Big Bear, CA
Everyone in Southern California knows Big Bear, often called the Lake Tahoe of Los Angeles, is the perfect place for a quick winter getaway, with ski slopes just a couple hours from any major SoCal city. But there’s more to Big Bear than the ski resort, with plenty of fun and relaxation to be had all year long.
Plan your perfect romantic weekend in Big Bear with some of our favorite ideas. We’ve got the perfect place for you to stay: Cabina Dell’Amore, with all the amenities you need for an idyllic mountain getaway.
How to Spend a Romantic Weekend in Big Bear, CA
Plan a Hike
One of the best ways to enjoy the irresistibly crisp, authentically pine-scented air in Big Bear is to take a hike. While there are many to choose from, one of our favorites is Castle Rock Trail. It is a moderately challenging trail that will probably take you under 2 hours to complete, with beautiful views all along the way.
There is free parking at the trailhead and it’s a dog-friendly hike. It is an ideal beginning to your weekend, with options to stop at the Castle Rock sign or to keep going if you enjoy rock climbing. Don’t forget to bring your water and be mindful of the higher altitude!
Coffee and Breakfast
After your hike, you will be ready for a great cup of coffee and something to eat. Moonridge Coffee Company is known for its delicious menu and friendly service, in a cozy mountain cabin atmosphere. Eat inside or take it to go if you’re on your way to the next Big Bear adventure of the day!
If you visit when there’s either enough snow for tubing or enough sunshine to play in the water, you will love the Alpine Slide. Southern California’s only authentic bobsled experience begins with a scenic chairlift to the top, and then a thrilling ride down two quarter-mile-long cement tracks.
If you are looking to add an element of play to your romantic weekend, spend some extra time at Magic Mountain Recreation Area, with California’s first and only mountain coaster or the Soaring Eagle ride. The lodge offers snacks and video games, and the whole place is designed to thrill kids and kids at heart.
Stroll through The Village, a cozy and charming shopping district in Big Bear. You will love window shopping or trying a locally made treat, or making your own candle.
If you are looking for a place to eat, The Village at Big Bear has plenty of excellent choices, including:
- 572 Social has an extensive drink menu with lots of craft beers on tap, and a mouthwatering menu with all your favorites. Enjoy live music and dine inside or out on the patio to maximize your time in the fresh mountain air.
- Dank Donuts is a must-stop location for donuts at any time of day. With classic flavors and innovative spins on the crowd-pleasing treat, there is sure to be something on the menu that gets you excited. If you don’t make it there in time for breakfast, don’t worry; they are open until 5:00 to satisfy your afternoon sweet tooth.
- If you don’t mind a long line, Grizzly Manor Cafe is the perfect choice for breakfast. The classic mountain diner is a local favorite.
- Visit The Pines Tavern on the Lake for a classic Big Bear restaurant, with beautiful views of the lake, a decades-long reputation for great service, and a romantic setting.
Picnic at Boulder Bay
For a more private dining experience, pick up food to go and enjoy a picnic at Boulder Bay. With picnic tables and beautiful views of the lake, it’s a peaceful and picturesque place to enjoy lunch with your special someone.
Gazing out at Big Bear Lake may inspire you to take a cruise on the lake or rent a paddleboat, and why not? The peaceful lake is warm enough for swimming in the summer months, and always sparkling and beautiful for a scenic boat ride.
Get Cozy in your Cabin
Having the right accommodations with make or break your romantic weekend. At Cabina Dell’Amore you have everything you need to relax and connect. Enjoy the hot springs jacuzzi or gas fire pit in the spacious and private backyard, cook a romantic dinner in the updated kitchen, or cozy up with the luxury amenities inside.
Just a short drive from anywhere in Southern California, Big Bear is the perfect place for your next getaway. We can’t wait to host you and know you will love our beautifully updated cabin!
Welcome to Big Bear!