LAS VEGAS - IT'S TIME TO COOL OFF!
We all know the heat in Las Vegas right now is unbearable! The scorching desert heat gets well into 100's, sometimes topping out at 120 degrees! Big Bear Lake on the other hand is experiencing temperatures in the 70's and low 80's where the great outdoors are pleasantly cool and very much "BEAR" able. In fact, we have a seven-mile long lake to cool you down even more! Of course, Big Bear is surrounded by millions of pine trees providing an abundance of shade.
BIG BEAR IS COOLER - IT'S A SURE BET
It's a fact that Big Bear Lake has cooler weather than Las Vegas. If you compare local Las Vegas temperatures with Big Bear Lake temperatures during the summer months you'll find Big Bear is typically 25 to 30 degrees cooler. For example, when The Weather Channel or Accuweather.com reports Las Vegas highs at 107 degrees the temps in Big Bear are a mellow 77 degrees. It's a sure bet whether you gamble or not, Big Bear is and will always be cooler than the scorching desert heat.
CLOSE-BY DRIVE MAKES IT A BREEZE
Las Vegas residents are in luck too, because Big Bear is easy to get to for a quick cool-off. Big Bear is a close-by drive from Las Vegas, which is just three to three and half hours away. All you need to do is hop on Interstate 15 south to Hwy. 247 in Barstow to Hwy 18 in Lucerne Valley. Once you reach Hwy. 18 you'll be all smiles because you'll immediately notice the temperatures begin to drop as you climb the mountain to Southern California's alpine paradise. See driving directions from Las Vegas.
THE PLACE TO COOL-OFF
Once you're in Big Bear you'll find there are dozens of ways to enjoy your mountain lake escape. Take a break on the lake for a relaxing boat ride or rev it up and ride the water’s surface with a wakeboard or Waverunner. Big Bear offers just about every water sport or activity known to man from parasailing to the new craze of flyboarding. There are plenty of ways to just kick back and relax on the water, too. You could fish for rainbow trout from the shore or a boat, or you could take a leisurely tour boat cruise on a paddlewheel boat or pirate ship.
Of course, Big Bear is well-known for its thick forest of cool evergreens and shady oak trees. The trails are perfect for hiking, biking and horseback riding. You’ll find the minute you step on a trail in Big Bear that you transform to a completely different world from Vegas. Here is where you connect with nature, and you will pat yourself on the back for taking time to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and the dreaded desert heat.
OPEN SKIES WITH NO LIGHT POLLUTION
One thing for certain is Big Bear is unspoiled by city lights. If you want to get away from Las Vegas' blazing outburst of lights and witness a clear night sky with thousands of shining stars then Big Bear Lake is the place you want to be. Big Bear is high above any light pollution making it the perfect retreat for stargazing.
MAKE PLANS FOR A COOL MOUNTAIN GETAWAY
Big Bear is just a three hour drive to enjoy the cool mountain breeze, temperatures in the seventies and a refreshing lake. Make plans today by calling 800-424-4232 or follow us on Facebook for the latest happenings and tidbits about Big Bear.