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Your guide to the best things to do, see & eat in Lake Tahoe

365 days of adventure

The gem of the Sierras, Lake Tahoe is an all-season destination. Here's your gateway to the best things to do in Lake Tahoe.

Hello there, Lake Tahoe.

We’re excited for you. Whether you’re visiting Lake Tahoe as a weekend trip, a road trip stop or a once-in-a-lifetime visit, we already know you’ll have the best time. And how could you not?

Lake Tahoe is a world-class winter destination dotted with some of the world’s most-loved ski resorts; an epic summer getaway with turquoise waters and golden sand beaches; and of course, a treasured mountain paradise with endless hiking trails, camping and exploration. And all just a 3-hour drive from San Francisco.

As the largest high-altitude, alpine lake in the United States and the country’s second deepest lake, there’s already a lot of superlatives tied to the gem of the Sierra Nevada. A little less officially—we’d call it one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

Split between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe has 72-miles of shoreline perfection. Around the lake, you’ll find iconic state parks like Emerald Bay, D.L. Bliss and Sand Harbor. Head into the mountains and winding trails lead to spectacular lake views, secluded river spots and backcountry skiing.

And every edge of Lake Tahoe’s shores has something new to explore.

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Restaurants and bars in Lake tahoe

good eats & watering holes

We're firm believers that nothing pairs better with a day of alpine activity than a big plate of nachos and a frosty pint. Here's your guide to local happy hours, grub hubs and hangouts.

somethin’ for every season

In South Lake Tahoe, you’ll find the most bustling town in the Lake Tahoe basin. Home to dozens of local restaurants, bars and casinos, there’s always something to do here—from live music and special events to sunsets on the beach.

On the north shore of Lake Tahoe, popular destinations like Incline Village and Kings Beach offer a quieter take on mountain living. The surrounding area includes Truckee, plus the renowned ski slopes of Palisades Tahoe (formerly known as Squaw Valley).

Visitors to the west shore of Lake Tahoe will enjoy one of the most scenic areas around the lake. Home to several gorgeous state parks, lakefront vacation homes and miles of high sierra hiking in the famed Desolation Wilderness, it’s a true nature lover’s paradise.

From Tahoe City to South Lake Tahoe, the Stateline casinos to the Sierra Nevada wilderness, the Lake Tahoe area offers a diverse, unique vacation destination with something for everyone.

And us? We’re here to help you figure out exactly what kind of ‘epic’ your visit has in store. From restaurants and hotels to beaches and activities, we’ve got a long list of Lake Tahoe’s very best! Time to dig in.

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