Romantic Things To Do In Big Bear

Big Bear is the epitome of a romantic destination; its magical alpine forests, gorgeous cobalt lake, world-class ski resorts, and quaint historic village make the perfect setting for a romantic vacation. Cozy up by the fire with some fine wine on a winter night, hike to the top of a secluded mountain peak and revel in the spectacular view, or enjoy a sumptuous dinner by candlelight. There are many places in Big Bear that inspire romance, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorites for you. Learn about a  romantic Big Bear getaway! 


Big Bear Village


Big Bear Village’s beautifully restored mid-1800s structures harken back to Victorian times, permeating the atmosphere with a romantic quality of olden days. Throughout the Village, you will find art galleries, family owned restaurants, and eclectic shopping. The Village ebulliently sparkles on Friday nights with an arts and crafts fair and live entertainment.


The Pines Lakefront


350 Alden Rd.

(909) 866-5400


Established in the 1920s, The Pines Lakefront offers the most romantic fine dining in Big Bear. Situated on Big Bear Lake with inspiring views, you can enjoy dining on sumptuous gourmet fare next to the inviting fireplace or on their wind-protected patio. Their extensive menu offers an impressive array of poultry, pork and seafood dishes, Black Angus beef, and mouthwatering wild game creations that includes elk, venison and wild boar.


Peppercorn Grille

553 Pine Knot Ave.

(909) 866-5405


Located in the heart of Big Bear Village, Peppercorn Grille’s warm, intimate atmosphere, delicious fare, and excellent wine list makes for a perfect romantic night out. Private booths and their lovely, flower-framed heated patio offer romantic dining options a bit reminiscent of European-style dining. Serving both lunch and dinner, Peppercorn Grille features specialty Italian dishes and a wonderfully unique menu of international meat, seafood, and vegetarian entrees.


Castle Rock Trail


The pinnacle of Castle Rock Trail has some of the best views around of Big Bear Lake, and is a wonderfully romantic and peaceful place to have a picnic in nature with your loved one. The 2.7-mile trail through the graceful alpine forest is peppered with intriguing rock formations, and if you can find a few romantic forest glens just off the side of the trail. The trailhead is located off State Highway 18 one mile east of Big Bear Dam.


Boulder Bay Park


Boulder Bay Park is without question one of the prettiest parks on Big Bear Lake. Beautiful rock formations abound, and within the bay are several picturesque islands made of smooth boulders. With its gentle sparkling waters and pine-forested shoreline, Boulder Bay Park makes for a very romantic picnicking spot; it’s also a great place for snow play in the winter.


Romantic Big Bear Getaway



There’s many more romantic places in Big Bear—so many it would be impossible to list them all here. Our staff at Big Bear Vacations know all the secret romantic nooks and crannies in the area, so contact us today and let our Big Bear experts fill you in.