The natural beauty and serene ambiance of Big Bear Lake is positively addictive. So much so, that family visitors often have trouble saying good-bye to this lovely region of Southern California. With stunning forests and lakes, engaging attractions and fantastic local food, Big Bear is the perfect destination for both weekend getaways and extended retreats. The rugged San Bernardino National Forest provides the perfect opportunity for summer activities such as hiking, fishing, swimming and horseback riding as well as winter activities including skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. A four-season mountain resort, Big Bear is sure to thrill the whole family.