Tahoe South Blog
What’s The Weather Like In Lake Tahoe?
Over the past few years, the resounding questions we get are around here are “What’s the weather like in Lake Tahoe?” or “When should I come visit for [insert activity]?” Of course, you can’t predict the weather over the long range, but you can get a basic theme of what to expect. To help plan […]
Lakefront Meeting Venues
If you’re looking to skip the typical boardroom setting and impress your team, one of these waterfront meetings venues will do the trick. Take a look at four unique venues with something no other destination has: iconic Lake Tahoe and Sierra Nevada views! 1. Edgewood Tahoe Resort Voted the 2019 “Hotel of The Year” […]
Détente et évasion à South Lake Tahoe
C’est avec une facilité déconcertante que j’ai fait escale à South Lake Tahoe, en Californie et que j’ai tout de suite adopté la douceur de la ville. À partir du moment où le bagagiste a emmené ma voiture au Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, je n’étais plus qu’à quelques minutes à pied du lac, des sentiers […]
Relax and Unwind in South Lake Tahoe
I had no trouble rolling into South Lake Tahoe, California and adapting to the city’s mellow pace. From the moment the valet whisked my car away at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, I was within walking distance to the lake, hiking, live music, dining, and great entertainment. This article was created in partnership with South […]
Breaking Down The Lake Tahoe Hotel Scene
When it comes to a destination that embraces ALL four seasons, Lake Tahoe is at a different level. Visitors flock here to play golf, mountain bike, sunbathe on the beaches, or ski & snowboard the snow-covered slopes. No matter when you come or who you are, after a full day of adventure, you need a […]
Tahoe on Two Wheels
Do we need yet another way to experience Lake Tahoe? Yes, absolutely! You may have visited this beautiful area before, skied its slopes, swam in its pristine water, or perhaps you’re planning your first trip here, but have you considered seeing it through a helmet visor on two wheels? Whether you’re a motorcycle rider or […]
The Origins Of Lake Tahoe’s Most Popular Places
As soon as you step outside in Lake Tahoe and start looking at all your surroundings, many of us stop and wonder what a particular place, mountain, lake or region is called. Some are obvious, like Lake Tahoe. But others not so much like a specific peak or meadow perhaps. Many of the popular landmarks […]
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!
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of September
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! Valerie here, a South Lake Tahoe local and Tahoe South staff member. I’m thrilled to share with you our monthly #TahoeSouth images. 10. Cheers to the Wild Things Instagram Link The best views of Lake Tahoe are truly the ones on the South Shore, just look at that view THO! 9. […]
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 that […]
October at Tahoe South
If Tahoe does experience a shoulder season, it’s now. Plenty of people will still come visit for various reasons revolving around fall fun and Halloween shenanigans, but with the change of seasons, it gets a bit calmer with fewer crowds and clutter. Maybe it’s the exit of Tahoe’s many fans, maybe it’s the transition to […]
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.
Memories or Money? Why an Incentive Trip to Tahoe South is More Valuable Than Cash
Your employees are knocking it out of the ballpark. Every month, you’re blown away by the milestones being crushed, the bars being raised. You want to reward them. A bonus might come to mind first, as adding extra funds to their paychecks is quick and easy. Offering them an incentive trip, though, can be a […]
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!
Get Inspired For A Fall Getaway – 3 Ways To Enjoy Fall In Tahoe South
When most people think of fall, they imagine dreary weather. Guess what? In Tahoe South, that just isn’t true! There’s a reason why our residents call this the “Local’s Summer”. Crowds dwindle, the sun is still shining, and during the day, it warms up. It’s the ideal time to escape from the doldrums of daily […]
Surf’s Up in Lake Tahoe!
Surfing culture across the golden state runs deep in its veins. So, when the legislature declared September 20th as California Surfing Day and the state’s official sport, we KNEW we had to hop on board. While skiing and snowboarding the slopes surrounding our beautiful lake is world-renowned, what many don’t know is that you CAN […]
Quick Treks with a High Reward
There’s no need to venture back into Desolation Wilderness with a day pack full of survival gear just to get a nice vantage point of this beautiful area. I do highly recommend it if you get the chance, but there are much easier ways to get those expansive, jaw-dropping views accompanied by that nature fix […]
Capture the Taste of Tahoe with the 10th Annual Sample the Sierra
Sample the Sierra is the official kick-off to fall at Tahoe South on Saturday, September 14, 2019, celebrating the best of the harvest season in the local region. The crowd favorite farm-to-fork festival brings together local food, wine, spirits, and brews showcasing the finest samplings from South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County. Whether guests […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of August
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! Each week we sort through hundreds of #tahoesouth Instagram images to find our top 10 Instagram images from that month and every single photo we see inspires us. Keep getting after it and keep #TahoeSouth. 10. Scouting Instagram Link Adventuring the backcountry on two wheels, good friends, and beautiful scenery. Living […]
South, East, and North Lake Beaches of Lake Tahoe
White sands. Turquoise blue waves. Crystal clear waters. Nope… we aren’t describing Hawaii or the Caribbean. We’re talking about the beaches surrounding the Jewel of the Sierra. In our Lake Tahoe beach guide, we highlight some differences and similarities between South Lake Tahoe beaches & North Lake Tahoe beaches. South and North Lake Tahoe Beaches […]
4 Lesser Known Waterfalls To Check Out This Summer
The rush of moving water. The sparkling brilliance of a cascade. Nothing is more soothing on a hot summer’s day than a waterfall. We’ve talked about the top 5 waterfalls. We even have a waterfall guide. If you’ve seen the biggest and baddest cascades in Lake Tahoe, these three lesser known falls are a good […]
Why September is a Great Month to Visit Tahoe South
If you are still in Lake Tahoe congratulations – you’ve just about made it through another hectic summer season. If you are just visiting now, you must be a seasoned traveler, and you’ve made the wise choice to visit during September, aka the best time of year in Tahoe. As fall approaches and summer fades […]
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.
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.
Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe
Beautiful Sand Harbor is located on the Northeast shore of Lake Tahoe within Lake Tahoe – Nevada State Park and has a large sandy beach, picnic benches and barbecues, a nature trail, two double boat ramps, and a visitors center which is open year-round. Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe receives over one million visitors annually. Sand […]
Tahoe South’s Mountain Biking Guide – 4 Of Our Favorite Trails To Ride
Did you know mountain biking started in California? Yup! As the sport gained popularity in the late 70’s, these rowdy individuals began to descend upon Lake Tahoe. While the original “pedal pushers” rode iron steeds weighing in at close to fifty pounds with little to no shocks, we’re now very fortunate that the technology has […]
Eat, play and celebrate: Labor Day at Lake Tahoe
Labor Day may signify the end of summer for many, but for winter diehards, it’s one more noteworthy milestone toward our favorite time of year. Instead of mourning the changing season, I’m eagerly storing away the white clothes and looking forward to the start of the ski season. But before then, I’m going to enjoy the […]
Tahoe East Shore Trail: What to Know Before You Go
Even before the first line was drawn on a map in 1988, residents and visitors of Lake Tahoe have been dreaming of a trail that provides a safer alternative for cyclists and beach goers near the scenic East Shore of Lake Tahoe and Sand Harbor. Through the work of 13 partners, the impossible is now […]
How to Escape the Crowds During Peak Season at Tahoe South
Considering that our average temps in the summer rarely exceed ninety degrees, as the sun dips below the horizon, the heat of the day cools off quickly making it for the ultimate getaway during the warmest time of year. This also makes for one of the busiest times to visit Lake Tahoe. Luckily, there’s no […]
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.
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of July
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! If you’ve been following along… Then you’ve realized the summer months are flying by so 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 care of the future best by taking care of […]
Take Care of Lake Tahoe
The beauty of Tahoe takes our breath away, but it can also take our minds away too. Take Care is the antidote to the “vacation brain” we all experience from time-to-time. It is a series of small reminders that poke fun at the mistakes we all make when we’re not paying attention. It is meant […]
Parasailing Lake Tahoe is for You
You’ve seen it on the tropical waters of any Caribbean vacation, you’ve seen it on the marvelous Lake Tahoe, and I am not referring to the alluring blue hues. On any calm day, you can bet on parasails bobbing around the lake as far as the eye can see. Parasailing Lake Tahoe You’ve watched and […]
Spectator’s Guide To The Concours d’Elegance
The sparkle of brass & the sound of water lapping against a mahogany hull. Classic wooden boats at the Concours d’Elegance, August 9 & 10th on Lake Tahoe isn’t “just an event.” It’s a tradition of excellence. A rare glimpse into a bygone era. Something that must be seen in person to truly appreciate. To […]
Paddle Into Summer! Your Paddleboarding Guide
Paddle into Summer! Your Summer 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 paddleboard. […]
Lime Responsibly When at Tahoe South
Flowers are in full bloom. The waters of Tahoe shimmer in the sunlight. And Lime Scooters are back in Tahoe South for yet another summer. Now that they’re here, we thought we’d highlight how to Lime Scooter responsibly when at Tahoe South. Lime Scooters Help The Environment Before we jump into how to Lime responsibly, […]
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 […]
4 Disc Golf Courses to Check Out at Tahoe South
Combine A Hike With Some Friendly Competition… 4 Disc Golf Courses To Check Out In Tahoe South Lake Tahoe is very fortunate that as its winter snows recede, the temperatures soar in the spring, summer, and fall months to near perfect levels for ANY type of outdoor activity. From world-class singletrack bike trails to miles […]
Fish Lake Tahoe for a Great Time Every Time
‘The Bite’ is on at Lake Tahoe, no fish tales necessary. People are often surprised at not only the amount, but the size of the fish in this lake. While there are some remarkably large fish down there, knowing where to find them and how to tempt them is the hard part. I’m not picky, […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of June
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! June finally came and went. Hello JULY! We’re Lake Tahoe locals which means, we’re beyond stoked for these next two months. We hope everyone enjoys these warmer months and lake life. Let’s be sure everyone picks up after themselves too, you see it – you pick it up – PLEASE! 🙂 […]
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.
Most Scenic Bike Paths in Lake Tahoe
In a region surrounded by gorgeous alpine lakes, one-of-a-kind geological features, towering peaks, and lush forests, nowhere else can compare to Lake Tahoe’s beauty. To truly experience it up close and personal, we suggest stepping out of the car and hopping onto a bike. While there are miles of world-class singletrack to enjoy along with […]
Don’t Miss the Boat – Lake Tahoe Booze Cruise
Is it even a true summer if you don’t make the quintessential lake trip? Is it even a true lake trip if you don’t enjoy some boating on the water? Tahoe boats and watersports, in general, are staples to Lake Tahoe, and many would say the key to doing summer the right way. You don’t […]
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 […]
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!
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.
Hike To Eagle Falls & Eagle Lake – A Great Beginner Hike
For those that haven’t taken their first step into the Great Outdoors, it can be a bit intimidating. Luckily, hiking doesn’t require special skills or equipment. All you’ll need is the ability to walk and to know where you are. The biggest mistake most beginners make is picking a trail that’s too tough. You want […]
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.
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of May
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! Summer is truly back after record snowfall. As of May 30, the snowpack measured 202 percent of average. At this time last year, it measured 6 percent of average, making this year’s 33 times larger than last year. What a month! If you missed it here are our top 10 #TahoeSouth […]
Biggest Weekend of Summer Fun in Lake Tahoe is Happening Now!
We know what you’re thinking… as Coop from Lake Tahoe TV says in his weather report “slow ‘yer roll!” Well, the weekend of June 1st is packed with more summer fun & adventure than you can imagine. From ye olde festivals to the most beautiful bike ride & even enjoying a frosty pint of craft […]
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.
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.
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.
Lake Tahoe Region Explained: South and North Lake Tahoe, Plus Everything in Between
Lake Tahoe is a world-class destination and there are a few agencies in the region working to attract visitors. The names of the agencies can sound familiar and it gets confusing as they each have different goals. Also, people want to know the difference between them. Agencies Promoting Travel to South Lake Tahoe, North Lake […]
Spring Outings at Tahoe South
Do you hear that? The snow is melting and winter is moving on. You never know when spring is really going to hit in Lake Tahoe, but after another record-breaking winter on the books, I think everyone is tired of the early morning ice scraping and ready for sunny spring days. Mother nature has fought […]
Itinerary: Tahoe South Wedding Anniversary
Guest blogger Andy Walden shares highlights from his recent anniversary visit, including activities, dining, and lodging.
Let’s Make a Plan – Prepare and Then Let Go
Did you know that the number of people in Tahoe can triple in the Summer months? All of Tahoe South is changed by the many visitors that join us for the fabulous Summers. To get the most out of Tahoe prepare, then just go with the flow. Make Reservations and Show Up Early In Yoga […]
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.
Annual Highway 50 Wagon Train
Hitch ‘em up! The 70th Annual Highway 50 Wagon Train makes its way from Nevada, to Placerville, California, June 1 - 8, 2019.
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.
Spectator’s Guide to the Amgen Tour of California
This blog originally appeared on Localfreshies.com, and is reprinted here with permission from the author. For 2019, Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California is returning yet again to race through Tahoe on Monday, May 13th. In 2016, we got the opportunity to see them in person. While I wasn’t familiar with cycling at the […]
Work & Play at these Top Tahoe South Meeting Venues
Are they entertainment spots or meeting venues? In Tahoe South, they’re both. In the mountain town that combines scenic outdoor adventure with lively entertainment options, good ideas come naturally for planners. It’s just one of the many reasons they love booking events at venues all across Tahoe South. Your group can work and play at […]
Amgen Tour Of California – Tahoe South Course Highlights
The 2019 Amgen Tour of California Stage 2 course will be one for the record books. It’s set to be the longest and biggest vertical climb in its history. To commemorate this, we thought why not highlight a few exciting things both past & present that racers will zip by on their way to the […]
Step Where Mark Twain Walked
There’re few figures in history more intertwined with Lake Tahoe than Samuel Clemens… or as we know him, Mark Twain. His words about this topaz-colored lake are infamous! As he once stated, it’s “the fairest picture the whole earth affords.” What better way to honor his writing than by exploring some of the places Mark […]
Take in All of Tahoe This May
May is when the many various parts of Tahoe come alive again. It’s a time where you can experience all four seasons in just one month, convenient to enjoy each of your favorite outdoor activities. What this really means is that not only can we now enjoy this vast outdoor playground again, but even our […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of April
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! Typically we would be sharing in this blog post how the 2018-19 season has come to an end and warm days are in the session. Well, luckily ski resorts will be open through July! We had the fourth biggest winter ever recorded in Lake Tahoe, which means, skiing in shorts and […]
Tahoe South in Spring: 4 Outdoor Activities Your Group Can’t Miss
Picture it: Tahoe South; springtime; the snow melting away; the Sierras skirted with fresh shades of green and yellow and crystal-clear waters for miles. It’s one of the country’s most scenic natural playgrounds, and your meeting attendees get to explore it all. Check out these top outdoor spring activities to add to your meeting in […]
Opening & Closing dates for Campgrounds, Beaches, and Forest Roads at Tahoe South
The Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, has announced targeted opening dates for recreational facilities in the Lake Tahoe Basin this season. Weather and snow conditions permitting, Baldwin and Nevada beaches will be the first sites to open on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center opens Saturday, May 25, 2019. The […]
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 […]
How to spend the perfect Mother’s Day at Tahoe South
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. There are 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 […]