- 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
35% 88 votes
67-700 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92234 MoreLess Info
Targeting families with children, Boomers! Palm Springs is available for birthday parties, private events, and general fun. The attraction features go karts, miniature golf, bumper boats, a rock wall, and an extensive game room.
90% 21 votes
63439 Doggie Trail, Joshua Tree, CA 92252 MoreLess Info
Both beginners and advanced climbers are welcome at the Joshua Tree Rock Climbing School. Along with classes in both basic and intermediate climbing skills, the school further offers guided group outings and excursions.
Ellena Park is a city park that features four half court basketball courts, a baseball and softball field, a sand volleyball court, and a soccer and football field. The park also has a covered picnic shelter and exercise course.
94% 68 votes
Palm Springs, CA MoreLess Info
With plenty of hiking trails, a thriving desert vegetation, a visitor centre offering various recreational activities, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument are worth a visit. To avoid heat, it is best to visit during fall or spring.
The Western Science Center showcases an array of Ice Age fossils and Native American artifacts that were unearthed at Diamond Valley Lake. One of their most popular exhibits is 'Max', the largest mastodon found in the Western United States, as well as 'Xena', a Columbian mammoth.
Located in a 9,000-square-foot barn formerly used for produce sales by the Motte family, Motte Historical Museum houses a 20 car exhibit featuring vehicles from 1910 to 1969. The museum includes photographs and antiques and hosts private events.
94% 68 votes
11966 Jack Benny Dr, Unit 104, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739 MoreLess Info
Purple Easel is a recreational art shop that is known for 'Art Experiences', which entail a night out with friends accompanied by beverages. The shop is available for birthday parties, date nights, private parties, and corporate events.
Founded in 2007, the Motte Historical Museum focuses on showing how the surrounding valley area has grown and changed over the years. It features a 1985 barn made of salvages materials and a classic car collection.