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Summer Vacation in Big Bear Lake California from Big Bear Lake on Vimeo.

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Mountain Biking

One of Big Bear's popular activities is mountain biking at Snow Summit, but there are many trails in and around the Big Bear Valley for mountain biking, off-roading, and hiking.

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Freshwater Fishing

Big Bear Lake's freshwater lake, with 22 miles of shoreline is perfect for fishing from a boat or the shoreline for the family or just spend time alone in a peaceful mountain setting.

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Hiking / Nature Walk

There are many trails perfect for hiking. If you are looking for a guided nature walk, the Discovery Center offers free daily walks and an interactive Nature Zone for you and your family to get in touch with the great outdoors and learn more about nature.

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Pet Friendly Big Bear

Big Bear is known as a pet friendly vacation spot due to the many pet-friendly lodging options and the pet-friendly activities such as swimming in the lake.

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Ever want to feel what it is like to soar high above the sky, at over 7,000'? Ziplining in Big Bear is one of those unique experiences that will leave you with a lasting memory for years.

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Jumping off China Islands / Swimming 

Love to swim? Big Bear Lake has many swimmer friendly areas such as China Islands where locals and visitors anchor up around the island and are able to jump off the rocks into the water or sun bathe.

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Lake Activities - Kayaking, Canoeing, Paddleboarding

Big Bear's paddle sports are a great way to experience the serenity of the lake without having to rent a boat. Take a tour and learn about the local history or rent one on your own and create your own experience.

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Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain

Kids and adults love the Alpine Slide! They have a course you can race down on a tobaggan, a water-slide, games, miniature golf and more fun activities in a unique alpine setting.

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Lodging / Cabin Rentals - kids playing on bed

Big Bear offers many different types of lodging options from cabins, private homes, lodges and B&Bs. Whether it is lakefront or in the forest setting, you are sure to feel like you are home away from home.

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Women's Getaway / Leisure Activities

Big Bear is not only for men to fish and kids to play, but women can enjoy many of the activities too. From shopping in the Village, wine tasting at Wolf Creek Wine Room or free paddleboarding on Thursdays at Captain John's Marina. Looking for a leisure activity? No problem, there are many mobile massage business' that will come to your cabin, enjoy a day at a local day spa or just sit back and enjoy a glass of white wine and take in the beautiful views.

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Dining / Bear Mountain Brewery

Big Bear has many unique dining options form breweries, wine rooms with entertainment in the evening, famous pancakes as big as the plate, or restaurants with views of the lake.

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Roasting S'mores / Family Campfires

What to do at night? S'mores underneath the stars! Just because the sun goes down, doesn't mean the fun stops. Take to your cabin, roast s'mores, break open a board game, stargaze, and relax.

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Romantic Getaway/ Star Gazing

Big Bear is a romantic getaway, especially during the summer months where you can watch the sunset and then enjoy gazing at the stars. It is so peaceful and serene during the cool, clear summer nights.