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Guys Getaway in Big Bear

Posted: 07/15/20

Looking to plan a guys getaway weekend? Whether you're planning your best friend's bachelor party or just a fun weekend trip, Big Bear is the place to be!

Big Bear is a great location to practice the age-old tradition of male bonding in the wilderness. We've collected a range of outdoor and active recreation to enjoy, plus some dining/drinking options and events to invite the 'bros' to.

Go catch a fish. Ease into your guys' weekend with a day of fishing. Big Bear Lake is a fresh-water fishing hub in an alpine environment making it the perfect place to reel in rainbow trout, catfish, bass and other species. Spring and fall seasons tend be 'better' due to cooler water temps, but a savvy fisherman will bring home the catch year-round. Pay the experts at Big Bear Sporting Goods a visit and pick their brains,

Take a hike...or bike. Is the slow pace of fishing not up your alley? Hit any of the hiking and biking trails for a more rigorous day. Skyline and Pineknot are popular south shore trails with some respectable climbing. On the north shore, the John Bull and Grout Bay trails are also a great workout. Scroll to the bottom for bike rentals.

Tee Off. After a healthy hike or bike through the wilderness, head over to Bear Mountain Golf Course and tee off. The local 9-hole course is a calm and serene environment with some spectacular surrounding scenery. After your game, enjoy an ice-cold brew and juicy burger in the Clubhouse.

Cater to the adrenaline junkie. Again, if nice and easy isn't your thing, you can take a walk on the wild side with a zipline tour with Action Tours or a 4X4 adventure with Big Bear Off-Road Experience. Got your own 4X4 vehicle? Check out some trails for yourself and choose your own adventure.

Eat, Drink & Be Happy. Recap the day's events over a cold beer at Big Bear Lake Brewing Co or their brother location The Bone Yard. These guys specialize in burgers and comfort food, and pub grub. Big Bear Bar & Grill also boasts one of best bar scenes in the valley, stop in and put their bar tender to the test!

Prost! Each fall season, the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest draws hundreds of beer drinkers, brat eaters, log sawers, stein holders, lederhosen wearers, and the like. Big Bear's festival consistently ranks among the top 15 Oktoberfests in the nation with live German music bands imported straight from Germany, traditional Oktoberfest beers and authentic food.

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