Family Travel » Big Bear Lake, CA

Family travel in Big Bear Lake, CA

At Big Bear Lake, you can try lake sports or hiking in the summer, while the winter months bring plenty of fresh powder for skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. Bring the family to experience a winter wonderland or summer adventure to remember!
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Action Zipline Tours

Experience family bonding at its finest as you soar through the treetops of Big Bear together. The three-hour tour, which operates year 'round, begins with an off-road ride into the forest, followed by nine high-speed zipline runs and a suspension bridge. With stunning views of Johnson Valley in the background, this will truly be a day to remember!

Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain

Bobsleds in California? Yes, you read that right! The Magic Mountain Recreation Area at Big Bear Lake is home to the world-famous Alpine Slide, Southern California’s only authentic bobsled experience. Board a chairlift to the top of the mountain, then navigate your own individually-controlled sled. During warmer months, the family will enjoy go-carts, water slides and miniature golf.

Big Bear Off-Road Adventures

Gather the family for a day of adventure and exploration. Choose from various year 'round four-wheel drive tours, including a picturesque sunset tour. If the family prefers a land and sea adventure, hop on board a convertible Pinzgauer to explore the canyons, streams and rivers of the San Bernardino mountains. You’ll even get the chance to visit historic gold rush sites.

Moonridge Animal Park

Take a break from skiing to get up-close-and-personal with alpine wildlife. Your kids will love experiencing more than 190 animals representing 80 species, including bald eagles, bobcats, black bears and barn owls. Moonridge Animal Park is also a fully-licensed care and rehabilitation facility for injured animals. The park is open year 'round, weather permitting.

Pineknot Campground

Pineknot Campground is the ideal setting for your next family camping experience. The campground is located in the National Forest in the San Bernardino mountains, near Big Bear Lake. This family-friendly environment, situated at 6,900 feet, is near the Snow Summit ski area, and just minutes from the lake, village and shopping. The campgrounds also include firewood and flush toilets.

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