The Saving Asian Tip: Things to Do in Big Bear!


Things to Do in Big Bear (during the Off-Season)
Locate in the San Bernardino mountains, Big Bear Lake is perfect to escape the heat, the 405 or 5 traffic, and the crowds. Site see, soak up the sun, or shop in the main town, trust me, you’ll find adventure. Beautiful and breath taking Big Bear needs to be your next adventure. We live in the perfect place to get anywhere fast, so go after the adventure, and relax in Big Bear :)


Big Bear Lake.
Of course, you can't go to Big Bear without stopping by Big Bear Lake.
Boulder Bay Park is the perfect place to capture the picture perfect memory! Or continue driving down Big Bear Blvd until you see a bridge; from there you can walk along an easy hiking trail of the 7 mile long lake.

Big Bear Alpine Zoo.

Pooh Bear! 

No Black Bears!!! - Under Construction
A small zoo in Big Bear, but what it does not have in size it makes up for in personality. The small grounds allow you to easily walk around the enclosures and get up and personal with the animals. Our first trip back in October was extremely memorable! We had so much fun and I fell in love with all the bears. By the end of the trip I ended up adopting a three-legged bear named Hucklebeary :)

Zac and I were hoping to see the bears again during our 2nd trip, but all bears, except for the Grizzly Bears, were not on exhibit! Boooo!

Other than that, I love how most of the zookeepers walk around the exhibit ready to answer any questions we have. From wolves, to mountain lions, bald eagles, raccoons and even a bison, this zoo is worth the trip :)  It is a great way to see native animals of the area and support this effort.

Pine Knot Village.

Ready to do some souvenir shopping? Pine Knot Village is the place to go.
(I seriously regret not buying those Bear Ear Muffs (as pictured above))

Zac and I come here to walk around the village and enjoy the fresh Mountain air. We also love to stock up on candy and fudge at the North Pole Candy Shoppe, and of course all of the souvenir shops for my scrapbooking needs :)

Sad to say, but a good majority of the stores were closed during our visit - most likely because it's the "off-season". And also because most of the stores are closed on a Tuesday. Random day.