Mother and daughter kayaking in blue kayak on Big Bear Lake in California

Above It All: Escape the Las Vegas Heat!

Posted: 07/10/20

While Las Vegas is plenty of fun, the summer temperatures in the city of "sin" are no joke. Escape to the mountains where the alpine breeze is the perfect way to cool off.

Where does the heat of the summer have you headed? To the swimming pool? The beach? Indoors with the AC on? How about 7K above sea level where stepping outdoors has you saying, "Ahhhhh" and where the temps are rarely above 80? Say "Hello!" to Big Bear Lake this weekend and its refreshing getaway splendor.

Sunny & 75

Due to Big Bear Lake's high altitude, summer time temps range anywhere from 65-85 F making our mountain community a hot spot - no pun intended - for High Desert and Las Vegas residents looking to escape triple digit temps. Though it's not unusual to get a summer rain storm, Big Bear - on average - sees well over 300 days of sunshine a year.

Making A Splash

Big Bear Lake's best summer attraction for staying cool is just that, the lake! You'll love the stunning scenery and cool breeze on the water all day long. Enjoy SoCal's best freshwater fishing, cruise on a pontoon or lake tour, or take a ride on the wild side with a wakeboarding or tubing session with a certified driver, boat, and equipment included.

Book a fishing charter with an experienced guide or head out on your own to reel in a range of biters like Rainbow Trout, Small and Large Mouth Bass, Catfish, Crappie, and more.

Along with pontoon and fishing boat rentals, marinas and local shops also offer kayak, SUP, peddle boat, and canoe rentals making it possible to explore Big Bear Lake however way you choose!

Keeping It Cool In Town

The Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain keeps it cool every summer with their seasonal water slide. Guests will wind round and round as they speed down the slide to the pool at the bottom! The Alpine Slide also offers year-round tobogganing. You'll feel the wind in your hair as you race a friend to the bottom on your sled!

Really see Big Bear when you get above it all on Snow Summit's Scenic Sky Chair ride to the top of the resort. Panoramic views of the Valley and San Gorgonio will leave you breathless. Numerous hiking trails - like Skyline Trail - can be accessed from the top of Snow Summit for even more incredible views and a light breeze to keep you cool along the way!

Snag the Coolest Lodging

Of course the icing on the cake for any getaway to Big Bear is the accommodations you'll be relaxing in after a day of fun. From bed & breakfast style lodging, to rustic cabin resorts, luxury lakeside homes, and traditional hotel stays, there's something to suit everyone's fancy in Big Bear Lake. Start your search today!