Where else in California can you enjoy all four seasons in one place? Big Bear City is located in the heart of Southern California along the south shore of Big Bear Lake. This epic lake is often referred to as the jewel of the San Bernardino National Forest. Here you’ll find excellent fishing and access to all the water sports you love. The nearby hills provide amazing snowboarding and skiing opportunities during the winter months. Once it’s warmer, those same hills provide outdoor enthusiasts with more than 60 miles of superb hiking and biking trails.
There’s no better way to take in the sights than to book a flight to the jet charter airport in Big Bear City. If your trip left you anxious for more sightseeing, there are several scenic helicopter tours available. Another great way to explore the beauty of the area is to try the zipwire tour and glide among the treetops. Snow Summit’s Scenic Sky Chair is also a wonderful option once the snow melts. The chair offers riders a mile-long trip above the numerous trails that wind throughout the mountain.
For those looking to explore the unique history of the area, be sure to visit Gold Rush Mining Adventures. Here you’ll find many activities for the whole family, including:
- Panning for real gold and gemstones
- Dig for rocks, minerals, crystals and fossils
- Visit the Ghost Town of Glitter Gulch, a reincarnated mining town
For those looking to log a little lake time, the Big Bear Pirate Ship offers daily lake tours with live entertainment. Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat. The company offers 90-minute narrated tours, which glimpse into the celebrity sightings and historic highlights dating back to 1845.