Best places in Big Bear Lake

Discover the best places in Big Bear Lake, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 191 places in the city.

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Earths Elements
Store
5.00 (660 reviews)
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Tropicali
Hawaiian restaurant
Creative, Hawaiian-inspired comfort foods are presented in a rockin' setting with skull-themed art.
$$ $$
4.90 (2K reviews)
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Bluegreen The Club at Big Bear Village
Resort hotel
High-end resort offering luxury villas with full kitchens, a seasonal outdoor pool & fitness center.
4.80 (564 reviews)
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Murray's Saloon & Eatery
Bar & grill
Chill, family-run bar offering complimentary billiards & snacks, plus karaoke & American food.
$ $$$
4.70 (1.3K reviews)
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Scenic Gifts and Souvenirs
Gift shop
4.70 (961 reviews)
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Stanfield Marsh Wildlife and Waterfowl Preserve
Nature preserve
👍👍 Gorgeous little walk. Love that the water is so high. It is great
4.70 (862 reviews)
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The Village Shops and Courtyard
Shopping mall
👍👍 Love coming here! A nice variety of stores, galleries, and restaurants for everyone to enjoy.
4.70 (847 reviews)
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Castle Rock Trail 1W03
Hiking area
Popular hike with a 500-ft. elevation gain culminating at a rocky outcrop with lake views.
4.70 (732 reviews)
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Grizzly Manor Cafe
Breakfast restaurant
This tiny, popular eatery is known for its hefty portions of classic American breakfast fare.
$ $$$
4.60 (2.2K reviews)
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Dank Donuts
Donut shop
$ $$$
4.70 (493 reviews)
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WorldMark Big Bear
Resort hotel
Straightforward suites with private balconies & fireplaces, plus a tennis court & an outdoor pool.
4.60 (1.2K reviews)
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Lagonita Lodge
Resort hotel
Relaxed condos, some with lake views, plus an indoor pool, 2 hot tubs, a game room & fishing.
$78/night
4.60 (1.1K reviews)
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Mountain Munchies
American restaurant
Cozy counter-serve diner featuring American favorites like burgers, fries & all-day breakfast.
$$ $$
4.60 (986 reviews)
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The Old German Deli
Deli
$$ $$
4.80 (257 reviews)
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Yosemite Axe Throwing
Recreation center
4.90 (175 reviews)
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Snow Summit
Ski resort
Long-running, popular option with 33 runs, night riding, terrain parks & a climbing wall.
4.50 (3.2K reviews)
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Big Bear Visitor Center - Visit Big Bear
Tourist information center
4.60 (587 reviews)
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Rotary Pine Knot Park
Park
Cozy local park featuring lake access & views, plus shade trees, a manicured lawn & playground.
4.60 (553 reviews)
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Azteca Grill Mexican Restaurant
Mexican restaurant
Familiar offerings, including margaritas, in an unfussy space with a salsa bar, patio & happy hour.
$$ $$
4.50 (2.1K reviews)
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Snow Summit Townhouse Rentals & Sales
Vacation home rental agency
Ski-friendly resort with 2, 3 and 4 bedroom-units plus a seasonal outdoor pool & a recreation room.
4.50 (2K reviews)
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