Big Bear Lake: A Romantic Getaway

Sometimes we all just need that break from real life so we can rediscover just why we fell in love with our significant other. Big Bear Lake is a beautiful setting to do that with the water and the forests that surround it. Although we haven’t yet had the chance for our romantic getaway to Big Bear, I discovered a lot while recently there on family vacation. These are some of the things we will do when we get the chance for our charming break.


Take a romantic hike to a picnic spot – Pack a lunch and head up one of the many beautiful hiking trails that Big Bear Lake has to offer. There are a variety of hikes for different levels of hikers, all with stunning views. For a hiking map click here

Dinner Cruise onboard the Miss Liberty Boat Who wouldn’t want a tour on Big Bear Lake at sunset having cocktails on the deck and dining on fine linen and china? The Miss Liberty boat is designed to recreate an 1800s paddle wheel boat experience. With live music, good food and a whimsical atmosphere – how can you say no?

Ride the Scenic Sky Chair to the top of Snow Summit – Take a mile-long ascent to the mountaintop and enjoy incredible views along the way.

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Browse boutiques in The VillageThe Village is the main shopping area in Big Bear Lake where you will find unique and fun artisan shops and delicious food. Strolling through all of The Village will take at least an afternoon so appreciate your wander, grab some lunch and enjoy your company.

Get a Couple’s Massage – Having a Couple’s Massage is one of the most romantic things a duo can do. While we have not done this as a couple in Big Bear I do think this would add to the enchantment factor. Altitudes Massage & Spa is Big Bear’s top-rated massage parlor on Yelp. You can view services and pricing here

Splurge on an elegant restaurant – There are a variety of upscale dining restaurants in Big Bear to choose from; however, the Peppercorn Grille is a place our friends and family constantly bring up for amazing food and a romantic atmosphere. Located in The Village it is an upscale dining experience with an inspirational beginning you can read about here

Rent a boat and cruise the water – There are a couple of marinas around Big Bear where you can rent boats, kayaks, paddle boards and more. This is a great way to spend some time together and have some fun.

Rent a cozy cabin – Spend a little extra and reserve a cabin in the woods. Order some food in, grab your favorite bottle of wine and snuggle up with warm blankets under the stars while you wine and dine. What is more picturesque than that?

Rent a couple of bikes – Bicycling through town is a great way to discover Big Bear. With its laid-back community vibe, gorgeous scenery and bike friendly roads this is a great way to explore and experience your surroundings.

Horseback riding – Nothing says romance like riding horseback through the wilderness, am I right? These horseback tours will give you beautiful views of the lake and encompassing areas. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner rider or experienced there is a horse and a trail for you.


Big Bear Lake is one of the most affordable getaways that offer epic scenery, shopping, fun and romance all in one place.


After going to Big Bear to rekindle the romance, you’ll want to bring your family there to experience the wonderful atmosphere! Here’s my list of top family things at Big Bear Lake

6 thoughts on “Big Bear Lake: A Romantic Getaway

    1. No, sadly it was not running while we were there:( always hoped to go back because it does sound like a fantastic time!

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