To the Mountains and Back on a California RV Adventure

Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains

Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains

Enjoy a California adventure on an RV trip to the mountains and back. Discover some history, culture, outdoor fun and much more when you make your way from San Bernardino up into the San Bernardino Mountains and back to civilization once again. Smell that fresh pine air and fish with nature surrounding you. This will be one vacation that will go on your top ten list.

First, in San Bernardino find a lovely California city with a lot to offer. The views are marvelous no matter which direction you look. Camp in one of the RV parks in the area to discover convenient amenities. The San Bernardino RV Park is close to everything and will accommodate you with ease.

While in town, visit the Fullerton Museum of Art for a look at some collections you won’t forget. The Treasures of Ancient Egypt is there until the end of July, and you will certainly enjoy the photography of Elliott Robert Barkan and his Chicano Muralists in Southern California. Getting outdoors is what it is all about in Southern California, so take to the Santa Ana River Trail. Bike or hike through willow forests with river views.

Now head up to Lake Arrowhead for a true outdoor recreational experience! This is a spot with miles of trails, plenty of swimming opportunities and off-roading fun. If you wish to experience the lake in all its glory, take a paddleboat ride on Lake Arrowhead Queen. Another way many tourists enjoy the area is to take a helicopter tour. Now there is something to log in your vacation log!

Another popular place to go is beautiful Big Bear Lake. A scenic 25 mile drive from Lake Arrowhead will have you there where wildlife wanders and the pines invite you into the wilderness on the many hiking trails. Fishing at Big Bear is something all freshwater fishermen will enjoy, pulling in some bass or trout. Kids with you? It really doesn’t matter. Anyone of any age will have fun at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. See the Arctic foxes, American badgers, black bears, bobcats and the wide variety of birds there.

Now back to civilization. As you come down from the mountains, you may feel sorry to leave, but there is a lot more in store for you on this RV vacation. Redlands is a great place to have a delicious meal at any one of a long list of restaurants in this city. Sit and relax and listen to some great music in the summer concert series at Redlands Bowl. There will be music to fit everyone’s taste. Hear blue grass, pipe bands from the Highlands, or operas.

A few more stops on your itinerary include Riverside where you will want to visit Castle Park, ride the rides and see entertainment like Anthony the Magic. Then drive to Corona where you can fish at Corona Lakes, race indoor high-speed karts or stop at Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa for a real rejuvenation from your exciting Southern California adventures. This is one getaway that makes other pale in comparison!

Picture credits: The picture of Big Bear lake is by H.G. Judd and is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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