Getting out of town and enjoying time away somewhere scenic and fun is always fantastic, but there’s nothing quite like planning a girls’ trip with your very best crew! When you’re looking for that girl’s trip destination where scenery takes centerstage and options to explore, shop, dine, and relax are abundant, Big Bear, California checks every box on the list. Make the most of the adventure by making sure to add the following fun activities to your must-do list while you’re in town enjoying your Big Bear trip with your closest friends!
Enjoy Time on the Water
A girls’ trip to Big Bear simply wouldn’t be complete without some quality time spent on the waves. Big Bear Lake is a highlight of a journey this way and when you’re looking to pair time under the sun with fun on the waves, it’s easy to do. Head over to Big Bear Marina and book a pontoon boat for the day or rent a kayak, paddleboard, or jet ski and take to the water at your preferred pace.
Castle Rock Trail
Sometimes the best thing to bring your group of girls together is to face a tough challenge. When you are visiting an amazing location like Big Bear, outdoor challenges are the way to go. We suggest checking out Castle Rock Trail. The trailhead for this 2-mile loop begins just east of Big Bear Dam on Highway 18. Gradual elevation gains along this route mean you can truly enjoy the scenery and the view as you trek along. Filled with granite stone and towering trees, it’s an impressive trail that leads to amazing vantage points with views of the water. To take advantage of this amazing trail, we suggest you start out at the Big Bear Discovery Center to get more information about this trail and others.
Treat Yourself to a Spa Day
Whether your girls’ trip journey to Big Bear includes time exploring on the trails, zip-lining with Action Tours, or simply settling in on the shoreline and savoring the view, there’s nothing wrong with adding a spa day to the itinerary! Whether you’re up for a facial, relaxing massage, or hot stone therapy, a spa day is a great chance to spend quality time while feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Altitudes Massage and Spa at 42184 Moonridge Road #4 is a good place to start. Known for their friendly service and versatile lineup of options, it’s a place that’s sure to please everyone in your group!
Murray’s Saloon and Eatery
Murray’s Saloon and Eatery is a great stop for breakfast or lunch, but it’s the dinnertime crowd that makes this a fun, social place to spend an evening with the girls. Murrays has been a Big Bear staple for over 20 years and serves up some amazing savory dishes with their musical events like karaoke. Snacks and billiards are plentiful as well making this a lively destination with fun that extends into the early hours of the morning. This is one of the most popular Big Bear bars and restaurants.
Enjoy Dinner at Peppercorn Grille
Nothing elevates a girls’ trip like good food and when you’re ready to indulge in an elegant dinner, head over to Peppercorn Grille at 553 Pine Knot Avenue at least once during your journey. This sophisticated favorite in Big Bear is a great place to please the palate with selections ranging from Maui crab cakes and mushroom-spinach lasagna to lobster ravioli and shrimp and scallop pasta. Peppercorn Grille is open daily between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm with extended hours until 10:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Alpine Pedal Path
Getting into nature is a great way to bond with your best friends, but that doesn’t mean it has to be an off-road trek to be unforgettable. When you’re looking for a place to stroll, run or bike your way through a day, the Alpine Pedal Path is the perfect solution for your girls’ getaway. This route winds around the scenic northern end of the lake and offers up spectacular views as well as plenty of space to savor the sights. If you’re up for an afternoon of cycling, the professionals at Boulder Bay Bike Rentals have just the right bike for you. Peddle your way to fun and keep one eye on the sky as this area is known for its soaring population of bald eagles too! We really enjoy this path because it also extends through town and past some of the local breweries as well. You can easily turn this outdoor excursion into a party by adding a few stops on your way. We highly suggest checking out Big Bear Lake Brewing Company and Big Bear Mountain Brewery as some of our local favorites.
Whether you’re in town for a girls’ getaway or can’t wait to make the most of Big Bear any other time of year, the team at Big Bear Cabins has the accommodations you need! Contact us today to learn more about our many vacation rentals and to begin planning your trip.