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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

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Alpine Sierra Tours And Shuttle Service
Alpine Sierra Tours And Shuttle Service
Owner description: We provide fun & educational guided tours, in and around the Lake Tahoe area. Our private tours include Around the Lake Tours, historic landmarks, Ghost Towns, museums, & beer or... more Owner description: We provide fun & educational guided tours, in and around the Lake Tahoe area. Our private tours include Around the Lake Tours, historic landmarks, Ghost Towns, museums, & beer or wine tours. We provide private transportation to airports, beaches & restaurants, concerts, casinos, bachelor & bachelorette parties, & weddings & more. less
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles; Historical & Heritage Tours; Private Tours; Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mt. Tallac Trail
Mt. Tallac Trail
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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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: History Museums
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Taylor Creek Visitor Center
Taylor Creek Visitor Center
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Jimmy's at The Landing Resort & Spa
Jimmy's at The Landing Resort & Spa
Price: $15 - $60
Cuisines: Californian, Mediterranean, Greek
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Base Camp Pizza Co.
Base Camp Pizza Co.
Price: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Driftwood Cafe
Driftwood Cafe
Cuisines: American
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Getaway Cafe
Getaway Cafe
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Stardust Lodge
2.5 of 5
Stardust Lodge
$133 - $215
Ranked #2 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Paradice Motel
2.0 of 5
Paradice Motel
$114 - $203
Ranked #3 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Alder Inn
2.5 of 5
Alder Inn
$90 - $155
Ranked #4 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Landing Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
The Landing Resort & Spa
$199 - $611
Ranked #1 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Alpenrose Inn
3.0 of 5
Alpenrose Inn
$89 - $278
Ranked #5 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Basecamp Hotel
2.5 of 5
Basecamp Hotel
$118 - $253
Ranked #6 of 71 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
$136 - $328
Ranked #9 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Marriott's Timber Lodge
4.0 of 5
Marriott's Timber Lodge
$149 - $337
Ranked #10 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Harrah's Lake Tahoe
4.0 of 5
Harrah's Lake Tahoe
$102 - $461
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Stateline
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.