Top 5 Indoor Things To Do Around Big Bear

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For some reason, not everyone who visits our mountain village wants to spend their entire vacation enjoying Big Bear fun things to do outdoors. We understand, sometimes it rains, sometimes it’s too cold, and sometimes you can get tired of all that clean and healthy fresh air. Fortunately, your Big Bear Vacation is an all-inclusive one, and finding things to do indoors as well as outdoors is easy and fun! Boredom will never be an issue when you and your family spend time participating in some (or all!) of these five indoor activities!

Big Bear Fun Things To Do: Big Bear Museum

Rainy days are meant for indoor things to do around Big Bear, and the Big Bear Museum offers a lot to explore, even if some of the exhibits are outside. That means you just have to schedule another visit, and we’re sure you’ll want to come back! Featuring exhibits that exemplify the life the early settlers experienced, housed in a series of historic buildings that were moved to the site, this fascinating museum explains settler life better than any books could!


One of the best parts of a vacation, your shopping trips in Big Bear may be one of your favorite ways to spend your time. One of the best shopping experiences to be had can be found at The Village Shops and Courtyard, located at 652 Pine Knot Avenue, but when you’re just looking to pick up a few unique to Big Bear souvenirs, the Brown Bear Gift Shop at 675 Pine Know Avenue has everything you’re looking for!


Yes, our small mountain town has a thriving arts community, and the Big Bear Theater Project plays a huge part in it! This year is the 80th anniversary of the award winning play, Our Town, and the players will perform it the month of July at the Performing Arts Theater, found at 39707 Big Bear Boulevard. Ticket info can be found at https://www.bigbeartheaterproject.com/.

Movie Nights

A night at the movies is fun anytime, and although our movie theater is a smaller one, it shows all the top movies. Spend a random Tuesday with your family watching a double feature of The Incredibles 2 and Oceans 8 and chomping on heavily buttered popcorn as you immerse yourself in the world of make believe!

Stay Home

Who says that every day of your fabulous Big Bear Vacation has to be spent exploring the town? Your Big Bear Vacations escape has all the comforts of home, plus a few added extras to make a day staying in the highlight of your entire trip! Play games in front of a roaring fire with your family, read a book in peace and quiet in that comfy chair by the window, or bake some cookies with your teenage daughter in the fully equipped kitchen. Life in Big Bear moves as at a slow and wonderful pace. Contact us today to reserve your Big Bear Vacations cabin and enjoy the great things to do around Big Bear!