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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.
Lodging
“Great skiers of all levels. Take the local shortcut from our cabin. Head west on Sherwood, left on division and another left on Foxfarm. Edit”
  • 134 locals recommend
Zoo
“Great place to take kids and adults to enjoy a beautiful day at the Big Bear Zoo!”
  • 121 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Be sure to make a reservation, this place books up FAST!! Slightly fancy (for Big Bear) Food is A+++”
  • 76 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“You can find weekly programs, eco-tours, and special events like outdoor concerts, theater productions, and nighttime interpretive programs in the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater. The friendly staff can help you with naturalist Led Eco-Tours, adventure passes, hiking & biking maps, camping Information, maps of forest roads & off-highway vehicle adventures and forest service permits. ”
  • 104 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. ”
  • 118 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Fun place for snow tubing in the winter or sledding down on a tobogan in the summer!”
  • 99 locals recommend
Diner
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“If you want to eat breakfast where the locals go and looking for pancakes bigger than your plate this is the place. Long waits so you will want to go early.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Everyone will love Saucy's but get there early or see if they will take a reservation. Best pizza in town!”
  • 66 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“It may sound kitschy, bit you really can’t miss the gigantic red barn bowling alley. Have a few brews, throw those bowling shoes on and let your professional inner bowler shine! [3.0 miles from the cabin]”
  • 58 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Big Bear’s premier venue for bands or entertainment. They offer top talent all year round. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Entertainment
“In the winter this is a super fun tubing hill, in the summer it turns into a go kart track. Both super fun for adults and kids!!”
  • 65 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Favorite restaurant in the village. A bit pricey but if your looking for the best poke tacos or poke nachos. This is the place.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you foresee a little liquid courage mixed with belting out your favorite jams is in your future, head on out to Karaoke at Murray’s Saloon. Don’t forget to video your friends for some giggles the next morning, but you didn’t hear that from me. [3.1 miles from the cabin]”
  • 62 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in Big Bear. Off the beaten path—on Big Bear Blvd on the way towards Big Bear City— it has really good grub! A local favorite!”
  • 56 locals recommend
Trail
“A more challenging hike that offers some great views of the lake and mountains.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This is our go to place for pizza in Big Bear. They have great gluten free pizza too. ”
  • 47 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Be sure to make a reservation, this place books up FAST!! Slightly fancy (for Big Bear) Food is A+++”
  • 76 locals recommend
Diner
“If you want to eat breakfast where the locals go and looking for pancakes bigger than your plate this is the place. Long waits so you will want to go early.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Everyone will love Saucy's but get there early or see if they will take a reservation. Best pizza in town!”
  • 66 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Favorite restaurant in the village. A bit pricey but if your looking for the best poke tacos or poke nachos. This is the place.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Bar
“If you foresee a little liquid courage mixed with belting out your favorite jams is in your future, head on out to Karaoke at Murray’s Saloon. Don’t forget to video your friends for some giggles the next morning, but you didn’t hear that from me. [3.1 miles from the cabin]”
  • 62 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in Big Bear. Off the beaten path—on Big Bear Blvd on the way towards Big Bear City— it has really good grub! A local favorite!”
  • 56 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“This is our go to place for pizza in Big Bear. They have great gluten free pizza too. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“We went with 8 people and we all loved our food. Great service and cozy seating. Great specials on food and margaritas! ”
  • 34 locals recommend

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