With the ease of long distance travel nowadays, sometimes we tend to miss the places that are local to us. Big Bear Lake is only 3 hours away from where I live. Despite living in California my whole life, I’ve never yet visited the lake.
We rented a cabin in the Moonridge neighborhood for 2 nights. Doing this saved us money and more time to relax, as we were able to cook all of our meals and enjoy the solitude of being in a cozy home.
Since it was just my boyfriend and I, we decided to rent a small fishing boat for 2 hours. A great thing about the lake is that it is not so large, making it easy to see much of it in a short amount of time.
We took a drive around the lake during sunset, making stops to sit and enjoy the view.
At the end of the day, we rode the Alpine Slide. It only costs $6 for one ride. I actually enjoyed the view from the lift up just as much as I enjoyed going down the slide.
The beautiful thing about traveling locally is the fact that it’s easy to visit again. There is a simplicity when you realize that you don’t have to get everything done so quickly, because you can come back. I look forward to visiting the lake again in another season, which I anticipate to be such a different experience.