Take A Getaway To Big Bear Lake This Summer

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This summer why not enjoy a fabulous getaway vacation in an unexpected gem within Southern California: Big Bear Lake.

Summertime is here, locals and visitors tend to make Los Angeles their travel destination during this time period. Because who doesn’t love the warm weather, sunshine and beaches? However, Los Angeles has much more to offer than just beautiful beaches, it also has stunning mountain views and crystal clear, enchanting lakes.

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Big Bear is a small city located in Southern California. It’s a family-friendly environment, and it’s composed of many shops and ski resorts like Big Bear Mountain Resort. Though travelers may not be aware of it, there are plenty of fun things to do in Big Bear Lake during the summer.  

As COVID-19 restrictions start to ease in California and other states, visitors will be left wondering where to stay and what COVID-safe activities they can do. 

Things to do  

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Big Bear Lake Kayaks

Kayaking is fun in the water for the entire family. However, if kayaking is not your thing, they also offer paddle boarding and bicycle rentals. 

The prices at Big Bear Lake Kayaks are incredible, starting a just $35 for a single rider for two hours. Their price includes a life jacket and paddle. Reservations are required and they also offer a full day rental so that you can do a sunrise or sunset kayak adventure. 

Pine Knot Marina

For those who enjoy breathtaking thrills, there is Pine Knot Marina. They offer boat and jet ski rentals. Imagine gliding through the water on the Yamaha Wave-Runner jet ski, the breeze hitting your face and the sun giving you a sun-kissed glow.  

The jet skis seat up to two people and are available for rental by half an hour or per hour. They require that at least one of the riders is 18 or older and children under six are not allowed. If this is something new, there is no need to worry as Pine Knot Marina offers basic training. 

Big Bear Zoo

Big Bear Zoo is perfect for families looking to teach their little ones about wildlife. The zoo originally opened its doors in 1959. During this time, it housed injured animals of the wildfire that rampaged the San Bernardino National Forest.  

Since then, Big Bear Zoo has been a safe zone for injured animals. To keep the zoo running, they depend on donations, volunteers and ticket sales. At just $15 per person, this is an experience enjoyed at any age. 

For years travelers have opted for hotels. However, Big Bear Lake is one of those destinations better experienced in a cabin. These Airbnb, back-to-nature accommodations allow guests visiting Big Bear to unwind and unplug.

Cabins to Check Out! 

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The Hansel and Gretel Cottage

The story of Hansel and Gretel and the mean witch has been told many times. No need to fear though, because this cabin is witch-free. This cozy cabin fits up to five people with enough parking for three cars.

The cabin includes a perfect deck for enjoying a morning coffee, doing yoga or just taking in the views. If visiting for a romantic getaway, the fireplace will give your atmosphere that extra something in almost every romance movie. 

Sleepy Forest

There is a reason that the name of this cabin is sleepy forest. Partially, because of their amazing bathroom composed of a jet-tub for two. Right beside it, there is a fireplace and above a TV. With all these convenient amenities, it will be hard to want to leave. 

The Sleepy Forest cabin also has access to a full kitchen and separate shower-tub combination. Vines partially cover the deck, giving the cabin a mysterious and vintage look. 

Treetop Escape

Do you remember as a kid that treehouses were a getaway from school, parents and just perfect for having fun? Keep the tradition going by staying at Treetop Escape. 

This lovely cabin offers multiple windows perfect for viewing down the slope where it is located. Treetop Escape also offers a front deck equipped with a seating area and a back deck with a jacuzzi and barbeque.

By Miriam Frutos Rodriguez
Featured Photo: Taryn Elliott on Pexels
Read next: The Most Beautiful and Luxurious Glamping Destinations to Visit 

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