Tahoe South Blog
Glen Alpine Springs – A Hike into Lake Tahoe’s First Tourist Destination
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 […]
October at Tahoe South
If Tahoe does experience a shoulder season, it’s now. Plenty of people will still come 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 to […]
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 […]
Parasailing 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. You’ve watched and seen others having […]
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 […]
Dining with a View Tahoe South
“Where should we eat?” A common Tahoe dilemma, but only because of the many great places to choose from. Tahoe South is home to an abundance of delicious options whether you’re fresh off the beach, dressed-up or anything in between. You’ve likely come to Tahoe to adventure or indulge in the beauty of the lake […]
Celebrating “Sumtumn” – the Close of Summer in Tahoe
Labor Day marks the end of the vacation season. For many, it is the last hurrah before heading back to school or returning to work. Over the last decade, I have had to adjust to what this means for a Tahoe business owner. My schedule is completely different from what it was when I lived the […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of August
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! Each week I sort through thousands of #tahoesouth Instagram images and every single photo I see inspires me and makes me so happy. With so much drama in the news… It’s reassuring to see so many happy people in Tahoe enjoying their vacation or weekend gateway. Keep getting after it. Be […]
A Brief History of Tahoe and its People
When John C. Fremont “discovered” Lake Tahoe in 1844, he was really a bit late to the party. Native Americans, specifically ancestors of the Washoe Tribe, had him beat by close to 10,000 years, and probably more. The lake was the center of the Washoe world for centuries providing a bounty of different foods to […]
Don’t Miss the Boat – Booze Cruise Tahoe
Is it even a true summer if you don’t make the quintessential lake trip? Is it even a true lake trip if you don’t enjoy some boating on the water? Boating and watersports, in general, are staples to Lake Tahoe, and many would say the key to doing summer the right way. You don’t need […]
Eat, play and celebrate: Labor Day at Lake Tahoe
Labor Day may signify the end of summer for many, but before she starts waxing her skis, guest blogger Jenn Gleckman is going to enjoy the many fun events on tap in Tahoe South.
Valhalla Tahoe – Art, Music and Theatre
A summer evening in Lake Tahoe, picnicking on a green lawn, glasses of wine in hand, a prelude to a night of music carried on sweet summer breezes blowing off of Tahoe’s cool waters. From guitarists to jazz, and great American songwriters, the Valhalla Festival is throwing open the boathouse doors every Wednesday in August […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of July
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! If you’ve been following along… You’ll come to realize and join me in this never-ending shock of realization that time goes by so darn quickly!!! July is over… So, let’s embrace this awareness and live in the moment and look forward to what tomorrow has in store for us. “We take […]
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.
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 […]
Paddle Into Summer! Your 2018 Paddleboarding Guide
Paddle into Summer! Your Summer 2018 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 […]
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 […]
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.
Getting Around Tahoe
Welcome to Tahoe, where fun times are waiting and the traffic doesn’t matter – or it shouldn’t. Sure it can be bothersome at times, but this town has grown and adapted with the seasonal congestion in mind. When traffic conditions are less than ideal, the good news is that you can still make your perfect […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of June
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! June finally came and went. Hello JULY! As a local, I’m beyond stoked for these next two months. I hope everyone enjoys these warmer months and the lake life. Let’s be sure everyone picks up after themselves too, you see it – pick it up – PLEASE! If you’d like to […]
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 […]
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.
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of May
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! I’m pretty stoked May has ended, not because I “dislike” the month, but, truly it’s a weird month. It’s a teaser month, it’s still cold enough where we should be skiing/boarding and it’s often warm enough to jump into Big Blue. I dunno about you, but, it get’s pretty confusing and […]
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.
Cruise Lake Tahoe
If you’re visiting, you need to make it count by getting up close and personal with the lake. 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 it, on it, and breathing in that […]
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 Friday, May 18. Whether you are a visitor or a local, this is the perfect opportunity to experience world-class racing up close!
Happy Hour Steals & Daily Deals
Whoever decided that the typical happy hour would in fact be closer to two or three hours, I tip my hat to you. We’re all running on Tahoe Time, so the extra long ‘hour’ helps. Not sure how every joint unanimously agreed to that one, but it’s probably because this recipe for success needs no […]
How to spend the perfect Mother’s Day at Tahoe South
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. There’s 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 just […]
Hot Springs Near Tahoe
For a brief moment not long ago we caught the tail end of a real winter wonderland. It was great while it lasted, but I long for the days of that sweet Cali sunshine on the beach. I pine for the pines to be free of snow and muck. I willingly did my spring cleaning […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of April
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! The 2017-18 season has come to an end and what a season it was. Thank you snow gods for a great Miracle March and another snowy April. Here are my favorite images from the month of April. Cheers, Val 10. Millennial in Tahoe South Instagram Link I truly believe the word […]
Tahoe South Summer Activities Guide
Here is a guide to some of our favorite things to do in South Lake Tahoe this summer. Hiking: Tahoe Rim Trail: This 165-mile hike around Lake Tahoe is the ultimate trek. Hike the entire thing or hike bits and pieces of the trail. The options are endless. You can choose to hike any of […]
Tahoe South Music Spotlight: Harveys Summer Concert Series
The Lake Tahoe live music scene really heats up in the summer, and each year the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys hosts some of the hottest acts in music!
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 14, 2018. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center opens May 25, 2018, and will be staffed weekends […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of March
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! March delivered and it was a great one, thank you snow gods! If you missed the snow this past month, hope you enjoy my favorite images from the month of March. Cheers, Val 10. Kicking off #MiracleMarch 2018 Instagram Link When it’s a deep one and it was pretty deep this […]
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 […]
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."
Why March is the Best Month to Visit Tahoe South
Here are five good reasons to visit Tahoe South in March. 1. The best skiing in Tahoe is in March You get to enjoy the slopes with some of the best spring skiing in the country, plenty of snow, the sunshine, and lack of crowds. Warmer temps in March create a snow condition, the locals […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of February
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! February, the month for love (well for most people). But, for us Lake Tahoe enthusiast, it means snow and Olympics. We are stoked to have had two local Olympians participate in the 2018 Winter Games. Cheers, Val 10. Spinning in circles waiting for this storm to roll through. Instagram Link Aren’t […]
South Lake Tahoe at the Winter Olympics 2018
There must be something in the water in Lake Tahoe. How else can you explain the abnormally high percentage of Olympic gold medalists and world champion athletes that call Lake Tahoe home? Next time you’re driving through South Lake Tahoe, be sure to swing by the Champions Plaza, located on the corner of U.S. 50 and […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of January
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! This month was a tough one… There was a lot of great imagery submitted by our #TahoeSouth fans. Truly a difficult month to choose the best images from. So, I hope you enjoy my favorite picks from January. Cheers, Val 10. If you don’t like dogs… This will change your mind… […]
Super Bowl Sunday in Tahoe South
You’re in South Lake Tahoe for the weekend, and looking for a fun place to watch the Big Game on Sunday, February 4? The kickoff between the Patriots and the Eagles is still a few days away, but I can’t help think about the commercials and of course the halftime performance!! We know it’s going to […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of December
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! Another year is under our belt and our Tahoe South family truly delivered some amazing imagery of their fun adventures in South Lake Tahoe. Cheers, Val 10. Sledding in South Lake Tahoe Instagram Link For all of those travelers planning a visit to South Lake Tahoe or the Lake Tahoe region, […]
Where to go sledding and ice skating 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.
How to Plan a Lake Tahoe Trip Your Way! Utrip Planner
The 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 dates […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from November
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! I hope you all chose to #OptOutSide on Black Friday, I sure did. Well, November has come and gone but left us with some very fun Instagram images and stories from Lake Tahoe. Before you start reading my Top 10 Instagram images from November, if you wouldn’t mind doing a snow dance, […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of October
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! If you love fall as much as I do, then you’re going to FALL in love with these October Instagram photos. So, here are my Top 10 #TahoeSouth Instagram posts during October. ENJOY! 10. Ski or Ride for Free A post shared by @TahoeFund This photo isn’t exactly the traditional “Lake […]
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 […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of September
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! Valerie here, a South Lake Tahoe local and Tahoe South staff member. I’m thrilled to share with you my monthly favorite #TahoeSouth images. SO, here’s my Top 10 #TahoeSouth Instagram post during September. ENJOY! 10. Eagle Falls A post shared by Robert Cole Photography (@robertcolephotography) Eagle Falls is one of the […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of June
Summer is in full swing here in Tahoe. These are our ten favorite #tahoesouth photos taken over the past month. These photos capture why June is one of the prettiest months to visit Lake Tahoe! Keep on posting! 10.) A post shared by Giselle (@alohagiselle) on Jun 11, 2017 at 5:43pm PDT D.L. Bliss offers a […]
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 […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of May
We have made a collection of our favorite Instagram photos tagged #tahoesouth that have been posted this month. We believe these 10 photos best capture the beauty of springtime in Lake Tahoe. By using #tahoesouth on Instagram, your photos can be featured on our feed or in our monthly best blog. 10.) A post shared […]
Places to eat, stay 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 places to stay the night, making sure you and your pal […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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.
Win VIP tickets to see Nick Swardson at MontBleu
Nick Swardson, well-known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, performs in Lake Tahoe inside the MontBleu Theatre, Friday, July 1, 2016. Win a package for two including VIP tickets and a Meet and Greet backstage!
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.
AMGEN Tour of California Women’s Race: Where to watch at Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe’s geography and views offer plenty for spectators as top cyclists compete in Stage 1 of the AMGEN Tour of California Women’s Race, May 19, 2016.
Traveling to Lake Tahoe Under Current Road Conditions
Please see Driving to Tahoe South, Current Road Conditions, Hwy 50 and NV Roads The following information is from 2016 The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is working with California Department of Transportation and Nevada Department of Transportation to communicate current road situations that have impacted travel to/from the Lake Tahoe Basin. The recent mudslides […]
Cross-country skiing in Tahoe South
Cross-country skiing at Lake Tahoe dates back to the mid-1850's when famed skier Snowshoe Thompson transported mail across the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Over 160 years later, cross-country skiing still thrives at Tahoe. Guest blogger and resident expert Jared Manninen shares where to ski in and around Lake Tahoe's south shore.
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?
Steampunk Ball kicks off fall fun at Valhalla
Calling all steampunks: On Friday Oct. 9, the first ever Tall Timber Ball will be held at Valhalla’s Grand Hall, and we want you!
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.
Experience the AMGEN Tour of California like the VIP you are!
Attention, Cycling Fans: Two opportunities to be a VIP at the Lake Tahoe stages of the AMGEN Tour of California Women's Race Empowered with SRAM, May 7-9, 2015.