Hey guys! So we just had a big Reilly family reunion in Bear Lake over the 4th of July weekend, and had SO much fun! Most of our family rented a house through Airbnb, and we stayed with Paige's in-laws who have a place there. We LOVE Bear Lake so much and wanted to share some of our pictures from the trip, as well as some pros and cons to visiting Bear Lake as a little travel guide for anybody thinking about visiting! And you all really should...it's SO gorgeous!
Pro: One of the biggest pros about going to Bear Lake is how beautiful the water is! It's a gorgeous turquoise color and the water is just really clean and pretty.
Con: That being said, the water is always a little chilly even in the dead of summer which is a con for us (and any other wussies out there ;) For this reason, the best time to go is the end of July through the beginning of September, when the water has had time to heat up, and it's hot enough that you don't mind jumping in cool water!
Pro: Cute little lake town. Gorgeous scenery, quiet town.
Con: Not many food options! There's only one small market that often runs out of food on busy weekends, so make sure to get food in Logan on your way up so you're not stuck taking an hour long trip to the grocery store once you're up there!
Where to eat: As far as restaurants, La Beau's is the place to go for burgers and shakes! (Bear Lake is famous for their raspberry shakes). Bear Lake Pizza is also pretty tasty, and Cafe Sabor for Mexican food! (All of these are in Garden City which is where we stayed).
What to bring: Easy ups and coolers with drinks and lunch/snacks for the beach. Rent paddle boards and jet skis once you're there! The jet skis were such a hit. The kids loved getting rides and we would just beach them when we weren't using them.
Check out this vid Sidney made of some of the highlights! We're pretty obsessed with out family.