Summer is in full swing, and many folks are in the final planning stages for their vacation time. Summer is one of our favorite times of year for this reason. We love helping folks put together getaways perfectly suited for their specific desires. Some people look forward to their vacation time looking for quiet and solitude. Many of our guests enjoy traveling at speeds no faster than a golf cart. And we’ve featured some of our golf vacations in a an earlier blog. But his week we want to go in an entirely different direction and highlight some of the outrageous and somewhat terrifyingly fun things you can do in Big Bear.
Fun In the Air
Screams and squeals of delight can be heard emanating from the skies above Big Bear on most summer afternoons. And with good reason. The airspace immediately above Big Bear is host to some of the most outrageous bucket-list adventures available anywhere. Here’s just a sample:
Big Bear Parasailing will have you soaring 300 feet above pristine Big Bear Lake. This adventure involves a high power boat, 600 feet of towline, and a parachute. Adventurers aged 12 or over can fly solo and kids over 7 can fly in tandem with an adult. The tamer members of your party can come along for a ride in the tow boat for a small extra fee. We understand the view from up there is simply amazing, and the folks riding in the boats below can barely hear you scream. But keep trying. Visit their website at http://www.bigbearparasail.net . They also have some amazing jet boat rides we mention below.
Strap on your water-powered jet pack and fly board with Action Aqua Flight, and you’ll soon be harnessing the power of a jet stream of water to levitate above the lake. We have it on good authority that this is where Iron Man first learned to fly with his jet pack. You’ll quickly learn to manipulate the powerful streams of water to reach heights up to 15 feet above the water. Make sure you have someone along to take pictures. You can tell your friends about how you once dreamed you could fly, and then the folks at Action Aqua Flight made it happen. Be sure to ask us about this activity when you book your luxury cabin rental, and we’ll be able to get you a discount. For more details, visit their website at http://actionaquaflight.com
Fun On the Water
There are only a handful of jet boats operating in the United States, and Big Bear is home to one of the most popular. They’re a big trend in New Zealand, and it’s easy to see why. Combine a roller coaster with a Disney thrill ride; then take away the rails and run it over the water. This is just a glimpse of what’s in store for you when you board one of these roaring speedsters. Your captain will help you enjoy your ride by adding in some local color and history. But that’s just filler. It’s the power and banked turns you’ll be remembering long after the ride is over. Their website is located at http://bigbearparasail.net/rides.html.
Wake boarding and water skiing continue to be some of the most popular extreme sports in Big Bear. The folks at Holloway’s Marina and North Shore Landing have a fleet of powerful Ski Sanger boats that are perfect for towing both skiers and wakeboards. Their expert pilots will maneuver the boats to maximize the wake and give you some amazing air time. They cater to experts and beginners alike with free lessons to get you going quickly. Visit their website for more info: http://www.bigbearboating.com/wakesports.php .
But whether your tastes run from mild to wild, we have a luxury vacation rental cabin or estate that will be just right for your next vacation. View all of our Big Bear cabins and luxury estates at this link. Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you create the perfect getaway. And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be confident that we’ve worked hard to make sure all of our properties provide a level of luxury and relaxation that will keep you smiling for the duration of your visit. Here are links to our other properties in Park City, Utah, Palm Springs/La Quinta, Southern California Beaches, Mammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.