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Big Bear Girls' Getaway Weekend Ideas

Posted: 07/13/15 | By Tina Hauer

To all the ladies who need a weekend to slip away to focus on rejuvenation and good times, Big Bear has exactly what you are looking for.

Our cherished mountain home skillfully blends rustic charm with serenity, while whetting your appetite for adventure. Just a short drive from both LA and San Diego, this affordable destination will be just what the doctor ordered for your next girls getaway weekend.

For your weekend celebrating all the fabulous ladies in your life, here's the insider's guide to Big Bear.

For that Wild Side

An adrenaline rush isn't just for the guys. That wild side calling out for good times doesn't distinguish. So, for the ladies itching for adventure, strap on a helmet and hold on for the top Big Bear conquests.

-Jet Skiing-

Thrill seekers go no farther. Just hop on a jet ski and let 'er rip! Feel the rush as you whisk around the lake with ease.

-Big Bear Speedway-

Racers start your engines. Then, buckle up because this kart-racing route is more than two miles long, averaging 10-14 laps per heat.

-Zip Lining-

Need for speed has been the theme for Big Bear. Zip lining is no different. Reaching speeds of over 40 mph as you soar through the trees, this adventure isn’t for the faint of heart.

For Rejuvenation

Let the stress ease away as you focus on revitalization. Between the fresh air and stunning scenery, the mountains are just good for the soul. If you are seeking the powers of rejuvenation, these activities will leave you renewed and full of energy. Before you know it, you will be up for anything life feels like throwing your way.


Tranquility has a new meaning after silently gliding over the lake. Explore new coves. Take in the wildlife. Go at a different pace. Slowing down in a kayak will help you experience life at a deeper level.

-Horseback Riding-

Saddle up cowgirl; horseback riding on Big Bear's backwoods trails is awe-inspiring. Especially if you sneak away during the winter, the calmness and stillness in the woods is a new type of serenity.

-Massages & Spas-

You can't talk girls' weekend without a spa day. Big Bear has a fantastic lineup of spas and salons for the full pampering experience.

For Hibernation

No matter your adventure level, at some point you and your tribe of ladies will need to crash. But, that doesn't mean the experience goes to rest. Here are three different lodging options to maximize experience without giving up the amenities of home.

The best part is they all come with FREE home-cooked breakfasts and dinners.


May we present glamping—the art of luxurious camping while keeping true to your glamorous self. Hey, camping isn't for everyone. But, that doesn't mean you shouldn't have the same opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. So, grab a sleeping bag, a tent and your sense of adventure for a night outdoors.

This specialty experience is courtesy of International Traveler's House and is housed at the Camp 49er.

-Private Hostel Dorm Room-

If you're looking for a lively community to call home for the weekend, then International Traveler's House is your place. With private dorm style rooms, you and your cohorts can each enjoy your own bed but still keep conversations going into the wee hours of the night. Added perk: few things compare to curling up next to an enormous fireplace.

If you are looking to set your bachelorette party apart or just want to sneak away with the ladies for a girls getaway weekend, Big Bear is your ultimate getaway destination. For fun, adventure and rejuvenation, we have it all.