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Memorial Day Weekend Activities & Events

Posted: 05/18/13 | By Matt McCabe

As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, many people are planning to get out into the wilds of the San Bernardino National Forest for their three days weekends of adventure or relaxation.

As such, I thought it would only be a fair public service to you, my esteemed readers, to let you know about some of the fun and exciting things to do in the beautiful Big Bear Valley and with a (shhhhh, it's a secret) Memorial Weekend 50% off flash sale, you can make it affordable and fun!

Memorial Day Weekend Activities

A great place to start this Memorial Day Weekend would be the Discovery Zone at the Big Bear Discovery Center (opening May, 25), where families can learn about the great outdoors hands on. The Discovery Zone has been constructed to be a fully interactive classroom focused on the fun side of learning about how thinks work in the our own corner of the National Forest. Points of interest in the Discovery Zone include arts and crafts with materials harvested directly from our local forest, as well as a very web-like climbing area, accessible stage for music, and creative ways to learn to be stewards of our environment. While much of this is ideal for ages 2-7, I think most parents will find it to be a great way to unplug and really focus on learning about nature and participating with their kids... And I wouldn't be surprised if a few parents find their inner child taking root in such a whimsical atmosphere.

After you've gotten in touch with the playful side of nature, I suggest heading to the south side of the lake to check out what Snow Summit will have to offer on May 25.

Scenic Sky Chair at Snow Summit

Snow Summit will be opening two attractions that Saturday.

The Scenic Sky Chair at Snow Summit runs from Memorial Day Weekend through most of the fall season on East Mountain Xpress, better known as chair 1 by the locals. My family and I take this ride at least once a year, and I'll tell you...this is an amazing way to get a beautiful view of our community, which will take you about 15 minutes both up and down the lift. Once at the top of the mountain, consider stopping by the View Haus, for a tasty burger!

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