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Spring Break in California

Spring Break Ideas

Spring break in Big Bear gives you and your family the best of both worlds with inner tube parks full of snow and the lake is open April 1st for the season with fishing, boating and other fun activities.

Vacations and vacationers are never quite the same after taking a trip to this quaint, perfectly seasoned piece of resort-town-heaven. As the weather starts to turn the chill factor down, spring pops into mind, and you will find yourself thinking about taking a trip here with the family. There just isn't a more pleasant vacation destination to spend your time than Big Bear Lake, CA. Many people aren't aware of all the things to do during Spring, which at times can be considered a slower pace in these parts, so let's take a look at all the fun you can have at 7,00 feet during springtime:

Spring in the mountains can also mean snow! Winter can last through April and so will the winter sports: skiing and snowboarding. Snow can bring in some adventurous people!

If you're looking for a new way to experience Big Bear Lake, look no further than Action Tours based in the Big Bear Lake Village. They offer zip line tours, segway rides and even snow shoe tours (weather permitting). You can experience the beauty of spring while experiencing the thrill of a lifetime with one of their expert tours! Get in on the fun by calling 909-866-0390 and schedule your next adventure today and beyond.

Helicopter Big Bear offers a unique birds-eye experience to Big Bear Lake! With views that will take your breath away and photo opportunities unlike any other, you can see Spring in a whole new way via the Big Bear airspace during your Big Bear Lake experience. Roy Harding will gladly be your guide on this new trip of a lifetime, just give him a call at 909-585-1200 to schedule your high flyin' adventure!

Taking in the delights of spring and the blooming nature all around you requires a hiking trip! There all kinds of hikes, for small or tall or young or old! We suggest stopping by the Visitor's Center at 630 Bartlett Road for a Big Bear Lake Visitor Guide with a full map, photos and information on where to go and what to see. Of course, a friendly visitor center worker will gladly help you plan your hike and destination. We suggest "Castle Rock" for a great view, or "Cougar Crest" for a trip among the pines. The choice is yours - experience one trail or several in a day trip! Being 7,000 feet higher in elevation than normal, be sure to bring a hat and sun block for your protection!

The Village (parking located at 630 Bartlett Road) is the downtown hub for all your shopping and dining needs - and there isn't a more gorgeous spot in all of Big Bear Lake during Spring! During the day experience the shores of the sprawling lake or at night sit warm and toasty beside the fire pits integrated into the downtown scenery. You'll be able to find a bite to eat and a special treat all in one area. The parking is always FREE in Big Bear, and you can even find multiple locations with FREE Wifi. If you need any help, the local Visitor Center is located in the Village area.

The Discovery Center on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake offers a truly unique Mountain experience - kids and adults can explore outside with their free nature tours and hikes, safe campfire training, bald eagle celebrations, building bird feeders and their outdoor discovery park which is a perfect place for the little ones to romp! The Discovery Center is all about nature and wildlife, so it's your perfect stop this Spring! Also be on the lookout for their "Music In The Mountains" events - it's worth a trip to see some of the best folk and jazz musicians around! For more information check out their website to plan your musical-filled springtime!

Spring in Big Bear Lake is full of new and exciting opportunities - be sure to share your best time on Big Bear's official Instagram page @visitbigbear using #LiveItUpBigBear!

    spring break tubing and sledding
  • Inner Tubing - Give the kids a spring break experience they'll brag about to their classmates when they return back to school. Take a day to go sledding down the inner-tubing hills at Big Bear Snow Play. Kids of all ages, are sure to get their thrills with this fun activity that can only be experienced in Big Bear. 

  • Fishing Season opens April 1 - This is the best time to catch hungry rainbow trout that come alive after a long winter's rest. Big Bear Lake offers 22 miles of shoreline to cast from shore or you can rent a boat from a marina. Reeling in fish is certain to put a smile on a child's face. Be sure to check out Big Bear's fishing charter services, too. These fishing guides do all of the rigging work so you and your kids can reel em in.

  • Nature Hike - Watch your kids' eyes grow wide as they stroll through the forest and encounter blue jays, squirrels, rabbits and deer. The forest landscape is also full of fun things to pick up on the ground like pine cones, stones and feathers.

  • Alpine Pedal Path - Walk, bike, skate or stroll the Alpine Pedal Path along the lake. This is great exercise and a great way to experience Mother Nature up close.

  • Horseback Riding & Petting Zoo - Friendly horses at Baldwin Lake Stables greet families with big happy grins because they're excited to give you a ride into the backcountry. There is also a petting zoo on site where kids can feed goats, sheep or take a pony ride.

  • spring break family nature hike
  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo - See grizzly and black bears, bison & wolves up close. Also, new to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo are two gorgeous snow leopard sisters. There are daily animal presentations that give you and your family more insight on the habits and traits of certain animals that live in the zoo. There are also daily feeding tours that give kids a chance to see what the zoo's inhabitants like to eat for lunch.

  • Scavenger Hunt - Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with 1.5 hour walking adventure and embark on a Big Bear Scavenger Hunt! All you need is some walking shoes, the family or friends and your smartphone for this mobile guided tour. Learn about the history of Big Bear, fun facts and complete challenges.

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