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No longer the "sleepy hollow" it used to be!

This is "downtown" Big Bear. The number of shops and restaurants has almost doubled in the last 10... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris Q
Poulsbo, Washington
Quaint, small town charm and feel.

Nice shops and interesting places to eat. At night, several nightclubs are very lively for those so... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Oviedo, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is "downtown" Big Bear. The number of shops and restaurants has almost doubled in the last 10 years, and appears to be attracting more patrons from the LA Basin. Parking can be tough, but can still be had if you're willing to park a...More

Thank Chris Q
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Nice shops and interesting places to eat. At night, several nightclubs are very lively for those so inclined.

Thank stevebooker
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Needed a place to pick up some giftees for friends back home and stumbled across Pine Knot Village. Plenty of gift shops, restaurants, bars, ice cream shop even a real estate office that posts pics of all the cool places for sale in town. Good...More

Thank Jedimasterkush
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We got there around 10:00am. There was not a lot of people yet, which we enjoyed. All shops were open. Everyone was very friendly!

1  Thank Dianna B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We went up to Big Bear for a day trip. It had been almost 15 years since we last visited the village. We were so disappointed; we found a place stuck in time - old and tired. Nothing has changed. If you are thinking of...More

1  Thank JJN96
Reviewed 11 April 2017

In the mood for a walk...food...shopping? This is the place for you. Lots of interesting shops, yummy food, and lovely redone sidewalks. There is a movie theater and a theater with live performances. While I love to be out in nature and on the lake,...More

2  Thank arlene821
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Love to shop here.... handy restaurants, furniture store, curio shops, clothing shops, even a quilt shop. It's got it all. Some newer parking lots have helped out with the parking.

1  Thank Siameseldy
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I am a Big Bear Local and try to get to the Village whenever I can! They have the best shops and people! Christmas time is magical in the Village and summertime is cool and beautiful.

1  Thank mountainjen1
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Last here May 2016. Been here dozens of times over the years so have seen it grow and became better and better. There is a theater we go to. There a nice coffee shop we like to go to and candy shop we always stop...More

Thank Kirk-Janise D
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Funny little shops stuffed with interesting unique items. Leather goods, custom hand made furniture, T-shirts, ski / snow gear plus all sorts of arts & crafts. Wonderful fudge etc... in several sweet shops. Nice to walk around for a while, too small for a whole...More

1  Thank rockrotator2016
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