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, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


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)

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 highlights

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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Big Bear?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,048 holiday rentals around Big Bear. From 988 Cabins to 1,722 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Big Bear is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Big Bear?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Big Bear. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Palm Springs: 6,586 holiday rentals
  • Lake Arrowhead: 599 holiday rentals
  • Crestline: 577 holiday rentals
  • Vista Las Palmas: 754 holiday rentals
  • Big Bear Lake: 2,545 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Big Bear! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Big Bear?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Big Bear with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Palm Springs: 6,586 holiday homes
  • Lake Arrowhead: 599 holiday homes
  • Crestline: 577 holiday homes
  • Big Bear Lake: 2,545 holiday homes
  • Fawnskin: 2,475 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Big Bear?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Big Bear are:

  • Banning, CA (BNG-Banning Municipal): 946 holiday houses
  • San Bernardino, CA (SBD-San Bernardino Intl.): 682 holiday houses
  • Big Bear City Airport (L35): 2,743 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Big Bear?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Big Bear. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bear Mountain: 2,281 holiday rentals
  • California State University San Bernadino: 674 holiday rentals
  • Castle Park Amusement Park: 196 holiday rentals
  • Kaiser Permanente Hospital Riverside: 196 holiday rentals
  • Victorville City Hall: 312 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Big Bear listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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