4 Travel Hacks for 4th of July in Big Bear Lake
4th of July in Big Bear Lake is a great place to spend the holiday whether it’s with family or friends. A Big Bear Lake cabin rental is the perfect place to relax, have a barbeque and make memories that will last a lifetime. With the population swelling over the weekend, you can still have a fun, relaxing time if you plan ahead. Here are 4 travel hacks for the 4th of July in Big Bear Lake!
Find a Cabin
Make sure you book your vacation rental in Big Bear Lake early to get the best location for watching the fireworks and fun activities in the Village. Lakefront cabin rentals in Big Bear Lake provide premier spots for all the fun, especially close to Pine Knot Marina where the show will take place out on the water. If you’re traveling with a large party, choose one of our bigger cabins. Our largest cabin rentals can sleep parties of up to 16 people.
Avoid the North Shore
It’s true that the north shore has a great, unobstructed view of the fireworks show, but the trip back to your cabin rental can be an unnecessary hassle. Travel time can take up to an hour after the show ends just to get back to the other side of the lake. If you do choose to venture out, plan ahead! Pack comfortable chairs and prepare to leave a little before the fireworks end so you aren’t stuck in the after show rush hour. The beach is also a great place to hang out after the show while the traffic subsides.
Bring a Warm Coat
The days are warm but the nights are chilly, especially down by the water. Bringing a coat along on your summer vacation sounds crazy, but not up here in Big Bear! Even though the days are warm, the fresh mountain air can make for chilly nights and the closer you get to the water, the cooler it can be. Make sure you bring your blanket and a warm coat to make the evening more comfortable and pleasant. You won’t be able to get a good view from your car, so make sure you’re prepared for that chilly mountain breeze.
Plan Your Grocery Shopping
Big Bear Lake has two large chain grocery stores for all your meal planning and needs. Make a list and shop early in the day to avoid long lines. Be sure you pick up extra paper towels, all your barbeque needs including charcoal if needed, and all your favorite beverages and snacks. There are several smaller convenience stores and mom-and-pop places to pick up a few forgotten items. Don’t forget to gather up all your trash and take it to a drop-off site on your way out of town. 4th of July barbecues are no secret and the lines at grocery stores can be very long on this day. Big Bear Lake has two large chain grocery stores for all your meal planning and needs. Make a list and shop early in the day to avoid long lines. Be sure you pick up extra paper towels, all your barbeque necessities, including charcoal if needed, and all your favorite beverages and snacks. There are several smaller convenience stores and mom-and-pop places to pick up a few forgotten items. Don’t forget to gather up all your trash and take it to a drop-off site on your way out of town. Now that you know a few ways to prepare for the upcoming 4th of July holiday, all that’s left is to find the perfect cabin. We have lakefront cabins, pet-friendly cabins, vacation rentals close to The Village and cabins to match any budget. Don’t wait! 4th of July in Big Bear Lake can be challenging, but there are a few simple hacks that will make it less stressful and more enjoyable. Be sure you have your list handy so you don’t forget anything! The grocery stores may be busy, especially on the holiday weekend, but with these tips we hope to ease some stress for all our readers this year. We’ll see you back here next week where we’ll share even more great ideas for enjoying the 4th of July in beautiful Big Bear Lake! Reservations are filling up so let us help you get your 4th of July plans in Big Bear Lake started. Our vacation experts will help you plan the perfect holiday getaway for you and your family. Call (909) 752-0234. See you soon!