top of page

The Ultimate Guide to A Great Guys Weekend in Big Bear Lake

Updated: May 18, 2023

2 guys sitting on top of a van

You never need a reason to get the boys together, right? You just need a destination.

Here's the good news: You can find the ultimate guy's getaway destination without flying across the globe and spending a fortune. Just over 90 miles east of Los Angeles is one of nature's hidden treasures - Big Bear Lake.

While Big Bear has been a popular getaway for Angelenos and nature lovers for years, it's only recently found itself on the radar of guys looking for ways to spend their weekend in style.

Whether you are planning a bachelor party or just a guys weekend away, here is the only guide you need to plan the perfect weekend at Big Bear Lake:

Sweat it Out On A Hike (A Great Guys Weekend)

hiking rocky mountain

With miles of trails, it's easy to see why Big Bear Lake is a hiker's paradise. Courses range from easy to hard, and there are plenty of options for different ability levels for any group of guys.

With something as simple as a half-hour hike, you can experience one of the many breathtaking sunset views Big Bear offers. There are also more challenging hikes with trails leading to campgrounds, waterfalls, or higher elevation viewpoints. Once you are done, make sure to visit one of the local pubs to refresh and reflect. We are partial to Big Bear Lake Brewing Co - the best burgers and craft beer on the mountain! Would it really be a guy's trip without a stop to a local pub?

Hit the Slopes with Big Bear Skiing & Snowmobiles

Big Bear has been called the "Ski Capital of Southern California" with its beautiful mountains and a wide variety of trails. When the winter months hit, those biking and hiking trails become the perfect place to hit the slopes!

If you're looking to really spice up your vacation, try snowmobiling on Big Bear Lake during the winter months. There's nothing like seeing Big Bear Lake blanketed in fresh snow while flying across the powder with your bros!

Get Your Heart Racing with the Big Bear Jeep Experience

The Big Bear Jeep Experience is a unique and thrilling way to explore the mountainous terrain of Big Bear Lake.

Feel the thrill as you and your boys battle the challenging terrain and conquer the elements. You'll take on ravines, mud bogs, and even water crossings as you laugh and work together to complete this adventure.

Do Some Star Gazing

 view star gazing

There's nothing like being surrounded by tall pine trees, open skies, and fresh mountain air. The night sky in Big Bear never gets old. When stargazing at Big Bear, you'll see countless stars and the lights of neighboring cities. Because of the Valley's altitude and lack of bright city lights, Big Bear is an ideal destination for stargazing and viewing planetary movements and meteor showers.

Download one of many free stargazing mobile apps to help you navigate the sky above! Visit for additional info and to find star maps and star-gazing insights. Don’t forget to check out The Big Bear Solar Observatory. Check their website for info and hours.

Cast a Line And Go Fishing

There's nothing more relaxing than fishing at Big Bear Lake. You can choose to fish from the shore or take your boat out on the water if you feel like getting out on the lake is your kind of thing!

You never know what kind of catch you'll bring up – there are bass, trout, catfish, and bluegill waiting to be caught!

Enjoy A Relaxing Weekend At The Spa

If you've got one of those guys who is always trying to convince the rest of your group that they need to "just chill out and relax," then he'll love Big Bear Lake. There are plenty of spas to choose from where he can get a massage, soak in a mineral pool or sip on some tea. (Don't be shocked if this becomes the highlight of the guys' trip!)

Set Up Your Big Bear Lake HQ at Midnight Moon Cabins

With so much to do and see, you may need more than one weekend with the guys to experience all that Big Bear Lake has to offer. If you are ready to plan your next trip to the great outdoors, make Midnight Moon Cabins your Big Bear Lake HQ.

At Midnight Moon Cabins, we offer the perfect place to stay on your guys' weekend with our fully furnished Big Bear Lake short-term cabin rentals!

You'll feel right at home in one of these comfortable accommodations that come equipped with everything you and your boys will need for a fun getaway. You'll love the amenities, and the price is just right to make sure you have the time of your life in Big Bear.

To learn more about Big Bear Lake and how you can schedule an unforgettable guys' weekend, visit Midnight Moon Cabins online today. We can't wait to welcome you to Southern California's paradise.

Check out more great articles from Midnight Moon Cabins.

couples guide to big bear lake

big bear loves dogs


bottom of page