Tahoe South Blog
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.
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.
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.
Valhalla Tahoe – Art, Music and Theatre
A summer evening in Lake Tahoe, picnicking on a green lawn, glasses of wine in hand, a prelude to a night of music carried on sweet summer breezes blowing off of Tahoe’s cool waters. From guitarists to jazz, and great American songwriters, the Valhalla Festival is throwing open the boathouse doors every Wednesday in August […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of July
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! If you’ve been following along… You’ll come to realize and join me in this never-ending shock of realization that time goes by so darn quickly!!! July is over… So, let’s embrace this awareness and live in the moment and look forward to what tomorrow has in store for us. “We take […]
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.
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.
Tahoe From Above
You can’t take a bad picture of Lake Tahoe. That’s not a challenge, but if you can aim a smartphone in the direction of the lake, you’ve probably already got what it takes for a decent postcard. Even those cloudy, hazy days that we wish would pass tend to provide spectacular views from sunrise to […]
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.
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.
Paddle Into Summer! Your 2018 Paddleboarding Guide
Paddle into Summer! Your Summer 2018 Tahoe South Paddleboarding Guide Lake Tahoe is one of the clearest, largest, and deepest alpine lakes in the entire world. The cold winters and cool water temperatures keep the lake’s clarity extremely high. This clarity and the famed blue color of the lake, make Tahoe the perfect place to […]
Nature & History at the Pope-Baldwin Recreation Area
Sometimes the abundance of things to do in Lake Tahoe can be a bit overwhelming, yet I still find myself seeking out ‘hidden’ Tahoe gems that often end up right in front of my face. To that extent, the other day I was fortunate enough to revisit and explore one of Tahoe South’s most interesting […]
Lake Tahoe Wildflower Hikes
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.
Getting Around Tahoe
Welcome to Tahoe, where fun times are waiting and the traffic doesn’t matter – or it shouldn’t. Sure it can be bothersome at times, but this town has grown and adapted with the seasonal congestion in mind. When traffic conditions are less than ideal, the good news is that you can still make your perfect […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of June
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! June finally came and went. Hello JULY! As a local, I’m beyond stoked for these next two months. I hope everyone enjoys these warmer months and the lake life. Let’s be sure everyone picks up after themselves too, you see it – pick it up – PLEASE! If you’d like to […]
The 7 Most Majestic Sites Along California Highway 89
If you’re zooming down California Highway 89 without making any stops along the way, you’re missing out big time. Beginning just south of Lake Tahoe and stretching all the way up to Mount Shasta, this iconic highway is nearly 250 miles of California splendor, making for one heck of a road trip. From impressive lakes […]
Summer Fun at the 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.
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.
Shop Like a Local this Summer Market Season
It’s that time of year – summer is comin’ in hot and the local markets are in full swing. Tahoe South is home to a diverse body of creatives, makers, and doers, and you can find that showcased at any one of the recurring flea or farmers markets this summer. Every year, every season, Tahoe […]
Heavenly Resort’s Epic Summer is Here!
The resort’s Epic Discovery Summer Season has kicked off and it is, well… epic! We’re spoiled by the incredible Heavenly winter ski season, it’s only fitting that we get an epic summer to match. Heavenly Resort’s Epic Discovery summer season is packed with exhilarating activities that’ll have you happy the snow is gone and stoked […]
Tahoe South: Top Ten Facts
Top ten facts about Lake Tahoe and Tahoe South all in one handy infographic!
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.
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.
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.
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?”
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of May
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! I’m pretty stoked May has ended, not because I “dislike” the month, but, truly it’s a weird month. It’s a teaser month, it’s still cold enough where we should be skiing/boarding and it’s often warm enough to jump into Big Blue. I dunno about you, but, it get’s pretty confusing and […]
Tahoe South: A Dog’s Paradise
From dining out to treks around the lake, you’ll quickly realize that this lake town was built with man’s best friend in mind.
Action Water Sports on Lake Tahoe
Getting out, on, and in Lake Tahoe You came to Lake Tahoe to enjoy Lake Tahoe. So how do you get out and explore those beautiful, blue waters? Don’t worry, you have options, lots of options, discovering North America’s second deepest lake this summer is easier than ever. Gentlemen, start your engines If motors are […]
Cruise Lake Tahoe
If you’re visiting, you need to make it count by getting up close and personal with the lake. There’s a reason that Lake Tahoe is known as the Jewel of the Sierras, and if you want to find out why for yourself then you’ve got to be in it, on it, and breathing in that […]
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.
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!
Edible Adventures with the Chefs of Tahoe South
While most visitors come to the Lake Tahoe Basin for the breathtaking sights and year-round recreational activities, there is also an edible adventure awaiting your palate here in South Lake Tahoe. We are a true hotspot for culinary talent ranging from award-winning restaurants to personal caterers ready to customize your dream dinner. Many professionals are […]
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.
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 Friday, May 18. Whether you are a visitor or a local, this is the perfect opportunity to experience world-class racing up close!
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.
Happy Hour Steals & Daily Deals
Whoever decided that the typical happy hour would in fact be closer to two or three hours, I tip my hat to you. We’re all running on Tahoe Time, so the extra long ‘hour’ helps. Not sure how every joint unanimously agreed to that one, but it’s probably because this recipe for success needs no […]
How to spend the perfect Mother’s Day at Tahoe South
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. There’s so many things you could do, but what will mom enjoy most? If you’re planning to spend the day in Lake Tahoe, you’re already off to a great start. In Tahoe South, it’s easy to plan a fun and memorable day. Our local businesses love moms just […]
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!
Tahoe South Waterfall Guide
Spring is “waterfall season” in South Lake Tahoe! Here are our top recommendations for waterfalls at Lake Tahoe.
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
Hot Springs Near Tahoe
For a brief moment not long ago we caught the tail end of a real winter wonderland. It was great while it lasted, but I long for the days of that sweet Cali sunshine on the beach. I pine for the pines to be free of snow and muck. I willingly did my spring cleaning […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of April
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! The 2017-18 season has come to an end and what a season it was. Thank you snow gods for a great Miracle March and another snowy April. Here are my favorite images from the month of April. Cheers, Val 10. Millennial in Tahoe South Instagram Link I truly believe the word […]
Tahoe South Summer Activities Guide
Here is a guide to some of our favorite things to do in South Lake Tahoe this summer. Hiking: Tahoe Rim Trail: This 165-mile hike around Lake Tahoe is the ultimate trek. Hike the entire thing or hike bits and pieces of the trail. The options are endless. You can choose to hike any of […]
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!
Opening & Closing dates for Campgrounds, Beaches, and Forest Roads at Tahoe South
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will soon begin opening recreational facilities and campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Weather and snow conditions permitting, Inspiration Point will be the first site to open on April 14, 2018. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center opens May 25, 2018, and will be staffed weekends […]
Birds of the Lake Tahoe basin
There are many bird species found in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The following are a few of the ones often seen by visitors. Information via the US Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Dark-Eyed Junco These small birds have solid black heads and white stripes on either side of their tails and are often […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of March
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! March delivered and it was a great one, thank you snow gods! If you missed the snow this past month, hope you enjoy my favorite images from the month of March. Cheers, Val 10. Kicking off #MiracleMarch 2018 Instagram Link When it’s a deep one and it was pretty deep this […]
Fireside Suds N’ Grub
It doesn’t matter where you’re staying in Tahoe or what your agenda looks like, the odds are that at some point you’ll follow the same sequence of events that we all tend to: first you’ll become exhausted from a day out adventuring, then you’ll need to find a spot to unwind and refuel. There’s no […]
Ticket information for the Celebrity Golf Tournament in Tahoe
The 29th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament will soon be in Tahoe South!
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.
Tahoe South’s Spring Loaded Weekly Roundup
Back at it with another packed week of Tahoe South’s Spring Loaded event(s). If you haven’t seen or heard the buzz around town yet, the good news is that there’s still plenty of time to get in on the fun. The bad news is that last week you missed some incredibly fun stuff – the […]
3 Great reasons to visit Tahoe South in April
April is one of the best months to visit Tahoe as the crowds are gone, the days are longer and the parties are still going on. If you need additional reasons to plan your trip, below you will find some of my favorite activities to do in Tahoe in April – ski, eat, drink, hike, […]
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."
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.
Why March is the Best Month to Visit Tahoe South
Here are five good reasons to visit Tahoe South in March. 1. The best skiing in Tahoe is in March You get to enjoy the slopes with some of the best spring skiing in the country, plenty of snow, the sunshine, and lack of crowds. Warmer temps in March create a snow condition, the locals […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of February
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! February, the month for love (well for most people). But, for us Lake Tahoe enthusiast, it means snow and Olympics. We are stoked to have had two local Olympians participate in the 2018 Winter Games. Cheers, Val 10. Spinning in circles waiting for this storm to roll through. Instagram Link Aren’t […]
How to Enjoy Lake Tahoe if you Only Have One Day
With its sparkling summer shorelines and world-class skiing, it’s no wonder that more than 3.5 million people flock to Lake Tahoe each year. Most visitors stay for a weekend or extended vacation, but the area has plenty to offer for day trippers too – whether you’re just passing through, have some extra time between […]
Day Tripping from Tahoe South & Beyond
It’s no secret that Lake Tahoe is the place to be for thrilling, year-round outdoor excursions. It’s an adventurer’s dream come true – enthralling mountains form a lakeside playground yielding a recipe for endless entertainment – you know this. What you may not know is just how much more Tahoe South and the surrounding areas […]