- 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
74% 560 votes
43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260 MoreLess Info
One of Palm Desert's most popular annual events is the College of the Desert Street Fair. This huge gathering is part farmers' market, part rummage sale and part swap meet. Come very early for the best selection of merchandise.
84% 111 votes
681 North First Avenue, Barstow, CA 92311 MoreLess Info
The history of what is known as the 'Mother Road' is put on display at the Route 66 Mother Road Museum. Exhibits cover the memorabilia associated with Route 66 along with specialized art exhibits revolving around the highway.
87% 62 votes
685 North 1st Avenue, Barstow, CA 92311 MoreLess Info
The history of railroading in the Pacific Southwest if put on display at the Western America Railroad Museum. Displays concerning the history surrounding the railroad and technology behind trains in general.
Courses for the shooting of rifles, pistols, and shot guns are the heart of the Mike Raahauge Shooting Range. The company also offers a sports fair, hunting courses, and specialty shooting-related events.
93% 75 votes
Fossil Bed Road, 8 Miles North, Barstow, CA 92311 MoreLess Info
Paleontological resources and landscape features of the Rainbow Basin Natural Area make it an area under federal control as a way to preserve the grounds. Visitors can still hike, go horseback riding, camp, or take pictures of the site.
Open during the summer season, the Skyline Drive-in offers first-run Hollywood films with digital projection. A full snack bar with plenty of theater-friendly fare is available to those who view movies at the drive-in.