Tahoe South Blog
Beneath Bluebird Skies – Snow Fun Awaits
No doubt there’s an extra layer of joy when a long-anticipated winter returns. Not only are all the ski resorts open, but everything transforms to welcome the season. Start your winter trip at a ski resort, and plan extra time to fit in a whole lot more. Heavenly Mountain Resort—Something for Everyone The aptly-named Heavenly […]
Water Ways – Your Guide to Adventure on Lake Tahoe
Famous Lake Tahoe is a place where people come to relax, rejuvenate, and breathe in fresh mountain air. Locals are passionate about preserving the lake, and a good number participate in water activities that reduce their carbon footprint while keeping them fit, including stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing, and diving. Here are some fun ways to […]
Steps in Time – Explore the Fascinating History of the Tahoe Basin
From the spectacular beaches of South Shore to the foothills of the Eastern Sierra, historic sites like Genoa and Vikingsholm Castle bring the rich history of the Tahoe Basin to life. Experience the Old West in Nevada Where the pastoral fields of the Carson Valley meet the jagged eastern Sierra Nevada range, you’ll find Genoa. […]
A World of Alpine Wonders
A World of Alpine Wonders by foot, bike, or horseback—adventure awaits Whether on a trail high in the mountains or a lakeside golf course, discover the enchantment of the High Sierras outdoors. Tahoe on Two Wheels There are hundreds of trails within a short distance of South Lake Tahoe, and most of them are […]
Base Camp Lake Tahoe
A road trip is all about the journey and does not need to end once you get to Lake Tahoe. The exploration and discovery can continue when you use South Lake Tahoe as a base camp. Lake Tahoe can take your breath away with rousing entertainment, exhilarating outdoor adventures, and breathtaking views for everyone. Itineraries […]
What To Expect At Tahoe Ski Resorts For The 2020/21 Winter Season
Fall is here or as some residents like to call it Sumtumn. The long hot days of summer are replaced with warm afternoons and cold crisp evenings. Although visitors and residents alike are searching and planning out their favorite fall foliage missions, everyone is looking towards winter. That includes the ski resorts surrounding Big Blue. […]
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 […]
A Glimpse In Tahoe’s “Roaring” Past – The Tallac Historic Site
Tahoe South might be known for its nightlife, energetic gatherings like the American Century Classic, and snow-filled fun in the winter, but it’s also home to a place with a taste of the past. We’re talking about The Tallac Historic Site. What Is The Tallac Historic Site? Only three miles northwest of South Lake Tahoe […]
Lake Tahoe Fall Colors
This is what it will look like in just a couple of weeks. It won't be long before we start doing our snow dances in earnest. This fall, take a drive, hike, or bike ride around and you’ll see bursts of yellow and gold throughout Lake Tahoe’s South Shore.
The Virus Doesn’t Take A Vacation…
Lake Tahoe has always been a place to escape from the oppressive heat surrounding the mountains. When places like Reno and Sacramento are hitting high 90’s or even triple digits, the Tahoe Basin is in the upper 70s or low 80s. Combine that with the cool waters of Lake Tahoe and you have the perfect […]
Gone But Not Forgotten – Weird & Wonderful Things That Don’t Exist In Tahoe Anymore… But Are Still Remembered
Let’s be upfront. There’s A LOT to see, do, and love in Lake Tahoe. A veritable Sierra snowstorm of options to choose from any time of year you visit. But like many other places, the region is always evolving and changing. This list is a nod to those places that don’t exist in Tahoe anymore […]
Fun for the Whole Gang – Family Memories in the Making
Tahoe epitomizes outdoor adventure, whether you’re skiing the area’s powdery slopes during the winter or splashing in the lake’s crystal-clear waters during the warmer months. Of course, kid-friendly good times don’t stop at the ski run or beach. From zip lining to escape rooms, outside-the-box activities raise the bar on family fun. Epic Discovery The […]
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.
How to Watch Celebrity Golf 2020
The American Century Championship will return, July 8-12, 2020, as a live television event airing on NBCSN, NBC and GOLF Channel and adhering to health guidelines, without spectators. All prize monies will be donated to social justice, COVID-19 relief and regional Lake Tahoe non-profits as the tournament continues its longstanding commitment to charity fundraising efforts […]
Tahoe South Summer Activities Guide
Here is a guide to some of our favorite things to do in South Lake Tahoe this summer. Please note: Getting outside is important for mental and physical health, but right now it comes with special safety issues. Visit www.tahoesouth.com/explore/family_fun/articles/take-care-lake-tahoe for some tips to stay healthy and safe. Hiking: Tahoe Rim Trail: This 165-mile hike […]
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 […]
Cuisine, Brews, and Easy Livin’ – How Entertainment Businesses Are Welcoming Back Guests
Our last article we went deep into how adventure businesses are welcoming back visitors after Tahoe’s restrictions have eased. This week, we’ll give you an idea of what to expect on the Entertainment side of Tahoe’s fun activities in places like breweries, restaurants, and even resorts. Be Kind, Please Rewind Do you remember VHS tape […]
How Adventure Businesses in Tahoe Are Preparing to Welcome Back Visitors
The re-opening of Lake Tahoe is similar to a dimmer instead of a light switch. From small businesses to cornerstone attractions, everyone is preparing so that they’ll be ready for you once the time is right. Here’s a small sampling of how our partners are adapting and what to expect. Whether you’ve been visiting South […]
4 Fun Things You May Not Know About Lake Tahoe
Once you drive over any mountain summit and drop into the Lake Tahoe Basin, you’ll be hooked. The massive blue waters of Lake Tahoe, cupped by the Sierra Nevada, are presented to you like a gift. No matter how many times you’ve seen it, the views will re-energize you. To make your trip even more […]
7 Cool, Hidden, And Unusual Things To See In Lake Tahoe
While we patiently wait for the travel restrictions to ease, check out some of the hidden and obscure things that you may not even know exist at Lake Tahoe. You’ve been to Emerald Bay. You’ve skied the slopes of all the ski resorts. But have you REALLY done everything and seen it all? Well, if […]
Planning is Now Digital in Tahoe South
Planning the perfect event in South Lake Tahoe just got much easier with the unveiling of the Tahoe South Trip Planning App from Visit Widget. Pairing the Tahoe South Guide on our site with integrated mobile apps provides you with an interactive way to map out everything you don’t want to miss in Tahoe South! […]
Four Lake Tahoe Backgrounds For Video Conferencing
If you’ve been watching TV shows like the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon or ESPN’s Get Up, the biggest thing to happen is the video conferencing abilities of a company called ZOOM. And after seeing Trevor Noah talking to Jimmy Fallon with the Golden Gate bridge behind him, it got us thinking. Wouldn’t it be […]
Get Your Tahoe Fix From A Safe & Physical Distance
Before this past week, many of us had never heard the term “social distancing” or “flattening the curve.” This new reality is a tough one for all of us. And while we’ve gotten a lot of snow blanketing the Sierra Nevada, the mountain town you love needs you to love it from a safe, social […]
Three 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
20 Bucket List Must Do’s In 2020 at Lake Tahoe
Sometimes you get in a rut or a routine that’s focused on getting up, doing what you need, and that’s it. One of the handiest ways to get out of that funk is by creating a bucket list. It forces you to think “What adventurous things do I want to do that are a bit […]
What’s New in Tahoe South?
Thus far, this winter leaves a lot to be desired. Where is the snow? It could all turn to whiteout winter conditions overnight, but when? I will say that I don’t miss all the shoveling that last year required, but something just doesn’t feel right. There’s plenty to do and see around here on any […]
Tahoe South Spring Loaded
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! Four weeks packed with events on AND off the slopes. So, if you didn’t know, now ya know. Check out a sample from the 2020 Spring […]
5 Amazing Places To Go Snow Tubing in 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 […]
What Planners Can Expect at Heavenly Village
Google “heaven” and you’ll probably see pictures of puffy white clouds and beautiful blue skies. Here in Tahoe South, nestled among a picturesque setting, Heavenly Village is just that: a slice of heaven. A true hub for entertainment, this premier destination is near exciting activities, luxurious resorts and versatile venues. Heavenly Village offers something for […]
Roll Them Dice, Hit Those Slots – A Breakdown Of Lake Tahoe Casinos
If you want to experience some of the most unique casinos in the country and pair it with a vacation that embraces the great outdoors, there’s only one place in the United States to find that – Lake Tahoe. To help, here’s a quick breakdown of the Lake Tahoe Casinos scene. South Tahoe Casino Scene […]
5 Unexpected Things About Meeting in Tahoe South
Every destination says they’re unique, but in Tahoe South, the proclamation holds water. Take a look at the top five things we hear planners and attendees say surprise them the most about meeting in Tahoe South. Wallflowers Are Welcomed You don’t have to be a rip-roaring adventure buff to have a good time here! Some […]
5 Reasons Why Lake Tahoe Skiing Is The Best In The West
As many residents can attest, once you’ve experienced an epic Lake Tahoe winter, you’re hooked. Glorious blue skies, comfy temps, and most of all, lots & lots of snow. And the best part? The region has no shortage of resorts to explore if you’re here for a day or a lifetime. Still don’t believe us? […]
A South & North Lake Tahoe Ski Guide – Rundown Of What To Expect
Pine trees sway softly. The snow crunches under your feet as you walk. There’s nothing like a winter’s day in Lake Tahoe. With 300 to 500 inches of snow blanketing the mountains annually, there’s plenty of winter fun to be had including world-class skiing and snowboarding. For those looking for a South or North Lake […]
2 Ultimate Off-Site Activities You’ve Got to Plan for Your Group
In Tahoe South, we’ve got something better than windows and walls. Our beautiful waters and iconic views steal the spotlight. Don’t just ask attendees to think outside the box during your meeting or convention; plan activities that will help them blow the box out of the water! See two adventures that let teams collaborate and […]
8 Things That Are The Quintessential Tahoe Experience
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a Tahoe resident, these quintessential Tahoe experiences are a must for all. From skiing deep powder to taking in panoramic views, these 8 things will truly give you a taste of the Lake Tahoe life. To do them though, you’ll need to visit not just once but at different […]
Opening Dates: Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts
The Ski Lake Tahoe resorts usually open in mid-November, with Heavenly Mountain Resort scheduled to open Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Most ski resorts open just before or on the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The resorts remain open through mid to end of April. We know you’re excited to get on your skis for the first time in, […]
4 Romantic Ideas For a Fall Lake Tahoe Getaway
Ah… the smell of autumn. The crispness in the morning. Calmness on the lake. The summer visitors are hibernating, and the bears are in the process of doing so too with one last buffet of salmon near the Taylor Creek Visitor Center. Fall is also a great time to plan a romantic getaway to Lake […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 to 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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 Weekend at Lake Tahoe
Labor Day weekend 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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
Due to COVID-19, 2020 open and closing dates will alter from years past. Please refer to https://www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu/ for news and updates. National Forest facilities in Lake Tahoe Basin closing for the season All National Forest trails, trailheads, and lands in the Tahoe Basin are open. Recreation Site Status Map National Forest visitors should keep in […]
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 […]
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.
Easter Activities in South Lake Tahoe
How to enjoy Easter Weekend at Lake Tahoe, with Special Events, Easter egg hunts and mimosas at brunch.
Hidden dining gems in South Lake Tahoe
A local's guide to the best restaurants, bars and coffee houses in South Lake Tahoe.
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 […]
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, […]
Something New to Start Your Year
We may have just ended the wildest week (or two) long celebration of the year, but if you don’t know, that’s just how it goes around here. With the holidays out of the way, we can now focus on our wicked winter season which has really just begun. New year, new outlook, new winter recreation […]
5 Lesser Known Winter Activities To Do In Between Skiing In South Lake Tahoe
No matter how much you enjoy Lake Tahoe’s slopes, your vacation won’t be as memorable without time to explore. Instead, be sure to set aside enough time to hit up other winter-time activities that you might not have considered. Sip One-of-a-Kind Hot Beverages For the foodie in your group, hot beverages aren’t just “coffee” or […]
It’s the Most Wonderful Time in Tahoe South
From the first snowfall through the start of the New Year, Lake Tahoe is truly a special place to be. You might argue that this is true at any time, whether you find yourself ankle deep in sand or snow, but the spirit of Tahoe really comes alive as we end the year with a […]
How To Traverse Heavenly Mountain Resort Like A Pro
Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly Mountain Resort is BIG! In fact, with a vertical of over 3,500 feet spanning 4,800+ acres, it’s not surprising that it’s one of the top 10 largest resorts in North America. With so much acreage, Heavenly has something for everyone. From well-spaced trees, a multitude of easy-going cut ski runs, two canyon […]
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 forests surrounding the Lake Tahoe landscape were harvested to support that thirst […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
Lake Tahoe Boat Cruise
If you’re visiting, you need to make it count by getting up close and personal with the lake and getting out on a Tahoe boat. 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s Time You Live the Tahoe Lifestyle
Why did you move to Tahoe? Was it the sun, the mountains, the Winters or the Summers that brought you to the basin? Perhaps it was a job, your significant other, or to escape from the race. Regardless of how you ended up here, you are now in Tahoe and it’s time to start living! […]
What to do in Tahoe while waiting for Snow
We all know Lake Tahoe is famous for its skiing and snowboarding scene. But what if you want to take a break from that and do something else. Or maybe the snow hasn’t come yet? Well, of course, you can still ski on man-made snow and the experience is great. However, there are a ton […]
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.
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!
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.
The Tahoe South Skateboarding Scene
When searching for adventure in South Lake Tahoe, there are many ways to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Skateboarding and longboarding will provide you with a fun and active way to get out and see what South Lake Tahoe has to offer. Both indoor and outdoor options allow you to keep skateboarding even when mother nature […]
Escape the frosty Tahoe South air with a Hot Springs day trip
Winter has arrived with a bang in Tahoe South, as snow blankets the Sierra peaks and laces through the pine trees. While the winter wonderland playground offers an abundance of activities, sometimes a luxuriously relaxing experience is needed. The Tahoe Basin is home to a number of popular Hot Springs, providing nourishing health and care […]
Top 5 Apres Ski Firepits near Heavenly Village
Top 5 Apres Ski Firepits near Heavenly Village Tahoe South has endless Apres Ski opportunities for visitors to relax and unwind after a fun winter’s day. Following the descent on the Heavenly Ski Resort Gondola, guests are within walking distance from a selection of restaurants and bars offering firepit gatherings accompanied by delightful food and […]
5 Things To Do If You’re Under 21
5 things to do if you’re under 21 at South Lake Tahoe. As someone who has lived here their entire life here in Tahoe, there are times when I gotta figure out what to do with my day. If you’re someone who happens to be under 21 years old, it can be tricky finding things […]
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: 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.
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.
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.
17th 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.
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.
It’s going to be a “Heavenly” summer in South Lake Tahoe
Heavenly will open for full seven-day-a-week summer operations, featuring hiking, zip-lining, adventure ropes courses, tubing, sightseeing, dining and more!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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.
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.
South Lake Tahoe | Taylor Creek
Fall is the perfect time to visit Taylor Creek in South Lake Tahoe - at least the wildlife thinks so!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Biking for Family Fun – on and off mountain
Teach your kids to love the outdoors now and they’ll appreciate it for a lifetime.
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.
First time fishing in Tahoe South
First time fishing? No problem! Find out why Tahoe South is the perfect spot to drop a line.
Family camping – Tahoe South style
Family camping - Make it cheaper, make it easier, and make it fun!
“This is why I love Tahoe summers. Gotta make the most of what’s left!” – Lauren Lindley
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.
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.
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.
Geotourism explained – traveling with purpose in South Lake Tahoe
Discover geotourism and traveling with purpose 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.
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!
7 Things You Need for the Best Standup Paddleboarding Lake Tahoe 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.