Tahoe South Blog
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 – 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 […]
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
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. The main agencies are: Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority using the brand name Tahoe South and is responsible for […]
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 […]
Van Sickle Bi-State Park – A Hidden Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding Gem That’s Right Under Your Nose
There are A LOT of options to explore the forests and peaks surrounding the Lake Tahoe Basin. As soon as you pull into Tahoe South, the first prominent feature you’ll notice is Mt. Tallac. Its iconic ridgeline stands above the glassy blue waters of Tahoe like no other peak can. Of course, it’s a great […]
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.
Arts and Crafts Shopping at Tahoe South
A visit to Tahoe South wouldn’t be complete without bringing home souvenirs that capture the life-changing memories created. Keepsakes also provide proof of a trip that showcases one of the most stunning destinations in the world. There are a few boutiques and shops in Tahoe South that celebrate local arts and craftsmanship by offering unique […]
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 to do with Fido When Visiting Lake Tahoe
Vacations are all about relaxing and bringing your four-legged family members along to enjoy the mountains as well. The hardest decisions should be which beach to go to in the summer or which ski resort to hit up in the winter. Unfortunately, sometimes Fido can’t join in on all the fun. What to do then? […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of March
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! March wasn’t the Miracle March we were expecting, but it sure did leave us with a quite a bit of more snow. If you missed the snow this past month, hope you enjoy our favorite images from the month of March. Be sure to use our #TahoeSouth to be featured. 10. […]
Tahoe Craft Beer Contest for Spring Loaded at Tahoe South
Last April for the first time, some of the Tahoe-Truckee region’s best breweries gathered for a truly unique event — a blind taste test where participants were asked to pick their favorite beers. The contest returns this Sunday, April 7, and this year, the all-you-can-drink event aims to be more accessible with reduced […]
Ticket Information for the Celebrity Golf Tournament in Tahoe
The 30th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament will soon be in Tahoe South!
What to Plan for Outdoor & Indoor Group Activities at Tahoe South
If you’re looking for an adventure for your attendees, there’s everything from the mild to the wild (in every season) at Tahoe South. With beautiful mountain vistas and countless ways of experiencing this breathtaking playground created by nature, the unique setting ensures a memorable experience for your group’s next meeting or event. Scheduling a getaway […]
Easter Activities in South Lake Tahoe
How to enjoy Easter Weekend at Lake Tahoe, with Special Events, Easter egg hunts and mimosas at brunch.
Spring Festivities Not To Be Missed On The Slopes – Including Pond Skimming Springtime in Tahoe South is what California skiing is all about. Bluebird days are abundant, the snowpack is deep and the party scene is heating up. Spring is the season of fun in every shape & size you can imagine. Spring Loaded […]
5 Amazing Places To Go Snow Tubing in South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is known for two things in the winter – snow, lots of it & sunshine, nearly 300 days annually. But what if you don’t know how to ski yet still want to embrace winter? You can, of course, get lessons at one of our three world-class ski resorts but there are so many […]
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, […]
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.
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."
‘Unmeeting’ Itinerary Activities for Your Tahoe South Meeting
Tahoe South is the perfect place for your next work meeting. It’s easy for groups from all over the country to get to the destination and there’s a lot to see and do nearby. If you’re in charge of putting together meetings and conventions, you’ll find a lot of great venues and post-meeting activities here. […]
Spring Loaded 2019
Ah… spring in Lake Tahoe. A deep snowpack, bountiful sunshine & goggle tans. Nothing beats it. And to make it even better, we’re bringing back Spring Loaded. That’s right! Three weeks packed with events on AND off the slopes. So, if you didn’t know, now ya know. Check out a sample from the 2019 Spring […]
Great Spots for Great Shots in Tahoe South
Guest Post with Cam Rodrigues, Photographer & Videographer for Spec Productions Lake Tahoe incessantly provides unmatched picturesque scenery. Towering pines line sandy beach fronts of the vibrant blue alpine lake, which all sits tucked away in a crevice of the sprawling Sierra Mountains – it’s the Jewel of the Sierras, to say the least. With […]
Hidden dining gems in South Lake Tahoe
A local's guide to the best restaurants, bars and coffee houses in South Lake Tahoe.
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 […]
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 30th Annual American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. Last summer was my first time volunteering for the golf tournament and I can’t […]
A Day Of Skiing & 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.
Snowmobiling in South Lake Tahoe
You can of course, explore the wintry landscape around Lake Tahoe by snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. But did you know that you can see the sights as well via snowmobile? In fact, Tahoe South offers a variety of options from machine-groomed tracks to a full-on guided adventure. It’s the perfect activity for the entire family […]
The Tahoe South Craft Beer Scene Is Growing
After spending the day out in the Tahoe South playground, the best way to relax and unwind is with a frosty pint of local craft beer. The art of craft beer has taken the nation by storm within the last few years, and Lake Tahoe has joined the ranks. In recent years, new breweries have […]
Top 5 Winter Gear Rental Shops in Tahoe South
Tahoe South is always prepared to help skiers and snowboarders of any skill level, experience or age find the right rentals and equipment for some endless winter fun. Specialists are waiting in shops to accommodate guests and provide top quality gear. Ski and board rentals are a great option both for visitors and locals who […]
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!
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.
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of January
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! This month was a tough one… There was a lot of great imagery submitted by our #TahoeSouth fans. Truly a difficult month to choose the best images from. So, I hope you enjoy our favorite picks from January. 10. Family Reunion in Lake Tahoe Instagram Link If the fam is getting […]
4 Myths About Tahoe South Meetings, Debunked
Tahoe South is known for its scenic landscapes and adventurous spirit, but it’s not just one big vacation. The destination combines luxury with convenience for groups of all sizes, making it the perfect place to host your next meeting. Forget what you think you know about this mountain town. Here are some common myths about […]
The Slopes are Calling
We’ve received the votes, won the awards, checkin’ all the boxes for a stellar winter vacation, or for the lucky ones just another day of the week here in Tahoe South. The allure of the mountains is in full effect, and it’s even better when you’re cruising downhill on your skis – or board – […]
Valentine’s Day Ideas for Restaurants 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 Thursday, February 14th.
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, February 3, 2019? The kickoff between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams is still a few days away, but I can’t help think about the commercials and of course the halftime performance!! […]
Top 5 South Lake Tahoe Sandwich Shops
Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite sandwich joints in Tahoe South.
9 Iconic Ski Trails to Hit This Winter at Tahoe South Ski Resorts
Snow has arrived in Lake Tahoe which means it’s time to catch the “winter wave.” With three massive ski resorts, covering thousands of acres of terrain, there’s a lot of skiing & snowboarding to be had inbounds. The question is which trails to hit? Of course, we have to keep our private stashes secret. But, […]