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Big-Bear-Lake is an alpine village located in the San Bernardino National Forest, approximately 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Situated 7,000 feet above sea level, this is an outstanding year round recreational resort area with four distinct seasons. The beautiful blue lake sits against the backdrop of forested mountains, offering crisp fresh air and sunshine over 300 days of the year. Big Bear Lake has everything - swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, and horseback riding, or camping. There's miniature golf and a water slide park, and in wintertime, the Big Bear Lake region offers world-class skiing, sledding and snowboarding - all amid some of the most spectacular mountain scenery found anywhere in the world. Big Bear Lake is home to a Discovery Center that offers wildflower walks, bird walks, and stargazing "Nature Nights." There is some sort of special event or festival going on in the Big Bear Lake area literally every month of the year. Besides camping, Big Bear Lake offers lakeside cabins and lodges, hotels and motels, bed and breakfasts and rental properties available for visitors. The town of Big Bear Lake is a nice place to take a leisurely stroll exploring the restaurants and unique shops. Whether it's exciting outdoor fun or a peaceful mountain retreat you're looking for, Big Bear Lake in the mountains of southern California is a good choice for a vacation destination.

Surrounding areas: Moonridge, California (2.8 mi), Sugarloaf, California (4.3 mi), Angelus Oaks, California (8.0 mi), Forest Falls, California (10.6 mi), Running Springs, California (11.9 mi), Lake Arrowhead, California (16.5 mi), Redlands, California (20.4 mi)

Big Bear Lake Vacation Rentals

Big Bear Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Holiday Inn-big Bear Chateau42200 Moonridge RdBig Bear Lake, CA (909) 866-6666
Lagonita Lodge183 LagunitaBig Bear Lake, CA (909) 866-6531
Motel 642899 Big Bear BlvdBig Bear Lake, CA (909) 585-6666
Bracken Fern Manor815 Arrowhead Villas RdLake Arrowhead, CA16.3 mi.(909) 337-8557
Lake Arrowhead Hilton Resort27984 Hwy 189Lake Arrowhead, CA16.3 mi.(714) 336-1511
Lake Arrowhead ResortLake Arrowhead, CA16.3 mi.(909) 336-1511
Saddleback Inn300 S State Hwy 173Lake Arrowhead, CA16.3 mi.(714) 336-3571
Yu-cal Motel12163 14TH StYucaipa, CA18.1 mi.(909) 797-8390
Calimesa Motor Lodge616 W Ave LCalimesa, CA18.7 mi.(909) 795-5084
Calimesa Inn1205 Calimesa BlvdCalimesa, CA19.2 mi.(909) 795-2536
Super 8 Motel Highland26667 Highland AveHighland, CA19.9 mi.(909) 864-0100
Howard Johnson Inn1120 W Colton AveRedlands, CA20.9 mi.(909) 793-2001
Comfort Suites1230 W Colton AveRedlands, CA21.0 mi.(909) 335-9988
Dynasty Suites Redland1235 W Colton AveRedlands, CA21.0 mi.(909) 793-6648
Motel 61160 Arizona StRedlands, CA21.1 mi.(909) 792-3175
Country Inn & Suites1650 Industrial Park AveRedlands, CA21.4 mi.(909) 792-7913
Good Nite Inn Redlands1675 Industrial Park AveRedlands, CA21.4 mi.(909) 793-3723
Days Inn-san Bernardino1386 E Highland AveSan Bernardino, CA21.6 mi.(909) 881-1702
Banning Super 8 Motel1690 W Ramsey StBanning, CA21.8 mi.(951) 849-6887
Days Inn-banning2320 W Ramsey StBanning, CA21.8 mi.(951) 849-0092
MT View Motel1430 E 6TH StBeaumont, CA21.8 mi.(951) 845-2986
Sunpark Lodge25300 3RD StSan Bernardino, CA22.0 mi.(909) 884-2355
Morongo Casino Resort And Spa49500 Seminole DrCabazon, CA22.8 mi.(800) 252-4499
University Inn Motel1914 S Tippecanoe AveSan Bernardino, CA23.8 mi.(909) 796-0254
Days Inn1909 S Business Ctr DrSan Bernardino, CA23.9 mi.(909) 889-0090
Guesthouse Inn1280 S East StSan Bernardino, CA23.9 mi.(909) 888-0271
Super 8 Motel225 East Hosipitality LnSan Bernardino, CA23.9 mi.(909) 888-6777
San Bernardino Fairfield Inn & Suites1041 E Harriman PlSan Bernardino, CA24.1 mi.(909) 382-4560
San Bernardino Residence Inn1040 E Harriman PlSan Bernardino, CA24.1 mi.(909) 382-4564
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center295 N E StSan Bernardino, CA24.2 mi.(909) 381-6181
Holiday Inn Express San Bernardino450 N G StSan Bernardino, CA24.4 mi.(909) 885-0055
Econo Lodge606 N H StSan Bernardino, CA24.5 mi.(909) 889-8717
Quality Inn1750 S Waterman AveSan Bernardino, CA24.5 mi.(909) 888-4827
Sunshine Motel570 N H StSan Bernardino, CA24.5 mi.(909) 888-1514
Loma Linda Inn24532 University AveLoma Linda, CA24.7 mi.(800) 796-6835
Best Western Hospitality Lane294 E Hospitality LnSan Bernardino, CA24.7 mi.(909) 381-1681
Valley Motel1640 N MT Vernon AveSan Bernardino, CA24.7 mi.(909) 887-4258
La Quinta Inn 570205 E Hospitality LnSan Bernardino, CA24.9 mi.(909) 888-7571
Knights Inn1150 S E StSan Bernardino, CA25.0 mi.(909) 885-9941
Motel 6111 W Redlands BlvdSan Bernardino, CA25.0 mi.(909) 825-6666
Bed & Breakfast
Apples Bed & Breakfast Inn42430 Moon RDG RdBig Bear Lake, CA (909) 866-0903

Big Bear Lake Weather & Climate

The San Bernardino National Forest, near Big Bear Lake, is the only place in southern California that has four distinct seasons. At nearly 7,000 feet in elevation, the area enjoys warm, pleasant summers and crisp, cold winters. Its alpine tundra climate means plenty of snow in the wintertime for the ski slopes and occasional thunderstorms in spring and summer. The Big Bear Lake region also enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year and is considered one of the sunniest places in the world. However, once the sun dips behind the mountains at night, it can be very cool - even in the middle of summer. The climate varies greatly from nearby Los Angeles. It can be 75 degrees in the city and 40 degrees in the mountains on the same day.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 20°F 4.10 in. -
February 48°F 22°F 4.60 in. -
March 51°F 24°F 3.55 in. -
April 58°F 28°F 0.95 in. -
May 66°F 34°F 0.51 in. -
June 75°F 41°F 0.18 in. -
July 80°F 47°F 0.75 in. -
August 79°F 46°F 0.98 in. -
September 73°F 40°F 0.53 in. -
October 64°F 32°F 0.78 in. -
November 54°F 25°F 1.55 in. -
December 47°F 21°F 2.67 in. -

Big Bear Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the San Bernardino International airport (SBD) located about 21 miles west of Big Bear Lake in San Bernardino, California, the Apple Valley airport (APV) located approximately 28 miles northwest of Big Bear Lake in Apple Valley, California, the Southern California Logistics airport (VCV) located roughly 36 miles northwest of Big Bear Lake in Victorville, California, and finally the Palm Springs International airport (PSP) located around 36 miles southeast of Big Bear Lake in Palm Springs, California.

Big Bear Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Pharaohs Lost KingdomRedlandsCA20.4 mi.
Castle Amusement ParkRiversideCA34.5 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterUplandCA43.7 mi.
Scandia Amusement ParkOntarioCA44.4 mi.
Adventure CityAnaheimCA64.3 mi.
Disney's California AdventureAnaheimCA64.3 mi.
DisneylandAnaheimCA64.3 mi.
Knott's Berry FarmBuena ParkCA67.7 mi.
Legoland CaliforniaCarlsbadCA79.1 mi.
Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal CityCA83.1 mi.
Water Parks
Pharaoh's WaterparkRedlandsCA20.4 mi.
Oasis WaterparkPalm SpringsCA35.1 mi.
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano IslandLake ElsinoreCA46.4 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA52.4 mi.
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA67.7 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborSanta ClaritaCA94.1 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborValenciaCA98.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Yucaipa Valley Golf CourseYucaipaCA16.6 mi.
Calimesa Country ClubCalimesaCA18.9 mi.
Oak Valley Golf ClubBeaumontCA20.6 mi.
Palm Meadows Golf CourseSan BernardinoCA22.0 mi.
Sun Lakes Country ClubBanningCA22.3 mi.
Sun Lakes Country Club Executive CourseBanningCA22.3 mi.
PGA of Southern California at Oak ValleyBeaumontCA22.5 mi.
Shandin Hills Golf ClubSan BernardinoCA23.6 mi.
Jess Ranch Golf CourseApple ValleyCA23.9 mi.
San Bernardino Golf ClubSan BernardinoCA24.5 mi.
Hesperia Golf & Country ClubHesperiaCA25.8 mi.
Colton Golf ClubColtonCA26.1 mi.
Blue Skies Country ClubYucca ValleyCA26.8 mi.
Mission Lakes Country ClubDesert Hot SpringsCA27.5 mi.
El Rancho Verde Country ClubRialtoCA27.7 mi.
Moreno Valley Ranch Golf ClubMoreno ValleyCA27.7 mi.
Moreno Valley City Golf CourseMoreno ValleyCA28.1 mi.
Quail Ranch Country CourseMoreno ValleyCA28.1 mi.
Golden Era Golf CourseGilman Hot SpringsCA28.8 mi.
Desert Crest Country ClubDesert Hot SpringsCA29.8 mi.
Sands RV ResortDesert Hot SpringsCA29.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Snow ValleyRunning SpringsCA11.9 mi.
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA42.4 mi.
State Parks
Heart Bar State ParkCA10.8 mi. 
Mount San Jacinto State ParkCA32.7 mi. 
San Bernardino County MuseumRedlandsCA20.4 mi.(History)
Riverside Municipal MuseumRiversideCA34.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Agua Caliente Cultural MuseumPalm SpringsCA35.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Palm Springs Air MuseumPalm SpringsCA35.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Cooper Regional History MuseumUplandCA43.7 mi.(History)
Mojave River Valley MuseumBarstowCA45.9 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
The Living DesertPalm DesertCA47.0 mi.
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA61.7 mi.
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA65.0 mi.
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA77.7 mi.
San Diego Wild Animal ParkSan DiegoCA106.5 mi.
San Diego ZooSan DiegoCA106.5 mi.
Sea World of San DiegoSan DiegoCA106.5 mi.

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