Map & Directions

Big Bear Lake Convention Center
42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

The Convention Center is located on the corner of Division Drive and Big Bear Blvd.

There are three major mountain routes into and out of the Big Bear Valley:

Hwy. 330 / Hwy. 18 Through Running Springs
This is the most common route. During the holiday season, you may want to explore one of the other two routes to Big Bear Lake.

From Downtown Big Bear Lake:
Miles: 4, Est. Driving Time: 8 to 12 minutes
Go east on Big Bear Blvd. (Hwy. 18) toward Big Bear City. The Convention Center is located on the corner of Division Drive and Big Bear Blvd. Coming from the downtown village area, the Convention Center will be on the left-hand side of the Hwy. Make a left at Division Dr. and an immediate left into our parking lot.

From the Greater Los Angeles Area:
Miles: Approx. 100, Est. Driving Time: 2 hours
East on Interstate 10 to Redlands. Take the Mountain Resorts / Running Springs exit – Hwy. 30 North. Follow Highway 30 to Highway 330. Follow Highway 330 to Highway 18. Highway 330 turns into Highway 18 in Running Springs. Follow Highway 18 and turn right across the dam to Big Bear Lake.

From Orange County Area:
Miles: Approx. 98, Est. Driving Time: 2 hours
Take the 91 Freeway East to the 215 North to the Interstate 10. Go East on Interstate 10 to Redlands. Take the Mountain Resorts / Running Springs exit – Hwy. 30. Follow Highway 30 to Highway 330. Follow Highway 330 to Highway 18. Highway 330 turns into Highway 18 in Running Springs. Follow Highway 18 and turn right across the dam to Big Bear Lake.

From San Diego County:
Miles: 146, Est. Driving Time: 2.5 hours
Go north on Interstate 15 to the 215 North. Take the Interstate 10 East to Redlands. Take the Mountain Resorts / Running Springs exit – Hwy. 30 North. Follow Highway 30 to Highway 330. Follow Highway 330 to Highway 18. Highway 330 turns into Highway 18 in Running Springs. Follow Highway 18 and turn right across the dam, to Big Bear Lake.

From The Greater San Fernando Valley:
Miles 100, Est. Driving Time: 2 hours
Go EAST! Take the 101 Freeway East, to the 134 East, to the 210 East. Take the Big Bear Lake / Mountain Resorts / Running Springs exit – Hwy. 30 North. Follow Highway 30 to Highway 330. Follow Highway 330 to Highway 18. Highway 330 turns into Highway 18 in Running Springs. Follow Highway 18 and turn right across the dam, to Big Bear Lake

Hwy. 18 Through Lucerne Valley
Known by locals as the back way, Hwy. 18 through Lucerne Valley has the least mountain curves, but has some steep, short grades. It is the route that is least affected by snow and ice.

From The High Desert (Victorville)
Miles: 47, Est. Driving Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
From 15 Freeway, take the Bear Valley Road Exit. Stay on Bear Valley Road until it intersects Hwy. 18. Turn right on Hwy. 18 (going East) toward Lucerne Valley. Hwy. 18 bears to the right in Lucerne Valley. Bear right and follow Hwy. 18 into the east end of Big Bear Valley. Stay on Hwy. 18, following the North Shore of Big Bear Valley until Division Drive. Turn left on Division Drive. Go one-quarter mile and turn right into the Convention Center parking lot.

Hwy. 38 Through Redlands
Hwy. 38 is probably the most scenic drive into the Big Bear Valley. It winds through the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, through the Santa Ana River Valley, and then, climbs into the Big Bear Valley from the southeast. It is a preferred route out of Big Bear Valley during holidays and peak periods.
From The Interstate 10 East or the 210 East, go past the Hwy. 30 exit and get off at the Hwy 10, Orange Street exit – to Hwy. 38. At the stop sign at the bottom of the freeway off-ramp, go straight one more block to Orange Street and turn left. Go about one mile and turn right on East Lugonia Ave. – to Hwy. 38. Follow Hwy. 38 into the Big Bear Valley. Once in Big Bear, Hwy. 38 turns left onto Big Bear Blvd. (Hwy. 18). Stay on Hwy. 18 for approximately four miles. At Division Drive turn right and make an immediate left into the Convention Center parking lot.