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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... 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.

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All things to do » Things to do

Shoreline Of Tahoe
Shoreline Of Tahoe
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Fireworks South lake Tahoe
Fireworks South lake Tahoe
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: Historic Sites; Museums
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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: Castles; Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
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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
Aloha Ice Cream and Dessert Spa
Aloha Ice Cream and Dessert Spa
Price: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Good for: Scenic view
Sprouts
Sprouts
Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Stardust Lodge
2.5 of 5
Stardust Lodge
$123 - $210
Ranked #2 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Paradice Motel
2.0 of 5
Paradice Motel
$118 - $247
Ranked #3 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Alder Inn
2.5 of 5
Alder Inn
$88 - $176
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
$248 - $584
Ranked #1 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Basecamp Hotel
2.5 of 5
Basecamp Hotel
$108 - $262
Ranked #5 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Alpenrose Inn
Alpenrose Inn
$109 - $209
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
$151 - $397
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
$165 - $331
Ranked #11 of 70 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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Harrah's Lake Tahoe
4.0 of 5
Harrah's Lake Tahoe
$110 - $459
Ranked #2 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.