*Please note that this post does not encourage you to disregard the CDC recommendations for COVID-19. All activities participated in this post were with caution, practicing everyday preventive actions*
This trip was very different than most of my trips in 2020. Due to the Safer at home extension and curfews in California, we decided it was best to stay in a secluded cabin in the woods. We brought our own groceries, essential items, and disinfecting supplies to avoid having to go out to the public when it wasn't planned. Being a weekend trip, we planned for snow tubing, visiting The Village, and staying by the lake.
Making the most of Big Bear is expensive, so plan ahead! Below you will find the link to our cabin for the weekend, where we went snow tubing, The Village, and the lake.
Airbnb Cabin: Pine Haven near Lake w/ Spa
Day Session Snow Tubing: Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
Big Bear Lake View (fewer people): Pine Oak Lane North Beach
That said, the only place we decided on not staying was The Village due to the large crowds. We were able to find parking close to their town Christmas Tree to take a quick picture but left right after. If you are planning a trip to Big Bear this winter season, I would recommend taking a quick look once you are at your destination to get a sense of whether or not people are abiding by the social distancing and face mask recommendations.
Most importantly, remember to check on yourself throughout your trip, checking for any flu/cold-like symptoms. Get tested for COVID-19 if needed and social distance after your trip. Learn more about protecting yourself and others here.
You can also check out my Instagram reels for a virtual trip. Safe travels this winter season!