As a Southern California native, I have been up to Big Bear many times to camp, hike, canoe, and ski. It is a great place to take the family for a quick vacation any time of year. In the summer you can go a head up to snow summit to experience all of the great summer activities they have such as mountain biking, zip lining, a climbing wall, concerts and much more! I recently took a trip up to Snow Summit for a quick ski trip with some friends and had a great time. Parking for Snow Summit was relatively easy to figure out by just following the signs on the road and parking was even free. We parked in what they called the "brownie lot" which was conveniently located next to a rental store where we rented all the gear we needed for the day for a good price.
After that we were able to get in line for the trolly that would take us up to the summit. This part went very quickly. The line was long, but they have trollies running constantly so we were able to get on a trolly and up to the summit in no time. There, our group was able to put our loose things in a locker and walk up to the snow. The bunny hill is pretty easy for beginners to start on and get the hang of pretty quickly, but for more experienced individuals, you can take the ski lift (after purchasing lift tickets) up to the longer more difficult slopes.
Overall, we had a great experience up at Snow Summit and we will definitely be going back before summer! I highly recommend visiting this location any time of year!
If you are a fan of stand-up comedy, seeing a show at The Comedy Store is a must. This historic comedy club was founded in 1972 by comedian Sammy Shore and his wife Mitzi. It was the worlds first ever all stand-up comedy nightclub and helped bring us stars like Robin Williams, Jay Leno, Andy Kaufman and many more!
On any given night you can drop by The Comedy Store and see some of the worlds best comedians like Joe Rogan, Chris Delia, Jeff Ross and Sebastian Maniscalco. Tickets are usually only $20 dollars, but you can even find shows there for just $10 dollars. The Store has three rooms, the main room, the original room and the belly room where you can see many different kinds of shows. The main room is my personal favorite, but each room is iconic with their own unique experiences. I have seen so many of my favorite comedians perform at The Comedy Store and have even seen celebrities like Hugh Jackman there. The Comedy Store is a must see!
With huge crowds, long lines and ticket prices rising year after year, you might be wondering if the experience is really worth the money. This is an extremely hot topic for many people living in California because the prices for tickets are just getting more and more expensive. I personally think it is worth it. If you are just purchasing a single day park hopper ticket it would cost you around $150 dollars, but the price goes down if you purchase multi-day tickets and can get as low as $68 dollars a ticket per day! So if you are visiting California on vacation or just want to spend a few days at Disneyland and DCA, that is a great option for you.
Disneyland does offer free fast passes for many of the rides which can save you so much time waiting for a ride, but if you are willing to spend just a little bit extra, there is a better option. Disney has an option on their app that allows you to view the wait times for each ride and obtain fast passes for them without having to walk all the way across the park to the ride to get them. This is such a time saver and I think it is really worth it if you are trying to maximize your experience while you are there.
Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure have great rides for adults and children and is a great place to take the family on vacation. You can find some amazing food and treats to enjoy and the free fast passes can really help cut down wait time for rides. Overall, its a great experience for everyone and I definitely recommend visiting Disney at least once.
Hi! My name is Courtney! I'm born and raised in Southern California and love it here! I love exploring this beautiful state and finding new places to see, things to do and food to taste!