Big Bear Guidebook

Jonathan
Big Bear Guidebook

Activities

Skiing/Snowboarding • Snow Summit, 880 Summit Blvd, 866.5766, https://www.bigbearmountainresort.com • Bear Mountain, 43101 Goldmine Dr, 866-5841, https://www.bigbearmountainresort.com • Snow Valley, 35100 Hwy 18, 867-2751, https://snow-valley.com/ Fishing/Boating • Big Bear Marina, 50 Paine Road, 866-3218, https://www.bigbearmarina.com • Holloway’s Marina & RV Park, 398 Edgemoor Rd, 800-448-5335, https://www.bigbearhollowaysmarina.com/ • North Shore Landing, 30573 North Shore Dr, 878-4386, https://www.bigbearboating.com/ • Pleasure Point Marina, 603 Landlock Landing, 866-2455, http://pleasurepointmarina.net/ Hiking/Mountain Biking • Big Bear Discovery Center, North Shore Drive, 866-3437, https://mountainsfoundation.org/programs/discovery-center • Snow Summit and Snow Valley have biking trails and lift service Off Road Driving • Big Bear Jeep Experience 420-5828, https://bigbearjeepexperience.com/ • Big Bear Off-Road Adventures, 585-1036 Sledding/Alpine Slide/Go Karts • Big Bear Snow Play, 42825 Big Bear Blvd, 909-585-0075, http://www.bigbearsnowplay.com/ • Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain, 800 Wildrose Ln, 866-4626, http://alpineslidebigbear.com/ Zip Lining /Climbing • Action Zipline Tours, 41647 Big Bear Blvd, 909-866-0390, https://actiontourscalifornia.com/ Gun Range: Big Bear Valley Sportsman Club, Hwy 38@ Division, 585-4686, http://www.bbvsc.org/ Zoo: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge, 43285 Goldmine Dr, 878-4200, https://bigbearzoo.org/ Horses: Baldwin Lake Stables, 46475 Pioneertown Road, 585-6482, https://www.baldwinlakestables.com/ Golf: Bear Mountain Golf Course (9 Hole), 585-8002, https://www.bigbearmountainresort.com/summer/golf/golf-course Bowling: The Bowling Barn, 40625 Lakeview Dr, 878-2695, https://bowlingbarn.com/ Big Bear Lake Village https://www.bigbearlakevillage.com/ Stanfield Preserve Boardwalk - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/stanfield-preserve-boardwalk?u=m
254 locals recommend
Snow Summit Ski Resort
880 Summit Blvd
254 locals recommend
Bear Mountain California, ski center
1195 Bear Meadows Ln
147 locals recommend
Snow Valley Mountain Resort
35100 CA-18
147 locals recommend
49 locals recommend
Big Bear Marina
500 Paine Court
49 locals recommend
57 locals recommend
Holloway's Marina & RV Park
398 Edgemoor Road
57 locals recommend
North Shore Landing
38573 N Shore Dr
32 locals recommend
Pleasure Point Marina
603 Land Lock Landing
32 locals recommend
134 locals recommend
Big Bear Discovery Center
North Shore Drive/Hwy 38
134 locals recommend
48 locals recommend
Big Bear Jeep Experience
42011 Big Bear Boulevard
48 locals recommend
132 locals recommend
Big Bear Snow Play
42825 Big Bear Boulevard
132 locals recommend
216 locals recommend
Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
800 Wildrose Lane
216 locals recommend
38 locals recommend
Baldwin Lake Stables
46475 Pioneer Town Road
38 locals recommend
Big Bear Valley Sportsman's Club
North Shore Drive
Gun Range
Alpine Zoo (Goldmine Dr & Lassen Rd)
21 locals recommend
9 hole golf course
43 locals recommend
Bear Mountain Golf Course
43101 Goldmine Drive
43 locals recommend
9 hole golf course
100 locals recommend
Big Bear Bowling Barn Inc.
40625 Big Bear Boulevard
100 locals recommend
Big Bear Trash Disposal Site - Leave all trash here prior to check out
10 locals recommend
Big Bear Disposal
41974 Garstin Drive
10 locals recommend
Big Bear Trash Disposal Site - Leave all trash here prior to check out
Live Music Venue in the Village
86 locals recommend
The Cave
40789 Village Drive
86 locals recommend
Live Music Venue in the Village
96 locals recommend
Alpine Pedal Path Trail 1E50
740 Stanfield Cutoff
96 locals recommend
10 locals recommend
Big Bear Escape Room
40055 Big Bear Boulevard
10 locals recommend
Mountain Yoga Center
41957 Big Bear Blvd
25 locals recommend
Big Bear Pirate Ship
398 Edgemoor Dr.
25 locals recommend
23 locals recommend
Big Bear Visitors Center
630 Bartlett Road
23 locals recommend
Big Bear Valley Historical Museum
24 locals recommend

Neighborhoods

Big Bear City is where the Varsano Villa is located
25 locals recommend
Big Bear
25 locals recommend
Big Bear City is where the Varsano Villa is located
248 locals recommend
Big Bear Lake
248 locals recommend

Food scene

Our Favorite Restaurants: Steak & Seafood
74 locals recommend
The Captain's Anchorage
42148 Moonridge Way
74 locals recommend
Our Favorite Restaurants: Steak & Seafood
Our Favorite Restaurants: Breakfast
48 locals recommend
Thelma's Family Restaurant
337 West Big Bear Boulevard
48 locals recommend
Our Favorite Restaurants: Breakfast
Our Favorite Restaurants: Sandwiches
48 locals recommend
Mountain Munchies
42171 Big Bear Boulevard
48 locals recommend
Our Favorite Restaurants: Sandwiches
Our Favorite Restaurants: Pizza
21 locals recommend
Village Pizza
40568 Village Drive
21 locals recommend
Our Favorite Restaurants: Pizza
Our Favorite Restaurants: German & American
9 locals recommend
Old Country Inn
41126 Big Bear Boulevard
9 locals recommend
Our Favorite Restaurants: German & American
Our Favorite Restaurants: Island Tropicali, 40616 Village Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
119 locals recommend
Big Bear Local
41003 Big Bear Blvd
119 locals recommend
Our Favorite Restaurants: Island Tropicali, 40616 Village Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Our Favorite Restaurants: Gastro Pub
131 locals recommend
572 Social kitchen & lounge
572 Pine Knot Avenue
131 locals recommend
Our Favorite Restaurants: Gastro Pub
Our Favorite Restaurants: Brewpub & Grub
100 locals recommend
Big Bear Lake Brewing Company
40827 Stone Road
100 locals recommend
Our Favorite Restaurants: Brewpub & Grub
Our Favorite Restaurants: Mexican & Sports Bar
93 locals recommend
Hacienda Grill
41787 Big Bear Blvd
93 locals recommend
Our Favorite Restaurants: Mexican & Sports Bar
Our Favorite Restaurants: Sandwiches
40 locals recommend
Grizzly's Bear Belly Deli
42530 Moonridge Road
40 locals recommend
Our Favorite Restaurants: Sandwiches
Popular pizza joint in the village
141 locals recommend
Saucy Mama's Pizzeria
618 Pine Knot Avenue
141 locals recommend
Popular pizza joint in the village
Great view on the lake. Cuisine is considered upscale for Big Bear, but tends to be a bit overpriced for the quality. The bar next door has an even better view.
43 locals recommend
The Pines Lakefront
350 Alden Road
43 locals recommend
Great view on the lake. Cuisine is considered upscale for Big Bear, but tends to be a bit overpriced for the quality. The bar next door has an even better view.
Great Dessert Place in the Village
64 locals recommend
North Pole Fudge and Ice Cream Co
618 Pine Knot Avenue
64 locals recommend
Great Dessert Place in the Village

Sightseeing

248 locals recommend
Big Bear Lake
248 locals recommend
150 locals recommend
Castle Rock Trail 1W03
150 locals recommend
46 locals recommend
Cougar Crest Trailhead
46 locals recommend
YMCA Camp Whittle
31701 Rim of the World Drive
62 locals recommend
Big Bear Village
40824 Big Bear Boulevard
62 locals recommend
Great for picnics
97 locals recommend
Boulder Bay Park
39148 California 18
97 locals recommend
Great for picnics
20 locals recommend
Big Bear Solar Observatory
40386 North Shore Lane
20 locals recommend
26 locals recommend
Helicopter Big Bear Tours
501 Valley Blvd
26 locals recommend
Stanfield Marsh Wildlife and Waterfowl Preserve
42300 Big Bear Blvd
15 locals recommend
Champion Lodgepole Pine

Traveler advice

Getting around

Car or SUV is the best way to get around.

Also, cycling is great way to explore the area