Tahoe South Blog
From Barbecue to Sushi to Italian, Tahoe’s South Shore Delivers Whether you find yourself in Tahoe during the winter, summer, or a fabulous season in between, South Lake’s bustling restaurant scene offers something for all. From casual to elegant settings and serving a variety of cuisines, Tahoe’s South Shore is becoming a food destination in […]
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 […]
Travelers serve as Stewards in South Lake Tahoe Nature’s beauty and wildness are hallmarks of the South Lake Tahoe experience. At the destination’s heart, Lake Tahoe—one mile deep, 22 miles long, and 12 miles wide—is a national treasure. Around its shore, more than 2.4 million acres of preserved land protect the animals and plants that […]
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. […]
California Snow – Surf Culture & Powder Hounds Unite
Contrary to what many people believe, California does get snow, and it’s not just a few measly inches either. In fact, the towering peaks of the Sierra Nevada surrounding Lake Tahoe get upwards of 500 inches or more in a given winter. Here’s everything you’d want or need to know about California snow. When Is […]
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 […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of October
Hello! We hope you all are staying healthy and safe with our new norm. Here are our Top 10 #TahoeSouth Instagram posts during the month of October. ENJOY! Would you like to be featured? Be sure to tag #TahoeSouth in your best south Lake Tahoe photo. 10. Lighthouse trail at D.L. Bliss State Park […]
There’s “Snow” Doubt About It – Tahoe South Is Home To ALL The Snow Play Activities You Want To Do
Powderhounds, snowshoe hares, Olympic dreamers, or just casual winter enthusiasts that want to experience snow, Lake Tahoe is the perfect winter destination for you. No matter what type of frozen (or non-frozen) shenanigans you’re looking for, you’ll find it here in Lake Tahoe. Here’s a full run-down of some of the snow play activities you […]
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. […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of September
We hope you all are staying healthy and safe with our new norm. Enjoy our picks for September and remember to use #TahoeSouth to be featured. We’ll see you soon! 10. Little piece of heaven on earth View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kyle Mather (@kyle_pdx) on Sep 28, 2020 […]
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 […]
We Are All Guests Here: A Mail Art Project Based in Tahoe
Glass Garage Collective, a media and correspondence platform, launches a mail art project with a call for artist submissions. We Are All Guests Here is a mail art project based in Tahoe and founded in May 2020 to accept and document art from around the world. The project was launched during the closure of major […]
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 […]
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 […]
Recharge Yourself On A Good ‘Ole Fashioned Road Trip
To this day, some of my best memories as a child were our annual summer excursions. We’d hop in our trusty 1985 Suburban and visit places all over the country including Lake Tahoe. Driving over Spooner Summit and seeing the shimmering waters of Big Blue, it was etched into my brain forever. Despite the current […]
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.
The Comet NEOWISE And Lake Tahoe
Stargazers of the world are all a buzz due to the Comet NEOWISE. Yesterday, it made its closest approach to our planet and now is slowly exiting our periphery. Made up of ice, rock, and dust, this cosmic snowball won’t return to our galaxy for another 6,800 years! With this once in a lifetime opportunity […]
Paddle Into Summer! Your Paddleboarding Guide
Paddle into Summer! Your Summer Tahoe South Paddleboarding Guide Lake Tahoe is one of the clearest, largest, and deepest alpine lakes in the entire world. The cold winters and cool water temperatures keep the lake’s clarity extremely high. This clarity and the famed blue color of the lake, make Tahoe the perfect place to paddleboard […]
Take Care Tahoe
Take Care Tahoe COVID-19 Responsible Recreation, here are some tips to stay healthy and safe. Getting outside is important for mental and physical health, but right now it comes with special safety issues. Here are some tips to stay healthy and safe: Six feet and a mask, please. Even outside. Especially inside. […]
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 […]
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 Ways to Keep Safe While Outdoors
Warm weather is arriving… even if it’s in spurts. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel as restrictions begin to ease a bit. Does that mean everything is fully open & gung-ho? Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives. But luckily, the folks at Leave No Trace have created a […]
Lake Tahoe Goes Hollywood … 7 Movie Locations In Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe’s jaw-dropping views, dramatic sunsets, and awe-inspiring peaks combined with its big body of water make for the ultimate backdrop of a cinematic masterpiece. Here’s a list of some of the movies that were shot on location in Lake Tahoe. The Bodyguard (1992) Fallen Leaf Lake The classic romantic drama starring Kevin Costner and […]
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 […]
Share Your Favorite Memories And Experiences of Tahoe South
While travel to Tahoe South is off the table for the moment, it doesn’t mean we have to sit gloomily in the present. We thought, why not look forward to the future with optimism and hope especially since this is National Travel & Tourism Week. While we patiently wait for the travel restrictions to ease, […]
Show Your Love For Local Restaurants On #CATakeOutTuesday
As we’ve talked about in our earlier post – Tahoe Businesses Showing Love In Times Of Need – a BIG part of our local Tahoe economy is the service industry. Particularly, the restaurant business. Even though dining rooms are closed, it doesn’t mean the kitchens are too. If you’re in South Lake Tahoe, Meyers, or […]
Mindful Practices in a Virtual World
You know, Yoga isn’t just about poses. It also includes practices of mindfulness. The first two limbs; Yama and Niyama describe practices for how to treat others and ourselves. Sometimes we can get so caught up in our own wants we forget that our behaviors have an effect on others. These are few practices to […]
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 […]
Five Of The Best Burger Joints In Lake Tahoe South
There’s nothing that works up an appetite like the great outdoors of Lake Tahoe. From marvelous hikes to see waterfalls to skiing epic lines at our ski resorts, these adventures deserve an award or rather a treat. Maybe it’s the aroma of grilling. Or the flavors of a fresh bun and perfectly seasoned meat. Or […]
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 […]
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 […]
Yoga on the Slopes
We all know that the only way to truly prepare for Winter sports is to get out there and do them. Whether you are heading to Heavenly or Kirkwood, Squaw or Sierra at Tahoe, Yoga Asana and Pranayama as well as mindful practices can help you to feel strong, safe and aware while out on […]
And The Award For The Best Weather To Ski Is… Lake Tahoe
What makes the best weather to ski in? First on the list is snow. You need LOTS of it for it to be a good place to enjoy. But for the majority of us, while it’s actually storming, skiing isn’t fun. Second is sunshine. There’s nothing better than a day filled with sunshine to raise […]
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 […]
Where to go ice skating and sledding in Tahoe South
Unofficial Tahoe Ambassador and guest blogger Clark Vandeventer shares a quick introduction to some sledding and ice skating spots you can enjoy visiting South Lake Tahoe.
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 […]
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 […]
Where To Stay In Lake Tahoe For Thanksgiving
What goes well with a nice Thanksgiving dinner? How about a heaping plate of outdoor fun! As we’ve talked about earlier, November is a great time to visit for those that want to experience the area on their own terms. A handful of ski resorts have begun turning their lifts, regardless of what Mother Nature […]
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.
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 […]
November at Tahoe South
November in Tahoe – All The Beauty & Fun… All To Yourself! November is arguably one of the most beautiful months around Lake Tahoe. It’s when the autumnal tapestry is disappearing and the highest reaches of the mountains surrounding the lake begin to frost over from the first snows. It’s a time for four-season fun. […]
What Does Lake Tahoe Weather Look Like?
Over the past few years, the resounding questions we get are around here are “What does Lake Tahoe weather look like?” or “When should I come to visit for [insert activity]?” Of course, you can’t predict the weather over the long-range, but you can get a basic theme of what to expect. To help plan […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lake Tahoe Fall Camping
The Lake Tahoe camping season may be winding down for the summer, but there are still a few places to enjoy sleeping under the stars this fall.
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!
Get Inspired For A Fall Getaway – 3 Ways To Enjoy Fall In Tahoe South
When most people think of fall, they imagine dreary weather. Guess what? In Tahoe South, that just isn’t true! There’s a reason why our residents call this the “Local’s Summer”. Crowds dwindle, the sun is still shining, and during the day, it warms up. It’s the ideal time to escape from the doldrums of daily […]
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 […]
Capture the Taste of Tahoe with the 10th Annual Sample the Sierra
Sample the Sierra is the official kick-off to fall at Tahoe South on Saturday, September 14, 2019, 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
Ticket Information for the Celebrity Golf Tournament in Tahoe
The 30th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament will soon be in Tahoe South!
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 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 – […]
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 […]
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.
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 colors around Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is beautiful all year round, but the changing gold, red, and yellow leaves of autumn are truly spectacular.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
My Favorite Hikes in South Lake Tahoe – A Local’s Guide
As a Tahoe South local, guest blogger Jenn Gleckman shares two of her favorite Lake Tahoe hikes: Mt Tallac at sunrise and the Velma Lakes Loop.
Lake Tahoe Wildflower Hikes
Wildflowers in the Tahoe Basin provide a colorful feast for the eyes. You don’t have to be a botanist or an extreme adventurer to enjoy the local flora. Wildflower hunts can be short or long hikes, and they're something the whole family can do together.
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 […]
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.
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?”
Tahoe South: A Dog’s Paradise
From dining out to treks around the lake, you’ll quickly realize that this lake town was built with man’s best friend in mind.
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.
Fireside Suds N’ Grub
It doesn’t matter where you’re staying in Tahoe or what your agenda looks like, the odds are that at some point you’ll follow the same sequence of events that we all tend to: first you’ll become exhausted from a day out adventuring, then you’ll need to find a spot to unwind and refuel. There’s no […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
How to Spend a Day in South Lake Tahoe with your Dog
South Lake Tahoe has many dog friendly places to visit. Here’s how to experience Tahoe with your best friend: The itinerary makes for the perfect Tahoe dog-friendly getaway that is fun for both of you. Visit the Dog Store Upon Arrival to Tahoe South Let’s say you just arrived in South Lake Tahoe and you […]
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!
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 […]
Dog Friendly Hotels and Places to Eat and Play with Your Dog
For any of you dog lovers who are interested in coming up to Tahoe but are afraid that you may have to leave your furry four-legged canine behind, look no further because Tahoe is indeed a dog loving town! Tahoe has beaches, restaurants, and dog friendly hotels to stay the night, making sure you and […]
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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!
Spooner Loop Trail – A Hike for All Ages
A hike for all ages, the Spooner Lake loop is a short, flat trail around Spooner Lake, just north of Lake Tahoe on Hwy 50.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.