Gaze out at the breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding San Bernadino mountains at this Southern California resort town. Lake Arrowhead offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation year-round, from sailing and mountain biking in the summer to sledding and skiing in the winter.
Whether you're looking for an action-packed vacation filled with water sports, a memorable getaway with the family and kids, or a relaxing retreat near the water, charming Lake Arrowhead has it all.
Where is Lake Arrowhead?
Located just 23 miles from San Bernadino, CA, up in the San Bernadino mountains, this lovely Southern California destination offers a lakefront retreat just a short drive from several major cities. About 22 miles west of the popular ski town Big Bear City and 80 miles northeast of sunny Los Angeles, Lake Arrowhead is a great destination for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
When you stay in one of our Lake Arrowhead vacation rentals, an array of water sports, outdoor activities, and town events will be right outside your door. It's the perfect locale to get away from the big city buzz, take a deep breath of fresh mountain air, and bask in the beautiful scenery of the deep blue lake.
Things to Do in Lake Arrowhead
This quaint mountain town features plenty of activities to satisfy any type of visitor. Plan a trip around one of the many events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Lake Arrowhead Concert Series in the summer or Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest in the fall.
Stroll through the streets of the Swiss Alps-inspired Lake Arrowhead Village, which has plenty of fantastic features. Spend an afternoon shopping at the local boutiques, then pop into one of several restaurant choices for dinner. To fully experience the beauty of the lake, hop on the Lake Arrowhead Queen Boat Tour, where you can enjoy the scenery and learn about the history of the lake year-round.
When it comes to outdoor activities, Lake Arrowhead can't be beat. When you're ready to begin the day, take your pick from water skiing to sailing to hang-gliding over the water - all could easily be on the agenda when you stay in one of our fantastic vacation rentals near the lake. On land, embrace the beauty of the mountains with biking, camping, horseback riding, and even skiing in the winter.
Dining and Events in Lake Arrowhead
Any time of the year, there are great restaurants and excellent annual events in Lake Arrowhead Village and around town. Whether you're looking for classic pub fare, Thai cuisine, or Mexican food, you'll be able to find it in town.
Some of Lake Arrowhead's signature town events include the Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show, the weekly farmers market, Le Grand Picnic in July, and the fall Oktoberfest. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly getaway or a serene winter retreat, you'll be able to plan an epic summer vacation filled with memories on the lake and the local events in town!
With several other destinations nearby and the lovely Coachella Valley desert, including the popular city of Palm Springs, just over an hour away, Lake Arrowhead is an easy drive for many. Stay at one of our lovely vacation rentals and discover why this gorgeous lakeside mountain town has long been considered the Swiss Alps destination of Southern California!
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