Tahoe South Blog
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 […]
Lake Tahoe Fall Colors
This is what it will look like in just a couple of weeks. It won't be long before we start doing our snow dances in earnest. This fall, take a drive, hike, or bike ride around and you’ll see bursts of yellow and gold throughout Lake Tahoe’s South Shore.
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.
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 […]
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, […]
Four Lake Tahoe Backgrounds For Video Conferencing
If you’ve been watching TV shows like the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon or ESPN’s Get Up, the biggest thing to happen is the video conferencing abilities of a company called ZOOM. And after seeing Trevor Noah talking to Jimmy Fallon with the Golden Gate bridge behind him, it got us thinking. Wouldn’t it be […]
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, […]
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 […]
5 Unexpected Things About Meeting in Tahoe South
Every destination says they’re unique, but in Tahoe South, the proclamation holds water. Take a look at the top five things we hear planners and attendees say surprise them the most about meeting in Tahoe South. Wallflowers Are Welcomed You don’t have to be a rip-roaring adventure buff to have a good time here! Some […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
Tahoe South in Spring: 4 Outdoor Activities Your Group Can’t Miss
Picture it: Tahoe South; springtime; the snow melting away; the Sierras skirted with fresh shades of green and yellow and crystal-clear waters for miles. It’s one of the country’s most scenic natural playgrounds, and your meeting attendees get to explore it all. Check out these top outdoor spring activities to add to your meeting in […]
Opening & Closing dates for Campgrounds, Beaches, and Forest Roads at Tahoe South
Due to COVID-19, 2020 open and closing dates will alter from years past. Please refer to https://www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu/ for news and updates. All National Forest trails, trailheads, and lands in the Tahoe Basin are open. Recreation Site Status Map National Forest visitors should keep in mind that restrooms and trash removal are not yet available in […]
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 […]
Lake Tahoe fall colors hike | Lake Genevieve
There is still plenty of time to take advantage of the great trails and fall colors in Lake Tahoe, and one of the best South Lake Tahoe hikes is to Lake Genevieve.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
Cave Rock: A Short Hike with Beautiful Views
Visiting South Lake Tahoe? Take a short hike to Cave Rock for an inspiring and scenic view!
Birds of the Lake Tahoe basin
There are many bird species found in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The following are a few of the ones often seen by visitors. Information via the US Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Dark-Eyed Junco These small birds have solid black heads and white stripes on either side of their tails and are often […]
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 […]
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 […]
Stunning scenery along the trails less traveled
From the end of May to September, when the trails around Tahoe have more foot traffic, find a route that is less crowded and offers great vistas, challenging inclines and plenty of photo opportunities.
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.
Pour me a Tahoe pint!
Guest blogger Karin Sharon shares a few ideas of where to cool off with a beer after a long day of South Lake Tahoe fun.
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 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.
“Dream Life” short film awards – call for entries
For filmmakers who call the Lake Tahoe region “home,” a new film festival is offering cash prizes for short films that capture the energy, beauty, and talent of Lake Tahoe’s action sports lifestyle.
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!
Favorite Family Hikes for Fall in Tahoe South
After a summer of lazy beach days, and before the ski season really gets into gear, guest blogger Clark Vandeventer lists his top picks for family friendly fall hikes.
Tahoe South Side Trip – Angora Lakes
Planning on hiking around Lake Tahoe? There are two small, gorgeous lakes in Angora that are definitely worth hiking to. Guest blogger Stephen Berei shares his photos and experience from his recent hike.
Home is where you hang your… hammock?
What started as a senior project for two recent Humboldt State University graduates is quickly growing into a true home-grown relaxation operation: Bakpocket Products.
Flowers create colorful path to Showers Lake
Hiking around South Lake Tahoe: Showers Lake is so idyllic that it is one of the more sought after resting points for hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Spring hike to Skunk Harbor
Hiking season is coming quickly to Lake Tahoe, and guest blogger Stephen Berei takes us on a surprise visit to Skunk Harbor.
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.
Hiking Tahoe South – Elephants Back
Elephants Back is an exceptionally fun hike with great views of the Carson Pass area including Blue Lakes, Round Top Peak and Caples Lake.
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!
Blue skies smiling at me in Tahoe South
Another week has flown by, but I am so happy the weekend is here. Even though it's not super warm yet, the blue skies and sunshine have me really excited for spring (and summer)!
Playing outdoors in Tahoe South
Participating in recreational activities when I was a kid always meant I played outside.
A walk in the woods
Last Friday, Cam and I went for a little hike on a section of the Tahoe Rim Trail right by our house.
Fall climbing in Tahoe
I’m so thrilled to have my friend Ann Raber in town. Ann had been talking about visiting Tahoe for ages, ever since she sold all her stuff and decided to go on a never-ending climbing trip.
Fun competitions keep heating up Tahoe South
Can you feel the burn? Ah, the sweet thrills of a good adrenaline rush.
My favorite day hikes in South Lake Tahoe
A short hike is a great way to enjoy the outdoors around Lake Tahoe, and still have time for other stuff. Like lounging.
Sierra Recon shenanigans
Those who know me know that I’m not one to sign up for organized races. I’m not that type of competitive, preferring to challenge myself in other ways, such as long backcountry tours or mountain bike rides.
Hiking Cascade Falls in South Lake Tahoe
Spring in South Lake Tahoe is the best time of year for waterfalls for obvious reasons... snow melting = flowing falls.
Hiking Desolation Wilderness – Dick’s Lake
Lake Tahoe's hiking season has begun, and nearby Desolation Wilderness is a perfect choice for a day hike or overnight backpacking trip.
What I love about spring in South Lake Tahoe
Springtime brings a lot of new activities and recreation to the area. It's perhaps the most beautiful time to see all of the waterfalls come to life.
My New Year’s promise – rediscover Tahoe
My 2012 New Year's resolutions include hooking up the RV to my jeep and heading for South Lake Tahoe!
Why I love to run in South Lake Tahoe
There are many great trails for running in South Lake Tahoe, and guest blogger Julie Armbrecht shares her love of the Tahoe Rim Trail.