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Nestled in California's San Bernardino Mountains, the city of Big Bear Lake is a gorgeous place for a quiet retreat. The weather here is beautiful from April to October, with highs ranging from low 60s to low 80s. Big Bear's also easily accessible by car from Los Angeles and San Diego. Both are approximately three hours away. Fishing in the lake is a fruitful pursuit! Here you'll be able to land trout, carp, bluegill, catfish and more. Fish from the shores or take your boat out on the water. Serrano Campground is walkable from the lake and features tent camping, picnic tables, and full RV hookups. Big Bear is surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. The lake's North Shore Landing makes a good starting point for exploring the forest. Rent one of the area's charming cabins, then head off for a day of biking on the nearby Alpine Pedal Path. If you're driving into the area, take the Rim of the World Scenic Byway. The views from this 110-mile route live up to its dramatic name! Alternatively, the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway offers both desert and mountain terrain in under 70 miles.

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