Experience SoCal's #1 Fall Destination!
Autumn in Big Bear Lake - or as we like to call it, the Falltacular Season! - is a truly magical time in the Valley. From the changing colors, to themed outdoor excursions, and seasonal shopping and dining, we challenge you to find another SoCal destination that does fall like Big Bear Lake!
Visit our Falltacular Page for info on events and offers, and find some inspiration on how to enjoy fall in Big Bear!
View Fall Colors!
The Valley's breathtaking fall foliage is the highlight of the season with aspens, maples, oaks, and elms proudly displaying their crimson, yellow, and orange hues against the evergreen forest. Every corner of our little mountain town sees the changing colors so you're sure to enjoy the fall colors wherever you go.
Discover numerous ways to take it all in, from guided Segway tours, to horseback rides, 4X4 Jeep adventures, ziplining fun, helicopter flights, lake excursions, and even a simple walk through the neighborhood. The ways to enjoy are endless! Just don't forget the camera.
Fall Family Fun!
The autumn season brings a welcome change of pace for our visitors. From lower temperatures to beautiful scenery, Big Bear Lake is the ideal destination for a little family getaway.
Big Bear Lake is best known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, so you're sure to find an experience for everyone to enjoy. Learn something new on educational scavenger hunts and trips to the Zoo, or hop on thrilling rides like the Alpine Slide, the Mineshaft Coaster, and high speed Go-Karts. Excavate precious gems and minerals at Gold Rush Mining Adventures, or conquer the mountain at Snow Summit's Basecamp, even take a ride up the Scenic Sky Chair! Petting zoos give kids and grown-ups the change to get up close and personal with farm animals, and a high flying ropes course takes you to new heights.
Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest
Started by German immigrants Hans and Erika Bandows, the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has been a staple event in the Valley for decades and stays true to the authentic German festival traditions and the Bandows' legacy of bringing people together.
It was our way of showing our gratitude for our new community and our guests. We wanted to give them something special, something they would remember, and sure enough they loved it! - Hans Bandows
Experience Oktoberfest for yourself and savor authentic bratwurst, beers, music and dancing, traditional games, and more! Prost!
Plan a romantic getaway for two, with that special someone and you! What could be more romantic than a weekend in a cozy mountain cabin, an evening of fine dining, a relaxing massage for two, and some quality time enjoying the outdoors?
Any time of year is great for a Big Bear getaway, but the fall season definitely offers that extra magic with the colorful forests and seasonal gifts and menus. Did you know that Big Bear Lake is a popular destination for weddings as well? Visit our Weddings Page for a little inspiration on venues, dining, and photography.