Big Bear was once Hollywood's very own backdrop for blockbuster movies like Gone with the Wind, Frankenstein, Magnolia, Beethoven's 3rd and War Games as well as numerous TV series and advertising shoots.
Just two hours from the entertainment capital of the world, Big Bear boats Southern California's most beautiful scenery with rugged wilderness, clear blue skies, alpine lakes, high desert settings and breathtaking mountain vistas. Of course, Big Bear is an expert in costume change as each season brings a new feel to the valley. Vibrant crimson and golden leaves paint the autumn landscape while snow-covered peaks create a winter wonderland. Spring and summer are marked by lush greenery and colorful wildflowers as well as four-legged wildlife like deer, coyotes, bears, squirrels, and others.
This four-season resort community averages 300 days of sunny, clear skies annually with mild temps. Charming streetscapes and rustic cabins highlight Big Bear's quaint and historical quality while trails, ski resorts, and watersports play to Big Bear's outdoor adventure identity.