Located in the San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear Lake is Southern California's premier four-season resort. With a range of Big Bear activities to choose from, you are sure to find something to do with the whole family! Looking for action and adventure? Check out the Big Bear bike, kayak, and paddle board rentals here at Getboards. You can embark on a wild adventure through Snow Summit Bike Park, or you can slow down and relax with downtown shopping in the Village, a horse drawn carriage ride, or massage at a local spa. Our favorite restaurants are Fire Rock, 572 Social, and The Oakside all located in the village. For some family fun, you can head over to Magic Mountain's Alpine slide, and ride the Mineshaft Rollercoaster! Race your friends and family at the Big Bear Speedway as well as climb as high as you can on the ropes course. You could even go dancing on Big Bear's largest dance floor at Wyatt's Grill and Saloon! Check out Action Ziplines to fly over a few of our beautiful mountain views. Enjoy some retro neon bowling at The Bowling Barn or have a relaxing lake day by renting a pontoon boat at Big Bear Marina. Looking to enjoy Big Bear's beautiful hiking trails? Check out Castle Rock, a 2.4 mile hike which takes you to an overlook of the lake. It is a steep trail, including some easy rock climbing to get to the top with a rewarding view of Big Bear Lake! Cougar Crest Trail is also a great option if you are looking for a moderate level hike. It is about 5.3 miles with a bit of an incline but awesome views of Big Bears mountain and wildlife! Looking for a trail the whole family can enjoy? Go try the Woodland Trail, a 1.5 mile loop with easy inclines and declines. It takes about 30 minutes to complete, and has some great peek-a-boo views of the lake! Make sure you have an Adventure Parking Pass with you when you check out these hikes! You can find them at our location, Getboards at 40905 on Big Bear Blvd. It is just $5 for the day. Or if you are looking to go on adventures all year long, we sell yearly Adventure Passes for $30. Whatever you like, there are plenty of things to do in Big Bear while you're here in our beautiful mountain town!
Yosemite Axe Throwing
41530 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Have you tried axe throwing? Now is the time! Get the lumberjack experience with genuine 3-4 foot pine tree rounds, beautiful log structures, and world class professional axe throwing training!
Chirp Nature Center
578 Bonanza Trail, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Back by popular demand, the 2021 Bird Walks & Talks event schedule is now available. Join us this Spring through Fall for a variety of Chirp’s nature-themed Walks and Talks presentations. These events are typically hosted in-person at Chirp’s wild bird store in the Big Bear Lake Village. Due to the 2020 pandemic, last year’s events were modified, with some in-person events cancelled, some still held but masked and socially distanced, and many new virtual events added. This year we will continue the formats with a mixture of in-person and virtual events.
Chirp’s in-person Bird Walks are scheduled every 1st Saturday of the month, May through October, and leave Chirp at 8am.
Chirp’s virtual Bird Walks are scheduled every 2nd Wednesday of the month, May through October, and are held online at 5pm.
Chirp’s virtual Bird Talks are scheduled every 3rd Saturday of the month, May through October, and are held online at 10am.
WILD BIRD SUPPLIES, GUIDES, & GIFTS.
Chirp Nature Center offers carefully curated wild bird supplies, guides, & gifts for nature lovers, bird-themed treasures for home & garden, and educational, inspiring books & toys.
CHIRP CONNECTS PEOPLE TO NATURE using birds as inspiration, and provides:
All types of Bird Feeders & Seed
Bird Houses & Baths
Squirrel Feeders, Owl & Bat Houses
Books & Guides Galore
Free Big Bear Bird Checklist
Guided Bird Walks
Bird Watching Gear
Authorized Nikon & Zeiss Optics Dealer
Delightful Gifts, Unique Art & Fun Toys
Boating and Water Activities
If you’re coming to Big Bear, then you are probably looking to spend some time on the water. With so many Big Bear boating and water activities to choose from, you won't be disappointed in how you spent your vacation! Big Bear Lake has 22 miles of shoreline to offer, with the deepest point at 72'. Any vessels that are on the water are subject to quagga mussel inspection and daily permits. (Annual permits are available as well)
Kayaking & Paddle Boarding
Getboards Ride Shop
40905 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Getboards specializes in a large selection of top quality rental gear, great prices and the best service in Big Bear! Our knowledgeable and certified staff regularly maintain and inspect all rental equipment so your adventure can be fun & problem free -or your next rental is on us! It's your vacation, we're here to provide you the best rental experience possible!
All of our bike rentals include helmets. Our kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals include life jackets, paddles, AND lake permits for hassle-free NO hidden-fee paddling. PLUS, we do not charge cleaning fees like other rental places!
We're also pet friendly! Take our kayaks anywhere on the water and bring your dog on board at no extra cost! (dog life vests available for rent upon request)
All Big Bear boating and water activities come with free maps with local advice on all the best spots to paddle while you're here.
If you want to make a reservation, check out our website: www.getboards.com No credit card needed for the reservation!
Big Bear Parasail
439 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Soar high above Big Bear Lake and enjoy the unmatched aerial views experienced at 500' up. Big Bear Parasail offers a thrilling parasail ride high above beautiful Big Bear Lake. Dry take offs and landings. You only get wet if you want to.
Wakeboarding & Water Skiing
603 Landlock Landing Rd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Designated Wakesports offers wakeboarding, water skiing, and tubing so you can experience the #1 way to have a good time on Big Bear Lake. They are a charter Big Bear boating service specializing in various lake activities such as wakeboarding, water skiing, or tubing located at Pleasure Point Marina (603 Landlock Landing Rd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315). Their experienced and friendly drivers/instructors are also there to help beginners learn how to ride. They live and breathe wakeboarding and want to share their knowledge with you!
Big Bear Watersports School
Pine Knot Marina
439 Pine Knot Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Big Bear Watersports School is all about fun in the sun! We are dedicated to getting people out on the lake and showing them a good time! We are a charter boat service that offers lessons for various watersports. With our USA Certified Instructor, you can learn how to do any of our offered activities today! Our pricing is for all of our offered activities. Equipment, fuel, life preservers, instruction, and fun ALL included! We drive the boat, you come for fun!!
Pine Knot Marina
439 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
The most fun you can have on the lake! They feature Yahama Wave Runners (2-3 seaters), so you can enjoy the ride with family or friends. You must be 18 years or older to drive. Renting a jet ski today is so easy! Just come by our location and we will get you set up so you can be out on the water enjoying an exhilarating ride.
40977 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Find all your bike needs and desires here at GetBoards! We offer anything from cruisers to 10-speeds, to full-suspension mountain bikes and E-Bikes. Our friendly staff will also provide a map with several trails accessible from any point in Big Bear. Make your reservation here today!
The Bowling Barn
40625 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Located in the beautiful mountain community of Big Bear Lake, California. The Bowling Barn is minutes away from the Big Bear Lake Village.
Their 16-lane bowling facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art bowling scoring system. No need to keep score, their fully computerized system will take care of that for you.
Their full service snack bar can serve up a delicious snack while enjoying your time at the Barn. Their video game arcade has some of the latest arcade games available for kids or the kid at heart.
The Alley Oops Sports Bar, located inside the Bowling Barn, has the best prices in town for drinks, as well as high-definition televisions to watch your favorite sports and teams. In addition, there is also billiards and darts at Alley Oops!
Concerts & Entertainment Theater
40789 Village Dr., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
The Cave is a truly one-of-a-kind concert and comedy venue in the heart of Big Bear. The lighting, sound, laser light shows, gourmet concessions, craft beer, comfortable seating, dance area, and of course amazing acts are usually uncommon for such an intimate venue, but not here! It is this perfect mix of location, amenities, and amazing live entertainment that make The Cave a venue that will bring you closer to your favorite bands than you ever thought possible.
For upcoming events and concerts in Big Bear, visit: http://thecavebigbear.com/
Discount tickets available for customers at Getboards Rental shop across from Veterans Park! Stop by 40905 Big Bear Blvd or call for details: (909) 878-3155
Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 Highway 38, Fawnskin, CA 92333
Opened in 1998, the Big Bear Discovery Center is the largest visitor center in the Big Bear Valley. Stop by and be one of the more than 190,000 yearly visitors to enjoy exhibits, weekly programs, eco-tours, and special events like outdoor concerts, theater productions, and nighttime interpretive programs in the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater.
The goal of this Big Bear visitor center is enjoyable and heightens your awareness to help you become a more knowledgeable and responsible caretaker of the San Bernardino National Forest.
Big Bear Escape Room
40055 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
In each theme, you will be locked inside for a designated amount of time while you and your team try to figure out how to escape or solve a mystery. The rooms contain clues, hidden items, and many surprises. Each theme room has spared no expense in decorations and special effects to bring the room to life and make it a thrilling experience!!
Mountain Room Escapes
40588 Village Dr., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 / 1121 W Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear City, CA 92314
The answers are out there... but what are the questions? Can you escape before time runs out? Come test your skills at Mountain Room Escapes!
Big Bear Charter Fishing
398 Edgemoor Rd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
They provide 3-hour fishing trips on beautiful Big Bear Lake. Trips are on a pontoon boat where you'll fish for Rainbow Trout, or choose to fish on their tournament style bass boat and cast for large and smallmouth bass.
Both boats are loaded with the latest fishing gear, fish finders, live well, trolling motor, and more. They have friendly Big Bear Lake fishing guides who will help as little or as much as you would like. Drinks and snacks are included.
Cantrell Guide Service
400 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Since 1991, Cantrell Guide Services has been operating on Big Bear Lake. Owner/Guide, John Cantrell and Master Guide, Cliff Fowler have a combined fishing experience on Big Bear Lake of 80 years. They know Big Bear Lake and they know how Rainbow Trout think.
YOU WILL CATCH RAINBOW TROUT. GUARANTEED!**
**During a 3-hour trip you will catch a rainbow trout or your next trip is on them!
Big Bear Speedway
42825 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Big Bear Speedway has 17 single karts and six doubles that have two steering wheels and two brake pedals for training or a parent riding with a child. Up to 11 cars are allowed on the track at one time but drivers aren’t racing against each other, they’re competing against the clock.
Gold Rush Mining Adventures
40016 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
California’s historic Gold Rush brought many prospectors to Holcomb Valley in the 1800's! Their adventures are perfect for all ages. Everyone can experience a Eureka moment while participating in our Geode breaking or our Gemstone and Fossil panning activities. No "prospector" goes home empty handed and no two bags of mining ore or paydirt are exactly alike. Take home the best souvenirs after gold mining in Big Bear— real gemstones, fossils, or geodes and share the experience of mining at our wooden water-wheel and sluice. Some minerals are large enough to have cut and faceted into your very own valuable jewelry. Some stones can be polished into a cabochon (which is a gemstone that is not faceted), or just leave them in their natural state and enjoy as mother nature intended. Great family fun! Their friendly miners will help your family or group get the most out of your Mining Adventure.
Bear Mountain Golf Course
43101 Goldmine Dr., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Enjoy the benefits of playing at altitude on their idyllic 9-hole course with lush greens and rolling fairways. Big Bear golfing is great for all ability levels. Reserve your tee time today!
Bear Mountain Golf Course is located at the base of Bear Mountain.
Suite 1 and 2, 644 W Fairway Blvd, Big Bear, CA 92314
Bodytek Fitness is a family owned and operated fitness facility established in 2010.
Jonni and Cory Robillard were born and raised in the Big Bear Valley and therefore have a heart for the community and a love of the small town business feel.
Each is certified by the American Fitness Association of America as personal trainers and group exercise instructors. Jonni is also certified in sustaining mobility and movement. The gym environment allows each of them to fulfill their passion for fitness and their love for people.
Bodytek is not like every other gym. Jonni and Cory strive to make it more like a family with a fun, motivating, and encouraging atmosphere.
The Fitness Source
42169 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Welcome To The Fitness Source Big Bear's Premier Fitness Center
We offer the best services in Big Bear from the top certified fitness professionals. Our services include membership packages, fitness classes, personal training, and wellness programs to help you meet your needs no matter your fitness level.
At The Fitness Source we believe and understand how important your health is to you and our priority is to help you reach your goals.
41922 Fox Farm Road #3 PO Bx 6686, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
The 7K CrossFit company was born from the desires of two Big Bear Valley residents, Pat Burton and Andy Meadors, of whom are avid CrossFit® certified coaches and athletes. This partnership of Pat and Andy began as a vision to maximize the Big Bear community’s fitness goals through what they believe to be a proven, fun, results-measured program of arguably the world’s fastest growing fitness trends – CrossFit.
The 7K CrossFit name was conceived from the unique fact of operating a fitness regimen in 7,000’ elevation (“7K”). A lot of advanced to professional athletes desire to train in elevation for superior conditioning – and here we are. Our intent is to provide a facility for these high level athletes to elevate their athleticism at altitude. For the rest of us that live here in altitude – this is OUR fitness!
Our goal is to provide professional, intelligent operations of CrossFit to all locals and visitors with your safety as a numero uno priority, a fun vibe with the CrossFit community, motivation accountability from us certified coaches – and in the end you will get results while having some fun.
Helicopter Big Bear
501 Valley Blvd., Big Bear City, CA 92314
Get a new perspective of Big Bear by taking a scenic aerial adventure above the mountain resort from the vantage point of a helicopter cockpit. Helicopter Big Bear is arguably Big Bear’s best entertainment attraction. Witness the beauty of the Bear Valley and surrounding San Bernardino Mountains all year round. Helicopter Big Bear is open seven days a week including all holidays. Big Bear helicopter tours are undoubtedly one of the most unique and exciting activities available during your stay in Big Bear.
Helicopter Big Bear offers a variety of tour options with ten different suggested flights ranging from seven to forty-five minutes of flying fun. Pricing starts at $35.00 per passenger and up. There are group and family discounts as well as specials available. There are many visual opportunities throughout any one of their choices for helicopter rides in Big Bear. The bird’s-eye views can include many landmarks and points of interest. Besides the great picturesque forest scenery inside The Big Bear Valley, many other views may include numerous mountain area lakes, the Mojave Desert, the towering San Gorgonio mountain range, the Santa Ana canyon, and endless other once-in-a-lifetime visual experiences. Cameras are welcome aboard the helicopter for you to capture your journey. The flights are intended to be both exciting and relaxing with a lot of attention put on safety.
Victoria Park Carriages
583 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Take the whole family on a horse drawn carriage ride, through Big Bear Lake Village. With a couple of routes available, you are sure to see some of the best things Big Bear has to offer during your ride. Michael Homan has 25 years experience touring the village, and will be able to answer almost any questions you may have. Swing by the carriage stand, located right next to Teddy Bears, and take a ride you won't forget!
Baldwin Lake Stables & Petting Zoo
46475 Pioneertown Rd., Big Bear City, California 92314
Head along a wide variety of terrains, on several trails, all with spectacular vistas. These Big Bear horseback rides are geared to the experience of the rider - available all day. Reservations for horseback riding in Big Bear Lake are suggested.
At Baldwin Lake Stables, discover the peaceful countryside of the Big Bear Valley's east end; surrounded by equestrian ranches and the National Forest, just 7 miles east of the Big Bear Village. Go horseback riding to escape from the traffic and congestion of the city - where the pavement ends and the "Real West" begins. They have been in business since 1988. They are open year 'round and have a variety of horse rides with something to suit everyone.
Pirate Ship Cruise & Tours
Holloway’s Marina & RV Park
398 Edgemoor Rd, Big Bear Lake, CA, 92315, USA
Named after the movie she was featured in, the Time Bandit has been sailing these mountain waters since 1998.
Join us for an hour and a half of corny jokes, stunning scenery, and historical enrichment on board the Big Bear Lake Time Bandit. Tours are publicly available on a limited basis, or you can charter the whole ship for your birthday, function, brunch etc. Children under 3 are FREE!
No tour is ever exactly the same - you’ll enjoy yourself whether it’s your first or fifteenth time aboard. We have a rotating cast of captains and crew who each bring their own flavor to the tour.
90 minute narrated tours every day
Full bar on board (Valid ID or you’ll walk the plank!)
Treasure chest surprise for the kiddos
Private charters and tours available
Miss Liberty Big Bear Lake Cruises
Pine Knot Marina
439 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 / 40840 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Hear fun facts, folklore, celebrity sightings, and much more! Miss Liberty is a 64' long, 24.5' high Skipperliner 1500LX built in 1994 and fully refurbished in 2006. She features a fully shaded upper deck, a fully enclosed and heated main salon, modern restrooms, and small group seating areas.
Big Bear Queen
Pine Knot Marina
439 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Sixty-Passenger Paddlewheel Boat
Enjoy a 90 minute excursion narrated by Captain Chris, a lifelong BIG BEAR QUEEN captain, who conveys Big Bear Valley’s history, including the solar observatory, Garstin Island, celebrity homes, the story of the Four Dams, some of the best fishing spots, and other fun stuff in Big Bear. Within walking distance from both entrances to Big Bear Village, a tour on the QUEEN completes your mountain visit.
Sailing daily May through October. Pets are welcome aboard.
The Lake Tour
The Sunset Cruise
The Moonlight Cruise
Wyatt's Grill and Saloon
42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Located in the Convention Center
Enjoy an evening of Ranch Style food and good music at Wyatt's! Located at the Big Bear Convention Center and offering Big Bear's largest outdoor dance floor, Wyatt's is a family friendly spot that even offers line dancing lessons on Wednesdays and Sundays, and live music on Fridays and Saturdays!
Massages & Spa Services
Mountain Mobile Massage & Spa
42718 Moonridge Rd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Enjoy a pre or post activity relaxing, stress-reducing, or deep pressure massage; customized to perfection just for you! Open 7 days a week with the earliest appointment starting at 9am, and the latest at 7:30pm, please CALL or text to schedule: (909) 800-8103. For same day/last minute appointments, you’ll reach us much faster if you send a text. We cannot guarantee last minute availability, we recommend calling ASAP for the best appointment times! Our multiple treatment rooms allow ample space for couples-together massages or individuals to truly refresh. Our menu includes many wonderful add-ons including over 15 scents of essential oils/blends, 7 choices of body butters, deep tissue massage, facial massage, reflexology, and more!
Elevations Day Spa
42007 Fox Farm Rd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Techniques to meet your specific needs.
Big Bear Historical Museum
800-B Greenway Dr., Big Bear City, CA 92314
The Big Bear Valley Historical Society is an organization of people dedicated to preserving the rich history of the area and promoting an appreciation of its colorful and diverse heritage by providing fun things to do in Big Bear. In addition to hosting historical tours and featured speakers, the Society operates a Historical Museum with an extensive collection of artifacts featuring exhibits from the indigenous Serrano Indians, the gold mining era, cowboys and cattle ranching, logging, fox farming, and early winter sports.
Explore our town’s largest music store and get lost in the vintage vinyl or find a new instrument to learn! From CD’s, instruments, and instrumental accessories and gear, Village Music has everything you need! Find us in the Village Mall!
Snow Play & Ropes Course
Big Bear Snow Play 42825 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Inner tubing after dark is cast under a whole new light at Big Bear Snow Play; bringing a new twist to night snow play with colored lights: red, blue, green, even black light.
Glow Bowling & Laser Maze
The Bowling Barn
40625 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, California 92315
Glow Bowling FUN!
Every night, the Bowling Barn offers Glow Bowling.
What is Glow Bowling?
What we do is basically, turn out the lights, turn on our black lights, turn up our music, bring down our video screens and start playing music videos. All this is happening while you bowl. It is quite the fun experience!
Big Bear Mountain Resorts
Bear Mountain Golf Course
43092 Goldmine Dr., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Come play a round under the stars at Bear Mountain Golf Course on select dates this summer. All Glow Golf reservations include green fees, cart rental, one (1) glow ball, and dinner at the Clubhouse Grill. The fun is open to all ages and abilities, but spaces are limited.
June 25 & 26
July 2 & 3
August 20 & 21
Big Bear Jeep Experience
42011 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
At Big Bear Jeep Experience YOU DRIVE THEIR JEEPS and follow their guide Jeep on an exciting and educational Jeep tour throughout Big Bear Valley’s hundreds of miles of Jeep trails. Their Jeep JK’s are trail ready and equipped with everything they need to handle what the trails have to throw at them.
BBJE has everything for the whole family. They offer a Beginner kid friendly mining tour that explores Holcomb Valley and the original Big Bear settlements. At the end of the hunt they find a bucket of our very rich Big Bear miners dirt. Who knows, it could contain some gold or ancient Indian artifacts?
They also offer intermediate off-road driving tours that travel through many different intermediate trails surrounding Big Bear. They can travel as far as Lake Arrowhead, Johnson Valley, or the Santa Ana River.
They begin the Big Bear off-road tours on Jacoby Canyon, an intermediate trail that starts around the Cactus Flats area, you will then travel up Gold Mountain where you will have to use all the equipment the Jeep has to offer.
Big Bear Off-Road Adventures
2194 3rd Ln., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Take advantage of our fully convertible Pinzgauers to explore the ridges, canyons, meadows, and streams and rivers of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains! Visit historic community and gold rush sites while off-roading in Big Bear.
Travel the original wagon and truck roads. Delight in panoramic vistas of desert and mountains from cloud-scraper peaks. Our drivers are extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, geology, and history of our town and surrounding backcountry.
Rides & Attractions
Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
800 Wildrose Lane, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Mineshaft Coaster is a thrilling new mountain coaster that is fun for the entire family! Enjoy mountain scenery on your way up, then you control the speed down a mile long track! Experience a variety of thrill ride features such as steep descents, dips, twists, hairpin turns, tunnels, and 360-degree corkscrews!
Big Bear Mountain Resort
880 Summit Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
SCENIC SKY CHAIR LIFT TICKETS
Enjoy panoramic views of the Big Bear Valley on a mile-long ascent through the San Bernardino National Forest on Snow Summit's Scenic Sky Chair before arriving at the mountaintop (elevation 8,200 feet). This one-of-a-kind activity is perfect for outdoor adventurers of all ages.
This summer, Big Bear Mountain Resort offers direct-to-lift access for Scenic Sky Chair tickets purchased in advance to reduce guest wait times and congestion at the Snow Summit ticket windows. All direct-to-lift tickets have been assigned individual barcodes that are non-transferable and may not be duplicated. After you purchase, grab your confirmation number and insert it either on the Reservations page or on the BBMR Mobile App.
Scenic Sky Chair rides operate daily through Labor Day (Sept. 6, 2021) before switching to weekend-only operations (Friday-Sunday) through Oct. 10, subject to change based on weather conditions, state/county guidelines, and other extenuating circumstances.
40729 Village Dr Suite 6, Big Bear Lake CA 92315
A Themed Interactive Experience Your Whole Family Will Enjoy!
Welcome to Santa Land!
Come one, come all! Santa Land is a family themed interactive destination in The Village Mall in Big Bear Lake. Experience the story of Santa Claus through the decades and his influence with Pop Culture in movies, music, advertising, props, and print. Travel through the world of toys, find the largest collection of nutcrackers, witness over 1,000 Santa Clauses, take pictures with life-size Super Heroes, or be a part of your favorite Holiday movie set. There are at least eight different photo-op areas, from over-sized candies to an 8 foot grizzly bear. There is a special space just for the kid’s where they can play in Santa’s Workshop or Mrs. Claus’ kitchen while parents relax and catch a glimpse of their favorite holiday movie. We encourage guests of all ages to write letters to Santa any time of the year whether you are naughty or nice. Here at Santa Land, everyone has fun and leaves with lasting memories as well as great pictures!
Santa Land is a place the whole family can Play, Play, Play!
Urban Adventure Quest
Big Bear Chamber of Commerce
630 Bartlett Rd #2830, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Your amazing scavenger hunt adventure will start in the heart of The Village and will take you on a fun route among the quaint streets and history of this mountain town. Your game will guide you right down to the water’s edge and back into the heart of the action.
So set aside your skis or park your boat for a bit as you discover one of the best things to do in Big Bear ...Play the Game, See the Sights, and Experience Big Bear in a whole new way!
Looking for fun things to do in Big Bear? Explore Big Bear Village’s history, scenic views, year-round activities, and local favorite spots. When you’re ready, let the game be your guide! Upon purchase you’ll view the route details and click the game link. Go to the starting location with your team and begin playing! Each riddle guides you along the route and loops you back to the start.
Action Segway Tours
40754 Village Dr., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Learn the history of Big Bear from a certified segway tour guide. Private and large groups are welcome. Big Bear segway tours are a great way to explore the beautiful forest and nature at its best.
Join us year round. Glide your way through Big Bear Valley in warm or cold weather. Fun, educational, and exciting! We promise you a good time.
Our tours are truly the most relaxing, exhilarating, and fun way to see the Big Bear Lake area. With a guide to show you the basics of riding, and using their local knowledge to give you the best tour content, you’re in for the perfect Segway experience.
OPEN NOVEMBER THROUGH EASTER
Natural and man-made snow combine to give a great base for inner tubing, building snowmen, and other family fun! *Nightly Snow Making and Grooming occurs.
When it is cold enough we make our own snow. Whether it’s natural or man made, you’ll have a fun packed day on our spacious snow play hill! Great snow making conditions at Big Bear Snow Play mean there’s plenty of beautiful, fluffy, white snow for families to slide downhill on. Our recreation area sports powerful Lenko fan guns that blankets our hill. The former ski area known as Rebel Ridge, which introduced snowmaking to Southern California in the late 1950’ s, has been a family favorite for inner tubing through generations as parents who grew up sliding here are now bringing their kids. Now families can make memories there at night too, as Big Bear Snow Play opens for after dark tubing sessions Fridays, Saturdays and holiday periods from 5-9 pm.
Eventually snow depths will tower 30 feet or more—that’s right, three stories high!— above the surrounding terrain, enough white stuff to ensure tubing through Easter and beyond.
Big Bear Snow Play
42825 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
ROPES COURSE NOW OPEN
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS FROM 10AM – 5PM
Take your family on an invigorating aerial adventure that will have you balancing on ropes, crossing bridges and climbing through obstacles: all from the safety of a climbing harness! Our ropes course sends participants on a self guided tour through 37 obstacles spread over 6,400sq feet on 2 levels, 12 to 35 feet in the air, offering fun that will elevate your family vacation to a whole new level.
Action Tree Rope Climbing
41693 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Action Tree Rope Climbing is a fun, new, and exciting adventure brought to you by Action Tours Big Bear! Southern California’s one and only Action Rope Tree Climbing is here in beautiful Big Bear California! An exhilarating and fun activity for the whole family that anyone 12 years and older can experience!
Waterpark and Bobsledding
Alpine Magic Mountain
800 Wildrose Lane, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
The Magic Mountain Recreation Area at Big Bear Lake, home of the world-famous Alpine Slide, offers family fun activities year round. In the summer there is a cool water slide and in the winter there is plenty of fun snowplay. The Alpine Slide at Big Bear Magic Mountain is open all year and is Southern California's only authentic bobsled experience. Begin with a scenic chairlift ride to the top. From there, riders navigate their own individually controlled sleds, each with teflon runners and ball bearing wheels, down their choice of two quarter-mile long cement tracks filled with high-banked turns and long straightways.
Action Zipline Tours
41693 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Get 15% OFF your Zipline Tour and 15% OFF your Big Bear Lake Kayak, Bike Or Paddleboard Rentals!
Use Coupon Code Get15 when booking your reservation.
You’re gliding among the treetops, the biting air rushing past your face. You look down at the mountain below you, and the bright, glittering sky above and you wonder, “Is this how birds feel?” Then you realize you’re going much faster than the average bird soaring on the Big Bear breeze. You’ve got gravity on your side. You’re Ziplining in Big Bear!!!
Action Zipline Tours are the most exciting way to experience Big Bear year-round, weather permitting. The three hour tour includes an off-road ride two miles into the forest in our safari jeeps, with nine high-speed zipline lines that run down our mountain for the most avid thrill-seekers, a beautiful suspension bridge with stunning views of Johnson Valley as a backdrop for it all, Action Zipline Tours is truly an adventure. Our all-inclusive Big Bear zipline tour is outdoor recreation at its best, and it’s most exclusive.
So whether you’re planning a team-building retreat for a large group, or you’re looking for something new to try with your family, Action Zipline Tours are the perfect way to spend your day in the mountains.
Big Bear Alpine Zoo
747 Clubview Drive Big Bear Lake, CA
Behavioral Enrichment- throughout the day
Included with daily admission
Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s Enrichment Philosophy
The natural behaviors of our animals will direct our behavioral enrichment and will assist our keepers in the determination of enrichment activities based solely on the behaviors they wish to elicit.
Enrichment can be defined as: as a dynamic process for enhancing animal environments within the context of the animals’ behavioral biology and natural history. Environmental changes are made with the goal of increasing the animal’s behavioral choices and drawing out their species-appropriate behaviors, thus enhancing animal welfare.
Types of enrichment:
Enrichment is provided in a variety of ways, such as:
Exhibit design: provides a variety of substrates, levels, and complexities.
Training: interaction with the keeper and proper training allows an animal to choose to participate. This is also useful in gaining the animal’s trust and allows the keeper close, visual observations of that animal.
Olfactory: a keeper can introduce natural predator or prey scents, in addition to novel smells or pheromone scents.
Auditory: taped sounds or vocalizations can simulate things that an animal may hear in the wild.
Food related: this is the most widely used form of enrichment. Keepers can present food in a variety of ways such as in a simple puzzle feeder, hidden throughout the enclosure, scattered about the enclosure, or buried in a substrate. To get the food, the animal must use natural foraging behaviors and/or mentally solve the puzzle.
Novel objects: various items placed in an animal’s enclosure allow the animal to mimic behaviors exhibited in the wild or could challenge them. These items could include burlap bags, sheets, boomer balls, chew toys, or a hammock. Often, novel objects will be combined with food related enrichment. For example, burlap bags may be filled with hay and treats and tied closed. The animal would then have to get into the bag and sort through the hay to get to the treats.
Research: Participation in a research project offers mental stimulation. (i.e., foraging skills research with giant pandas, cognitive research with orangutans)