The Village at Big Bear Lake
At the heart
of Big Bear Lake you’ll find a charming district known as The Village that serves as a hub for shopping, sightseeing, dining and nightlife. It's also the site of annual city-wide holiday events like Halloween and Christmas in The Village. A beautiful sight in any season, The Village features colorful blooms in the spring, bright green trees in the summer, vibrant crimson, orange, and yellow foliage in the fall, and glittering snow in winter that creates a wonderland with twinkling lights. You'll want to add this spot to your getaway bucket list.
Take your tastebuds around the world! Throughout the Valley, restaurants feature authentic dishes from Italian to Nepalese, Thai to Chinese, Latin to Japanese, Mexican to Hawaiian, American and more. Big Bear is beyond fortunate to have chefs from around the world settle in the valley with their families to share their passion for their native cuisines.
Dining and nightlife in The Village knows no limit and there's something for everyone. Explore locally brewed beer at Big Bear Lake Brewing Co. or sample local wines at Barrel 33. Stop into local coffee shops for tea or coffee or round off a delicious meal with gelato, fudge, and candy from the sweet shops. Pick up grab-n-go items or explore unique groceries at Bear Cupboards Market.
Kid and family-oriented dining include pizza parlors, cafe diners, and burger joints. Couples can relax and enjoy finer dining or keep it casual with pub grub, farm to table eats at Stella Luna, or sandwiches at Amangela's. Numerous diners include vegetarian and vegan menu options.
Any time of year, walking The Village streets captivates the imagination with its alpine architecture, decoration, and variety of unique shops and emporiums. From cooking and kitchen supplies, to a grab-n-go grocer, athletic wear, unique foods, and art galleries, there's little you won't find in Big Bear's shopping hub.
Shop for your canine friend or find goods for wild bird feeding and watching at Chirp Nature Center. Load up on souvenirs at Bear Essentials and Brown Bear Gift Shop or browse herbs and healing crystals. Find the latest fashions or explore a store dedicated solely to leather goods. The options are endless, so get lost in it all!
Enjoy a night out in The Village at a variety of entertainment venues. Spend some time boosting your bowling average - or cringing at your gutter ball at The Bowling Barn.
Up for a challenge? Grab your friends and put your puzzle solving skills to the test! How long will it take you to escape one of Mountain Room Escapes or navigate Urban Adventure Quests' and Riddle Routes scavenger hunt?
Ready for something completely new and different? Jump into your favorite Hollywood movie and pose with the famous stars at Hollywood Studios at Santa Land. Immersive yourself in this celebration of pop-culture with endless selfies, memorabilia, and more!
Parking in The Village
The Village offers free parking from dawn until dusk. Spaces in front of shops are available on Village Dr. and Pine Knot Ave.
Public parking lots are located on Bartlett Rd., Knickerbocker Rd., Pennsylvania Ave., Alden Rd. and behind the Oakside Restaurant. Electric vehicle charging stations are available at the Pennsylvania Public Lot.
No overnight parking is permitted in any public parking lot in Big Bear. We advise that you leave your vehicle parked at your accommodations and use the Free Big Bear Trolley to explore the valley during your visit.
If your accommodations will not fit the number of vehicles you wish to bring, we highly advise carpooling with your travel companions as street parking is not permitted in the winter or at vacation rentals.