Oh, the places you will go! So many amazing hiking trails to choose from in Big Bear. From easy to difficult, the entire family and/or group will enjoy the trails. Some of the best hiking in southern California and the views of the mountains and lake will not disappoint.
Think barrels overflowing with candy. A candy castle stares down at you, enormous and inviting. Gelato is ribboned into chilled containers inside the glass display case. Welcome to the Village Sweet Shoppe. Eat your fill and feel like a kid again!
The phrase “like a kid in a candy store” truly applies to visitor to this shop. Walk in intending to spend $10, and you most certainly will walk out having spent $20 or more. The Village offers 16 types of taffy, 21 kinds of Sixlets, Jelly Bellys galore, chocolates, cotton candy, Rice Krispies treats, candy apples and more.You’ll take a walk down memory lane with rainbow belts and candy cigarettes.
This place isn’t just about the candy. How about bacon cotton candy? Yep, they sell it. How about a bacon scented mustache? Yep, they sell it. And it makes total sense when you think about it. Who doesn’t love the smell of bacon? Smack it on your upper lip and you can be breathing it in for hours.
Forget the candy necklace. How about a candy bra? Yep, they sell it. Walk in to buy your favorites, and you’ll always come out finding something new.
The unexpected favorite of this Big Bear candy store? Gelato. Visitors rave about it, which is the best after a long, hot day on the lake. The mango sorbetto and creme brûlée gelato are crowd favorites.
The Village Sweet Shoppe also sells a fun selection of toys and gag gifts, which will definitely keep you longer (and laughing) than you expected.
Other Big Bear experiences:
North Shore is one of two marinas on Big Bear Lake. This Big Bear marina is a one-stop shop for all your water sport needs. You can take wakeboard and waterski rides and rent kayaks, pontoon boats, fishing equipment, Jet Skis and canoes.
North Shore offers one-person, two-person and three-person jet ski rentals. If this is your first time riding one or you just need a refresher course, North Shore has you covered. Friendly staff will make sure you feel comfortable with your new ride.
If you’re bringing family and friends, try Big Bear marina boat rentals, like a speed boat! It’s a fun, adventurous, adrenaline-fueled way to enjoy your vacation at Big Bear. Bring a cooler on the boat, pack a lunch and make it a day. Better yet, rent inner tubes to pull behind your boat and your kids will never forget their trip to Big Bear Lake.
Pontoon boats, or party barges, also are a great way to enjoy the day, especially if you have a larger party or have small children. Pontoon boats offer a slower-paced, easy way to enjoy the lake. Anchor and stay awhile while you eat your lunch, drink your beer and let the kids swim and fish.
All Big Bear marina boat rentals are stocked with Coast Guard life preservers for adults as well as an anchor, paddle, horn, lines, fenders, throwable device and fire extinguisher. Ski jackets are available free of charge for children as young as 6 months old to adults.
No trip to Big Bear Lake is a complete without a lake tour aboard the lake’s pirate ship, “Time Bandit,” which is sailed by pirates! North Shore Big Bear marina offers daily tours for all ages. Each captain puts his or her own twist on the tour, so use your imagination and have some fun with it. Adults cost $22, seniors 64 and over cost $20, children 3 and over cost $14, and children less than 2 are free.
Other Big Bear experiences:
Military & First Responders
Who could be more deserving of the opportunity to make timeless memories with friends and family than our men and women in the armed services? As our way of thanking the outstanding individuals who have sacrificed so much for our way of life Active or Previously Active Military receive 10% OFF their stay. If you have served us by defending our nation then don’t miss out on our gratitude.
Discounts will not be applied, if not mentioned at time of booking.
Two-night stay minimum
*Subject to availability, offer valid on select properties, minimum booking $300 in rent not including taxes & fees, not valid with any other offer or discount. Not valid during holiday periods.
The Cave is a one-of-a-kind concert and comedy venue in Big Bear Village. The Cave is the perfect mix of location, amenities and amazing live entertainment!
40789 Village Drive
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315