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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.
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
“Tells a lot about big bear they have activities for kids and get your parking pass to park on the highway around big bear they have all the animals that are in big bear displayed there gold panning for kids and nature walks in the summer ”
  • 105 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
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
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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“The patio has a great atmosphere with live music and just about everything on the menu is fantastic”
  • 85 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!”
  • 57 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
American Restaurant
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“California fare in a lodge-like space with a fireplace, a pub room & a buzzy patio with live music.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Store
“Rent a boat! They offer "the best mountain lake fishing and water sport adventures in Southern California." ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Health
“Enjoy a massage at the cabin! or at their wellness center (near Bear Mountain)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Kid friendly Mexican food, that also has great margaritas and just enough big screen TVs to watch a game.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Trail
“This trial is just past the Discovery Center on the north shore. This trail leads to gorgeous views. [4.0 miles from the cabin]”
  • 19 locals recommend
African Restaurant
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“A little hole in the wall with mostly outdoor seating but food is great. They bread their own zucchini fries and their chicken sandwiches. Good burgers too with lots of avocado. Their yelp fries are AMAZING!”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Upscale lakeside restaurant serving steak, seafood, pasta & wine in classic surroundings.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Perfect for canoeing, paddle boarding, or kayaking on the lake in the summer. ”
  • 4 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
Restaurant
“The patio has a great atmosphere with live music and just about everything on the menu is fantastic”
  • 85 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!”
  • 57 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
American Restaurant
“California fare in a lodge-like space with a fireplace, a pub room & a buzzy patio with live music.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Kid friendly Mexican food, that also has great margaritas and just enough big screen TVs to watch a game.”
  • 16 locals recommend
African Restaurant
“A little hole in the wall with mostly outdoor seating but food is great. They bread their own zucchini fries and their chicken sandwiches. Good burgers too with lots of avocado. Their yelp fries are AMAZING!”
  • 16 locals recommend

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