SUNGLASSES: TJ Maxx (similar)
The leaves in Big Bear Lake are at peak color for the season so we took a little trip to see them. It’s so nice to see changing leaves again because in the L.A area they don’t really change much. There are a few random trees that do, but for the most part they stay green. That’s something I really miss about the midwest. Fall is so magical. Big Bear is a nice little mountain town about two hours from L.A. and since it’s at a high elevation, it has four distinct seasons. We went last December to see the snow. We hiked a trail, did a little shopping and ate some tasty food. It was a really good Saturday.
Tips For Visiting
1. Leaves are most colorful during the second and third week of October, most of the time. Make sure to do a little research before you go.
2. The town can get pretty crowded so I recommend going early.
3. Drive slowly and cautously. The roads are really wind-y and kind of scary with all the people. We always try to time the drive home so that we are out of the scary part before the sun sets. We do this whenever we drive on mountain roads.
4. If you want to do any hiking or stopping on the side of the road I recommend stopping at the Big Bear Discovery Center because you need to buy a pass for some of the trails (unless you have a National Park Pass).