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Things to do in San Bernardino

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.
Mountain
“Visit the website to see what is available during your stay. Day passes vary in price, and sometimes there is a discount for visitors coming after 3pm, who would only catch one show and a few attractions before closing time. Depending on the season, Sky Park is open all week or only on weekends. They offer great bike trails, rock climbing walls, ice-skating or roller skating, and seasonal shows for kids. They also have several excellent restaurants and a great event venue that is popular for weddings. They use eco-friendly design and development, and provide educational information throughout the park. My daughter fell in love with fly fishing (catch and release) here over the summer, which was a seasonal activity offered last year. I liked riding on the 4-person bikes the most, which is available when the trail is clear.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Best Pizza on the mountain BY FAR! But make sure you call ahead to find out the wait times. During high season it could be a while. And yet it's worth it. Get a drink at the bar and enjoy the out door patio seating while you wait. YUM.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“We love coming to Hortencias for the good food, friendly service and spectacular views!”
  • 52 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Great place for novice hikers and those with mobility issues. View the beautiful sequoia trees and experience nature in a convenient walking trail.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best mexican food and great margaritas. Nice patio seating when the weather is warm!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Casino
“walking Distance or short uber ride from your stay.... Great international food .. Mexican, Italian, Asian , And seafood.. Etc. great music Bar Gambling night club... open 24 hrs Daily...”
  • 6 locals recommend
Campground
“This is a must see for anyone visiting the mountain. With views as far as the ocean to the West and the high desert mountains to the north, and all of San Bernardino valley to the South, it is the most spectacular top-of-the-world location. The watch tower is open Monday-Friday from 9-5, but even if you can't go up to the fire look out, the view from the parking lot is still worth the drive (or hike).”
  • 17 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Very cozy, friendly and tasty. The food taste like wonderful home-cooked Italian. We highly recommend the garlic knots and the red sauce. Their breakfasts are good as well.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Delicious sandwiches, nice ambience. Call in an order and pick up on the way in or out of Lake Arrowhead.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“Antique and cabin decor store - fun to see what they have. When you are here also check out Bella's Antiques - a real adventure - on the other side of Kuffel Canyon Rd to the left of the little post office. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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  • 2 locals recommend
Park
  • 3 locals recommend
Campground
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“The MSAS Astronomy Village Observatory & Science Center is located in the mountains near Lake Arrowhead, Calif. Their purpose is to utilize their research grade telescope & presentations to make Astronomy a life long learning experience for grades K-12 and a personal experience for the general public. Check out Star Gazer's Gift Shop and space exploration displays. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Beautiful views Romantic fireplaces outdoors. Great food. Great wedding place on top of the world views. Thanksgiving meals there we always remember cant top it anywhere. 5 Min away”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Best Pizza on the mountain BY FAR! But make sure you call ahead to find out the wait times. During high season it could be a while. And yet it's worth it. Get a drink at the bar and enjoy the out door patio seating while you wait. YUM.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“We love coming to Hortencias for the good food, friendly service and spectacular views!”
  • 52 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best mexican food and great margaritas. Nice patio seating when the weather is warm!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Casino
“walking Distance or short uber ride from your stay.... Great international food .. Mexican, Italian, Asian , And seafood.. Etc. great music Bar Gambling night club... open 24 hrs Daily...”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Very cozy, friendly and tasty. The food taste like wonderful home-cooked Italian. We highly recommend the garlic knots and the red sauce. Their breakfasts are good as well.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pizza Place
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Beautiful views Romantic fireplaces outdoors. Great food. Great wedding place on top of the world views. Thanksgiving meals there we always remember cant top it anywhere. 5 Min away”
  • 3 locals recommend

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