Tahoe South Blog
Opening & Closing dates for Campgrounds, Beaches, and Forest Roads at Tahoe South
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will soon begin opening recreational facilities and campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Weather and snow conditions permitting, Inspiration Point will be the first site to open on April 15, 2017. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center opens May 19, 2017, and will be staffed weekends […]
The Roads to Tahoe Are Open; Ready for Holiday Weekend!
The roads to South Lake Tahoe for the upcoming holiday weekend are open in all directions. With the recent mudslides along Echo Summit/Highway 50 and fallen rocks at Cave Rock/Highway 50 both Caltrans and Nevada Department of Transportation worked tirelessly to reopen the highway. Travelers should expect minor delays and officials encourage drivers to check […]
Learn to Ski and Snowboard in Tahoe South
January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and there’s no time like the present to get out and try something new.
Snowshoeing in Tahoe South
Snowshoeing is an enjoyable way to experience Tahoe’s backcountry, and there are many places on Lake Tahoe's South Shore for all ability levels.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.
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: 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.
Infographic: 27 Years of Tahoe Celebrity Golf
As we head into the 27th year of the American Century Championship, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority has been able to estimate some pretty impressive statistics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alex Ramon: Not your average magic show
Alex Ramon: IMpossible – Believe in Magic comes to Harrah’s Lake Tahoe 5 nights a week this summer. Guest blogger Amanda Moss attended an early showing and highly recommends going to see the show.
Lake Tahoe Waterfalls: Cascade Falls
Early summer is the perfect time to see the waterfalls around Lake Tahoe due to melting snow. Guest blogger Cristen Filburn shares her favorite, Cascade Falls.
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.
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.
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 Thursday, May 19. Whether you are a visitor or a local, this is the perfect opportunity to experience world class racing up close!
Rock Tahoe Half Marathon
Lake Tahoe is known for its beautiful views, outdoor activities, and enthusiastic spirit – and the Rock Tahoe Half Marathon on June 18 is a great way to experience all three of these at once.
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.
Ticket information for the Celebrity Golf Tournament in Tahoe
The 23rd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament will soon be in Tahoe South!
Kid-friendly Free Activities in South Lake Tahoe
The South Lake Tahoe Library offers activities perfect for the youngest members of your family - and the best part is they’re free!
13th 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.
Weekend plans: What to do in South Lake Tahoe
Looking for what to do in Tahoe this weekend? From adventure films to Santa to comedy, we have a few ideas. Did we say Santa?
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.
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?”
The 2015 Celebrity Golf week is underway!
Featuring a blockbuster lineup of sports legends, all-stars, Olympians and hall of famers plus Hollywood celebrities of film and television, the American Century Championship has been one of the highlights of summer in Tahoe South for 26 years.
Spend July with the Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre Festival
Now in its 36th year, the Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre festival sounds off once again at Lake Tahoe's South Shore lakefront Heller Estate (Valhalla) with highly anticipated performances, improv comedy, theatre productions and iconic arts and culture experiences, now through August 26, 2015.
Lights on the Lake 2015: Fireworks on the South Shore
Lights on the Lake - the annual July 4th fireworks show over Lake Tahoe's south shore - is always a crowd pleaser. And I do mean crowd. By the time the sun went down, it seemed every available spot of shoreline was filled by spectators of all ages.
Pure Liquid Fun along the Water Trail
Whether you’re looking for a new spot to SUP or planning to kayak around Lake Tahoe, the Lake Tahoe Water Trail has the resources to help you make the trip.
2015 Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival
Lake Tahoe’s 36th annual Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival opens June 17 at the historic lakefront Heller Estate (Valhalla) on the South Shore with Alasdair Fraser, Scottish fiddler.
Welcome to #teamsummer
Show your love for summer in South Lake Tahoe - tag your social photos for a chance to be awarded your official #TahoeSouth #TeamSummer Title!
Lake Tahoe wildflower walkabouts
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.
It’s going to be a “Heavenly” summer in South Lake Tahoe
On June 12, Heavenly will open for full seven-day-a-week summer operations, featuring hiking, zip lining, adventure ropes courses, tubing, sightseeing, dining and more!
Tahoe Blue ice hockey
On a Sunday morning, with three different church services a stone's throw from the ice rink, I figured a hockey game would be a great way to start the day.
Visiting with friends and family in Tahoe South — Fun times, simple savings and deals
Whether you are the visitor or the host, it pays to find the best deals in Tahoe South—from lodging to lift tickets, snow play to evening festivities.
Fall colors around Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is beautiful all year round, but the changing gold, red, and yellow leaves of autumn are truly spectacular.
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.
Lake Tahoe Bikeways Map
The Lake Tahoe Bike Map is the most comprehensive bike trail map for the Lake Tahoe region. Produced by the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, this easy to use trail map is an excellent way to plan your Tahoe cycling adventure!
Tahoe South Live Violet Camera by Prism
Introducing Violet, by Prism, the world's most advance live image destination cameras enabling us to share the beauty of Lake Tahoe, in real-time.
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, June 11 - 21, 2014.
65th 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.
Tahoe South Music Spotlight: Heavenly Village Summer Series
Enjoy FREE concerts in South Lake Tahoe's Heavenly Village all summer long! All shows are all ages and feature new bands Friday and Saturday nights, Memorial Day through Labor Day!
Christmas movies – Howie’s top 20
Looking for your next favorite Christmas movie? Local personality Howie Nave shares his top 20!
Heavenly Holidays make Tahoe South a magical holiday experience
Heavenly Holidays begins on December 20 and runs through December 31. Don't miss this family-friendly entertainment right in the heart of Tahoe South leading up to the new year!
Tahoe South holiday tree lightings
Make your own family holiday memories at one (or all) of South Lake Tahoe's local holiday tree lightings this weekend. Don't forget your camera for photos with Santa!
Snow – Not Just for Grownups
We take a ride down memory lane and share helpful tips for a great family winter vacation in South Lake Tahoe.
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.
Tahoe’s Freakin’ Fun Run
The Holiday Fun Run Series from Tahoe Tri Club kicked off with a fright this Sunday with Tahoe's Freakin' Fun Run. And nothing adds excitement to running like a few zombies chasing you.
Winter Family Fun in South Lake Tahoe
Planning to visit Lake Tahoe this winter? From skiing and snowboarding to sleigh rides and ice skating, there are endless ways to spend a winter day in South Lake Tahoe.
South Lake Tahoe | Taylor Creek
Fall is the perfect time to visit Taylor Creek in South Lake Tahoe - at least the wildlife thinks so!
Fall fun in South Lake Tahoe
Fall in Lake Tahoe has a special energy to it, one created by the sound of the aspen leaves beginning to turn orange and rattling in a cooler, gentle breeze. The first weekend of October, Tahoe South plays host to a trail run, Kokanee salmon festival, and of course, Oktoberfest.
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.
Family fun at the Lake in the Sky air show
The annual Lake in the Sky Air Show is a fun, family-friendly event that features plenty of planes, pancakes, and participation!
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care hosts annual open house
This Sunday, August 4, 2013, is the one opportunity of the year where the public is allowed inside the fenced area of Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care to see the animals which are in rehabilitation up close.
Race the Lake of the Sky – a family-fun Lake Tahoe event!
The annual Race the Lake of the Sky draws standup paddle boarders and spectators for a family-friendly, one-of-a-kind Lake Tahoe event!
Boil ‘n Fry Day – Lake Tahoe Crawfish Music Festival
Lake Tahoe crawfish will be paired with an outdoor concert and lawn games, and served against a backdrop of the beautiful Sierra Nevada and a sunset you can’t match anywhere else.
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.
Summer Safety Tips for Tahoe South
If you’re heading to Tahoe South this summer to escape the heat, remember a few simple safety tips to make sure that your vacation goes as smoothly as possible.
Lights on the Lake Fireworks Show in Tahoe South
Somewhere between 75,000 and 100,000 people will visit Tahoe South to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day with Lights on the Lake Fireworks display, the largest synchronized fireworks display west of the Mississippi.
Fun for all at the annual Valhalla Renaissance Faire
The Valhalla Renaissance Faire is an annual tradition in South Lake Tahoe - one that has been going strong for over two decades.
Beaching it in Tahoe South
Cool mountain air, miles of sandy (yes, real sand) beach and a crystal blue lake that goes for miles — you've reached the shores of Tahoe South. Now what?
New Free Summer Concert Series at Heavenly Village
The Heavenly Village kicks off summer in Tahoe South with nine weeks of free concerts in front of Basecamp Pizza on Fridays. All ages are welcome, and all concerts are free to the public.
Tahoe South live music line up for June 2013
As we kick off the summer in Tahoe South, the live music really starts rocking! Here are the headline acts for June – get your tickets today!
Re-Riding the Pony Express through South Lake Tahoe
It was a short-lived mail service, but it became a symbol of the Old West. And 153 years after the anniversary of the start of the famed Pony Express, horsemen still want to deliver mail by horseback on the same trail.
Memorial Day Openings around Tahoe South
Planning a visit to Lake Tahoe for the Memorial Day holiday? Perfect timing – there will be plenty of activities to enjoy all weekend long!
Early-spring paddle on Lake Tahoe
Spring is here! What is your favorite route along the Lake Tahoe Water Trail?
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.
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 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.
Fourth annual Genoa Cowboy Festival
The 4th annual Genoa Cowboy Festival, May 3-5, is just a short drive from South Lake Tahoe, and offers unique and fun activities for the whole family.
Tahoe South live music line up for May 2013
From rock to indie to country, Tahoe South’s live music scene heats up in May.
Ice on Fire with Lake Tahoe Epic Curling
Curling is an Olympic sport, and with the 2014 Sochi Olympics around the corner, now is the time to get your feet wet—or rather, cold.
Biking for Family Fun – on and off mountain
Teach your kids to love the outdoors now and they’ll appreciate it for a lifetime.
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!
Guidelines for turning kids loose: On snow and in life
When my oldest son was six, I lost him. We were skiing together with his younger brother when he ducked into the trees.
A new base camp for your Tahoe South adventures
Less than a block from the Tahoe South casino core and across the street from Heavenly Village, there is a place where campsite meets resort, the Basecamp Hotel.
Living the good life in Tahoe South
It was a low key weekend for us – snowboarding, dog walks and football.
13 days of Heavenly Holidays in Tahoe South
Heavenly is in the holiday spirit, and it is contagious.
A tubular experience: Sledding in Tahoe South
I love the sweet thrill of speeding down the slopes. Let me guess: you’re probably thinking about making powder turns with your fancy skis or snowboard.
Community Holiday Festivities in Tahoe South
This time of year, there is something special about standing out in the cold with your friends and neighbors as you watch a tree go up in lights.
“Book review: Paris Goes to Lake Tahoe”
Skiing, snowboarding, building a snowman, a family snowball fight and a trip to Lake Tahoe – sign us up!
Kid-friendly Kokanee Salmon Festival in South Lake Tahoe
I took my girls (ages 3 years and 3 months) to the Kokanee Salmon Festival on Saturday.
Virginia girl visits Tahoe South
I look back on another summer come and gone, and I have to admit it was one to remember.
Fall Foliage in Tahoe South
Lake Tahoe is beautiful all year round, but the changing gold, red, and yellow leaves of autumn are truly spectacular.
Tahoe KIDS Triathlon
The last of the series of Tahoe Kids Triathlons was held on September 9th, which happened to be the same day as the annual Tour de Tahoe.
Summer Fun: Family day camping in South Lake Tahoe
I haven’t been camping in two years, and I hadn’t been to South Lake Tahoe since I was 18 (I know! For shame!).
Live at Lakeview summer concert series – Latino night
This week’s Live at Lakeview Summer Concert Series was geared toward a totally different segment of the Tahoe population and I thought it was awesome.
Fun competitions keep heating up Tahoe South
Can you feel the burn? Ah, the sweet thrills of a good adrenaline rush.
Fun continues Labor Day weekend in Tahoe South
You’re in South Lake Tahoe where we have fun all day, every day.
South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic
As the 5th annual South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic ended this year, one thing was clear: interest in Tahoe maritime history continues to grow!
“We’re baaaaaack!” For an unprecedented sixth time, David Hamilton and Mark D. Williams will present Guilty Pleasures, the fast paced comic musical written specifically for the Tahoe audience, both local and visitor alike.
A wild summer in Tahoe South
The game of Truth or Dare continues in Tahoe South. Truth – you have a wild side. Dare – we challenge you to move like Jagger.
Experience the enchantment of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
You’re adventurous -- daring, even. So, after you’ve mastered stand-up paddle boarding or hiked Mt. Tallac, don’t be afraid of adding a little culture to your Tahoe South visit, too.
Music and comedy fill the Valhalla air
Let the music move you and the jokes fly. For a memorable Lake Tahoe summer experience, go see any or all the fine productions at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater.
Celebrate Fourth of July in Tahoe South
Tahoe South's famed "Lights on the Lake" Fourth of July, an eye and sky candy extravaganza over Lake Tahoe, continues to generate international buzz.
Small creek fly-fishing in the Tahoe Basin
The Tahoe Basin offers some of the best small-creek fly-fishing available in the Sierra Nevada.
Lake of the Sky Fireworks
Somewhere between 75,000 and 100, 000 people will visit the South Shore of Lake Tahoe to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day with Lake of the Sky Fireworks, the largest synchronized fireworks display west of the Mississippi.
World Tribe Canoe ceremony at Tahoe
On June 20, 2012, indigenous groups from around the world will convene along the shores of Lake Tahoe to start the creation of a 70 foot trimaran blending ‘ancient art with state of the art.’
Valhalla’s “Music on the Lawn”
Celebrate Father's Day with “Music on the Lawn” at Valhalla in Lake Tahoe.
Essentials for Beginner Campers
So you're heading up to Tahoe South, your goal: Camping in the great outdoors.
Sawmill Pond – the perfect place to take kids fishing in Tahoe
We’re gearing up for another year of kids-only fishing at Sawmill Pond! It’s the only fishing experience for kids and only kids 14 years and younger all summer long.
Prepare to Joust at the 20th Annual Valhalla Renaissance Faire!
Imagine a scene so magical you feel transported to another time and place – where you can laugh and mingle with more than 8,000 visitors and 900 costumed actors.
My experience on the Highway 50 wagon train in Tahoe
Having watched the Highway 50 wagon train re-enactment for some 15 years with envy, 2011 was the year I finally gathered some friends, procured the appropriate garb and saw my town at the rate of 2mph.
Everything You Need to Know about Camp Richardson Marina in Tahoe
If you’re heading to Camp Richardson for Memorial Day weekend, here’s everything you need to know about the marina for your visit.
The perfect family day trip to South Lake Tahoe
My husband and I took a day trip to South Lake Tahoe with our toddler, and the day was absolutely perfect.
Fly Fishing Hotspots In and Near South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is centered amongst some of the best fly fishing areas in the Sierra Nevada.