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Visit Big Bear in the spring

Plan Your Spring Getaway to Big Bear

Seasonal fun is at its very best for travelers who are lucky enough to head this way in the springtime. When you’re looking for a place to pair end-of-season ski adventures with hiking, biking, and on-the-water fun, Big Bear has it covered. The vast majority of marinas here open on the first day of April while the surrounding terrain begins to come alive in blooms. This inviting shoulder season showcases fewer crowds than you’ll see in summer and oftentimes, discounts on activities and attractions too. Access to 7 miles of lakeside shoreline and mountains ideal for exploration makes Big Bear in spring a must-visit. When you’re ready to plan your getaway, let this guide help you maximize every moment.

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What to Expect During Your Spring Trip to Big Bear

On a typical year, April and May provide Big Bear visitors with mild temperatures to enjoy. Daily highs often linger in the 60s and 70s making it an ideal time of year to layer up with t-shirts and light jackets for the evenings. Fewer visitors this time of year compared to summer mean you can enjoy a relaxing adventure at your own preferred pace. Long before those mid-summer temperatures begin to rise, a spring getaway to Big Bear is a chance to seize the opportunity to spend as much time comfortably outdoors as possible!

Go skiing in Big Bear during spring

Yes, Skiing is Still an Option

Just because spring has arrived doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities to hit the slopes in style. Bear Mountain and Snow Summit don’t typically close down until later in April and when snowfall totals just aren’t there, man-made snow keeps visitors enjoying the downhill runs. Spring skiing in Big Bear often means shorter lines than you’ll encounter in the heart of winter for the lifts, and you can enjoy the changing seasonal views from above too. Whether you’re a skiing enthusiast or someone who enjoys snow tubing and snowboarding, spring is a great time to bring the entire family and make the most of end-of-the-ski-season fun together.

Elevate the Family-Friendly Fun This Spring

If you and your traveling crew made up of explorers of all ages are looking for a place to enjoy with something for everyone this spring, make sure the Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain is on your list. Here, you can enjoy thrilling rides including the Mineshaft Coaster. This fun for all ride gives you the chance to ride down a twisting and turning track, controlling the sled as you go. Here, there’s also a Soaring Eagle ride to check out, a mini-golf course to enjoy, and a go-kart track too.

Enjoy On-the-Water Fun

Big Bear Lake is a highlight of a visit this way any time of year and in the spring, there’s a sense of renewal to be savored as the marinas open up for business once again. Big Bear Marina, Pleasure Point Marina, Holloway’s Marina, and Pine Knot Marina are all fantastic stops to check out when you’re looking to rent paddleboards, canoes, vessels, or kayaks for getting out on the waves at your own preferred pace. For those who are looking for something that inspires adrenaline-pumping moments, jet skis and wakeboards are also available.

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Explore on Two Wheels

Sometimes, the very best way to welcome spring in Big Bear is on two wheels. Pedaling your way through a seasonal stay here is always something to look forward to whether you’re staying in town or exploring mountain trails that are more off-the-beaten-path. Head over to Bear Valley Bikes to browse their extensive collection of rental options when you don’t want to worry about getting your own gear here and want access to top-of-the-line safety accessories too.

Swing by a Local Farmer’s Market

Shopping local is always a treat in the springtime and when you’re ready to browse farm-to-table delights, the Bear Valley Farmer’s Market is the place to do it. Located at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, this farmer’s market is hosted every Tuesday between April and September from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. It’s a terrific place to find everything from artisan wares and coffee to handcrafted breads and fresh local produce.

Plan for Indoor Entertainment

In the event you find yourself in Big Bear on a rainy spring day, you’re not out of luck. Big Bear is home to a variety of amazing indoor options for entertainment that are great for the entire family! Over at The Bowling Barn, you can bowl a few frames and pair it up with snacks and time in the arcade. If you want to try your hand at panning for gold, the Gold Rush Mining Adventures experience offers indoor gold mining fun and an insightful look at Big Bear’s gold mining past which is always rewarding too.

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