Tahoe South Blog
What is There to Do in September at Tahoe South?
September is one of the best months to visit Lake Tahoe. When children go back to school and parents go back to work, the locals go out and play. The temperatures are still warm so you can enjoy the water and the entire place to yourself. You can plan a corporate retreat at a meeting […]
Capture the Taste of Tahoe with the 8th Annual Sample the Sierra
Sample the Sierra is the official kick-off to fall in Tahoe South on Saturday, September 16, 2017, 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 […]
Where to have a Craft Cocktail in South Lake Tahoe
Summer is in full swing in Lake Tahoe. You can’t beat finishing off a day of outdoor activity with a refreshing cocktail. Staring at the shimmering Tahoe waters at sunset time reflecting on the day is a life well lived. So, where can you go in South Lake Tahoe for the perfect made craft cocktail? […]
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 […]
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.
Hooray for Happy Hour at Tahoe South
Happy Hour is the favorite time of day for drinking and dining in Tahoe South. Whether gathering friends for an Apres Ski pint or inviting locals to relax after work, there are many establishments that offer food and drink specials in the early evening which are hard to resist. Here are some popular Happy Hour […]
3 Great reasons to visit Tahoe South in April
The snow is starting to melt and the temperatures are rising in Lake Tahoe. Spring has arrived after a long and snowy winter. 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 […]
Top 5 ‘Off the Beaten Path’ Apres Ski Firepits in Tahoe South
Tahoe South has mastered the art of Apres Ski, knowing that the fun in the snow can be topped off with food and drinks shared amongst friends. Getting toasty and comfortable around a firepit while sharing stories and laughter makes for unforgettable memories. Tahoe South offers the top 5 off the beaten path Apres Ski […]
Cozy breakfast spots that leave Tahoe South locals and visitors happy and satisfied
Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, but in Tahoe South, it’s taken very seriously and considered a tradition. Some neighborhood favorites are always prepared to showcase delectable plates for both visitors and locals. Fuel up for the adventurous day ahead! Red Hut is a family-run restaurant and a local staple. With […]
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."
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 […]
Valentine’s Day 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 Sunday.
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 […]
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 […]
How to Plan a Lake Tahoe Trip Your Way! Utrip Planner
Our new Utrip planner lets you experience beautiful Lake Tahoe in the way that’s most meaningful to you. Using your budget and interests, the planner will give you a day-by-day itinerary, in moments. Here’s a simple step-by-step how to turn your Lake Tahoe dreams into a reality. First, launch the Utrip planner by clicking here. Enter your […]
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.
Restaurant Week – Around the corner!
The countdown begins! We’re just a short week away from the most anticipated Tahoe South Restaurant Week. Here is a short sampling out of the fantastic list of participating restaurants. FiRE+iCE offers a three-course menu starting with chips & fresh salsa and guacamole or all you can eat salad. For the main course enjoy an […]
Restaurant Week – Best of Fine Dining
September is upon us, which means Tahoe South Restaurant Week is just around the corner. We are highlighting some fine dining favorites, as part of the remarkable list of participating restaurants. Bear Moon Bar & Grill’s menu starts off a refreshing three-course meal with a golden beet arugula salad. Then enjoy the pan seared scallops […]
Restaurant Week – Best of Burgers, Beer and BBQ
Tahoe South Restaurant week is fast approaching and we break down the list of participating restaurants to showcase the best spots for the Big B’s – Burgers, Beer, and BBQ – on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. Flight Deck Sports Bar & Grill is featuring the Flight Deck Burger: 1/2 Pound of Certified Angus Beef “smashed” […]
Restaurant Week returns!
Tahoe South Restaurant Week returns September 16 -23, with more South Shore restaurants than ever. This is the perfect opportunity to try a new restaurant, connect with friends and family, or simply grab a bite at one of your favorite watering holes.
Pour me a Tahoe pint!
Guest blogger Karin Sharon shares a few ideas of where to cool off with a beer after a long day of South Lake Tahoe fun.
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.
Top Five Mother’s Day brunches in South Lake Tahoe
We list the top five Mother's Day brunches in South Lake Tahoe. Because sometimes, a card just isn't enough to show Mom how much she means to you.
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.
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.
Tahoe South Restaurant Week 2016
Visit Lake Tahoe’s beautiful South Shore January 8th through the 15th for the third annual Tahoe South Restaurant Week!
Thanksgiving at Lake Tahoe
If you’re planning a visit to Lake Tahoe for the Thanksgiving holiday, many of our local restaurants get into the spirit to help you and your family create your best Thanksgiving memories yet.
Itinerary: Tahoe South Wedding Anniversary
Guest blogger Andy Walden shares highlights from his recent anniversary visit, including activities, dining, and lodging.
Eat, Drink, and Shop this Labor Day Weekend at Sample the Sierra
South Lake Tahoe’s Farm to Fork Festival returns this Labor Day Weekend, and we're looking forward to dining, shopping, and dancing the day away!
Live music, cooking demo featured at Sample the Sierra
Check out the entertainment lineup for Sample the Sierra – it’s a full day of food, wine, music, and fun!
Tahoe farm-to-fork festival returns Labor Day weekend
Sample the Sierra, the sixth annual farm-to-fork festival, returns to Bijou Community Park in South Lake Tahoe Labor Day weekend. Eat, drink, and pick your spot for watching the Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday night!
South Lake Tahoe Restaurants Worth a Visit
If you read this blog at all, you probably know we love to eat. So when I had the opportunity to visit three of my favorite South Shore eateries for a recent work-related photo and video shoot, I jumped at the chance!
Cold Water Brewery: Where your friends are!
We're all busy, but if you want to see your friends, chances are you’ll find them at Cold Water Brewery. The new restaurant features hand-crafted, all-grain beers and California comfort food.
Restaurant Week Jan 9-16, 2015
It is a personal goal of mine to visit as many restaurants as possible during Restaurant Week in South Lake Tahoe. Note to self: wear comfortable pants.
Q&A with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Executive Chef Jonathan Snyder
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe opens at the end of January, and Executive Chef, Jonathan Snyder, is ready to rock the socks off guests! Get the inside scoop on the property's four distinct restaurants - The Oyster Bar, Fuel, Fire Break and Park Prime.
Vacation like a Local: the Best Happy Hours in Tahoe South
Whether you’re putting the icing on the cake of an otherwise amazing day of skiing, or just doing some day drinking in honor of your vacation, longtime local Lauren Lindley shares some of her favorite happy hour spots in Tahoe South.
Dining Takes Center Stage at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe is opening Wednesday, January 28th with a VIP grand opening, and guest blogger Callie shares the a “sneak peek” of the restaurants and bars opening at the South Shore's newest hot spot.
Tahoe South Restaurant Week – Made with Altitude!
Save the date for the 2nd Annual Tahoe South Restaurant Week, January 9 - 16, 2015. Special menus and featured items will showcase the flavors of our destination along with our “altitude!”
Five places to watch the World Series at Tahoe South
Headed to Tahoe South for the weekend and want to catch the 2014 World Series? If you’re a San Francisco Giants fan (and even if you’re not), you’ll be in good company at any number of sports bars and restaurants from Stateline to South Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival
Sample a wide selection of foods, wines, craft brews and liquors from culinary masters at the South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival at Harrah’s and Harveys this weekend.
Your Labor Day Weekend Destination: Sample the Sierra
Stumped as to what to do this Labor Day weekend? Besides enjoying the last days of summer at the lake, there are a number of events throughout the weekend perfect for foodies, wine enthusiasts and art lovers!
Spend Less, Taste More – It’s a Win-Win Situation
If you have been on the fence about purchasing a ticket to South Lake Tahoe’s only farm-to-fork festival, you'd better act fast! There are only a few days left to get your Sample the Sierra ticket at early-bird prices!
Competition heating up for Sample the Sierra
Do you have a competitive side? Of course you do – and Lake Tahoe’s only farm-to-fork festival knows it! This year’s Sample the Sierra hopes to engage the competitiveness of participating vendors and attendees with two new contests that will recognize the best of the best at the one-day festival.
Tahoe South Wine Tastings
Whether you're on vacation or in need of an after work respite, guest blogger Lauren Lindley shares her favorite spots for an afternoon Tahoe South wine tasting, any day of the week!
Sample the Sierra – Five Years of Local Food and Wine in Tahoe South
Mark your calendar for August 31 and set your GPS to Bijou Community Park to attend the 5th Annual Sample the Sierra in South Lake Tahoe, California!
Red Carpet opening celebration – The Landing Resort & Spa
Guest blogger Katie Baumruck gets all dressed up for the grand opening celebration of South Lake Tahoe’s newest luxury resort – The Landing Resort and Spa.
Jimmy’s Restaurant – a new era of dining in South Lake Tahoe
Newly opened Jimmy’s Restaurant at The Landing Resort and Spa in South Lake Tahoe serves up “California Greek” cuisine. I wasn't sure what that meant before I tried it, but now I know it means “delicious.”
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry – It’s Tahoe South Restaurant Week
Tahoe South Restaurant Week (Jan 10-17, 2014) is the perfect opportunity to try a new-to-you restaurant, or to indulge in an extra course at your local favorite.
Thanksgiving sides in Tahoe South
Coming up to celebrate Thanksgiving in South Lake Tahoe? Skip the kitchen this year and make reservations at one of our local restaurants.
4th Annual South Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Festival
Mark your calendar and be part of the fun at the fourth annual South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival, November 9-10 at Harrah's and Harveys Lake Tahoe.
Summer Fun in South Lake Tahoe
Visiting South Lake Tahoe on a budget? Guest blogger Nurse Frugal shares highlights from her recent visit, including beaches, hiking, running and riding bikes.
What Mom Wants for Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day. Who cares that it was probably invented by a greeting card company; the second Sunday of May is ours -- all 24 hours of it. Here a few ideas from a Mom for your Mom on her special day.
Steakhouses and Rib Joints Dot Tahoe South Landscape
Looking for a great steak or hearty BBQ after a long day of skiing or mountain biking? Tahoe South has plenty of delicious options.
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.
The locals breakfast spots in Tahoe South
Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, providing the energy kick start, but it is also a Tahoe South tradition that a big plate of flap jacks with a side of bacon or a heaping plate of biscuits, eggs and gravy provides necessary fuel before any outdoor adventure.
Happy hour the Tahoe South way
As a member of the Tahoe South chapter of the Girls’ Drinking Club, I consider myself an aficionado of a good drink. And a good deal.
Rude Brothers Bagels, a Tahoe South favorite
I’m a big fan of local, family-owned hotspots. I also love my morning cup of coffee and breakfast dates.
A Thanksgiving feast in Tahoe South
It’s that time of year again – Thanksgiving! A time for gathering with your loved ones and giving thanks for what you have.
Tahoe eats: Base Camp Pizza
I'm not going to lie, I love food. I don't count calories - I eat whatever I want and I workout.
Saddle up German-style for Oktoberfest in Tahoe South
Say “oom-pah-pah!” Raise a pint, down a brat, clap your hands and stomp your feet – Oktoberfest is here!
Celebrate the happiest hour in Tahoe South
There are hundreds of great restaurants to choose from in Tahoe South, but I’m a sucker for a hot deal and I’m always on the lookout for the best happy hours.
Top five: Dining with your dog Tahoe-style
I mostly cook, but every once in a while, I want to meet friends out for a bite to eat after a hike with my dog (Jersey).
Experience Sacramento’s foodie culture using the B4YouBoard app on your way to the airport
Want more than the typical fast-food experience for your flight after working up an appetite on the mountain bike trails in Tahoe South?
Restaurant review – Latin Soul in South Lake Tahoe
When it comes to Mexican food in South Lake Tahoe, there are plenty great taquerias to check out. But for something a little different and surprising, guest blogger Renelle Pinero recommends Latin Soul.
Top 5 Cinco de Mayo margaritas in South Lake Tahoe
Whether you like it frozen, on the rocks with salt or without, there's nothing quite like a tangy Margarita to go with a zesty Mexican dinner.
Top 5 South Lake Tahoe sandwich shops
Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite sandwich joints in Tahoe South.
Hidden dining gems in South Lake Tahoe
A local's guide to the best restaurants, bars and coffee houses in South Lake Tahoe.
Places to drink wine in South Lake Tahoe
One of my favorite places to relax in Tahoe South is Apres Wine Co. Owners JP and Barb have been wine connoisseurs for decades and their knowledge and enthusiasm for all things grape is unmatched.