Big Bear Lake, CA
Big Bear Lake, located 25 miles northeast of San Bernardino, has more than 5,400 residents who call it home. During summer months, vacationers enjoy fishing, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The winter months bring plenty of fresh powder for skiiers, snowboarders and sledders. Visit the visitor's center, located at 630 Bartlett Rd., for an Adventure Passport book that's full of discounts to local merchants.