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Lake Arrowhead is commonly referred to as ‘”The Alps of Southern California.” This resort community has much to offer the locals and the visitors. Whether you are coming up for the weekend, or are a part time or full time resident; there are many activities for you, your family, and friends. There are a host of musical events, winter sports, outdoor recreation, community gatherings, and performing arts. There is always something for everyone!
Here are 5 things you can do in Lake Arrowhead.
1) Sky Park at Santa’s Village:
Since it’s reopening, Sky Park has been a main attraction for both locals and visitors, and is the home of the 2017 Blue Jay Jazz Festival. There are many attractions including, an outdoor bike park, roller skating, archery, rock wall climbing, and much more! Santa’s Village also has live music each week, as well as a selection of restaurants and eateries. If you are planning a trip to the mountains during the holiday months, this is a great spot to bring the kids for a chance to see Santa and his reindeer!
2) Tudor House Entertainment:
Another venue that has re-opened in recent years is The Tudor House. Allegedly owned by the infamous gangster Bugsy Siegel in the 1920’s, the venue was once a saloon, speakeasy and rumored hideout for the well-known mobster. Many celebrities have visited the establishment over the years, such as Shirley Temple, Michael Jackson, and many others. The new management has completely renovated the building and it is now a location for weddings, corporate events, live music, and the performing arts.
3) Lake Arrowhead Village Concert Series:
Every weekend night during the summer, a different band plays on the Center Stage. Many are tributes to famous bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Doors, and Pink Floyd. Each band impersonates their real life counterpart with uncanny precision. When asked about a recent performing group “Led Zepagain” (Tribute to Led Zeppelin) many have said that it was like being at a real Led Zeppelin concert! The music groups play all the classic hits you have heard on the radio. There is also a beer garden that opens an hour before the show. Bring your hat, lawn chair, and enjoy the tunes into the summer night.
4)The Ski Resorts:
During the winter months the ski slopes are open to the public. The ski resorts have been a main attraction to both locals and visitors. Each resort caters to experienced skiers and snowboarders, as well as beginners. Olympic gold medalist snowboarder, Shaun White is said to have grown up in the mountain communities and still frequents these ski slopes.
5) Lake Activities:
How could we make a list of things to do without including fun at the lake? This is the location that draws crowds from all over the world to see Lake Arrowhead! Disclaimer: The lake is private, and only home owners within a mile of the lake’s perimeter can have access. Even with this stipulation, there are activities open to the public, such as The Lake Arrowhead Queen Tour, and The McKenzie Water Ski School. Visit the Arrowhead Lake Association for more details.
These are only a few of the many things one could do, as a resident or visitor to these beautiful mountains. Lake Arrowhead is a great destination for everyone to enjoy live music, outdoor recreation, and the arts, such as The Lake Arrowhead Classical Ballet Company’s “The Nutcracker” in its 26th season. The charming town and friendly locals have made this community one of the premier locations in Southern California to own a second home. We hope this article was insightful; please feel free to leave questions or comments.
We hope to see you soon,
David and Cindy Vail,
#1 in Lakefront Sales
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