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Visit Big Bear Lake on a budget during the off-season and you'll save money while enjoying the tranquil days and quiet nights.  Book your Big Bear Lake vacation during the fall, between mid-September and mid to late November.  Stay in one of our Big Bear Hot Tub cabins and you'll benefit from the affordable rates.  Save money on your accommodations so that you can enjoy even more of the many off-season activities.  

If you like festivals, there is Oktoberfest at Big Bear and it goes on for the entire month at the Convention Center at Big Bear Lake, located at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.  Call ahead at 909-585-300 for scheduling.  Enjoy authentic German music and dance, entertainment and contests.  Big Bear's Oktoberfest is one of best known on the West Coast.

A 4x4 off-road adventure is a great way to see magnificent mountain and lake views that will inspire you to greater heights.  Be adventurous and explore remote heights that are only occasioned by a small number of visitors.  4x4 tours are an excellent way to see more of Big Bear.  Big Bear Off Road Adventures will take you on an awesome off road excursion, and they are open year round.  Call them at 909-585-1036 and plan to see more of Big Bear during your off-season vacation.

Prefer to explore the terrain without the help of a guide?  Then a tour of The Holcomb Valley is an excellent low cost way to spend an afternoon.  Explore the Gold Fever Trail and learn about the area's history.  To obtain your map, visit the Big Bear Ranger Station and Discovery Center located at 40971 North Shore Drive/Hwy 38, in Fawnskin.  You can call ahead by dialing 909-866-3437.  The map will help you find your way on this self-guided tour that takes you by landmarks such as Grasshopper Quartz Mill, Hangman's Tree, and Metzger Mine.  You'll also see the Original Gold Diggings Landmark where Bill Holcomb first found gold in the region.

If you want to get even more adventurous, use Google Earth to plan your own journey through the San Bernardino National Forest.  You'll find routes, trails, and recreation sites so you can plan your own personal adventure.  Exploring the National Forest is a great activity to enjoy while visiting Big Bear on a budget.

Surrounded by national forest land, Big Bear is a great place for biking and hiking.  There are many trails and paths to choose from, ranging from easy family paths that most anyone will love, to extreme trails that will challenge even the most experienced enthusiasts.  Big Bear is also host to 39 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail that spans 2650 miles from the border of Mexico to Canada's southwest border.  If you want to rent a bicycle, or if you need parts or repairs for your own equipment, Chains Required Bike Shop is a great one-stop shop that offers both.  Reach them by phone at 909-878-3268 or stop by 41869 Big Bear Lake Blvd in Big Bear Lake.

Love the water? 
Then enjoy Big Bear Lake in the off-season.  Take a lake tour on The Big Bear Queen and you'll learn much about Big Bear's history.  Captain Chris Bellows, a Big Bear native narrates the tour.  A romantic Sunset Cruise is also offered.  Bring food and drink if you like, and enjoy the magnificent mountain sunsets with your sweetheart.  The Big Bear Queen tour is a cozy way to see beautiful views of the pristine mountain landscape. Call 909-866-3218 to schedule the fun and informative tour, or the peaceful and serene sunset tour.

One thing you'll notice when touring Big Bear Lake is the big white solar observatory in water.  The Big Bear Solar Observatory is known to be one of the best in the world for observing solar activity.  The lake water helps to reduce convection caused by the sun heating the ground of the observatory.  An off-season visit to Big Bear is a great time to learn about Solar oscillation, Earthshine, and Space weather.  Tours are offered (although presently not available due to construction taking place).  Call the observatory at 909-866-5791 or drive by 40386 North Shore Lane in Big Bear City for more details.
There are many activities to enjoy during an off-season vacation in Big Bear, California.  An off-season visit to Big Bear is a great way to save money and still have a great time.  Visit Big Bear on a budget after school starts in the fall and before the ski slopes are packed for the winter.  You'll love it.  Stay in one of our Big Bear Hot Tub Cabins, and you'll want to come back time and time again. Click here to view our budget friendly Big Bear California Cabin rentals.