Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake Travel Guide

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Hotels in Big Bear Lake

Popular with outdoor adventurists, this Best Western branch is within a five-minute drive of the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ski areas. The 80 guest rooms are slightly outdated, but all include a fireplace, large windows, and marble bathrooms with heated towel racks.

Restaurants in Big Bear Lake

This long-standing Big Bear spot is known for its breakfast, which includes everything from egg-and-meat scrambles to waffles, even omelettes. Lunch and dinner are also served, with menus listing casual standards like burgers, wraps, and salads.

Things to do in Big Bear Lake

Southern California’s most popular ski and snowboarding resort resides in San Bernardino National Forest, southwest of Big Bear Lake. All four peaks—accessible via 12 lifts—rise above 8,000 feet elevation,  and Geronimo offers the most challenging runs (near chair #8).