether you’re in town for a boys’ trip or here to enjoy Big Bear for any other reason, Big Bear Cabins has the vacation rental to match your adventure. Contact us today to learn more and to get started planning your journey!