- Our list of the best things to do in Big Bear Lake, California, features the top 111 nearby activities — including 43 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Big Bear Lake, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Sports & Fitness, Entertainment & Shows, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 26 things to do within the city of Big Bear Lake, CA , followed by 86 popular activities in nearby cities, including Redlands, San Bernardino, Yucaipa, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Beaumont, Banning, Moreno Valley and Highland
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25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA MoreLess Info
The Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness offers 13,000-acres of land with 50 miles of trails, campgrounds and nature study opportunities. This park is located 10,834 feet above sea level and is the second highest mountain range in Southern California.
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54000 Riverside County Playground Rd., Idyllwild, CA 92549 MoreLess Info
With over 200 acres of forests and open space, Idyllwild Park has areas for both day use and camping. The park offers scenic views, hiking on five trails, and rock climbing on enormous granite boulders.
Artspresso Art Gallery features and showcases the works of a variety of local, regional, and nationally known artists in an array of different artistic media. Art includes photographs, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, and other varieties.
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54470 N Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549 MoreLess Info
The volunteer run Idyllwild Area Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and increasing awareness about area history and culture. The society operates a museum with artifacts and exhibits showcasing regional history, and sponsors educational events.
Tahquitz Canyon offers a two-mile hiking loop to Tahquitz Falls, a 50-foot waterfall. The hike also passes many Cahuilla sacred sites including a village where artifacts have been unearthed dating back over 1,000 years.
An open space dedicated to theater and the arts, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre hosts a variety of entertainers including folkloric dancers and performing gunslingers. This venue also regularly offers performances of the dramatic love story- Ramona.
Rancho Cucamonga's Day Creek Park features a variety of large and small picnic shelters that can be reserved for parties or special events. In addition, the park has an array of sports fields and courts, as well as walking trails.