Tahoe South Blog
Celebrate fall at Apple Hill
Fall is the time of year to celebrate the incredible and magical transformations that nature undergoes. Many individuals have their own traditions on how to enjoy this beautiful season, but most often they involve colorful leaves and harvested produce. Lucky enough, South Lake Tahoe is just an hour’s drive away from the autumnal wonderland […]
How to Plan a Lake Tahoe Trip Your Way! Utrip Planner
Our new Utrip planner lets you experience beautiful Lake Tahoe in the way that’s most meaningful to you. Using your budget and interests, the planner will give you a day-by-day itinerary, in moments. Here’s a simple step-by-step how to turn your Lake Tahoe dreams into a reality. First, launch the Utrip planner by clicking here. Enter your […]
The Top 6 Mountain Bike Trails in South Lake Tahoe
The locals have spoken! The Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) is sharing the best six mountain bike rides in South Lake Tahoe.
Fly Fishing Hotspots around South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is centered among some of the best fly fishing areas in the Sierra Nevada. Guest blogger Victor Babbitt of Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters shares his recommendations for trout fishing around Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe fall camping
The Lake Tahoe camping season may be winding down for the summer, but there are still a few places to enjoy sleeping under the stars this fall.
Genoa Candy Dance
Every year on the last weekend of September, the town of Genoa hosts their annual Candy Dance Faire which offers over 300 craft and food vendors and draws thousands of people to this small town in Nevada during the two-day event.
Playing Pokemon GO at Lake Tahoe
Pokemon: a game where you catch creatures known as “Pokemon” where players known as “trainers” train the Pokemon to go battle others within the region where the end goal is to become the Pokemon champion. The games have reached popularity throughout the years that six generations later Niantic Inc. released what is now known as […]
Ideas for Tahoe Family Adventures
Adventures in land, water and sky for Families visiting South Lake Tahoe. If you’re looking for a trip that will provide an excellent experience for the entire family, come to Lake Tahoe. Tahoe South sets itself apart as a joyous family vacation destination, with activities that pack plenty of fun for kids and parents alike. […]
Lake Tahoe Hike: Horsetail Falls
Horsetail Falls near South Lake Tahoe is a challenging but fun hike that gives stunning views from the bottom of the trail to the top.
Restaurant Week – Around the corner!
The countdown begins! We’re just a short week away from the most anticipated Tahoe South Restaurant Week. Here is a short sampling out of the fantastic list of participating restaurants. FiRE+iCE offers a three-course menu starting with chips & fresh salsa and guacamole or all you can eat salad. For the main course enjoy an […]
Restaurant Week – Best of Fine Dining
September is upon us, which means Tahoe South Restaurant Week is just around the corner. We are highlighting some fine dining favorites, as part of the remarkable list of participating restaurants. Bear Moon Bar & Grill’s menu starts off a refreshing three-course meal with a golden beet arugula salad. Then enjoy the pan seared scallops […]
Restaurant Week – Best of Burgers, Beer and BBQ
Tahoe South Restaurant week is fast approaching and we break down the list of participating restaurants to showcase the best spots for the Big B’s – Burgers, Beer, and BBQ – on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. Flight Deck Sports Bar & Grill is featuring the Flight Deck Burger: 1/2 Pound of Certified Angus Beef “smashed” […]
Restaurant Week returns!
Tahoe South Restaurant Week returns September 16 -23, with more South Shore restaurants than ever. This is the perfect opportunity to try a new restaurant, connect with friends and family, or simply grab a bite at one of your favorite watering holes.
A night under the stars: Camping in South Lake Tahoe
A camping trip to Lake Tahoe is an experience that should be on your bucket list. Here are the top sites to pitch a tent on Lake Tahoe’s south shore.
Every woman’s outdoor weekend adventure
Outessa Summit at Kirkwood Resort is a women only, 3-day retreat packed with a plethora of outdoor activities, amazing food, wine, beer and new friends.
Photo Friday: Tahoe Celebrity Golf Week | American Century Championship
It's "TEE" time again! The American Century Championship returns for 27th year, and the stars are brighter than ever.
Lake Tahoe: Summer Fun
Summer at Lake Tahoe means many locals play "tour guide" for visiting friends and family. Guest blogger Cristen Filburn shares two of her favorite places.
Infographic: 27 Years of Tahoe Celebrity Golf
As we head into the 27th year of the American Century Championship, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority has been able to estimate some pretty impressive statistics.
Five campsites in Tahoe South
The smell of campfire at night and fresh brewed coffee in the morning, coupled with the thrill of outdoor adventure always gets me excited.
South Lake Tahoe beaches – sunshine, sand and swimming
There is no better way to soak up the Lake Tahoe sunshine than a day at the beach. Guest blogger Karin Sharon helps you find the perfect Lake Tahoe beaches for your visit on our blog.
Family friendly bike rides in South Lake Tahoe
Your campsite is set, firewood is stacked, and your bikes are ready to roll. Here's a list of family-friendly bike rides in South Lake Tahoe.
Wakeboarding Lake Tahoe
Of all the ways to experience Lake Tahoe, wakeboarding should be on your list of things to do. It is an exhilarating and scenic adventure. From the boat ride to actually getting in the water, guest blogger Maralana takes us on her first trip out.
Pour me a Tahoe pint!
Guest blogger Karin Sharon shares a few ideas of where to cool off with a beer after a long day of South Lake Tahoe fun.
Alex Ramon: Not your average magic show
Alex Ramon: IMpossible – Believe in Magic comes to Harrah’s Lake Tahoe 5 nights a week this summer. Guest blogger Amanda Moss attended an early showing and highly recommends going to see the show.
Lake Tahoe Waterfalls: Cascade Falls
Early summer is the perfect time to see the waterfalls around Lake Tahoe due to melting snow. Guest blogger Cristen Filburn shares her favorite, Cascade Falls.
Win VIP tickets to see Nick Swardson at MontBleu
Nick Swardson, well-known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, performs in Lake Tahoe inside the MontBleu Theatre, Friday, July 1, 2016. Win a package for two including VIP tickets and a Meet and Greet backstage!
Lake Tahoe Waterfalls: Glen Alpine Falls
Guest blogger Cristen Filburn shares her recent visit to Fallen Leaf Lake - a great early summer escape - with one of the prettiest waterfalls around Lake Tahoe.
Memorial Day Weekend in South Lake Tahoe
There is so much going on in and around Lake Tahoe Memorial Day weekend, you're going to have a fun time trying to fit it all in.
Stunning scenery along the trails less traveled
From the end of May to September, when the trails around Tahoe have more foot traffic, find a route that is less crowded and offers great vistas, challenging inclines and plenty of photo opportunities.
Lake Tahoe Boat Cruises
Relax and enjoy a Lake Tahoe boat cruise as you experience the grandeur of America's largest alpine lake.
Watch the Amgen Tour of California as they race through Lake Tahoe
The Amgen Tour of California returns to Lake Tahoe for two exciting stages of professional road cycling on Thursday, May 19. Whether you are a visitor or a local, this is the perfect opportunity to experience world class racing up close!
Rock Tahoe Half Marathon
Lake Tahoe is known for its beautiful views, outdoor activities, and enthusiastic spirit – and the Rock Tahoe Half Marathon on June 18 is a great way to experience all three of these at once.
Top Five Mother’s Day brunches in South Lake Tahoe
We list the top five Mother's Day brunches in South Lake Tahoe. Because sometimes, a card just isn't enough to show Mom how much she means to you.
Tahoe Culture: Valhalla Art, Music, and Theatre Festival
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Lake Tahoe, the Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival is a unique celebration of music, theatre and the visual arts in South Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe two ways
Lake Tahoe has a huge variety of activities for any budget or interests, from a lunch cruise to hiking to beach time, all with a spectacular lake view.
Lake Tahoe volunteers sought for AMGEN tour of California’s cycling competition
Volunteers are needed for the Lake Tahoe stages of the nation’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race, the AMGEN Tour of California.
Ticket information for the Celebrity Golf Tournament in Tahoe
The 23rd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament will soon be in Tahoe South!
St. Patrick’s Day happenings at Tahoe South
The "Luck of the Irish" at Tahoe South comes with its own pint of Guinness, a plate of corned beef and cabbage and plenty of entertainment options.
Aerial views of Lake Tahoe
The aerial footage of "Lake Tahoe," captures the beauty of winter's snow, the deep blue colors of the lake, and the scale of the mountains that we call home - and all in under three minutes.
AMGEN Tour of California Women’s Race: Where to watch at Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe’s geography and views offer plenty for spectators as top cyclists compete in Stage 1 of the AMGEN Tour of California Women’s Race, May 19, 2016.
Cowboy Festival returns to Genoa
The annual Genoa Cowboy Festival, April 28 - May 1, is a wonderful blend of beautiful setting, entertainment, heritage and Western culture - right in Lake Tahoe's backyard!
Tahoe South Music Spotlight: Harveys Summer Concert Series
The Lake Tahoe live music scene really heats up in the summer, and each year the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys hosts some of the hottest acts in music!
Top Tahoe South Sports Bars for March Madness
When it comes to celebrating early spring at Tahoe South, it's tough to beat a fantastic "Miracle March" and exciting "March Madness."
A winter storm is heading our way
After days of sunshine and warmer temperatures, winter is returning to Tahoe this week!
Kid-friendly Free Activities in South Lake Tahoe
The South Lake Tahoe Library offers activities perfect for the youngest members of your family - and the best part is they’re free!
Valentine’s Day in Tahoe South
If you’re planning on including a visit to Tahoe in your Valentine’s Day plans, you’re in luck - there are quite a few romantic opportunities in South Lake Tahoe this Sunday.
Top 5 Lakefront Wedding Spots in South Lake Tahoe
Whether it's an intimate forest gathering by tea lights or a dramatic gala on the beach — spring and summer wedding celebrations in Tahoe South guarantee a stunning, picture-perfect backdrop for one of the most important days in your life.
Super Bowl Sunday in Tahoe South
You’re in South Lake Tahoe for the weekend, and looking for a fun place to watch the Big Game on Sunday? Here's a list of parties and activities to get you off the couch and cheering as the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos!
“Dream Life” short film awards – call for entries
For filmmakers who call the Lake Tahoe region “home,” a new film festival is offering cash prizes for short films that capture the energy, beauty, and talent of Lake Tahoe’s action sports lifestyle.
Tahoe South Restaurant Week 2016
Visit Lake Tahoe’s beautiful South Shore January 8th through the 15th for the third annual Tahoe South Restaurant Week!
Lake Tahoe art exhibition through January 10
The TAHOE: A Visual History exhibition runs through January 10, 2016 at the Nevada Museum of Art. If you’re visiting Lake Tahoe, spend an afternoon and travel for this powerful and inspiring exhibit of Lake Tahoe artwork and historical artifacts.
SnowGlobe 2015 Wrap Up
The temperatures couldn’t put a freeze on SnowGlobe 2015 attendees' spirits! Guest blogger and photographer Lauren Lindley shares her photos from the second and third days of this popular South Lake Tahoe music festival.
SnowGlobe 2015 – Day One Photos
Welcome to SnowGlobe! How awesome was day 1?! The temps may have been chilly, but the energy certainly wasn't!
SnowGlobe 2015 – Insider’s Tips
The 2015 SnowGlobe Music Festival is fast approaching and veteran SnowGlober Lauren Lindley offers a few insider's tips for a fun, safe festival experience!
Snowshoeing in Tahoe South
Snowshoeing is an enjoyable way to experience Tahoe’s backcountry, and there are many places on Lake Tahoe's South Shore for all ability levels.
Cross-country skiing in Tahoe South
Cross-country skiing at Lake Tahoe dates back to the mid-1850's when famed skier Snowshoe Thompson transported mail across the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Over 160 years later, cross-country skiing still thrives at Tahoe. Guest blogger and resident expert Jared Manninen shares where to ski in and around Lake Tahoe's south shore.
Five Lake Tahoe Hotels with Unique Amenities and Services
We know you visit Lake Tahoe to get outside, but here are five hotels that might inspire actual rest between your ski runs or standup paddleboard lessons.
13th Annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival
The Tahoe Adventure Film Festival is the annual gathering of the who’s who of outdoor adventure set in a hypnotic theatrical show of go-go dancers, DJs, and dramatic action imagery by Aurora Photos.
Weekend plans: What to do in South Lake Tahoe
Looking for what to do in Tahoe this weekend? From adventure films to Santa to comedy, we have a few ideas. Did we say Santa?
Shopping in Tahoe South
Shopping in South Lake Tahoe doesn’t mean you have to take a break from your vacation - pick up something local and unique for everyone on your holiday list at any of our locally-owned shops.
Holiday shopping in Tahoe South
Looking for holiday shopping in South Lake Tahoe? Whether in town or just a click away, we've got recommendations to fit everyone on your "nice" list.
Thanksgiving at Lake Tahoe
If you’re planning a visit to Lake Tahoe for the Thanksgiving holiday, many of our local restaurants get into the spirit to help you and your family create your best Thanksgiving memories yet.
Opening Dates: Lake Tahoe ski resorts
The first winter storm has blanketed the peaks around Lake Tahoe with snow, and the South Shore ski resorts are gearing up for Opening Day.
Win tickets to The Dan Band at Hard Rock Hotel Casino
We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see The Dan Band at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino on Saturday, October 17!
Itinerary: Tahoe South Wedding Anniversary
Guest blogger Andy Walden shares highlights from his recent anniversary visit, including activities, dining, and lodging.
Lake Tahoe fall colors
It's beginning to look a lot like autumn! The air is crisper, mornings have been cooler, and it is definitely feeling like fall in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Win tickets to see Queensryche at Lake Tahoe
We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Queensryche at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino on Friday, October 2. Share your favorite song for a chance to win!
Steampunk Ball kicks off fall fun at Valhalla
Calling all steampunks: On Friday Oct. 9, the first ever Tall Timber Ball will be held at Valhalla’s Grand Hall, and we want you!
Your Lake Tahoe wedding: Adding the “WOW” factor
Take your Lake Tahoe wedding to the next level by adding those extra-special touches that create an incredible over-the-top experience for you and your guests.
Horseback riding in South Lake Tahoe
Giddy up in South Lake Tahoe and horseback ride through the nature trails. Horseback riding in Tahoe offers one of the best ways to explore the trails and take in views of the lake, meadows, and mountains.
Come Write at Tahoe
Have you always wanted to write? A serious concentration of great authors, teachers, and editors live in the Tahoe-Reno area, and many will be gathered in one place on Oct. 9-11 to help you bring your story to life.
Win tickets to see Skid Row at Lake Tahoe
We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Skid Row at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino on Saturday, September 5. Share your favorite song for a chance to win!
Eat, Drink, and Shop this Labor Day Weekend at Sample the Sierra
South Lake Tahoe’s Farm to Fork Festival returns this Labor Day Weekend, and we're looking forward to dining, shopping, and dancing the day away!
Live music, cooking demo featured at Sample the Sierra
Check out the entertainment lineup for Sample the Sierra – it’s a full day of food, wine, music, and fun!
Know your forest: Lake Tahoe Trees
When describing the nature of Lake Tahoe, one of the things I am asked most often is, “What kind of trees are these?”
TAHOE: A Visual History
Lake Tahoe has inspired countless artists over the last two centuries, and the Nevada Museum of Art has gathered an extensive collection of Lake Tahoe artwork into the first major art exhibition dedicated to Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada region.
Lake Tahoe mountain biking: a history lesson
South Lake Tahoe mountain bike pioneer, Gary Bell, owner of Sierra Ski and Cycle Works, is sponsoring a History of Lake Tahoe Mountain Biking Exhibit at the Meyers Mountain Bike (MTB) Festival on Sunday, August 9, 2015.
Tahoe farm-to-fork festival returns Labor Day weekend
Sample the Sierra, the sixth annual farm-to-fork festival, returns to Bijou Community Park in South Lake Tahoe Labor Day weekend. Eat, drink, and pick your spot for watching the Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday night!
The 2015 Celebrity Golf week is underway!
Featuring a blockbuster lineup of sports legends, all-stars, Olympians and hall of famers plus Hollywood celebrities of film and television, the American Century Championship has been one of the highlights of summer in Tahoe South for 26 years.
Spend July with the Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre Festival
Now in its 36th year, the Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre festival sounds off once again at Lake Tahoe's South Shore lakefront Heller Estate (Valhalla) with highly anticipated performances, improv comedy, theatre productions and iconic arts and culture experiences, now through August 26, 2015.
Lights on the Lake 2015: Fireworks on the South Shore
Lights on the Lake - the annual July 4th fireworks show over Lake Tahoe's south shore - is always a crowd pleaser. And I do mean crowd. By the time the sun went down, it seemed every available spot of shoreline was filled by spectators of all ages.
Summer concert spotlight: Aerosmith at Harveys Lake Tahoe
Harveys Lake Tahoe outdoor concerts are always a blast - the crowds, energy, and caliber of musicians perfectly combine over a sunset and under the stars. The July 3 Aerosmith performance was no exception.
Pure Liquid Fun along the Water Trail
Whether you’re looking for a new spot to SUP or planning to kayak around Lake Tahoe, the Lake Tahoe Water Trail has the resources to help you make the trip.
Where the celebrities play
On the shores of South Lake Tahoe, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course hosts the annual American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament. And my brother.
2015 Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival
Lake Tahoe’s 36th annual Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival opens June 17 at the historic lakefront Heller Estate (Valhalla) on the South Shore with Alasdair Fraser, Scottish fiddler.
Summer concert spotlight: Brad Paisley, Justin Moore at Harveys Lake Tahoe
The Lake Tahoe summer concert season has begun! Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena kicked off a stellar concert season with country acts Brad Paisley and Justin Moore.
Welcome to #teamsummer
Show your love for summer in South Lake Tahoe - tag your social photos for a chance to be awarded your official #TahoeSouth #TeamSummer Title!
Lake Tahoe wildflower walkabouts
Wildflowers in the Tahoe Basin provide a colorful feast for the eyes. You don’t have to be a botanist or an extreme adventurer to enjoy the local flora. Wildflower hunts can be short or long hikes, and they're something the whole family can do together.
Splash Day Club hits South Shore
Grab your summer poolside best and dance the day away at the new Splash Day Club at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe.
It’s going to be a “Heavenly” summer in South Lake Tahoe
On June 12, Heavenly will open for full seven-day-a-week summer operations, featuring hiking, zip lining, adventure ropes courses, tubing, sightseeing, dining and more!
It’s About the Work-In, Not the Work-Out
Yoga is about more than poses, it's about accessing the energy. No matter the style which you choose, yoga is a practice that is more than physical.
Tahoe South Waterfall Guide
Spring is “waterfall season” in South Lake Tahoe! Here are our top recommendations for waterfalls at Lake Tahoe.
May is National Bike Month
There are special events planned for National Bike Month this May, and locally, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has issued a proclamation declaring May 9 - 15, 2015, as Nevada Bike Week!
Ride 2 Recovery: Honor Ride Lake Tahoe
Join the honor ride as part of the AMGEN Tour of California’s Women’s Race to support Ride 2 Recovery, a mental and physical rehabilitation and recovery program for veterans.
Lake Tahoe – Train where the Pros train
Lake Tahoe is honored to host top competitions throughout the year, and Olympic skiers and snowboarders proudly call Lake Tahoe their home. Add Lake Tahoe to your list of “Favorite spots to Bike/Swim/Run/Recover.”
Experience the AMGEN Tour of California like the VIP you are!
Attention, Cycling Fans: Two opportunities to be a VIP at the Lake Tahoe stages of the AMGEN Tour of California Women's Race Empowered with SRAM, May 7-9, 2015.
Pro Women’s Cycling comes to Lake Tahoe
Elite women’s cycling teams and Lake Tahoe routes announced for 2015 AMGEN tour of California. Lake Tahoe will be one of 14 host cities for elite cyclists from around the world, thousands of cycling fans and a global audience.
Top five Easter brunches in South Lake Tahoe
Visiting South Lake Tahoe on Easter Sunday? Make reservations today for a delicious, special Easter brunch or dinner!
Fat Bikes in Tahoe
Fat bikes, with their over-sized tires, are designed for riding on soft unstable terrain such as snow and sand. Happily enough, South Lake Tahoe has both of those, all year 'round!
Tahoe Massage and Bodywork: 60 Minutes of Heaven Near Heavenly
Our bodies are like cars – a car can’t run properly without regular maintenance. Our bodies are the same, especially when we repeatedly engage the same muscles. Tahoe Massage and Bodywork knows firsthand how important massages are for our active lifestyles.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe Opens in Rockin’ Style
Thousands attended the grand opening of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe on Jan. 28th and the occasion was a truly rockin’ celebration, complete with the smashing of an ice guitar to commemorate the opening!
Yoga: Let there be love everywhere
The practice of yoga can be challenging, frustrating, and down-right exhausting but, there's something about it that makes you feel happy, blissed-out, and over-joyed. If you're doing it right, yoga is all about feeling the love.
Welcome to #teamwinter
Tahoe South is awesome year-round, but most of us fall into one of two camps: Summer or Winter. Welcome to #teamwinter.
Grand Opening – Hard Rock Hotel Casino Lake Tahoe
From the giant guitar sculpture in the courtyard, to the extensive collection of musical memorabilia throughout the main floor, there is no doubt the newest place to rock on Lake Tahoe's South Shore is the Hard Rock Hotel Casino.
Tahoe Blue ice hockey
On a Sunday morning, with three different church services a stone's throw from the ice rink, I figured a hockey game would be a great way to start the day.
Visiting with friends and family in Tahoe South — Fun times, simple savings and deals
Whether you are the visitor or the host, it pays to find the best deals in Tahoe South—from lodging to lift tickets, snow play to evening festivities.
South Lake Tahoe Restaurants Worth a Visit
If you read this blog at all, you probably know we love to eat. So when I had the opportunity to visit three of my favorite South Shore eateries for a recent work-related photo and video shoot, I jumped at the chance!
Cold Water Brewery: Where your friends are!
We're all busy, but if you want to see your friends, chances are you’ll find them at Cold Water Brewery. The new restaurant features hand-crafted, all-grain beers and California comfort food.
Restaurant Week Jan 9-16, 2015
It is a personal goal of mine to visit as many restaurants as possible during Restaurant Week in South Lake Tahoe. Note to self: wear comfortable pants.
Helping Mother Nature: Making Snow in Tahoe
Don’t let the lack of natural snow keep you from the mountains. Guest blogger Clark Vandeventer invites you to hug a snowmaker and go take some turns.
Learn to Ski or Ride in South Lake Tahoe
January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and if you have never experienced the thrill of cruising down corduroy snow while looking at beautiful Lake Tahoe in front of you, there’s no time like the present to learn.
Where to go sledding and ice skating in Tahoe South
Unofficial Tahoe Ambassador and guest blogger Clark Vandeventer shares a quick introduction to some sledding and ice skating spots you can enjoy visiting South Lake Tahoe.
SnowGlobe 2014 – Day 3; Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! SnowGlobe crowds braved the cold to dance the night away and ring in 2015 under fireworks and our beautiful mountain sky. Guest blogger Lauren Lindley shares her parting thoughts, and photos, from this amazing festival.
SnowGlobe 2014 – Day 2 photos; Day 3 picks
Today is the last and final day of the SnowGlobe Music Festival. Guest blogger Lauren Lindley shares a recap and photos from Day 2, and her recommendations of who to catch on the last day of the festival while you ring in the New Year!
SnowGlobe 2014 – Day 1
Welcome to SnowGlobe 2014! Guest blogger Lauren Lindley shares her favorite photos from Day 1 and artist picks for Day 2 of this incredible festival!
Q&A with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Executive Chef Jonathan Snyder
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe opens at the end of January, and Executive Chef, Jonathan Snyder, is ready to rock the socks off guests! Get the inside scoop on the property's four distinct restaurants - The Oyster Bar, Fuel, Fire Break and Park Prime.
Vacation like a Local: the Best Happy Hours in Tahoe South
Whether you’re putting the icing on the cake of an otherwise amazing day of skiing, or just doing some day drinking in honor of your vacation, longtime local Lauren Lindley shares some of her favorite happy hour spots in Tahoe South.
Snowglobe 2014: Day 1 Picks
Welcome to SnowGlobe! Festivals are my favorite way to discover new music, so be sure to catch a few of these lesser known acts on Day 1 of the festival.
Dining Takes Center Stage at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe is opening Wednesday, January 28th with a VIP grand opening, and guest blogger Callie shares the a “sneak peek” of the restaurants and bars opening at the South Shore's newest hot spot.
SnowGlobe 2014: Preview
The SnowGlobe Music Festival is fast approaching and in the spirit of holiday giving, guest blogger Lauren Lindley offers some insider’s tips to having your best fest.
Tahoe South Restaurant Week – Made with Altitude!
Save the date for the 2nd Annual Tahoe South Restaurant Week, January 9 - 16, 2015. Special menus and featured items will showcase the flavors of our destination along with our “altitude!”
8 Songs That Were Surely Written About Lake Tahoe
With the help of my friends on the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe Facebook page, I was able to compile this rocking list of 8 jammers that are sure to have you daydreaming of the crystal-clear waters and captivating beauty of Lake Tahoe. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I did!
5 Winter Activities in South Lake Tahoe beyond Skiing and Snowboarding
Expedia Viewfinder joined efforts with Tahoe South to highlight some of the best things to do in South Lake Tahoe in winter.
Heavenly Opening Day
The countdown to the 2014-2015 ski and ride season is almost over. Opening Day at Heavenly Mountain Resort kicks off at 8:00 a.m. at the bottom of the Gondola in Heavenly Village with a live DJ, the Heavenly Angels, giveaways, and free Heavenly Donuts.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe opening Jan. 2015
If you’re wondering about the highly-anticipated opening of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe - the newest addition to Lake Tahoe’s skyline, we have an update for you.
SnowGlobe returns to South Lake Tahoe for a fourth year to ring in New Year's Eve in true EDM style!
Favorite Family Hikes for Fall in Tahoe South
After a summer of lazy beach days, and before the ski season really gets into gear, guest blogger Clark Vandeventer lists his top picks for family friendly fall hikes.
Winter driving tips
If you're planning on visiting South Lake Tahoe for the weekend, keep an eye on the forecast and check out our winter driving tips.
Five places to watch the World Series at Tahoe South
Headed to Tahoe South for the weekend and want to catch the 2014 World Series? If you’re a San Francisco Giants fan (and even if you’re not), you’ll be in good company at any number of sports bars and restaurants from Stateline to South Lake Tahoe.
Breathe In Autumn
After Labor Day, Lake Tahoe takes on a whole new vibe. Guest blogger Jenay Aiksnoras shares her thoughts on fall, yoga, and enjoying the present.
Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival
Sample a wide selection of foods, wines, craft brews and liquors from culinary masters at the South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival at Harrah’s and Harveys this weekend.
Fall colors around Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is beautiful all year round, but the changing gold, red, and yellow leaves of autumn are truly spectacular.
Fall Fish Fest is family fun!
Celebrate the annual fall migration of the Kokanee salmon during the Fall Fish Fest - the first weekend in October at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center in South Lake Tahoe.
Three Ways to Enjoy Fall in Tahoe South
There are many obvious reasons to love fall. Guest blogger Jenn Gleckman shares her favorite ways to celebrate the season in Tahoe South.
Scenic Paddling on Echo Lake
Paddling is always a good upper body workout. Paddling against the wind with white caps is definitely going to require some therapy afterward. Such was the case for the four of us on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.
The Tahoe: Cruise your way into an awesome night!
The Tahoe has been cruising on Lake Tahoe since 1950. A fully restored wood cruiser, The Tahoe offers public cruises to Thunderbird Lodge, and private charters all around Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe Bikeways Map
The Lake Tahoe Bike Map is the most comprehensive bike trail map for the Lake Tahoe region. Produced by the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, this easy to use trail map is an excellent way to plan your Tahoe cycling adventure!
Getting Away Together: South Lake Tahoe
Planning a visit to South Lake Tahoe this winter? Check out Getting Away Together - South Lake Tahoe for ideas on activities for groups of all sizes!
Tahoe South concert: Journey and Steve Miller Band at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena
Journey and Steve Miller Band co-headlined a fantastic show at Harvey's Outdoor Arena earlier this month. Concert photographer Lauren Lindley shares some of her fun images.
Live at Lakeview 2014: Week Nine
For those of you coming to visit Tahoe South for Labor Day weekend, Live at Lakeview is our premier weekly community event and the best way to spend your Thursday summer nights in Tahoe. Photos and blog by Lauren Lindley.
Eat, play and celebrate: Labor Day at Lake Tahoe
Labor Day may signify the end of summer for many, but before she starts waxing her skis, guest blogger Jenn Gleckman is going to enjoy the many fun events on tap in Tahoe South.
Live at Lakeview 2014: Week Eight
There are only two weeks of Live at Lakeview left! Make time to come on down to Tahoe South's premier weekly community event and spend an evening with live music as the sun sets over the west shore of Lake Tahoe.
Tahoe South Side Trip – Angora Lakes
Planning on hiking around Lake Tahoe? There are two small, gorgeous lakes in Angora that are definitely worth hiking to. Guest blogger Stephen Berei shares his photos and experience from his recent hike.
Your Labor Day Weekend Destination: Sample the Sierra
Stumped as to what to do this Labor Day weekend? Besides enjoying the last days of summer at the lake, there are a number of events throughout the weekend perfect for foodies, wine enthusiasts and art lovers!
Tahoe South concert: Carrie Underwood at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena
With a megawatt grin and an incredibly powerful and emotive voice, Carrie Underwood was a little bit country and a whole lot of rock n roll at Harvey's Outdoor Arena in South Lake Tahoe. Concert photos by Lauren Lindley.
TRT challenges inexperienced mountain bikers
Experienced mountain bikers had warned us the Kingsbury Grade to Spooner Summit segment of the Tahoe Rim Trail was beyond our abilities. We didn’t listen.
Live at Lakeview 2014: Week Seven
Show up at Thursday's free lakeside concert Live at Lakeview for yet another epic Tahoe South sunset and listen to the the heavy horn, funk and soul that Mojo Green will dish up.
Home is where you hang your… hammock?
What started as a senior project for two recent Humboldt State University graduates is quickly growing into a true home-grown relaxation operation: Bakpocket Products.
Hiking to Tahoe’s Ralston Peak
Hiking around South Lake Tahoe: Hiking to Ralston Peak will probably give you one of the most “WOW” moments you've ever had when reaching the peak. Guest blogger Stephen Berei shares his hike!
Sunrise and sunset in South Lake Tahoe
There's something about how the sun travels across the sky each day that continually awes us. We simply love pictures of sunrise and sunset over Lake Tahoe.
Tahoe South concert: Sarah McLachlan at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena
Sarah McLachlan opened the 2014 season of Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor summer concerts with a powerful, graceful, and engaging performance. Photos by Lauren Lindley.
Flowers create colorful path to Showers Lake
Hiking around South Lake Tahoe: Showers Lake is so idyllic that it is one of the more sought after resting points for hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Live at Lakeview 2014: Week Six
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds captivated the Tahoe community last week, and this week Live at Lakeview brings the return of 40 Watt Hype, who will certainly close out the evening with their special crowd-pleasing blend of hip-hop, R&B and latin fusion.
Tiny tyke Titus brings game to Tahoe South
With over 17 million You Tube views, three year old Titus is an internet sensation. We went behind the scenes on his recent visit to Lake Tahoe to have some fun and feel inadequate about our own hoop skills.
Live at Lakeview 2014: Week Five
If there is any week of Live at Lakeview - the popular free summer music series on the shores of South Lake Tahoe - that you should not miss, it's THIS week!
America’s Favorite Place: The Top Five Spots
Topping the list of finalists for "Good Morning America's" favorite place in America, no surprise to us, is Lake Tahoe!
Live at Lakeview 2014: Week Four
Texan and Grammy Nominated Randy McAllister was a crowd pleaser at last Thursday's Live at Lakeview - a free summer concert series in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Guest blogger Lauren Lindley shares her photos and preps us for this week's artists.
Spend Less, Taste More – It’s a Win-Win Situation
If you have been on the fence about purchasing a ticket to South Lake Tahoe’s only farm-to-fork festival, you'd better act fast! There are only a few days left to get your Sample the Sierra ticket at early-bird prices!
Live at Lakeview 2014: Week Three
Week Three of Live at Lakeview brought local America Roots-Rock band The Sierra Drifters to the stage, along with San Francisco-based headliners Tracorum. Their blend of Rock, Soul and R&B had even the swimmers in the lake dancing in the water!
Top Five Celebrity Golf Highlights
With more than eighty sports and entertainment stars, a fun atmosphere, and breathtaking scenery, the 25th American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in South Lake Tahoe is not to be missed!
Six Great RV Campgrounds in South Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe is a majestic playground abundant in natural beauty with plenty of things to do. If you would like to camp in one of the numerous RV parks around the area, here are six profiles of some great RV campgrounds in Tahoe South.
Live at Lakeview 2014: Week Two
It seemed as if all of Tahoe came out to support longtime locals Lavish Green on the stage for week two of Live at Lakeview, the free summer concert series at Lakeview Commons in South Lake Tahoe.
Living the dream
There are so many opportunities to enjoy unique experiences at Lake Tahoe. Guest blogger Jenay Aiksnoras reminds us to connect with our experiences and find yoga everywhere.
Live at Lakeview 2014: Week One
Searching for an unbeatable sunset and a local's view of South Lake Tahoe? Guest blogger Lauren Lindley suggests you plan on attending Live at Lakeview, the free music series on Thursday nights in the beautiful Lakeview Commons.
Walking Tour of South Tahoe Murals and Street Art
Lake Tahoe has a long tradition of doing art and doing it in a public way where anyone can see it, and there is, frankly, so much public art in Lake Tahoe that if you go by car you're gonna miss a lot of it. Guest blogger Jack Durst has taken the trouble of laying out a public art walking tour that most anyone can do.
Competition heating up for Sample the Sierra
Do you have a competitive side? Of course you do – and Lake Tahoe’s only farm-to-fork festival knows it! This year’s Sample the Sierra hopes to engage the competitiveness of participating vendors and attendees with two new contests that will recognize the best of the best at the one-day festival.
Mammals of the Lake Tahoe Basin
Meet the mammals of the Lake Tahoe Basin! The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the US Forest Service shares a great introduction to some of our neighbors.
Hot August Nights – the Tahoe South experience
Hot August Nights comes to Tahoe South for one weekend a year and provides us the opportunity to celebrate our love affair with 50’s and 60’s cars, doo-wop music, poodle skirts and other iconic Americana.
Tahoe South Live Violet Camera by Prism
Introducing Violet, by Prism, the world's most advance live image destination cameras enabling us to share the beauty of Lake Tahoe, in real-time.
Cruising Lake Tahoe: A Must-Do!
This is a betting town, and I would put money on any frontline employee—hotel, restaurant, ski shop—in Tahoe South recommending a Lake Tahoe cruise as a must-do activity to a visitor. There are a few to choose from, but setting sail from Zephyr Cove Resort for Emerald Bay on the M.S. Dixie II is also a sure bet.
Six Great Hikes in Tahoe South
In honor of National Trails Day, guest blogger Jenn Gleckman shares some of her favorite hikes in South Lake Tahoe.
Tahoe Sport Fishing
Lake Tahoe is well known for its sport fishing where you can catch large Mackinaw Trout and Kokanee Salmon. It’s a great way to get on the lake and have an adventure with family and friends.
Vacation itinerary: Northern California highlights
Whether your vacation is for a week, 10 days, 2 weeks or longer, Northern California has something for everybody! Here’s a sample itinerary for a 2 week vacation...
5 things I’m missing about Tahoe South from the other side of the world
Guest blogger Clark Vandeventer is in Thailand for three months, and he shares what he misses about South Lake Tahoe while he and his family are away.
Virginia City isn’t an amusement park. It’s the real deal.
Virginia City, Nevada, offers a real glimpse to what life on the Comstock was all about. With its wooden boardwalk and historic landmarks, this easy day trip from South Lake Tahoe is fun and educational!
The Pony Express rides again
The National Pony Express Association will conduct its Annual Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail from Sacramento, California, to St. Joseph, Missouri, June 11 - 21, 2014.
Cave Rock: A Short Hike with Beautiful Views
Visiting South Lake Tahoe? Take a short hike to Cave Rock for an inspiring and scenic view!
65th Annual Highway 50 Wagon Train
Hitch ‘em up! The 65th Annual Highway 50 Wagon Train makes its way from Zephyr Cove, Nevada, to Placerville, California, May 31 through June 8, 2014.
Kids fishing derby in South Lake Tahoe
We’re gearing up for another year of kids-only fishing in South Lake Tahoe. Don't miss the annual Kids Fishing Derby on June 7 at Sawmill Pond!
Get ready for boating on Lake Tahoe!
Summer is coming quickly, and we know you are ready to get the boat out on the water. There's a few things you need to know before you do, though, and Nicole Cartwright from the Tahoe Resource Conservation District gives us the lowdown.
Tahoe South Wine Tastings
Whether you're on vacation or in need of an after work respite, guest blogger Lauren Lindley shares her favorite spots for an afternoon Tahoe South wine tasting, any day of the week!
Why drive when you can bike?
As the weather around Lake Tahoe is warming up, try riding your bike instead of driving your car a few days a week. This new perspective may surprise you!
It may be Spring, but there’s still snow out there!
It may be Spring, but there's plenty of snow in the South Lake Tahoe backcountry. Local photographer and snowboarder Rafal Bogowolski headed out Carson Pass for more spring turns!
Sample the Sierra – Five Years of Local Food and Wine in Tahoe South
Mark your calendar for August 31 and set your GPS to Bijou Community Park to attend the 5th Annual Sample the Sierra in South Lake Tahoe, California!
Tahoe South Music Spotlight: Heavenly Village Summer Series
Enjoy FREE concerts in South Lake Tahoe's Heavenly Village all summer long! All shows are all ages and feature new bands Friday and Saturday nights, Memorial Day through Labor Day!
Spring hike to Skunk Harbor
Hiking season is coming quickly to Lake Tahoe, and guest blogger Stephen Berei takes us on a surprise visit to Skunk Harbor.
Working your way to the top, or becoming a Tahoe local
Entering the workforce, everyone knows that “You have to work your way to the top.” Guest blogger (and intrepid intern) Genevieve Rojas agreed, but didn't realize we were so literal at Lake Tahoe.
Birds of the Lake Tahoe basin
What birds will you find when you visit Lake Tahoe? The following are just a few of the ones often seen by visitors.
Annual Tourism Forum – Tools for Success
The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and TahoeChamber are partnering again for the annual Tourism Forum - "Tools for Success" - to inform and educate the local business community about developing trends and emerging tools for tourism.
A match made in Tahoe
Planning a wedding can be stressful, but Tahoe Wedding Sites has the solution – a free trip to Lake Tahoe and expert destination wedding advice!
South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge
There’s snow on the ground, but can you imagine plunging yourself into the ice cold waters of Lake Tahoe? At the South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge last weekend, teams of brave souls did just that!
From Tahoe South to Greenland – one local’s adventure
One of the great things about living here is seeing how people draw inspiration from the surroundings. Guest blogger Jenn Gleckman sits down with local adventurer and scientist Meghan Kelly as she shares about her upcoming ski and sail expedition from Iceland to Greenland.
Tahoe South welcomes home local Olympians
South Lake Tahoe, the small, tight-knit ski community big on Olympic athletes, will honor its three USA team members in a city-wide celebration on Saturday, March 15.
Sledding and tubing minus the crowds and costs
Sledding and tubing in South Lake Tahoe are not about the “hot spots,” but about the adventure, the fun, friends and memories.
Dancing with our Lake Tahoe Stars
Come out and cheer on local Tahoe South celebrities in the second annual "Dancing with the Tahoe Stars" to benefit the Tahoe Arts Project.
Tahoe South concert photos: The Devil Makes 3 and The Brothers Comatose
The Devil Makes 3 played to a sold out crowd in the MontBleu Resort Casino showroom February 8th. We asked local photographer Lauren Lindley to snap a few photos for us to share.
Plan the Ultimate Guys’ Ski Getaway in Tahoe South
A good getaway plan always involves your best men. Guest blogger Clark Vandeventer tells you why your next guys’ ski trip needs to be to Tahoe South and Heavenly Mountain Resort.
Sweet Talk and Good Times in Tahoe South
Guest blogger Jenna Palacio shares her impressions of South Lake Tahoe’s sexiest new show - Sweet Talk, a burlesque, cirque-style show running in the MontBleu Theater, now through April 5, 2014.
Red Carpet opening celebration – The Landing Resort & Spa
Guest blogger Katie Baumruck gets all dressed up for the grand opening celebration of South Lake Tahoe’s newest luxury resort – The Landing Resort and Spa.
Winter girls’ getaway in South Lake Tahoe
Planning a winter getaway with the girls? Here are the keys to having a great vacation in South Lake Tahoe!
Side Trips: Fishing Caples Lake in the fall/winter
Looking for another outdoor activity in South Lake Tahoe? Guest blogger Stephen Berei shares his visit to nearby Caples Lake.
What makes Tahoe South a special ski destination?
Tahoe South was recently named the number one ski destination in North America by readers of USA Today. Guest blogger Clark Vandeventer has a few ideas why.
21 ways skiing is like life
Guest blogger Clark Vandeventer contemplates the bigger pictures and shares his top 21 thoughts on why "skiing is like life."
Jimmy’s Restaurant – a new era of dining in South Lake Tahoe
Newly opened Jimmy’s Restaurant at The Landing Resort and Spa in South Lake Tahoe serves up “California Greek” cuisine. I wasn't sure what that meant before I tried it, but now I know it means “delicious.”
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry – It’s Tahoe South Restaurant Week
Tahoe South Restaurant Week (Jan 10-17, 2014) is the perfect opportunity to try a new-to-you restaurant, or to indulge in an extra course at your local favorite.
SnowGlobe 2013 | Day 3 recap
The 2013 SnowGlobe Music Festival rang in the New Year with energetic and dynamic sets from some of our favorite performers. Guest blogger Lauren Lindley shares her photos from New Year's Eve with Tahoe South.
SnowGlobe 2013 | Day 2 recap
The second night of SnowGlobe 2013 did not disappoint! Photos by Lauren Lindley.
SnowGlobe 2013 | Day 1 recap
Couldn't make it to the first night of SnowGlobe 2013? Guest blogger Lauren Lindley shares a quick recap and photos with Tahoe South.
SnowGlobe: Lauren’s Picks | Day 3
SnowGlobe Music Festival is returning to Tahoe for its third year, and guest blogger Lauren Lindley shares her picks for bands to see New Year's Eve.
SnowGlobe: Lauren’s Picks | Day 2
SnowGlobe Music Festival is returning to Tahoe for its third year, and guest blogger Lauren Lindley shares her picks for bands to see the second day.
SnowGlobe: Lauren’s Picks | Day 1
SnowGlobe Music Festival is returning to Tahoe for its third year, and guest blogger Lauren Lindley shares her picks for bands to see the first day.
Beats Antique return to SnowGlobe for 2013
Beats Antique return to SnowGlobe in South Lake Tahoe with their eclectic mix of modern technology, live instrumentation, brass bands, string quartets, glitch, and dubstep accompanied by belly dancing and animal masks.
Christmas movies – Howie’s top 20
Looking for your next favorite Christmas movie? Local personality Howie Nave shares his top 20!
SnowGlobe excitement builds
We're a week away from SnowGlobe 2013 - Tahoe's biggest music festival of the year - and my excitement is snowballing.
Top five things I love about Kirkwood
Winter has begun, and one of our favorite resorts – Kirkwood Mountain Resort -- is open! Guest blogger Stephen Berei shares the top five things he loves about Kirkwood.
Tahoe Fun Run | Hot Chocolate Jingle Jog
On Sunday the 15th the Tahoe Fun Runs held the final in a series of holiday-themed "Run through the Holidays" fun runs: The Hot Chocolate Jingle Jog.
Winter Driving in South Lake Tahoe
Winter driving is like most of the stuff we do – the more you practice and exercise common sense, the safer you’ll be. We offer a few tips for you to get up to your favorite mountain safely.
Heavenly Holidays make Tahoe South a magical holiday experience
Heavenly Holidays begins on December 20 and runs through December 31. Don't miss this family-friendly entertainment right in the heart of Tahoe South leading up to the new year!
Tahoe South holiday tree lightings
Make your own family holiday memories at one (or all) of South Lake Tahoe's local holiday tree lightings this weekend. Don't forget your camera for photos with Santa!
Spooner Loop Trail – A Hike for All Ages
A hike for all ages, the Spooner Lake loop is a short, flat trail around Spooner Lake, just north of Lake Tahoe on Hwy 50.
SnowGlobe 2013 – Are you ready?
The 3rd annual SnowGlobe Music Festival will be held on the Lake Tahoe Community College campus in South Lake Tahoe, CA from December 29-31. Are you ready?
Snow – Not Just for Grownups
We take a ride down memory lane and share helpful tips for a great family winter vacation in South Lake Tahoe.
The hope and promise of a new ski season
A new ski season is quickly approaching Lake Tahoe, and it brings the hope and promise of making more memories on the slopes.
Artist in residence: Apollo
One of the leading Environmental Artists in the World, Apollo, will be the featured “Fall Artist in Residence” at Forest Suites Resort through December 14, 2014.
Thanksgiving sides in Tahoe South
Coming up to celebrate Thanksgiving in South Lake Tahoe? Skip the kitchen this year and make reservations at one of our local restaurants.
Hiking Tahoe South – Elephants Back
Elephants Back is an exceptionally fun hike with great views of the Carson Pass area including Blue Lakes, Round Top Peak and Caples Lake.
The Polar Express
Having young kids, I had both watched the “The Polar Express” movie and read the book countless times. So when the invitation arrived to jump on the V&T Railway and actually experience the journey, I didn't hesitate.
Art Galleries in South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe has more than its fair share of natural beauty, and when you want to take a piece home with you, stop by some of our favorite art galleries.
Nevada’s Turning 150! Celebrate the Sesquicentennial anniversary of Nevada’s statehood and diverse, rich heritage all year long.
Lake Tahoe fall colors hike | Lake Genevieve
There is still plenty of time to take advantage of the great trails and fall colors in Lake Tahoe, and one of the best South Lake Tahoe hikes is to Lake Genevieve.
4th Annual South Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Festival
Mark your calendar and be part of the fun at the fourth annual South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival, November 9-10 at Harrah's and Harveys Lake Tahoe.
Tahoe’s Freakin’ Fun Run
The Holiday Fun Run Series from Tahoe Tri Club kicked off with a fright this Sunday with Tahoe's Freakin' Fun Run. And nothing adds excitement to running like a few zombies chasing you.
Winter Family Fun in South Lake Tahoe
Planning to visit Lake Tahoe this winter? From skiing and snowboarding to sleigh rides and ice skating, there are endless ways to spend a winter day in South Lake Tahoe.
South Lake Tahoe | Taylor Creek
Fall is the perfect time to visit Taylor Creek in South Lake Tahoe - at least the wildlife thinks so!
Halloween in South Lake Tahoe
From trick-or-treating with the kids to adults-only costumed entertainment, no other holiday lets you indulge your inner devil (or clown, princess, robot...) quite like Halloween. Celebrate Halloween in South Lake Tahoe at any number of family-friendly (or downright frightful!) events!
Pumpkins and ponies in South Lake Tahoe
Don't miss the inaugural Pony & Pumpkin Festival in South Lake Tahoe - free, fun, fall- inspired festivities October 12 & 13.
Mark Twain’s Nevada – Part Two
For twenty five years now, McAvoy Layne has been preeminent in preserving the wit & wisdom of Mark Twain. Here, he recounts another first-person account of his visit to Lake Tahoe.
Mark Twain’s Nevada – Part One
For twenty five years now, McAvoy Layne has been preeminent in preserving the wit & wisdom of Mark Twain. Here, he recounts a first-person account of his visit to Lake Tahoe.
The Washoe – Lake Tahoe’s first locals
Tahoe locals for over two thousand years, the Washoe were the first to call Lake Tahoe “the lake,” just as locals do today.
South Lake Tahoe changes autumn colors
A visit to South Lake Tahoe in the early fall is a treat for the eyes. Here are three top spots for viewing the fall colors in Lake Tahoe.
Live at Lakeview: Week 10 wrap up
Popular summer concert series Live at Lakeview has come to a close. This must only mean one thing: WINTER IS COMING AND WE ALL KNOW IT.
Fall fun in South Lake Tahoe
Fall in Lake Tahoe has a special energy to it, one created by the sound of the aspen leaves beginning to turn orange and rattling in a cooler, gentle breeze. The first weekend of October, Tahoe South plays host to a trail run, Kokanee salmon festival, and of course, Oktoberfest.
Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue
Early September finds me less interested in my mountain bike and more intent on putting some mileage on the road bike in the 72-mile Lake Tahoe shoreline Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue.
Summer Fun in South Lake Tahoe
Visiting South Lake Tahoe on a budget? Guest blogger Nurse Frugal shares highlights from her recent visit, including beaches, hiking, running and riding bikes.
Live at Lakeview: week 9 wrap up
Tahoe's favorite local band, Lavish Green, reunited and the party was a welcome respite, if not constant reminder, of the smoke that has filled the Tahoe Basin.
Live at Lakeview: week 8 wrap up
Check out free outdoor concerts here in Tahoe South every Thursday through August 29 at Lakeview Commons.
Meyers Mountain Bike Festival
If mountain biking, live music, beer and BBQ sound like the perfect combination to you, then you should definitely plan on attending next year’s Meyers Mountain Bike Festival.
Send Off Summer with a Bang in South Lake Tahoe
We celebrate the last official hurrah of summer with a weekend full of music, big boats, trail running, local food and wine, and fireworks! Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect this Labor Day Weekend in South Lake Tahoe.
Live at Lakeview: week 7 wrap-up
40 Watt Hype and One Track Mind had the crowd dancing at last week's Live at Lakeview, the free summer music concert series at Lakeview Commons in South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Tahoe South live music line up for September 2013
Summer may be coming to a close, but the music scene in South Lake Tahoe keeps it alive with headliners through the month. Here is a list of the shows you can look forward to in September.
Family fun at the Lake in the Sky air show
The annual Lake in the Sky Air Show is a fun, family-friendly event that features plenty of planes, pancakes, and participation!
The 20th annual Intensive Spanish Summer Institute kicks off August 12th!
In August, the Lake Tahoe Community College campus comes alive with a variety of Spanish cultural offerings during the Intensive Spanish Summer Institute.
Live at Lakeview: week 6 wrap up
The Polyrhythmics served up more than three hours of a blend of afro-beat, funk and brass at the sixth week of South Lake Tahoe's free outdoor concert series, Live at Lakeview.
Live at Lakeview beach cleanup
On Course Events, 5 volunteers, and Sand Sifters collect 200 lbs of trash and 30 lbs of Asian clam shells from Lakeview Commons in Tahoe South.
Fan Photos: The Band Perry and Rascal Flatts
Super intense super fun! at The Band Perry and Rascal Flatts show, July 2013 at the Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena. Photos by Lauren Lindley.
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care hosts annual open house
This Sunday, August 4, 2013, is the one opportunity of the year where the public is allowed inside the fenced area of Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care to see the animals which are in rehabilitation up close.
Live at Lakeview: week 4 wrap up
Don't miss the free concerts at Lakeview Commons in Tahoe South every Thursday from 4:30-8:30 PM from June 20th-August 29th.
Tahoe South: Top Ten Facts
Top ten facts about Lake Tahoe and Tahoe South all in one handy infographic!
My top 15 moments from Tahoe Celebrity Golf Week
Another Tahoe Celebrity Golf Week is in the books. Of course I was there, because in the deep recesses of my mind I too believe I am a celebrity.
Tourists: taking care of Lake Tahoe like it’s your own
Guest blogger Jayme Lamm shares her first summertime visit to South Lake Tahoe, and how it's so easy to fall in love with Big Blue.
Race the Lake of the Sky – a family-fun Lake Tahoe event!
The annual Race the Lake of the Sky draws standup paddle boarders and spectators for a family-friendly, one-of-a-kind Lake Tahoe event!
July Concerts in Tahoe South
It's been a whirlwind month for live music in Tahoe South. Lauren Lindley shares a few photos in case you missed the recent concerts!
Vayama visits Lake Tahoe inspiring people to travel internationally
Sometimes taking the first step toward an international trip is the most difficult, even if you have dreamed of travel for years.
Live at Lakeview: Week 3 Wrap Up
Live at Lakeview really burned down the house last week with Naive Melodies, a Talking Heads cover band from Arcata that had everyone grooving on the beach all night long.
Boil ‘n Fry Day – Lake Tahoe Crawfish Music Festival
Lake Tahoe crawfish will be paired with an outdoor concert and lawn games, and served against a backdrop of the beautiful Sierra Nevada and a sunset you can’t match anywhere else.
Tahoe South live music line up for August 2013
July has been a great month for concerts at Lake Tahoe, and there are even more to come! Here is a list of the shows you can look forward to in August.
Fuel for the Ride: Camp Richardson’s General Store
Before setting off on a bicycle or hiking adventure, stop at Camp Richardson's General Store to get your fill of fuel and nourishment before the big day ahead.
Cool Ways for Wedding Guests to Play in Tahoe South
Planning your wedding in Lake Tahoe? The breathtaking scenery and spectacular surroundings make Tahoe South the perfect place to hold your dream wedding.
Vikingsholm: Conversations with History
There is a lot of interesting history to be found at Tahoe South. Whether it’s the Pope, Baldwin and Valhalla Estates of the Tallac Historic Site, or the millionaire who built an enormous summer home just up the road, there are as many interesting stories as there are grand old mansions.
Live at Lakeview: Week 2 Wrap-Up
The Live at Lakeview Summer Concert Series continued with Tracorum and headliners American Jubilee, blending various American roots styles, including country, roots-rock, bluegrass and blues.
Tahoe South Music Spotlight: MontBleu Outdoor Arena Summer Series
Whether you are a Disco music junkie or a dedicated Reggae fan, the summer concert series at MontBleu is sure to have something for you. Be sure to get your tickets soon!
Live at Lakeview: Week 1 Wrap-Up
Live at Lakeview kicked off the summer this week with an amazing show from local Tahoe band 4 Piece Puzzle and Reno funk, soul and Americana band Jelly Bread.
Summer Safety Tips for Tahoe South
If you’re heading to Tahoe South this summer to escape the heat, remember a few simple safety tips to make sure that your vacation goes as smoothly as possible.
Lights on the Lake Fireworks Show in Tahoe South
Somewhere between 75,000 and 100,000 people will visit Tahoe South to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day with Lights on the Lake Fireworks display, the largest synchronized fireworks display west of the Mississippi.
Tahoe South live music line up for July 2013
Summer in Tahoe South is in full swing, and more great live music is on the way! Here are the headline acts for July – be sure to get your tickets today!
Get Up, Stand Up – Tahoe
Welcome to the Race of the Lake of the Sky. This paddleboard race event is the vision of South Tahoe Standup Paddle and their hard work has turned this vision into a reality.
Fun for all at the annual Valhalla Renaissance Faire
The Valhalla Renaissance Faire is an annual tradition in South Lake Tahoe - one that has been going strong for over two decades.
2013 Valhalla art, music and theatre festival at Tahoe South
What do you get when you combine history, the arts, summer and a large body of water? The Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival, a pretty unique summer festival that happens to be located on the shores of Tahoe South.
Good music, good vibes, good times!
Live at Lakeview, my favorite Tahoe South summer event, returns this week and I am ecstatic. I can't wait to listen to great music, eat and drink, and watch the sun go down with the rest of my community.
Lake Tahoe nominated for 8th wonder of the world
Lake Tahoe – the 8th Wonder of the World? We think so! Vote for our national treasure today!
Fabulous Fall Weddings in South Lake Tahoe
Planning your wedding in South Lake Tahoe? While many consider the spring and summer months the best time of year for a wedding, a fall wedding in South Lake Tahoe is anything but ordinary.
Beaching it in Tahoe South
Cool mountain air, miles of sandy (yes, real sand) beach and a crystal blue lake that goes for miles — you've reached the shores of Tahoe South. Now what?
Mountain Biking the Flume Trail
An early start to summer means that many of the Tahoe South mountain bike trails are melting out faster than they typically do. It's a perfect time to do some recon on the Flume Trail, one of Tahoe’s mountain biking gems that also happens to be one of my favorite rides.
New Free Summer Concert Series at Heavenly Village
The Heavenly Village kicks off summer in Tahoe South with nine weeks of free concerts in front of Basecamp Pizza on Fridays. All ages are welcome, and all concerts are free to the public.
Tahoe South live music line up for June 2013
As we kick off the summer in Tahoe South, the live music really starts rocking! Here are the headline acts for June – get your tickets today!
Concert ticket giveaway – Gretchen Wilson
We're giving away five pairs of tickets to see country music superstar Gretchen Wilson at MontBleu Resort on Friday, May 31 in beautiful Lake Tahoe!
Lakefront dining at Tahoe South
Some of the best restaurants in South Lake Tahoe serve up a delicious meal with a side of beautiful views. We list our top spots for Lake Tahoe waterfront dining.
Start each day off fresh and fun with Wake Up Tahoe
Whether you’re planning an extended vacation or a last-minute getaway, "Wake Up Tahoe" gives viewers the inside scoop on experiencing Tahoe South “like a local.”
Re-Riding the Pony Express through South Lake Tahoe
It was a short-lived mail service, but it became a symbol of the Old West. And 153 years after the anniversary of the start of the famed Pony Express, horsemen still want to deliver mail by horseback on the same trail.
Memorial Day Openings around Tahoe South
Planning a visit to Lake Tahoe for the Memorial Day holiday? Perfect timing – there will be plenty of activities to enjoy all weekend long!
Early-spring paddle on Lake Tahoe
Spring is here! What is your favorite route along the Lake Tahoe Water Trail?
Best Spots to Launch Your Kayak or Paddleboard in Tahoe South
Besides being on a boat, the best way to explore Lake Tahoe is on a kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard. Here are three great launch sites in Tahoe South.
Summer Weekend of Fun in Tahoe South
Last summer, we filmed a video to showcase some of the fun activities here at Lake Tahoe. I was lucky enough to be in on the action, and came away with a few thoughts on making the most out of your summer weekend at Tahoe South.
What Mom Wants for Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day. Who cares that it was probably invented by a greeting card company; the second Sunday of May is ours -- all 24 hours of it. Here a few ideas from a Mom for your Mom on her special day.
Capturing your magic Tahoe wedding moments
When you choose beautiful South Lake Tahoe for your wedding ceremony and reception, you have already set the stage for a memorable event.
Fourth annual Genoa Cowboy Festival
The 4th annual Genoa Cowboy Festival, May 3-5, is just a short drive from South Lake Tahoe, and offers unique and fun activities for the whole family.
Tahoe South live music line up for May 2013
From rock to indie to country, Tahoe South’s live music scene heats up in May.
Steakhouses and Rib Joints Dot Tahoe South Landscape
Looking for a great steak or hearty BBQ after a long day of skiing or mountain biking? Tahoe South has plenty of delicious options.
Ice on Fire with Lake Tahoe Epic Curling
Curling is an Olympic sport, and with the 2014 Sochi Olympics around the corner, now is the time to get your feet wet—or rather, cold.
Biking for Family Fun – on and off mountain
Teach your kids to love the outdoors now and they’ll appreciate it for a lifetime.
Blue skies smiling at me in Tahoe South
Another week has flown by, but I am so happy the weekend is here. Even though it's not super warm yet, the blue skies and sunshine have me really excited for spring (and summer)!
Experience the smooth award-winning flavor of Tahoe Blue Vodka
I woke up with an idea - to create premium vodka inspired by the spirit of Lake Tahoe - and the result is Tahoe Blue Vodka.
Why you should volunteer at the American Century Golf Tournament
With summer quickly approaching and the thought of getaway vacations on my mind, I have already reserved a week in my planner to escape to South Lake Tahoe for the 24th Annual American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament.
Take a deep breath – how to soak it all in at Tahoe South
Next time you take advantage of Tahoe's beauty by going out to play, take a moment to breathe.
First time fishing in Tahoe South
First time fishing? No problem! Find out why Tahoe South is the perfect spot to drop a line.
Spring break at Tahoe South
With temperatures in the 50s under a cloudless blue sky, the temptation to rent bikes and set out for the beautiful Tahoe beaches was real. Still, we traveled from Colorado to California to ski, and ski we did.
Where to Rent Skis and Boards in Tahoe South
One of the questions I'm most frequently asked by people who are coming to ski or ride South Shore is where to rent skis and boards.
Weddings with a view
Planning a wedding at Edgewood Tahoe in beautiful South Lake Tahoe is almost as much fun as the day of your wedding. With some of the most elegant facilities and a catering staff known for their creative cuisine… as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Photos from America’s most unique ski town
I'm a snowboarding writer and this winter I've been traveling around the Western United States visiting dozens of different resorts.
Possible grant for Corral Trail in Tahoe South
“In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” Around these parts, you could add “… and a young woman’s fancy turns to thoughts of trails.”
Family camping – Tahoe South style
Family camping - Make it cheaper, make it easier, and make it fun!
What I love about each of Tahoe South’s ski resorts
When I'm riding a chairlift with someone visiting our mountain paradise, people often ask me which of our three resorts on the south shore is my favorite. I love them all.
Fittest of the Sierras compete in Tahoe South
You've probably heard rumors about the CrossFit regimen being intense and competitive. Those rumors are true.
The locals breakfast spots in Tahoe South
Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, providing the energy kick start, but it is also a Tahoe South tradition that a big plate of flap jacks with a side of bacon or a heaping plate of biscuits, eggs and gravy provides necessary fuel before any outdoor adventure.
Happy hour the Tahoe South way
As a member of the Tahoe South chapter of the Girls’ Drinking Club, I consider myself an aficionado of a good drink. And a good deal.
Swatch Freeride World Tour: Interview with Casey Lucas
Local Tahoe South athlete and Kirkwood Freeride team member Casey Lucas is poised to have an incredible year.
Swatch Freeride World Tour
The Swatch Freeride World Tour , the world's most extreme big mountain freeskiing and snowboarding tour, makes a stop at Kirkwood, CA this week.
Plan Your Girls Weekend to Tahoe South
Lake Tahoe is a personal favorite for my group of friends, and whether we travel there in summer or winter, we have a fabulous time.
One Billion Rising: Tahoe South
Calling out the fact that one in three women will be raped in her lifetime, the "One Billion Rising" project asked women and those who loved them all over the globe to rise up against this statistic with their action.
Paris Hilton opens PEEK Night Club in Tahoe South
Socialite and celebrity Paris Hilton arrived in style on the red carpet last weekend to celebrate her 32nd birthday at the grand opening of PEEK Nightclub inside Harrah's Lake Tahoe.
Women’s ski and ride clinics – Why do they work?
Over the past few years, no matter where I ski, I see them: Flyers and posters encouraging women to get out and ski and ride together.
Something Blue Lake Tahoe Bridal Show
If you’re planning a wedding, there are few locations that rival Lake Tahoe.
Pack Your Bags to Tahoe South
Recently I entered and won a drawing for a trip to Lake Tahoe for two people through Allegiant and Tahoe South.
Step in to snowshoeing — simply and affordably
I kick myself for not getting into snowshoeing years earlier, as it has given me countless hours of unrivaled pleasure and the opportunity to get active at a moment’s notice.
Desolation Wilderness under snow
I wanted to celebrate my new year with a big day out. I wanted it to be somewhere new, and ideally involve winter snow.
Endless snow play without the big pay
Skiing and riding may be the biggest winter draw in Tahoe, but there’s a world of snow play away from the chairlifts.
SheJumps: Get the girls out
On the 2nd Sunday of every month, SheJumps hosts Get the Girls Out Day all around the country.
Peak Performance Academy at Heavenly is a peak experience
Want to take your skiing to the next level? I'm always trying to push myself a little further. You can always get better.
Guidelines for turning kids loose: On snow and in life
When my oldest son was six, I lost him. We were skiing together with his younger brother when he ducked into the trees.
A new base camp for your Tahoe South adventures
Less than a block from the Tahoe South casino core and across the street from Heavenly Village, there is a place where campsite meets resort, the Basecamp Hotel.
Discovering what’s new in winter sports products
My mission is to spend three days running around the largest winter lifestyle and sports industry gathering in the world and checking out the best of what's to come in the winter sports world.
Tahoe winter weekends
After traveling for the holidays, Cam and I were excited to get back to Tahoe and out on the slopes.
What does the “Best Lake in America” mean to you?
I’ve lived here all my life and this view still takes my breath away.
What’s new at Kirkwood Mountain Resort?
Kirkwood Mountain Resort rang in the new year with a NYE party including their annual torchlight parade, fireworks and after parties.
Living the good life in Tahoe South
It was a low key weekend for us – snowboarding, dog walks and football.
Practicing Yoga in Tahoe South
So, what is Yoga anyway? At Svadhyaya Yoga Studio on Tahoe's South Shore, we like to ask new practitioners what they think Yoga is.
Learn to Ski and Snowboard in Tahoe South
January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and there’s no time like the present to get out and try something new.
SnowGlobe: Day 3
Day three of SnowGlobe was definitely the best. For those of you who think you have no place at Snowglobe, you do.
SnowGlobe: Day 2
Holy frigidly cold temps Batman! SnowGlobe day two was FREEZING from start to finish.
SnowGlobe: Introduction to Quixotic Fusion
Quixotic Fusion is an impressive and complex collaboration between dance, film aerial arts, music and fashion.
Rude Brothers Bagels, a Tahoe South favorite
I’m a big fan of local, family-owned hotspots. I also love my morning cup of coffee and breakfast dates.
SnowGlobe: Interview with Beats Antique
Beats Antique is the confluence of three talented performers with very different backgrounds.
13 days of Heavenly Holidays in Tahoe South
Heavenly is in the holiday spirit, and it is contagious.
SnowGlobe: Interview with Nobody Beats the Drum
Nobody Beats the Drum’s tour schedule from 2012 is enough to make you tired just looking at it.
SnowGlobe: 21 questions with Archnemesis
Archnemesis is the self-described “musical brainchild” of Justin Aubuchon and Curt Heiny.
SnowGlobe: 21 questions with Big Chocolate
Red headed Cameron Argon has had quite the journey to the world of EDM.
The 21 days of SnowGlobe: Shop local
THE 21 DAYS of SNOWGLOBE: Counting down to all things involving the fest, including insider tips, band interviews, event coverage and more! Day two of the 21 Days of SnowGlobe brings you: SHOP LOCAL!
The 21 days of SnowGlobe: Eat local
Today kicks off the 21 DAYS of SNOWGLOBE: Counting down to all things involving the fest, including insider tips, band interviews, event coverage and more!
December: Get the Girls Out
This past weekend SheJumps Get the Girls Out at Kirkwood Mountain Resort was my favorite day of the season so far.
A tubular experience: Sledding in Tahoe South
I love the sweet thrill of speeding down the slopes. Let me guess: you’re probably thinking about making powder turns with your fancy skis or snowboard.
Community Holiday Festivities in Tahoe South
This time of year, there is something special about standing out in the cold with your friends and neighbors as you watch a tree go up in lights.
Countdown to SnowGlobe: Plan Your Trip
SnowGlobe Music Festival is returning to Tahoe South for its second year and it's not too late to join in on the fun.
Playing outdoors in Tahoe South
Participating in recreational activities when I was a kid always meant I played outside.
Countdown to SnowGlobe 2012 in Tahoe South
Feel your body rockin’ and the base pumpin’ – the countdown to SnowGlobe 2012 is on.
A Thanksgiving feast in Tahoe South
It’s that time of year again – Thanksgiving! A time for gathering with your loved ones and giving thanks for what you have.
Tahoe eats: Base Camp Pizza
I'm not going to lie, I love food. I don't count calories - I eat whatever I want and I workout.
Winter Stoke Throwback photo booth
Two of my good friends joined forces to throw a fundraiser party for their respective non-profits and the first thing they asked for was a photo booth and of course, I was happy to donate it!
Early season powder turns
The second real storm of the season moved in on Thursday, bringing over two feet of snow to the Tahoe area.
Winter Stoke Throwback this Saturday
The Sierra Avalanche Center and SheJumps are teaming up to have a retro ski party that could just be the party of the year!
A walk in the woods
Last Friday, Cam and I went for a little hike on a section of the Tahoe Rim Trail right by our house.
Yes, it was winter in Tahoe. Maybe more wintry than it ever was last year. Even enough snow to make some turns!
Hiking Lake Tahoe: High Meadow Road & Cold Creek Loop
The title should really read: A Snowy Walkabout. Last week we received more snow than predicted, about 1-3 ft. depending on elevation.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tahoe South
With two months left in 2012, it’s time to start thinking about where to ring in the New Year.
Hiking Lake Tahoe: Round Lake
Considering it snowed this week, it's comical I'm blogging about hiking, but I managed to squeeze in one last fall hike.
Fall climbing in Tahoe
I’m so thrilled to have my friend Ann Raber in town. Ann had been talking about visiting Tahoe for ages, ever since she sold all her stuff and decided to go on a never-ending climbing trip.
Travel deals and winter outlook in Tahoe South
Are you ready for snow? Ski season is just around the corner, and we are giddy waiting for the slopes to open.
Yoga is everywhere
I've been living Yoga since 2000. When I began the practice, I did so because, number one; it was free, and number two; my friends were doing it.
“Book review: Paris Goes to Lake Tahoe”
Skiing, snowboarding, building a snowman, a family snowball fight and a trip to Lake Tahoe – sign us up!
SheJumps Flume Trail ride
Guest blogger Meghan Kelly shares her experience with friends on a SheJumps Flume Trail ride.
Kid-friendly Kokanee Salmon Festival in South Lake Tahoe
I took my girls (ages 3 years and 3 months) to the Kokanee Salmon Festival on Saturday.
Mt. Tallac by the Full Moon
Guest blogger Meghan Kelly met up with friends Travis and Marissa to hike Mt. Tallac via the full moon.
Virginia girl visits Tahoe South
I look back on another summer come and gone, and I have to admit it was one to remember.
Fall Foliage in Tahoe South
Lake Tahoe is beautiful all year round, but the changing gold, red, and yellow leaves of autumn are truly spectacular.
Wedding in South Lake Tahoe: All the little details
It's finally here the wedding weekend breakdown. Our goal was to pull in natural elements that surround us every day in Tahoe, without going overboard.
Calling all Tahoe South Nonprofits
To the American Century Championship (ACC) and the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (LVTA), success is more than a reward; it's a responsibility.
Behind the scenes of Tahoe time-lapse video
In case you haven’t heard, we love all things Tahoe. We recently came across this awesome 10-month time lapse produced by local resident Justin Majeczky and friends.
Saddle up German-style for Oktoberfest in Tahoe South
Say “oom-pah-pah!” Raise a pint, down a brat, clap your hands and stomp your feet – Oktoberfest is here!
Tahoe KIDS Triathlon
The last of the series of Tahoe Kids Triathlons was held on September 9th, which happened to be the same day as the annual Tour de Tahoe.
Another glorious Tahoe summer
When you ask people about Tahoe, it is often said “they came for the winter, but stayed for the summer.”
Experience Lake Tahoe with Adam Kingman and friends
It’s no secret we love Lake Tahoe, and we are fortunate to call Tahoe South home.
Rejuvenate your body in South Lake Tahoe
After a sun-drenched season in Tahoe South full of my favorite recreational activities – mountain biking, hiking/running, competitions, wakeboarding, boating and golfing – massages, facials, manicures and pedicures are much needed.
Summer Fun: Family day camping in South Lake Tahoe
I haven’t been camping in two years, and I hadn’t been to South Lake Tahoe since I was 18 (I know! For shame!).
Live at Lakeview summer concert series – Latino night
This week’s Live at Lakeview Summer Concert Series was geared toward a totally different segment of the Tahoe population and I thought it was awesome.
Celebrate the happiest hour in Tahoe South
There are hundreds of great restaurants to choose from in Tahoe South, but I’m a sucker for a hot deal and I’m always on the lookout for the best happy hours.
Fun competitions keep heating up Tahoe South
Can you feel the burn? Ah, the sweet thrills of a good adrenaline rush.
Food and wine pairing at its finest
Sample the Sierra will bring together 15 restaurants, 15 wineries, and 15 farmers to create exquisite tasting samples for festival goers to enjoy.
Fun continues Labor Day weekend in Tahoe South
You’re in South Lake Tahoe where we have fun all day, every day.
My favorite day hikes in South Lake Tahoe
A short hike is a great way to enjoy the outdoors around Lake Tahoe, and still have time for other stuff. Like lounging.
“This is why I love Tahoe summers. Gotta make the most of what’s left!” – Lauren Lindley
On tap: “Sample the Sierra” farm-to-fork festival in Tahoe South
You're about to indulge in the best El Dorado County wines this Labor Day weekend at the 3rd annual “Sample the Sierra,” a farm-to-fork festival.
Experience delicious at the 3rd annual “Sample the Sierra”
A food and wine festival is a fun way to end your summer – who doesn’t love sampling amazing food and discovering the best wines with it – but there’s something extra special about being able to enjoy those pairings outside in beautiful South Lake Tahoe.
SheJumps SUP Yoga on Lake Tahoe
We met just before 8 am at the newly renovated El Dorado Beach on Tahoe’s South Shore. The water was glassy, which was a good thing, because we were heading out to try yoga on standup paddleboards.
South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic
As the 5th annual South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic ended this year, one thing was clear: interest in Tahoe maritime history continues to grow!
Cheers to the “Best Lake in America!”
Thank you to our fans and the community for making it official, USA Today readers’ poll named Lake Tahoe the “Best Lake in America.”
Angora Lakes Triathlon
On the first Saturday in August, Tahoe locals got together to compete in the unofficial Annual Angora Lakes Triathlon.
Once a comic always a comic
I don’t know how it is with other professions, but when a comic sees an opportunity to make your work better, they’ll give you a tagline to make your joke funnier.
Sierra Recon shenanigans
Those who know me know that I’m not one to sign up for organized races. I’m not that type of competitive, preferring to challenge myself in other ways, such as long backcountry tours or mountain bike rides.
“Best Lake in America” – Lake Tahoe, of course!
A recent readers' poll by USA TODAY confirmed what we already knew: Lake Tahoe is the “Best Lake in America!”
“We’re baaaaaack!” For an unprecedented sixth time, David Hamilton and Mark D. Williams will present Guilty Pleasures, the fast paced comic musical written specifically for the Tahoe audience, both local and visitor alike.
Race the Lake in the Sky: Tahoe SUP Fest
A few weeks back, Tahoe hosted it's first ever professional paddle boarding race and festival, Race the Lake of the Sky.
Crawfish boil in South Lake Tahoe
If there's anything that a Tahoe South local knows it's that summer is short and it's time for BBQs!
A wild summer in Tahoe South
The game of Truth or Dare continues in Tahoe South. Truth – you have a wild side. Dare – we challenge you to move like Jagger.
Top five: Dining with your dog Tahoe-style
I mostly cook, but every once in a while, I want to meet friends out for a bite to eat after a hike with my dog (Jersey).
Hollywood, NFL, NBA, NHL superstars compete like golf pros for American Century Championship title
Where can you see Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo and Ray Romano on the same golf course?
Laughter as Medicine (when your golf game ain’t doin’ it…)
Hello Tahoenians and those up here for the 23rd Annual American Century Championship. Guest blogger Howie Nave talks golf and comedy at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
Experience the enchantment of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
You’re adventurous -- daring, even. So, after you’ve mastered stand-up paddle boarding or hiked Mt. Tallac, don’t be afraid of adding a little culture to your Tahoe South visit, too.
An unforgettable evening with Robin Williams
The first time I saw Robin Williams live I damn near fell out of my seat. His brilliant performance was a mile a minute and downright hilarious.
Music and comedy fill the Valhalla air
Let the music move you and the jokes fly. For a memorable Lake Tahoe summer experience, go see any or all the fine productions at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater.
Play Truth or Dare – chance to win a stay in Tahoe South
Ah, summer. A time of road trips, bonfires and warm nights playing Truth or Dare.
Celebrate Fourth of July in Tahoe South
Tahoe South's famed "Lights on the Lake" Fourth of July, an eye and sky candy extravaganza over Lake Tahoe, continues to generate international buzz.
Small creek fly-fishing in the Tahoe Basin
The Tahoe Basin offers some of the best small-creek fly-fishing available in the Sierra Nevada.
Lake of the Sky Fireworks
Somewhere between 75,000 and 100, 000 people will visit the South Shore of Lake Tahoe to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day with Lake of the Sky Fireworks, the largest synchronized fireworks display west of the Mississippi.
Get Outside – Truly Appreciate Fallen Leaf Lake
Fallen Leaf lake is a beautiful spot to visit and get out on the water or enjoy excellent trails for an easy walk, strenuous hike or trail run, all with the reward of incredible views!
Bringing learning into the 21st century
“Researchers are finding a clear link between technology, achievement and motivation.” – The National Education Association
World Tribe Canoe ceremony at Tahoe
On June 20, 2012, indigenous groups from around the world will convene along the shores of Lake Tahoe to start the creation of a 70 foot trimaran blending ‘ancient art with state of the art.’
Tahoe South is the summer hotspot for weekend getaways
Breathtaking views, championship golf, trail rides, beachside dining and cruising along “blue” Lake Tahoe – What more could you want?
Valhalla’s “Music on the Lawn”
Celebrate Father's Day with “Music on the Lawn” at Valhalla in Lake Tahoe.
Experience Sacramento’s foodie culture using the B4YouBoard app on your way to the airport
Want more than the typical fast-food experience for your flight after working up an appetite on the mountain bike trails in Tahoe South?
3 Golf Lessons from a First-time Golfer
I've lived in Tahoe all 24 years of my life and have tried many of the activities here -- skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, and stand-up paddle boarding --but I had never tried golfing.
Essentials for Beginner Campers
So you're heading up to Tahoe South, your goal: Camping in the great outdoors.
Photo Friday | Multi-sport weekend in South Lake Tahoe
Pretty awesome time of year in Tahoe South when you can ski, fish, bike and hit the beach in the same day!
Our interview with Josh Denault, winner of the Tahoe Digital Photo Institute
This summer, photography enthusiasts will come to South Lake Tahoe to participate in the first Digital Photography Institute June 29 – July 1, 2012. This is our interview with the photo contest winner.
Motorcycle day ride adventures from Lake Tahoe
As local moto-heads the one thing we love about motorcycle riding in the greater Lake Tahoe area is the variety of roads. When you’re staying in South Lake Tahoe you’ll have the option to ride roads offering lazy sweepers, exciting twisties or the straightaway of Hwy 395.
Sawmill Pond – the perfect place to take kids fishing in Tahoe
We’re gearing up for another year of kids-only fishing at Sawmill Pond! It’s the only fishing experience for kids and only kids 14 years and younger all summer long.
Summer Events in South Lake Tahoe
Sun-drenched beaches, cool blue lake waters, rolling biking and hiking trails, action-packed concerts, events and nightlife is what puts the wild side into Tahoe South's summer energy.
Restaurant review – Latin Soul in South Lake Tahoe
When it comes to Mexican food in South Lake Tahoe, there are plenty great taquerias to check out. But for something a little different and surprising, guest blogger Renelle Pinero recommends Latin Soul.
Prepare to Joust at the 20th Annual Valhalla Renaissance Faire!
Imagine a scene so magical you feel transported to another time and place – where you can laugh and mingle with more than 8,000 visitors and 900 costumed actors.
My experience on the Highway 50 wagon train in Tahoe
Having watched the Highway 50 wagon train re-enactment for some 15 years with envy, 2011 was the year I finally gathered some friends, procured the appropriate garb and saw my town at the rate of 2mph.
Celebrate National Trails Day in on the Tahoe Rim Trail
Celebrate the 20th Annual National Trails Day on June 2 on the Tahoe Rim Trail.
Everything You Need to Know about Camp Richardson Marina in Tahoe
If you’re heading to Camp Richardson for Memorial Day weekend, here’s everything you need to know about the marina for your visit.
Where to get your boat inspected in Lake Tahoe
Boating season is underway in Lake Tahoe and inspection stations for your motorized boats and watercraft are officially open.
South Lake Tahoe gathers to set world record in cycling
It is a great time to be a cyclist in South Lake Tahoe!
Summer concerts and art festivals in South Lake Tahoe
Throw on your shorts, grab the sunscreen and don't forget your flip flops – it’s time for Tahoe South’s outdoor concert series.
South Tahoe High School brings learning into the 21st Century
The South Tahoe High School is undergoing a renaissance of learning.
Memorial Day summer activities in Tahoe
Whether you’re ready for the beach, boat, golf course or casino entertainment, Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer in South Lake Tahoe in a big way.
The perfect family day trip to South Lake Tahoe
My husband and I took a day trip to South Lake Tahoe with our toddler, and the day was absolutely perfect.
Fly Fishing Hotspots In and Near South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is centered amongst some of the best fly fishing areas in the Sierra Nevada.
Where to rent a bike in South Lake Tahoe
Whether you're a mountain biker, road cycler or family looking for a lazy-afternoon cruise, I've compiled a list of places to rent or tune your bike or find great trails in Tahoe South!
Tee it up at South Lake Tahoe golf courses this summer
The grass is greening up, and the sun is out, so grab your clubs and let’s go.
A Roundup of cycling events in South Lake Tahoe – summer 2012
A list of my favorite cycling events in South Lake Tahoe, summer through fall 2012.
Top 5 Waterfalls Around South Lake Tahoe
The roaring that you hear isn't bears waking up after their winter hibernation. Nope. It's the incredible waterfalls that grace our area
The endless winter: How to ski year-round in South Lake Tahoe
The days are long and warm and the ski resorts are stopping their lifts. Does this mean you have to stop skiing? Not a chance!
Hiking Cascade Falls in South Lake Tahoe
Spring in South Lake Tahoe is the best time of year for waterfalls for obvious reasons... snow melting = flowing falls.
Top 5 Cinco de Mayo margaritas in South Lake Tahoe
Whether you like it frozen, on the rocks with salt or without, there's nothing quite like a tangy Margarita to go with a zesty Mexican dinner.
8 Tips for Tuning Your Bike for Spring
Warmer mid-week days have me thinking of one thing: riding my bikes! If you're feeling the same way, now is the time to get your bike ready for the season.
Why I got married at a historic estate in South Lake Tahoe
I grew up in a log home that my Dad built, with a huge stone fire place similar to Valhallas. Because of these similarities, it was love at first site; I knew immediately this was the perfect place for our Tahoe wedding.
Genoa Cowboy Poetry Festival
It’s the type of event that makes you do a double-take. Cowboys and poetry? Yes, ma’am. And it’s precisely the type of event you will only find in our neck of the woods.
Hiking Desolation Wilderness – Dick’s Lake
Lake Tahoe's hiking season has begun, and nearby Desolation Wilderness is a perfect choice for a day hike or overnight backpacking trip.
Top 5 South Lake Tahoe sandwich shops
Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite sandwich joints in Tahoe South.
Video – relaxing at Lake Tahoe
Sitting on a dock in Lake Tahoe staring into the snowy mountains of Mount Tallac you get a sense of peace and inner serenity.
Stories from the road: birds of a feather Zimride together to Tahoe
Today’s “Story from the Road” by Shad shows how his Zimrides to Tahoe have helped him save on gas and make new friends:
Earth your day with primal practical play
On this Earth Day, go outside and indulge yourself in Primal Practical Play!
Powderlicious Friday the 13 in Tahoe
When the snow gods dump up to two feet of fresh snow in a 24 hour period (after nearly two feet had already fallen this week), would you call that unlucky?
North Face Masters at Kirkwood Mountain
Every year I look forward to watching my friends compete in the North Face Masters of Snowboarding.
Easter activities in South Lake Tahoe
Have you seen the weather report for this weekend? Highs in the mid-50s, that’s perfect for a family-day on the slopes, Easter egg hunts and endless mimosas for brunch.
How to dress for backcountry skiing
The weather can change so drastically throughout the day, it's important to know how to pack for your next adventure backcountry skiing.
No April Fool’s joke – powder day in Tahoe
12-21 inches of powder – the light and dry ‘white room’ kind- fell at Lake Tahoe!
Geotourism explained – traveling with purpose in South Lake Tahoe
Discover geotourism and traveling with purpose in South Lake Tahoe.
Spring roundup of events in South Lake Tahoe
Spring is one of my favorite times in South Lake Tahoe, from live music to pond skimming, to dressing up and barbecueing with friends on closing day.
Discover your Nevada campaign – vote for South Lake Tahoe
Vote for your favorite places in South Lake Tahoe for the Discover Your Nevada Campaign!
My gorgeous wedding in South Lake Tahoe
We got married at the gorgeous Edgewood Golf Course on Lake Tahoe. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day.
Hidden dining gems in South Lake Tahoe
A local's guide to the best restaurants, bars and coffee houses in South Lake Tahoe.
What I love about spring in South Lake Tahoe
Springtime brings a lot of new activities and recreation to the area. It's perhaps the most beautiful time to see all of the waterfalls come to life.
Video – deep powder day at Kirkwood
[VIDEO] This is what deep powder looks like after a big winter storm in Tahoe.
South Lake Tahoe weekend roundup
This weekend promises to be impressive both on and off the slopes with plenty of ski, snowboard, music and comedy events lined up through Sunday in South Lake Tahoe.
Winter driving tips for Lake Tahoe
With another winter storm upon us, now is as good a time as any to brush up on your winter driving skills. So whether you’re down in the valley or you plan to take a trek over the mountain passes across the Sierra, here are a few tips to ease your snowy drive in Tahoe South this weekend.
Best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in South Lake Tahoe
This weekend it’s time to indulge in green beer, bagpipes and corned beef and cabbage!
Rocking out with local bands
Tahoe South's 2011 "Band of the Year" played to a wild and raucous crowd at the American Legion last Friday Night.
Party like a Tahoe South local
There are all kinds of fun weekly events to check out in Tahoe South, but one of my personal favorites is Kirkwood Nights.
March snow at Lake Tahoe
While many equate March with flowers, lambs and spring, Tahoe folks know better.
Exploring Lake Tahoe’s backcountry powder
Guest blogger Lauren Lindley shares some of the amazing opportunities that await you in the backcountry of Tahoe South.
Rekindling my love affair with powder
I spent part of my Valentine's Day rekindling my love affair with powder.
Tahoe South has a new local band
Tahoe South has a new local band and they are taking the town by storm.
Après cruise in South Lake Tahoe
After a few days of hard skiing and riding you may want to take it easy and enjoy a cruise on Lake Tahoe.
Sweetheart sunset hike in South Lake Tahoe
Snuggle up with your sweetie during this year's sunset snowshoe hike on Valentine's Day.
5 things I learned from my epic fail
I recently suffered a serious ankle sprain which has left me on the couch and yoga mat instead of on the pavement for almost two months. I somehow have made it through with my sanity relatively intact. Here are some things I learned along the way.
Places to drink wine in South Lake Tahoe
One of my favorite places to relax in Tahoe South is Apres Wine Co. Owners JP and Barb have been wine connoisseurs for decades and their knowledge and enthusiasm for all things grape is unmatched.
Photo Friday | Snowy Regan Beach in South Lake Tahoe
Gorgeous picture of Regan Beach captured by Tahoe South contributor Michelle Ramirez.
Official 2011 SnowGlobe Music Festival recap
Check out this amazing video recap of the 2011 SnowGlobe Music Festival in South Lake Tahoe. It drew 30,000 people for an unbelievable experience.
A day of skiing and riding for the foodie in you on Heavenly Mountain
Here's your breakdown by area of the best spots to grab some grub on the Heavenly mountain.
Tahoe winter storm is here!
The much anticipated winter storm has finally hit Tahoe, and we're expecting more snow!
My New Year’s promise – rediscover Tahoe
My 2012 New Year's resolutions include hooking up the RV to my jeep and heading for South Lake Tahoe!
Winter sun and ice in South Lake Tahoe
Pictures from our friend and South Shore local, Nanda Dozier, on a beautiful sunny day in Tahoe.
Q&A with Heavenly Mountain about current snow conditions
Ever wondered how snow making works at Heavenly Mountain Resorts? Join us for a Q&A session and learn about our latest snow conditions in Tahoe South!
SnowGlobe featured on L.A. Music Blog
The SnowGlobe Music Festival in Tahoe South was one of the biggest events of this winter so far! Check out this incredible recap, including pictures and video.
TripAdvisor’s list of best winter destinations
South Lake Tahoe has 615 vacation rentals on TripAdvisor with tons of reasons why our area made the top ten list!
7 things you need for the best standup paddleboarding experience
SUP can be done by anyone! The only thing that could hold you back from enjoying this sport is if you happen to be extremely balanced challenged or allergic to sun, water and fun.
My top five wedding vendors in Tahoe South
When planning a wedding in South Lake Tahoe, there is no shortage of vendors, which can make narrowing down your options quite difficult!
International Women and Motorcycle Conference is coming back!
The IWMC says this is the best place to ride in the West!
From Brazil to Lake Tahoe: In pursuit of snow
Growing up in Brazil was amazing, but I always felt like there was something missing - Tahoe snow.
Insider tips to eating like a local in South Lake Tahoe
So, you want to explore beyond the bounds of chain restaurants? You want to dine like a local? Here are a few of my favorite tips for eating like a local in South Lake Tahoe.
Mountain biking in South Lake Tahoe
Thirty five years ago I came to South Lake Tahoe because I knew my soul would be right the more time I spent in the forest. Hiking and skiing were sufficient modes initially, but then a few of us started trying to ride bikes on some of the dirt roads and a few trails to travel further out.
Road trip day 2 – South Lake Tahoe
On Day 1 of our Road Trip we stayed at the MontBleu Resort Pool Party until the early hours of the morning which made getting up for a day full of activities on Day 2 quite the challenge.
Friday faves – motorcycles and Lake Tahoe
I have so much to be thankful for from the past 7 days, including motorcycles in Tahoe!
Why I love to run in South Lake Tahoe
There are many great trails for running in South Lake Tahoe, and guest blogger Julie Armbrecht shares her love of the Tahoe Rim Trail.
South Tahoe standup paddleboarding
Standup paddleboarding is great for all fitness levels, and the staff in South Shore rocks!
Weddings in South Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe has a rich and romantic history as a wedding destination. The area’s first wedding chapel opened in 1973.
Top 7 Motorcycle Rides in South Lake Tahoe
As someone who has been riding South Lake Tahoe for more than 25 years, I know a thing or two about what makes this such a great place to see from your bike.
Lake Tahoe photo shoot with Road Bike Magazine
On July 14th, I had the opportunity to guide a cycling photo shoot of Lake Tahoe for German magazine, RoadBike.
My favorite hikes in South Lake Tahoe – A local’s guide
As a Tahoe South local, guest blogger Jenn Gleckman shares two of her favorite Lake Tahoe hikes: Mt Tallac at sunrise and the Velma Lakes Loop.
Lover’s Leap – rock climbing in South Lake Tahoe
After a few days in the backcountry, we decided to spend the rest of our week in the friendly confines of Lover's Leap near south Lake Tahoe.