Area Guide | Year-Round Fun at Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe area is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, offering endless opportunities for a true “staycation.” For vacationers, having fun here during any season is easy! Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, prefer to be inside cozy shops and restaurants, or have your heart set on exploring famous landmarks, Tahoe is the place for you.
Spend all day skiing, riding, hiking, biking, boating, relaxing in the meadows, floating along the Truckee River, or enjoying the beautiful shores of Lake Tahoe…you can have it all in Lake Tahoe! Take a relaxing sunset cruise, wine and dine in our fine restaurants and bistros, and shop in the specialty stores. Visit Nevada’s world-famous casinos for fabulous entertainment, or learn about the rich Lake Tahoe history through museums and walking tours. And the beauty of it is you can come back to your North Tahoe rental home at the end of the day, refresh, and explore again tomorrow!
Top Tahoe Attractions
Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe is rumored to be the most photographed spot in America. Bring your family to Tahoe for a weekend or a week, but be sure to swing through this historic landmark. You may sightsee from afar with the roadside scenic rest area. Make a day out of it with a fun two and a half mile hike down to the historic Vikingsholm Castle or do a loop from the Eagle Falls trailhead. There are paddle boat tours from Tahoe City that cruise around the island, or even kayak tours from Meeks Bay that picnic on Fannette Island.
Hikers and bikers will find a region packed with beautiful trails around Lake Tahoe and up into the mountains. The Tahoe Rim Trail is a famous and very scenic 165-mile loop that rings the lake, and the views just cannot be beat. There are also plenty of great places for hiking, camping, and 4-wheeling nearby in the Granite Chief Wilderness and Desolation Wilderness areas. There is so much to do in the Tahoe area, that you’ll just have to come back year after year to experience it all!
Lake Tahoe Activities by Season
Lake Tahoe is a four-season resort area that is bathed in sun an amazing average of 274 days per year. There are dozens of things to do in Lake Tahoe year round. Skiers and snowboarders are stoked with the more than 8,800 total acres scattered across the 12 area ski resorts, and the snowfall averages between 300 to 500 inches each year. Planning a Lake Tahoe vacation? Learn about the best times to visit!