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Glen Alpine Springs – A Hike into Lake Tahoe’s First Tourist Destination
Glen Alpine Springs – A Hike into Lake Tahoe’s First Tourist Destination Can you imagine a time when this deep blue lake was seen less as a jewel but rather a commodity? Beginning in the 1860’s, booming communities such as Virginia City needed lumber and lots of it for their mining operations. So, the deep […]
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!
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.
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 […]
Fall Festivals Galore
There’s no better way to ensure you’ll have a great vacation then by combining it with a festival. Here’s a wide-ranging list of some of the biggest festivals happening in Tahoe South this fall. Pröst (Cheers!) At Oktoberfest The OLDEST Oktoberfest in the Lake Tahoe basin is coming up the 1 st weekend in October. This […]
Parasailing 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. You’ve watched and seen others having […]
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 […]
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.
Dining with a View Tahoe South
“Where should we eat?” A common Tahoe dilemma, but only because of the many great places to choose from. Tahoe South is home to an abundance of delicious options whether you’re fresh off the beach, dressed-up or anything in between. You’ve likely come to Tahoe to adventure or indulge in the beauty of the lake […]
Celebrating “Sumtumn” – the Close of Summer in Tahoe
Labor Day marks the end of the vacation season. For many, it is the last hurrah before heading back to school or returning to work. Over the last decade, I have had to adjust to what this means for a Tahoe business owner. My schedule is completely different from what it was when I lived the […]
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.
September @ 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 […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of August
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! Each week I sort through thousands of #tahoesouth Instagram images and every single photo I see inspires me and makes me so happy. With so much drama in the news… It’s reassuring to see so many happy people in Tahoe enjoying their vacation or weekend gateway. Keep getting after it. Be […]
A Brief History of Tahoe and its People
When John C. Fremont “discovered” Lake Tahoe in 1844, he was really a bit late to the party. Native Americans, specifically ancestors of the Washoe Tribe, had him beat by close to 10,000 years, and probably more. The lake was the center of the Washoe world for centuries providing a bounty of different foods to […]
Don’t Miss the Boat – Booze Cruise Tahoe
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? Boating and watersports, in general, are staples to Lake Tahoe, and many would say the key to doing summer the right way. You don’t need […]
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.
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!
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 […]