Vacationing with Bluegreen Resorts at Big Bear Lake in Southern California’s San Bernardino National Forest is an ideal way to enjoy majestic natural wonders and a wide range of winter and summer outdoor activities. However, the resort town is also known for the variety of fine specialty shops that keep locals and visitors alike coming back time after time. As you plan your trip, keep in mind a few of the shops in Big Bear Lake Village that you might want to explore.
Cyclists will be interested in Bear Valley Bikes, which sells and rents a wide range of bike models. The shop also offers bike repair, as well as replacement parts and gear. Rental stock includes fatbikes capable of negotiating snow, mud, and desert sand. In addition, the store rents equipment for snowshoeing—another great way to see the sparkling mountain trails in winter.
Since the 1920s, Brown Bear Gift Shop has offered high-quality souvenirs. Browse the recently remodeled store to find T-shirts, sweatshirts, toys, books, greeting cards, and more.
Visit Gold Rush Mining Adventures to relive the excitement that early pioneers might have experienced while panning for precious metals. Rain or shine, and even during snowy conditions, visitors of all ages will have fun searching for their own “Eureka!” moments at the dry-sifting station, the mining sluice, or the water flume. You can crack open a geode, buy a souvenir panning kit to take home, or enjoy the many attractions of the Gold Mine Gift Emporium: rocks and minerals, paleontological artifacts, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and more. When your shopping is done, you can relax with some fudge or a vintage-style soda.
Music lovers should stop in at Village Music to explore new and used musical instruments and supplies, as well as a variety of vintage recordings on vinyl. The store also sells collectibles and memorabilia.
Fashionistas will appreciate Belladonna Clothing Company’s wide range of boots, handbags, denim, floaty dresses, and warm winter coats and jackets. The store also carries a selection of handcrafted jewelry.
Cabin Fever Gifts & Decor offers rustic furniture and lodge accessories such as lamps, bedding, candles, and a variety of items incorporating wildlife motifs. Home accents created from natural materials, including stone, twigs, and bark, lend a feeling of warmth to any room.
Your stroll through Big Bear Lake Village will also take you past more than a few fine restaurants and casual dining establishments. Be sure to sample at least one of these tasty options. Finally, don’t forget that the Village offers regularly scheduled concerts, entertainment events, and nightlife at The Cave.