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Where is South Lake Tahoe?

South Lake Tahoe is the biggest town on the Lake, straddling the California and Nevada state line at the southern point.

What's the best way to get to South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe is a beautiful 3-hour drive from San Francisco. Stop at the outlet malls in Folsom or Vacaville on the way to make the most of the shopping.

Alternatively, Reno/Tahoe International is the closest airport is to South Lake Tahoe.  If you are picking up a rental car, it’s a 1- hour drive, or you can catch the South Tahoe Express for $32.00.

When's the best time to go to South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe is a year-round destination. In summer, experience all the lake has to offer with boating, swimming, paddle boarding and fishing. Enjoy incredible colours as the season changes in the fall, and rug up and get cosy, or hit the powder during the winter. South Lake Tahoe enjoys 300 days of sunshine per year.

What makes Lake Tahoe so special?

Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in the USA, as well as the second deepest. With clear blue water it is exceptionally beautiful year round!

Are there any ski resorts in South Lake Tahoe?

South Lake Tahoe is located at the base of Heavenly Mountain with the gondola accessible year round for snow activities in winter, or hiking and biking in the summer time

What is a must do when I’m in South Lake Tahoe?

We have to recommend going up on the Heavenly gondola and see the breathtaking views of the lake. Head out on the US Dixie paddleboat to see the crystal-clear blue waters or take a hike down to Vikingsholm in Emerald bay.

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What's New

November 2020
  • Sled Myers operating out of Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
    November 1 New this season, Sled Meyers, operating out of Tahoe Paradise Golf Course, is focused on family fun for visitors and locals while providing numerous skill level runs for various adrenalin needs
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October 2020
  • Harveys Lake Tahoe $41 Million renovation completed
    October 1 Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino completed more than $41 million in capital expenditures starting in 2019 and through 2020 including renovating all 519 guest rooms in the famed resort’s Lake Tower. The tower’s balcony suites, with incredible views of the lake, were also refurbished last year. In addition, Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN Lake Tahoe opened January 2020.
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2020
  • Tahoe South Guide App
    Planning the perfect getaway in South Lake Tahoe just got much easier! We’re excited to unveil the Tahoe South Guide on our site with integrated mobile app, an interactive way to map out everything you don’t want to miss in Tahoe South. This tool provides a new way to explore what the city has to offer, including hotels, popular restaurants, activities, and shopping. View it all at once or search by categories like Beaches, Golf, & Campgrounds.
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