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Things to do in San Bernardino County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Tourist Information Center
“Hike the incredible high desert landscape of beautiful Joshua Trees and unique boulder formations. Bring lots of water in summer and lots of blankets in winter.”
  • 385 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Catch your favorite touring act at this intimate landmark bar and grill, cowboy style. Bring your cowhand!”
  • 454 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great local bar with 14 beers on tap and yummy food! It gets busy on the weekends so expect a small wait time for a table. ”
  • 256 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Located 40 minutes away; Conveniently located between Palm Springs and Los Angeles, Cabazon Outlets offers a unique desert landscape shopping experience nestled between the Santa Rosa and San Gorgonio Mountain Range. This quaint 65,000 square foot retail shopping center features 18 specialty retailers in a relaxed open-air environment. Cabazon is a name that has become synonymous with quality outlet shopping and is a destination for over 15 million shoppers every year. The architectural focal point of the center is a copper-clad Florentine dome. The dome is crowned by a lantern and spire, which stands over an elaborate stone compass inlay, identifying local landmarks and orienting customers to other destinations.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Spiritual Center
“For a unique desert experience sign yourself up for a "sound bath" - be sure to make a reservation as far in advance as you're able. They fill up. ”
  • 219 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Creative spins on diner classics, including vegan options, served in a chill, quirky setting.”
  • 227 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“fine dining restaurant in the middle of the desert. book ahead if you can, this place is very popular”
  • 225 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Healthy food option in downtown Joshua Tree. Great smoothies and vegetarian options.”
  • 228 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“New York Style Pizza's and Calzones. Plantbased and gluten free options available. ”
  • 177 locals recommend
Lodging
“Closest ski resort to the cabin. Take the back road to get here rather than Big bear Blvd to avoid traffic. From cabin, head south on Division.”
  • 143 locals recommend
Ski Area
“This is a great place to ski or snowboard. They have all kinds of classes to get you started or to tune you up. Plenty of places to eat here as well. ”
  • 122 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Ontario Mills is the largest shopping mall and outlet mall in San Bernardino County, California. It is one of the top shopping and tourist destinations in Southern California. 南加州著名的“十个门”奥特莱斯。”
  • 43 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Nice trail around the oasis. Friendly rangers and free information. Water and bathroom available ”
  • 157 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Fascinating history and interesting exhibition. Kids will love it too! It is an outdoor museum, not a stuffy art space”
  • 143 locals recommend
Zoo
“Great place to visit. All animals are wildlife rescues that can no longer survive in the wild on their own. Inexpensive to get in, invaluable in teaching people about respecting and valuing wildlife and the environment.”
  • 129 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Come here to see exhibits on the local plants and wildlife and to speak to rangers about local hikes and nature programs. A few trailheads start from here.”
  • 108 locals recommend

Top restaurants

BBQ Joint
“Catch your favorite touring act at this intimate landmark bar and grill, cowboy style. Bring your cowhand!”
  • 454 locals recommend
Bar
“Great local bar with 14 beers on tap and yummy food! It gets busy on the weekends so expect a small wait time for a table. ”
  • 256 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Creative spins on diner classics, including vegan options, served in a chill, quirky setting.”
  • 227 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“fine dining restaurant in the middle of the desert. book ahead if you can, this place is very popular”
  • 225 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Healthy food option in downtown Joshua Tree. Great smoothies and vegetarian options.”
  • 228 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“New York Style Pizza's and Calzones. Plantbased and gluten free options available. ”
  • 177 locals recommend
Diner
“Excellent no frills restaurant for the best breakfast in Big Bear. Plan on a bit of a wait, this place is no secret to Big Bear residents!”
  • 106 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Be sure to make a reservation, this place books up FAST!! Slightly fancy (for Big Bear) Food is A+++”
  • 77 locals recommend

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