Things To Do in Big Bear During The Fall
The leaves are changing colors, the weather is cooling down and pumpkin spice is now a food group. Fall is here in Big Bear and if you haven’t experienced our beautiful mountain town during this season, now is your chance! There are very few places in Southern California where you can experience the true beauty of fall and Big Bear is one of them. The forest comes alive, bursting with colors of red, yellow, and orange and the crisp mountain air makes sweater weather actually possible here in California. There’s so much to love about Big Bear during the fall, including all of the amazing festive activities you can enjoy. Here are 4 things that you won’t want to miss out on during your fall trip to Big Bear.
There are so many great ways to view the fall colors in Big Bear. Get a closer look at nature and the spectacular scenery on a hike through the San Bernardino National Forest. Make sure you stop by the Big Bear Visitor Center to find out where the best areas to see the blooming colors are. There are many trails to choose from ranging from easy beginner trails to more challenging and advanced trails. No matter what trail you choose, the fall sights will be absolutely breathtaking. Segway tours are also available to view the fall colors. Tour guides will take you through the Village and surrounding areas and is faster than a hike. Other ways to view the incredible colors of fall are from high above the trees in a helicopter! Viewing the mountain from the vantage point of a helicopter will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture all the spectacular sights and colors that Big Bear has to offer during the fall.
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This is an interesting and thrilling fall experience that is so fun it can quickly turn into a tradition that you and your family come back to do every fall! Zipline Action Adventures hosts a festive zip-lining experience every Saturday in October beginning at 1pm. Grab your helmet and some courage and speed down a zipline carrying a pumpkin. On your way down try throwing the pumpkin at multiple strategically placed targets and win prizes for the targets you hit! The zip-lining experience is a fun family-friendly fall activity and a great way to view the Big Bear scenery while flying through the trees. When you stay with Destination Big Bear you receive an exclusive offer of 15% off when you book your zip-lining experience online at https://actiontourscalifornia.com.
Another festivity that is a must-see when visiting Big Bear in the fall is Oktoberfest! Beginning on September 11th, Oktoberfest kicks off 50+ years of German Tradition here in Big Bear. Delicious food, ice cold beer and live entertainment are what Oktoberfest is known for. Witness some crazy competition such as the queen stein carrying contest which allows Oktoberfest queens a chance at the title by lifting a record amount of steins full of beer. Other competitions are drinking contests and log sawing contests. Grab your tickets online at https://bigbearevents.com/oktoberfest/. Many options for dates are available since the event runs through September, October and ends on November 7th. Certain weekends in September and November offer free admission for America’s heroes including Veterans, Active Military, Law Enforcement and Firefighters. Immediate family members also receive general admission tickets at a discounted rate of $10.
Cozy Fall Cabins
After your long day of fall festivities, come back and relax in your very own private cabin nestled in the Big Bear mountains. Nothing feels more like fall than a hot cup of apple cider by a roaring fireplace and a spectacular view of the falling leaves right from the comfort of your cabin living room. Open up the windows and let the crisp mountain air fill the room while you listen to the calming sounds of the mountain at night. Destination Big Bear has many different cabins to fit any budget and need. Some hidden in the trees and others closer to the Village and the lake. If your bringing your furry friend along, no worries! We have pet friendly cabins as well. Start by taking a look at our cabins options online to view the homes available for the dates you desire or call one of our vacation specialists at 909-752-0234 to help plan your favorite fall getaway. Don’t forget to ask about the exclusive promotions you gain access to when staying with Destination Big Bear!