Some attractions, you simply can’t miss. Anyone who frequents Big Bear knows about them: Big Bear Lake, Boulder Bear Park, Snow Summit, the Alpine Zoo, and more. Then there are others that are less well known, but just as loved! If you want to milk Big Bear for all its worth during your vacation here, the spots below are the places you need to visit.
This is like a visitor’s center mixed with a museum and a hike! The Discovery Center is great to learn more about Big Bear, and makes a great place to start for anyone who plans on doing hiking in the area. The knowledgeable staff and the guided tours will teach you more about the flora and wildlife of the area on the easy nature trails, helping you get the most out of your hikes while you’re here. The activity center helps engage kids to learn more about the Big Bear environment, too!
Butler Peak was closed for a while, but it’s open again for hikers’ and photographers’ enjoyment! It’s a moderate hike located between Green Valley Lake and Fawnskin. Gear up for this, and you’ll be well rewarded with a fantastic view from atop the peak. If volunteers are stationed that day, they might help you see some neat landmarks!
This is Big Bear’s shopping district, and a splendid one at that! You’ll find plenty of staples here, including restaurants, sweet shops, and clothing outlets that will help you gear up for your excursions. But there’s also tons of surprises, from leather goods to art galleries to paddleboats! Stop by one afternoon and combine lunch with shopping.
This is a neat spot for anyone curious about Big Bear’s history. Kids love the “pan for gold” exhibit, and the blacksmith features delight audiences with all sorts of insight to the bygone era of California’s settlement.
Don’t fall for the classic trap of thinking a small mountain town can’t enjoy some big-city fun! The Big Bear Funplex boasts all the amenities of a greater-suburbia town, providing all kinds of specialized places to play. Miniature golf, ice skating, laser tag, arcade games, and bowling all await at the Funplex; there’s sure to be something for everyone in your household to enjoy! It’s easy to spend an afternoon or even an entire day here, and with the sports bar, you can even while away some hours in the evening. It’s a great way to squeeze some big-city into your mountain getaway.
Alright, so maybe we’re not a “Can’t-Miss” attraction, but you’re really missing out if you stay anywhere else! Browse around or call 877-473-5360 and see why we’re such a great value for a vacation stay in Big Bear, California. Contact us today to learn more about our Big Bear Cabins!