Destination guide

The arty area of Big Bear City awaits your stay

The area's art galleries and opera are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Big Bear City. Renowned for its mountain views, lake and snowboarding, this city welcomes all visitors. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Big Bear City

Are you looking for things to do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Big Bear City has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Snow Summit (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Gold Mine Golf Course (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Bear Mountain (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Bear Mountain Golf Course (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Big Bear City

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Big Bear City is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gold Mountain Memorial Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Juniper Point (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Meadow Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Big Bear Discovery Center (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Swim Beach (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • North Shore Recreation Area (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Big Bear City

The nearest airport is in San Bernardino, CA (SBD-San Bernardino Intl.), located 25.1 mi (40.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Ontario, CA (ONT-Los Angeles - Ontario Intl.), which is 44.3 mi (71.3 km) away.

Where to stay near Big Bear?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,487 holiday rentals near Big Bear. From 793 Cabins to 1,398 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Big Bear for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Big Bear?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Big Bear:

  • Whispering Forest: 139 holiday homes
  • Upper Moonridge: 1,289 holiday homes
  • Woodlands: 23 holiday homes
  • Meadowbrook Estates: 100 holiday homes
  • Peter Pan: 174 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Big Bear?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Big Bear. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Juniper Point: 2,984 holiday rentals
  • North Shore Recreation Area: 2,987 holiday rentals
  • Gold Mountain Memorial Park: 2,554 holiday rentals
  • Big Bear Discovery Center: 2,985 holiday rentals
  • Green Canyon Group Camp: 2,570 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Big Bear listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Big Bear?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 793 Cabins in Big Bear. Our other popular types of Big Bear holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,398 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 793 holiday houses
  • Chalets: 26 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Big Bear?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 126 holiday homes with pool available in Big Bear. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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