Red lights illuminate a darkened Snow Summit Ski Resort during the annual New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade in Big Bear, CA.

Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Posted: 12/28/23

Stick to your 2024 New Year's Resolutions or start new ones during your New Year's holiday stay in Big Bear Lake!

Resolution #1 - Stay Active

Go Hiking

Do your New Year's resolutions mean staying active? Big Bear is the ultimate destination for indoor and outdoor active recreation and entertainment. Hit the trails for miles of National Forest routes that wind through wooded hills, seasonal streams, lush meadows, and more! Bike the trails, hike in your boots, or strap on a pair of snowshoes in the winter.

Hiking & Trails

Go Skiing

Skiers and snowboarders can carve down the slopes at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. Each ski resort offers ski and board rentals, lessons, dining, and good memories!

Skiing & Snowboarding

Go Gym-ing

Big Bear is also home to several fitness gyms if a classic workout is more your style. Find a Pilates class or relax at a day spa.

Health & Wellness

Elevate your vacation in Big Bear with yoga and fitness

Resolution #2 - Eat Well

If keeping to a healthy diet is your number one resolution, you're in luck. Many of Big Bear's local restaurants offer healthy meal options including vegan and vegetarian entrees. Big Bear has grown to include a range of International cuisines like Nepalese, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian, Mexican and Hawaiian. Classic American eateries include pizza parlors, pubs, steak and seafood houses. Of course there's always access to the fudge and ice cream shops if it's a cheat day.

Explore Restaurants

Hacienda Mexican food in Big Bear Lake

Resolution #3 - Challenge Your Mind

Enjoy one of Big Bear's outdoor scavenger hunt experiences and get to know some fun history with Urban Adventure Quest or Riddle Routes. Or, team up with the smartest people you know and solve your way out of one the escape rooms at Mountain Room Escapes.

If upping your reading time is one of your goals, stop by one of Big Bear's used books store at Bear Necessities or in the Upstairs Village Mall. Then curl up in front of the fireplace and dive in.

Happy New Year!

Woman reads by the fire

Resolution #4 - Less Screen Time

Trade the digital screen for sunscreen! Big Bear is the best Southern California destination for outdoor recreation in every season. In the summer, soak up the sun on the lake. In the winter, enjoy Big Bear's snow sports and recreation. In the spring, marvel at the colorful wildflowers and in the fall, take in the breathtaking foliage.

A man in a yellow kayak and woman in a red kayak on Big Bear Lake on a sunny summer day

Resolution #5 - Give Back

Leave the world a little brighter than before when you volunteer your time for a good cause. In Big Bear, there are so many ways to help support sustainable tourism, environmental efforts, and wildlife care. Explore some of Big Bear's non-profit groups striving for a better tomorrow.

Care For Big Bear

Volunteers collect trash from the shoreline of Big Bear Lake during a Care For Big Bear clean up event.

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