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South Lake Tahoe
Whether you choose to go downhill skiing or snowboarding at Heavenly Valley or Kirkwood Mountain or prefer cross-country skiing at Spooner Lake, a South Lake Tahoe vacation will put you close to it all. If you want to enjoy the nightlife or gambling on the Nevada side, choose to stay in town. Take a break from the slopes to ride the Gondola to the top of Heavenly or take a romantic sleigh ride in the snow. With a backdrop of pristine Lake Tahoe, the town of South Lake Tahoe is an idyllic place to visit anytime of year. Go boating, kayaking or jet skiing on the lake’s South Shore. Or take a cruise over to Emerald Bay on the North Shore. Or stay on dry land with a hike or bike ride along the Tahoe Rim Trail for... more Whether you choose to go downhill skiing or snowboarding at Heavenly Valley or Kirkwood Mountain or prefer cross-country skiing at Spooner Lake, a South Lake Tahoe vacation will put you close to it all. If you want to enjoy the nightlife or gambling on the Nevada side, choose to stay in town. Take a break from the slopes to ride the Gondola to the top of Heavenly or take a romantic sleigh ride in the snow. With a backdrop of pristine Lake Tahoe, the town of South Lake Tahoe is an idyllic place to visit anytime of year. Go boating, kayaking or jet skiing on the lake’s South Shore. Or take a cruise over to Emerald Bay on the North Shore. Or stay on dry land with a hike or bike ride along the Tahoe Rim Trail for jaw-dropping views. If you want to try your luck, walk or drive the few blocks to Nevada and visit one of the area’s casinos. less

All things to do » Things to do

Mt. Tallac Trail
Mt. Tallac Trail
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
Vikingsholm
Vikingsholm
Built as a summer home in 1929, this grand castle on Emerald Bay is considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the Western Hemisphere.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Castles; Historic Sites
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Taylor Creek Visitor Center
Taylor Creek Visitor Center
Attraction type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Tallac Historic Site
Tallac Historic Site
Stroll through the former summer homes and gardens of four wealthy gilded-age families.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Museums
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The Gondola at Heavenly
The Gondola at Heavenly
Owner description: Hop aboard an 8-passenger glass cabin and be whisked 2.4 miles up the side of a mountain for breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Riders can hop... more Owner description: Hop aboard an 8-passenger glass cabin and be whisked 2.4 miles up the side of a mountain for breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Riders can hop off at an observation deck, located half way up, for even more spectacular sights. less
Attraction type: Trams; Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Evan's American Gourmet Cafe
Evan's American Gourmet Cafe
Price: $20 - $40
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Base Camp Pizza Co.
Base Camp Pizza Co.
Price: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, Pizza & Pasta
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Driftwood Cafe
Driftwood Cafe
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Jimmy's at The Landing Resort & Spa
Jimmy's at The Landing Resort & Spa
Price: $15 - $60
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Californian
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
My Thai Cuisine
My Thai Cuisine
Price: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Stardust Lodge
2.5 of 5
Stardust Lodge
$133 - $222
Ranked #2 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Paradice Motel
2.0 of 5
Paradice Motel
$118 - $187
Ranked #3 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Alder Inn
2.5 of 5
Alder Inn
$88 - $147
Ranked #4 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Landing Resort & Spa
The Landing Resort & Spa
$211 - $640
Ranked #1 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Alpenrose Inn
3.0 of 5
Alpenrose Inn
$88 - $219
Ranked #5 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Basecamp Hotel
2.5 of 5
Basecamp Hotel
$118 - $251
Ranked #6 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Marriott Grand Residence Club Tahoe
4.0 of 5
Marriott Grand Residence Club Tahoe
$167 - $344
Ranked #9 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Marriott's Timber Lodge
4.0 of 5
Marriott's Timber Lodge
$174 - $345
Ranked #12 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Resort at Squaw Creek
4.0 of 5
Resort at Squaw Creek
$245 - $548
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Olympic Valley
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