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“Great weekend escape”
Review of Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake
Irvine, California
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18 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great weekend escape”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

It's a beautiful mountain resort community located 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles and surrounded by San Bernardino National Forest. It's a great place to visit four seasons of the year. But in today's post i will show you how it looks in October. http://eugenesulyma.blogspot.com/2012/10/fall-in-big-bear-city-october-2012.html

Visited October 2012
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Casa Grande, Arizona
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“Big Bear Lake, a gem at high altitude”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Big Bear Lake is a very popular vacation destination that offers a wide variety of activities for all age groups throughout the year.
Go hiking, boating, swimming in the warm season, leaf peeping in the fall, skiing in the winter.
It is a 3 hour drive from the L.A. area (depending on traffic), 5 hours from the Yuma, AZ area.
The countryside is spectacular: great photo opportunities for photographers, bring your binoculars if you are a birdwatcher, your easel if you love to paint or sketch, your fishing poles if you love to fish or a good book for a peaceful read outdoors. Try to catch a sunrise while you are there, and enjoy the many great restaurants like North Shore Café, Nottinghams and Basil Bistro. There are treasures to be found at the fun antique shops scattered around the lake and if a flea market is scheduled don’t miss an opportunity to find bargains. Go visit the zoo/animal rescue center, the focus is on rehabilitation of injured wild animals; the zoo will relocate near its current location in the distant future.
Big Bear is a must for nature lovers.

Visited September 2012
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Whittier, California
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21 reviews
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“Fun fishing”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Loved the lake, the fishing and the fresh crisp air. My grandson got the fishing bug and we loved the zoo.

Visited November 2011
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Costa Mesa, CA
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“Crowded, but nice”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

We rented a pontoon boat for a quick hour and scooted around the lake. There may have been some sort of fishing day going on because the lake was FULL of white flagged, parked boats and people along the banks. No room to cruise a full speed, but we made the best of it and had fun. There is a pretty hike along the lake on the North Shore. Apparently you need to park along the highway to avoid buying a parking pass to park in the lots.

Visited October 2012
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Palm Springs, California
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“Summer in Big Bear”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We went to Big Bear over the 4th of July and had a blast. The fireworks were fantastic and hiking the mountains was great exercise. If you have a little kids in you swish down the alpine Slide. I did it with a 79 year old. The community theater put on a rather good production of "The King and I" complete with great costumes. I would gladly go back just for the crisp mountain air.

Visited July 2012
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