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Hey Siri! 6 Things To Ask Your Virtual Assistant Before Heading Up To Big Bear

Posted: 07/15/19 | By Sara Schacht

We all know that excitement when it’s time to jump in the car and hit the road for a weekend getaway in Big Bear! The road snacks are within reach, Google maps is navigating the way, and hopefully traffic isn’t too painful.

Here’s 6 top questions to ask your virtual assistant (or research online) before heading to Big Bear:

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Which Way?

Whether you’re a Waze-r or a Google goer, map out your route before you leave the driveway. We all have routes that we default to but check out all the freeway options to find the most time efficient route.

Road maintenance and repairs along Big Bear’s 3 mountain roads are common throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Check ahead of time for any traffic delays or closures before you start up the hill. Follow the link below for live road condition updates from CalTrans.

Keep track of traffic here >>>

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What’s the Weather on the Horizon?

Just because it’s gloomy (or sunny) at home, doesn’t mean it’ll be that way in Big Bear. Check the current Big Bear weather before you head off and the future forecast for all the days you’ll be visiting. Also be aware that weather can change quickly in Big Bear. It’s not unheard of for a sunshiny day to get rainy and cold, then switch back to sunshine all within 30-40 mins. Pack for all the possibilities!

Be weather wise here >>> or just use the weather widget on your phone.

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What’s the Haps in Big Bear?

You probably have a good idea of what you’re visiting for and what your plans are in Big Bear. Regardless, keep an eye on other events and activities happening during your visit that you can easily jump in on.

Find all the best Big Bear happenings here >>> and check out some bigger events happening this year here >>>

When & Where are the Deals?

Saving money is always a good idea. Ask your pocket assistant about discounts and deals for lodging and dining while you’re in town. Search for deals >>> HERE

Tropicali Restaurant

What are the closest restaurants to my cabin/hotel?

Big Bear lacks little in the way of dining style or type of food. We’ve got everything from Chinese and Italian, Indian and Hawaiian, and more! There’s fast food and sit down, sports bars and dessert shops, pizza parlors and breweries, the list goes on.

Take your pick and make your plan here >>>

Does Big Bear have an app?

Why yes, yes it does! Learn about our mobile app for Apple and Android and start building an itinerary of activities today!

Follow Visit Big Bear on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and let us know how your Big Bear vacation went and share your own key questions with us too!

Sara Schacht is the Social Media & Website Content Coordinator for Visit Big Bear. Enjoying the great outdoors in Big Bear is a top priority for her in every season!