Not only does the name sound cool, Big Bear Lake is a downright cool city to be. Located right smack dab in San Bernardino National Forest in California, Big Bear Lake features ample outdoor recreation that can be enjoyed year-round, thanks to its perpetual sunny weather. At Big Bear Lake, you can go parasailing, play golf, and hike through gorgeous forestland—all in one day. That should be tempting enough to make you want to fly to Big Bear Lake tomorrow. Best yet, when you land at LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT), you'll be quite close to town.
Big Bear Lake is immersed in wonderful wilderness, but that doesn't mean it's far from a major airport. LA/Ontario International Airport is only 59 miles away, and your best option to get from there to your hotel in Big Bear Lake is to rent your own set of wheels. To get a rental vehicle, board the airport shuttle outside baggage claim heading toward the consolidated rental car facility and arrange your car with the company of your choice there. If you just want to take a taxi there, then wait for a taxi at the designated area outside your terminal's baggage claim level. A cheaper, private transportation option is a shared shuttle through one of the transportation services operating at ONT. These can be booked before your flight or after arrival.
Hopefully you've found one of those cheap flights to Big Bear Lake, because you're going to want extra cash to explore the Big Bear Discovery Center, nearby ski resorts, and all the fun in the Village Area. Remember to book vacation packages to Big Bear Lake on Travelocity, your site to find deals on everything from airfare to rental cars. If you find cheaper Big Bear Lake flights or hotels elsewhere, let us know. We'll match that price. Getting the lowest prices on travel equals more cash for camping gear.