Lake Tahoe Visitor Guide—Summer/Fall 2024

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Tahoe vacation tips.

Tahoe’s Top Summer Attractions

Scenery, history, beaches and parks.

Diverse Towns

Area communities are all different and inviting.

18 Take a Walk

Strolls, hikes and dog walks.

20 Recreation Map Roads, trails, bike paths, beaches and golf.

23 Head for the Water

Sunning, paddling, waterskiing and swimming.

26 Boating and Floating Ski boats, lake cruises and river rafting.

28 Go Pedaling

Bike paths, single-track, road-riding and parks.

30 More Fun

Trampolines, golf, scenic rides and drives. DIRECTORY LISTINGS



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Cover Photo: October Sunset at Stoney Point, PHOTO BY MIKE EADINGTON© Left: Bucks Beach Clear Water Sunset, PHOTO BY MKE EADINGTON©

Tahoe Tips

Welcome to summer paradise at Lake Tahoe! With lake water high, creeks flowing strong, and forecasts of warm days ahead, summer and fall promise to be ideal at the “Lake of the Sky.”


Tahoe’s unique, pristine beauty draws both visitors and locals to its shores, but preserving it requires that we treat the environment kindly, especially during peak vacation periods. Recently, locals have been rightly incensed by littered beaches and graffitied boulders caused by a few bad actors. Most visitors to Tahoe are considerate, of course, picking up their trash and not defacing or damaging the natural environment. Thank you for being thoughtful during your visit.


Treat both yourself and the environment kindly on peak summer traffic days by using public transit, or riding a bike or scooter. North Tahoe’s TART system includes FREE door-to-door shuttles powered by a convenient app. Utilize one of the park-and-ride lots in Truckee to hop on the TART system. South Lake Tahoe has hourly public buses and a variety of shuttles. Tahoe also has lovely bike paths and numerous rental options (see “Go Pedaling,” page 28). Transit buses often have bike racks to extend your explorations.


Our communities share their forests with Black Bears; the Lake Tahoe Basin has the second highest population density of Black Bears in North America! Our bears range from black to cinnamon in color. Most adults are between 200 and 350 pounds, but some males weight in at over 600 pounds! Bears normally avoid humans but they have one of the most powerful senses of smell in the animal kingdom and are aggressive foragers. They look at unprotected food as an open invitation. Close your cabin doors, do not leave garbage in unsecured cans or bags, and do NOT leave food in your parked car overnight. If you spot a bear, keep your distance and let it go on its way.


Tahoe water systems deliver some of the purest tap water on earth. You’ll taste the difference! Fill up a reusable water bottle with Tahoe tap and save the planet a few single-use, plastic bottles.

The pages that follow will introduce you to many of the wonderful vacation options this region offers. We certainly hope you greatly enjoy your Tahoe time.

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Tahoe’s Top Summer Attractions

Scenery, history, trails and beaches

Emerald Bay

Tahoe’s iconic view, Emerald Bay is surrounded by steep mountain sides and dotted with an island topped by a stone tea house. Highway 89 hugs the cliffs above the lake, with parking in 3 lots, plus a few highway-side spots. Eagle Falls tumbles down cliffs below the road into Emerald Bay State Park. A 1.7-mile hike leads to the lakeshore and Vikingsholm “castle,” constructed in 1929 and one of the finest examples of historic Scandinavian architecture in the Western Hemisphere.

Sand Harbor State Park

A marvelous combination of protected cove, rocky point, giant granite boulders and a long, sandy beach, this state park fills its parking lot quickly on many summer days. Transport alternatives include five-time daily buses from Reno and free micro-shuttles hailed by a TNT-TMA app.

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Eagle Falls at Emerald Bay. PHOTO BY MIKE EADINGTON©

Heavenly Village & Stateline Casinos

Heavenly Village and nearby casinos, bars and shops are Tahoe’s nucleus of man-made fun. Many spots feature live music, with 24-hour gaming across the Nevada stateline. An incredibly scenic gondola ride travels up to 9,123-foot elevation and viewing platform, mountain lodge, ropescourse and “mountain-coaster.”

Tahoe City, State Park & Museums

Lake Tahoe’s only outlet is the Truckee River in Tahoe City, where a dam controls the top six feet of the lake. Lean over the railing of “Fanny Bridge” to watch the giant trout below. Bike paths and sidewalks lead from Gatekeeper Museum throughout this scenic town of unique shops, restaurants and “watering-holes.”

Olympic Valley, Palisades Tahoe

This beautiful alpine valley was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Palisades Tahoe Village features outdoor dining spots and a spectacular aerial tram, traveling up 2,000 vertical feet to a high mountain lodge with a small Olympic museum.

Downtown Truckee

Truckee’s authentic “Old West” downtown, bisected by the Transcontinental Railroad, has an entertaining variety of quality restaurants, unique shops and modern-day “saloons.” Trails and bike paths head out in multiple directions, including along the Truckee River and to nearby Martis Valley.

Sugar Pine Point State Park

This park gives a glimpse back in history with its lovely Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, surrounding grounds and boat houses. But it is also features a beautiful shoreline and trails through a forest populated with its name-sake tree.

Donner Memorial State Park

A statue and museum at this state park tell the stories of the infamous Donner Party and other Western pioneers. A trail leads to the sandy shoreline of Donner Lake.

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D.L. Bliss State Park

This popular scenic park and campground is unfortunately closed this summer season due to a major renovation project, but one can hike or boat into the park, accessing its white sand beach and rocky coves by water or via a trail that clings to the shoreline and cliffs from Emerald Bay State Park to the south.

Tallac Historic Site & Beaches

Connected by bike trail with South Lake Tahoe, the Historic Site’s white sand beaches and green lawns extend down a long stretch of lakeshore. Stroll past historic mansions or dip your toes in Lake Tahoe.

Old Highway 40

This route parallels Interstate 80 on the path taken by pioneers and the Trans Continental railroad over the Sierra Nevada Range. The highway curves up between steep cliffs to a scenic bridge and views over Donner Lake. Near the top of the pass are the original, now-abandoned train tunnels and “Chinese wall” constructed in the 1860s.

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Savor Lake Tahoe

Hike across wildflower-covered meadows, fish along a rocky shore, go mountain biking at Northstar, or hit the links before ending the day with ghost stories shared around a roaring fire. Ready to have the vacation of your dreams?

Our vacation rental collection hugs the mountains along the North Shore. Choose from newly constructed condos with contemporary decor and access to Northstar Resort, log cabins with cozy wood-burning stoves and lake views, or timber homes with expansive decks. Many of our Tahoe rentals welcome pets and are within strolling distance of the beach.

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The Region’s Diverse Towns


This bi-state community stretches for city blocks to either side of 18 miles of highways 50 and 89, with the concentration of visitor attractions close to the state border: Heavenly Village and its scenic gondola, plus Harrah’s, Harveys and Bally’s casinos. The community has several beautiful public beaches.


Small resort towns dot Lake Tahoe’s north and west shores. Gambling is legal in Incline Village and at nearby Nevada state line casinos. In Kings Beach and Tahoe City, sidewalks travel past a large variety of unique shops and restaurants. Palisades Tahoe Resort and its scenic tram ride and base village are approximately seven miles from Tahoe City.


Truckee is an historically significant Old West frontier town, Intercontinental Railroad depot, and pioneering winter sports resort. Many downtown Truckee buildings are over 100 years old and now house quality shops, boutiques, restaurants and art galleries. Northstar resort is 6 miles to the east.


Downtown Reno has a number of well-known casinos, some interconnected. Riverwalk District’s shops, dining and Whitewater Park are nearby. Reno’s Mid-Town is an eclectic shopping and dining destination. Other Reno casino/hotels include Atlantis, Grand Sierra and the Nugget. Nevada Museum of Art and National Auto Museum are popular attractions.


Carson City is the state capital and home to the Nevada State Museum and Nevada Railroad Museum. The wide Carson Valley has dramatic vistas and the towns Minden/Gardnerville and Genoa, the latter Nevada’s oldest settlement.


The site of the historic Comstock Lode silver strike, Virginia City thrived from 1860 to 1875. Now the well-preserved downtown of shops, restaurants, saloons and churches, connected by wooden boardwalks, give visitors a wonderful look into the Old West.

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Take a Walk



Paved bike and walking paths are found throughout the region. Long stretches include South Lake Tahoe to Tallac Historic Site and nearby beaches, Tahoe City to Meeks Bay or down the river to Olympic Valley, the lakeside trail from Incline Village to Sand Harbor, and the Legacy Trail from Truckee along the river to Glenshire. Relatively level dirt trails are found at Sugar Pine Point State Park, Donner State Park, and behind Meeks Bay Resort.

Hiking Trails

From spring through late-fall, Tahoe has perfect hikes for most every day and every mood. Emerald Bay State Park has a scenic lakeside trail. Tahoe Rim Trail encircles the lake on surrounding peaks and can be accessed at 12 trailheads, including Tahoe Meadows above Incline Village, Brockway Summit off Highway 267, Echo Lakes near Interstate 50, and Spooner Lake near Interstate 50 on Tahoe’s East Shore. A stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail traverses from Donner Summit through Desolation Wilderness, accessed at over 7 trailheads in the Tahoe region. Desolation is the nation’s most visited wilderness area, requiring permits for overnight stays but not for day hikes.

When exploring Tahoe’s mountains and forests, always carry a fully-charged cellphone, adequate water and extra clothing. Turn to the Recreation Map on page 20 for more trail information.

Dog Walks

Dogs on a lease are welcome on Tahoe’s bike trails, and on lease or under voice command on most hiking trails. Hikes with plentiful water include Meeks Bay creek trail, Glen Alpine trail, Five Lakes trail, Shirley Canyon in Olympic Valley, Truckee River Legacy Trail and Donner Memorial State Park.

Bird Watching

Spring and fall, migratory birds linger in the larger wetlands of the Upper Truckee River, Carson Valley and Little Truckee River. Around Lake Tahoe, look for osprey, red-tail hawk and bald eagles. Or have mountain chickadee eating out of your hand on “chickadee ridge,” a short hike east of Nevada Highway 431 in Tahoe Meadows.

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Tahoe Rim Trail offers everchanging lake vistas. COURTESY PHOTO
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Kayak & Paddleboard Tours

Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

Thunderbird Lodge Kayak Tours

Mountain Biking & Hiking Adventures

Multisport Tours

Backpacking Trips

Family Adventures

Group Outings


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Head for the Water


Tahoe’s beaches are narrow this summer due to high lake levels following two strong winter snowfalls. But many lovely meetings of sand and water can still to be found around Tahoe’s 72-mile shore. Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park is a scenic gem with 3 unique beaches. However, its parking lots fills quickly on most summer mornings, which then requires taking a shuttle from Incline Village or trekking down a three-mile bike path to reach the park. In South Tahoe, wide Nevada Beach and Baldwin Beach are both good bets. Nearby, Pope Beach was recently named one of America’s top beaches, but high water this summer will make it harder to find a secluded, sandy spot.

On the North Shore, Kings Beach, Moon Dunes and Tahoe City’s Commons Beach have a variety of sand, lawns, playgrounds and shallow water. Tahoe’s West Shore has two outstanding beaches. Meeks Bay is a sheltered cover and a large beach and calm water for swimming and paddling, but requires an entrance fee. The beaches at D.L. Bliss State Park are among Tahoe’s prettiest, but the Park is likely going to be closed for much of the summer due to a large infrastructure project, with the beaches only accessible by a long hike in or from a boat. Near Truckee, West End Beach at Donner Lake features large lawns and shade trees and shallow, warm water.

Turn to page 20 for more information.

Dog Beaches

Dog-friendly beaches include Kiva Beach in South Tahoe, Zephyr Cove on East Shore, Coon Street Beach in Kings Beach, Patton Beach in Carnelian Bay or Hurricane Bay on the West Shore. Don’t be surprised to see locals bring their dogs to other of Tahoe’s beaches, but that is often against local regulations and fines are given out.


The lake is chilly in the early summer, but the surface temperature warms to near 70 degrees Fahrenheit by August and September. The warmest water is found in the shallows off South Tahoe’s beaches, Sand Harbor, Kings Beach and Tahoe Vista. Put on swim goggles or mask and

snorkel to enjoy Tahoe’s remarkable water clarity. The lower Truckee River also has clear cool water and numerous swimming holes.

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Tahoe’s clear water. COURTESY PHOTO
Take a


Lake Tahoe’s crystal-clear waters—every shade of blue from near-black to turquoise—have a magnetic attraction for paddleboarders and kayakers. There are multiple Tahoe marinas that offer launching and rentals. Many of the most popular beach locations also have rentals and convenient parking. East Shore’s mix of undeveloped shoreline, numerous coves and huge granite boulders make it a favorite adventure, accessed from Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. Or paddle past lakefront estates from Tahoe City’s Commons Beach. Another epic paddle is the journey into iconic Emerald Bay, which this summer can only be accessed from Baldwin Beach in the south or Meeks Bay to the north. Go to for information about multi-day paddles around the lake. Pay close attention to wind and weather forecasts before venturing onto Lake Tahoe. This is NOT your normal lake!

The water is dangerously cold in spring and early summer so always have a leash attached to your board, even close to shore. Winds can come up quickly in the afternoon and become strong enough that an offshore breeze might be too strong for you to make headway against, with the nearest shore then over 12 miles away!

Waterskiing & Wakeboarding

On a calm summer morning, Lake Tahoe’s surface mirrors the blue sky and green peaks, creating waterskiing nirvana. West Shore locations are often the most wind protected, including launches from Homewood, Sunnyside and Tahoe City marinas. Other lakes that are often ideal for waterskiing or wakeboarding are Donner Lake and Fallen Leaf Lake. Instruction in waterskiing, wakeboarding and wakesurfing are available from many rental services, with rental wetsuits also available.

Check weather forecasts carefully if launching your own ski boat. Afternoon winds can grow gusty quickly on Lake Tahoe, building waves on the opposite shore that can overwhelm a small boat. It’s also best to not dive headfirst into Tahoe’s depths off a boat in the middle of the lake. Even in summer, Tahoe’s water can be extremely cold, literally stealing-your-breath-away six feet down. Tragically, the lake records drowning victims most every year. Be smart and safe.

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Wake surfing boats provide a perfect ride. COURTESY PHOTO
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Boating & Floating

Speedboats & Jet Skis

Rental speedboats, jet skis, kayaks and paddleboards are available at marinas surrounding Lake Tahoe, including in Tahoe City, Sunnyside, Homewood, Tahoe Keys, Ski Run and Tahoe Vista. Water sports rentals are also found near many hotels and lakefront restaurants, including the Beacon in South Lake Tahoe and Kings Beach State Recreation Area. Parasailing is available on both North and South Shores.

Pay attention to weather forecasts and wind direction when planning any boating trip on Tahoe.


Large cruise boats with both indoor and outdoor seating, beverages and food, are an enjoyable way to experience Lake Tahoe in any weather. The M.S. Dixie in Zephyr Cove and Tahoe Gal in Tahoe City depart on multiple daily cruises. Sailing charters are available in Tahoe City, Tahoe Keys and Carnelian Bay.

Riding Rivers

The lower Truckee River from Tahoe City to River Ranch features family-friendly, moderate whitewater and is popular with all ages. Two commercial rafting operations serve this stretch—book ahead. If you launch in your own inner-tube or raft, you’ll want to leave a car near River Ranch, but not in their parking lot unless you are dining or staying there. More parking is available in Tahoe City. From Truckee, inner-tubers launch near the junction of Highway 89 and West River Street and float to Legacy Trail Bridge or Glenshire Bridge. Portions of the upper Truckee River near Myers can also offer gentle enjoyment for inner-tubers but beware of obstacles on the float to Tahoe Keys. If you’re seeking greater whitewater thrills, stretches of the Truckee River Canyon between Truckee and Verdi feature Class 3 and 4 rapids. Tahoe Whitewater Tours (see page 25) run commercial day trips on the Truckee River as well as Carson River and forks of the American River.

Fishing Charters

Charter fishing boats leave before dawn from marinas around Lake Tahoe most every summer morning, often seeking large, deep-water Mackinaw Trout. Book well in advance. Fly fishing spots dot both the upper and lower Truckee River, as well as the Little Truckee River to the north and Carson River, south of Tahoe.

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Kayak rentals are found at most area lakes and marinas. COURTESY PHOTO
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Go Pedaling

Bike Paths

Smoothly paved and separated from vehicle traffic, lovely bike paths are found throughout our region. South Lake Tahoe’s network includes fun rides to several beaches. Incline Village’s path to Sand Harbor has stunning views and accesses several small coves. Tahoe City is the center of over 19 miles of connected bike paths, including the popular route along the Truckee River to Olympic Valley and a 12-mile stretch down the West Shore to Sugar Pine Point State Park and Meeks Bay. Truckee’s network of paths includes the Legacy Trail, a 4.4-mile ride along the Truckee River.

Mountain Biking

The Northern Sierra is a mountain biking mecca of single-track and fire road fun, including newly built routes that curve and flow down mountain sides. Flume Trail is the most iconic Lake Tahoe single-track, a breathtaking trek along mountain ridges and cliff side that follows an old lumber flume. Turn to the map on page 20 for more information on popular trails.

Road Biking

For riders at ease cycling on narrow mountain roads, this region is full of challenges. Chief among them is the infamous Death Ride circuit, winding over steep mountain passes south of Tahoe. Or try the 4,400-foot ascent from Reno over Hwy. 431 that leads to a 2,500-foot descent to Incline Village. Less strenuous, but still a belt-notch Tahoe ride, is the 72-mile journey around the lake (turned into a “century” with an out-and-back to Truckee). The lakeshore highway has mostly singlefile shoulder but also stretches of little to no shoulder on East Shore and Emerald Bay. Highway 89 from Olympic Valley to Truckee has wider bike lanes and connects to a scenic 3-mile, 1200 vertical foot climb up Old Highway 40 and over the Sierra Crest.

Bike Parks

Truckee has an excellent bike park with beginner to expert jump lines. Incline Village and South Lake Tahoe have public bike parks with pump-tracks and beginner to intermediate flow lines. Boreal Mountain and Northstar California bike parks have numerous features, single-track, and ski lifts to carry you and your bike back up the mountain.

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The bike and pedestrian path from Incline Village to Sand Harbor. COURTESY PHOTO
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Scenic Rides

Heavenly’s gondola travels from South Lake Tahoe straight up the mountainside to spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, trails and rides. Palisades Tahoe’s large aerial tram travels up 2,000 vertical feet from Olympic Valley to the resort’s High Camp lodge.

Trampolines & Skate Parks

Woodward Tahoe is an outstanding, indoor and outdoor family fun center. Located at Boreal Mountain Resort, just off Interstate 80, Woodward’s 33,000 square foot indoor “Bunker” has 7 trampolines, 2 skateboard parks, and numerous foam pits, drops, and rope swings. Outside are more skate parks, plus bike and parkour parks, and a spacious, sunny deck perfect for viewing the action.


The 72-mile drive around Lake Tahoe can be a scenic 2 to 3 hours or an all-day odyssey with entertaining side trips. Pack a picnic lunch or dine at a lakefront restaurant. Other scenic road trips include Mt. Rose Highway 431, historic Virginia City and its wild horse country, and highways 89, 88 and 4, south of Lake Tahoe.


Edgewood Tahoe at Stateline is the “Pebble Beach” of the mountains, site of nationally televised American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. South Tahoe has three additional public links. In North Tahoe, historic 9-hole circuits are found at Tahoe City Golf Course and Old Brockway in Kings Beach, where in 1934 Bing Crosby created the pro-am tournament that is now the ATT National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach. Nearby, Incline Village has two beautiful courses. Truckee and Northstar boost seven courses, including the Jack Nicklaus-designed Old Greenwood and Peter Jacobson-designed Grey’s Crossing.

Miniature Golf

Find mini-golf fun at Kings Beach Miniature Golf or Magic Carpet Golf locations in South Lake Tahoe and Carnelian Bay. Heavenly Village lays out summer-only holes on its plaza.

Museums & History

Tahoe museums include Donner Emigrant Trail Museum outside Truckee, Gatekeepers Museum in Tahoe City, Tahoe Environmental Research Center in Incline Village, and Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum, South Lake Tahoe. Nearby, Virginia City is a living museum with well-preserved downtown, steam train, and tours of the historic Comstock Lode mines. The Nevada Museum and Nevada Railroad Museum are in Carson City. Reno boosts the Nevada Museum of Art and National Auto Museum.

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Bridgetender is a true local’s favorite, with excellent burgers, starters, salads and a large selection of beer on tap. Outdoors: Riverfront dining in a spacious patio and bar. Indoors: Rustic and warm dining room and bar. Take out, too! More on page 29. 65 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.583.3342



Elegant, unique cuisine with spectacular lake views, Christy Hill is a beloved favorite of Tahoe fine dining. The restaurant’s lakefront garden, The Sand Bar, serves wine, beer and snacks. More on page 9. 115 Grove Street, Tahoe City 530.583.8551



This family-friendly restaurant is dedicated to using the freshest ingredients from thoughtfully sourced farms and purveyors. Guests can enjoy quality dishes, an extensive bar menu, and nightly events with a view of Lake Tahoe. Indoor/outdoor dining available. More on page 17. 599 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.583.2233



Outstanding scenic dining! Jakes’ menu specializes in fresh seafood and delicious Hawaiian inspired appetizers. The large outdoor patios look out from Lake Tahoe’s beautiful North Shore. Serving lunch and dinner, with online ordering available. More on page 19.

780 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 550.583.0188



This restaurant’s lakeview, windprotected deck is a Tahoe summer classic. Jason’s also serves classics dishes like prime rib, baked chicken, burgers

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and sandwiches. More on page 37. 8338 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach 530.546.3315



Treat yourself to drinks and dining at the iconic River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant. A landmark since the late 1800’s, River Ranch is known for the lively, spacious outdoor patio and the more intimate and historic river-view dining room and bar.

More on page 14.

2285 River Road, Alpine Meadows 530.583.4264


Modern Mexican Cuisine

Open since November 2023, this restaurant and bar is a new hot spot on the West Shore, blending Tahoe-timber-coziness with sleek bar design and leather booths. Summer offers back yard seating. A Burrito Bowl with choice of protein is a menu favorite. More on page 27. 1770 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.584.2974


Brewery & Restaurant

Enjoy freshly brewed beers, wines, cocktails and delicious food, with spacious dining, entertainment space and large bar indoors and heated, lakeview deck outdoors. Located below Safeway in Tahoe City. More on page 24.

850 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.213.0115


Seasonal Asian & Californian

Since 1978, Chef Dale has developed a fusion of California and Asian influences, using ‘Cuisine Unique’ to describe the fresh and simple aesthetics. With a warm ambiance and lake views, the family-run business celebrates 45 years of exceptional food and service. More on page 22.

640 North Lake Blvd. Tahoe City 530.583.5700


10010 Bridge St., Truckee 530.587.2161

CROSBY’S GRILL & PUB—American 868 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village 775.833.1030

FIFTY-FIFTY BREWERY—American 11197 Brockway Road, Truckee 530.587.2337

OLD POST OFFICE—breakfast/lunch

5245 North Lake Blvd., Carnelian Bay



10096 Donner Pass Road, Downtown Truckee



10770 Donner Pass Road, Truckee 530.550.0503

TAHOE HOUSE BAKERY —breakfast/lunch

625 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.583.1377

WEST SHORE MARKET—deli & grocery 1780 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.584.2475

ZA’S—Italian 120 Grove St., Tahoe City 530.583.9292



Heavenly Village, South Lake Tahoe


BEACON BAR & GRILLE—American 1900 Jamison Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe


BISTRO AT EDGEWOOD—American 180 Lake Parkway, Stateline 855.681.0119


1169 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe


FIRE + ICE—American Heavenly Village, South Lake Tahoe 530.542.6650


2435 Venice Dr., South Lake Tahoe


FRESHIES RESTAURANT & BAR 3330 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe


FRIDAY’S STATION—steak & seafood Harrahs Casino, Stateline 775.586.4988

GORDON RAMSAY HELL’S KITCHEN Harvey’s Casino, Stateline 775.586.6868


4125 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe



2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe


32 SUMMER/FALL 2024 | Lake Tahoe Visitor Guide WINNER BLUESTONE JEWELRY TAHOE CITY 495 N Lake Blvd, Suite 170 530-581-4298 BLUESTONE JEWELRY & WINE TRUCKEE 10046 Donner Pass Road, #3 530-582-0429


2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe 530.544.5541

RED HUT—breakfast/lunch

3 locations in South Tahoe 530.544.1595


787 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe 530.541.7427

SPROUTS CAFÉ—vegetarian 3123 Harrison St., South Lake Tahoe 530.541.6969

STATELINE BREWERY—Brew pub 4118 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe 530.542.9000


117 US 50, Stateline 775.588.8588



Tours & watersports rentals

Serving up the best in Tahoe fun and natural beauty, including kayak and paddle board rentals and tours, mountain biking and hiking tours, rock climbing, corporate trips and events, even paddle board yoga. Specializing in exceptional service. More on page 22. 7010 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista 530.913.9212 t


Wine tasting cruises

Join Lake Tahoe’s only wine tasting boat cruise aboard the “Golden Rose”, a 1953 Chris Craft Venetian Water Taxi! 2-hour sightseeing cruises operate May – October with up to 4 cruises a day, 7 days a week. More on page 7. 2435 Venice Dr., South Lake Tahoe 530.494.9222


Interactive museum & films

On the bottom floor of the University of California, Davis’ Tahoe Environmental Research Center, this is fun for all ages, with interactive displays, wonderful 3-D films and special presentations. More on page 17.

291 Country Club Dr., Incline Village 775.881.7566 tahoesciencecenter


Rope courses & zip lines

#1 Activity on Trip Advisor! Courses for every level of athleticism with multiple tree platforms connected by zip lines, bridges, or “events.” It adds up to over 2 hours of fun for the entire family! More on page 5.

Three locations: Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Olympic Valley 530.807.1004


Trampolines, foam pits, parks

Located at Boreal Mountain Resort, indoor and outdoor features skateboarding, parkour, BMX and mountain bike thrills. Its multiple parks have progressive features for abilities from newbie through top professional. Fourteen Olympic medal winners have trained at Woodward. A sunny deck is an ideal spot to view the outdoor action. More on page 31.

19749 Boreal Ridge Rd., Soda Springs 530.426.1114


980 Incline Way, 775.832.1300


760 U.S. Highway 50, Zephyr Cove 775.589.4906


6600 Donner Road, Tahoe Vista 530.546.4212


10981 Truckee Way, 530.582.7720


1180 Rufus Allen Blvd., 530.542.6056



Lessons & rentals

For 47 summers, High Sierra has been introducing visitors and locals to the thrills of Tahoe water sports, now including water skiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, tubing, knee boarding and wake skating lessons. Or rent a boat, jet ski, paddle board, canoe or kayak. More on page 25.

5190 West Lake Blvd., Homewood 530.525.1214


Environmental protection Boats entering the Lake Tahoe Basin are required to be inspected prior to launching. At an inspection station, a friendly inspector will check your boat for invasive species. Locations near Meyers, Alpine Meadows and Spooner Summit (US-50, CA-89 & NV-28). More on page 27.



Rentals, marina & repairs

Premium boat, wake surfing, jet ski, paddle board and kayak rentals. Located next to Sunnyside Restaurant, 2 miles from Tahoe City. Experience the beauty of Tahoe on the lake from an iconic Tahoe location. More on page 15.

1835 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.583.7201


Rentals & Hobie sales

Take advantage of this convenient rental location at Tahoe City’s Commons Beach, with lessons and tours offered too! The nearby Tahoe City shop is North Lake Tahoe’s Hobie kayak and pedal board dealer, plus SUP sales. More on page 25.

521 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.581.4336


Rentals & marina services

Offering boat, slip and buoy rentals, this waterfront complex includes shopping and lakefront dining. It is one of Tahoe’s oldest marinas, recently renovated and enlarged. Powerboats and sailboats are available for rental and fishing charters leave daily. More on page 27.

700 North Lk. Blvd., Tahoe City 530.583.1039


Guided River Rafting

Offering whitewater rafting tours near Lake Tahoe and beyond, led by guides with 25+ years of experience. The safety of guests and staff is always their top priority, whether on the river or in their shuttle buses. More on page 25.

10068 Hirshdale Rd., Truckee 530.587.5777

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“Lake Tahoe’s Premier Photographic Gallery”

The Eadington‘s High Mountain Imagery production studio and digital imaging is relocating to Kings Beach, CA.

“Tahoe’s Premier Production & Image Studio “ Offering

services, giclees, sign printing, custom printing and many other services. Come by and meet the makers! Exciting

(530) 583-9000 ll Eadington Gallery in Tahoe City, CA & High Mountain Imagery in Kings Beach, CA


retail, rentals & services

900 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe



rentals & tours

7010 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista 530.913.9212



Sales, rentals & service

With two locations and a wide variety of mountain and road bikes to rent. The stores have a large selection of equipment and gear, plus clothing, books and full bike service shop. More on page 29. 11400 Donner Pass Road, Truckee


1602 Olympic Valley Road., Olympic Valley 530.581.4707

SOUTH SHORE BIKES—rentals, sales

871 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe




Community course

A family-friendly golf facility located in the heart of Tahoe City, this fun and challenging 9-hole, par-33 course is surrounded by towering pine trees with views of Lake Tahoe. More on page 31. 251 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530-583-1516


180 Lake Parkway, Stateline



775.832.1146 or 775.832.1150


400 Brassie Ave., Tahoe Vista 530.546.9909


10040 Reynold Way, Truckee



3021 US-50, South Lake Tahoe 530.577.2121




Jewelry & Wine

For fine jewelry or wine from the Sierra Foothill, visit Bluestone Jewelry & Wine in Truckee. Unique jewelry from local to custom designs can be found there and in Bluestone’s Tahoe City store overlooking Lake Tahoe. More on page 33.

10046 Donner Pass Road, Truckee 530.582.0429

495 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.581.4298


Fine art photography

Discover awesome moments of light and landscape, captured at Tahoe and other spectacular locations by Michael Eadington and other fine art photographers. Archival-quality printing and mounting in a variety of sizes. More on page 35.

589 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.583.9000


Games, puzzles & toys

These stores carry an entertaining selection of board games, puzzles, toys and books. Stimulate your brain while having fun with family and friends! Locations in Tahoe City’s Cobblestone Mall and Village at Palisades Tahoe. More on page 14.

475 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.581.4263

1985 Olympic Valley Road, Olympic Valley 530.584.6133


Jewelry, gifts & clothing

Celebrating over 50 years in business, The Potlatch is the place to shop for Native American jewelry and gifts. You’ll find a wide selection of jewelry, home decor, Tahoe clothing, souvenirs, bath and body products, and more amazing merchandise! More on page 39.

930 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village 775.833.2485


Pet supplies

Located in Tahoe City’s Cobblestone Mall, Scraps has a full selection of high-quality toys, food and accessories for your pets. All items are selected with your pet’s health in mind, free of toxins, and featuring foods low in preservatives. More on page 29.

475 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.584.0220


Inspiration gifts and workshops

Tahoe Boho offers organic, herbal, love... for body & soul. Handcrafted in Tahoe City, body care, jewelry and art make inspirational gifts that are as good for the world as they are for your body. Herbal classes & jewelry workshops. 769 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 650.255.6164



“The World’s Best Candy Store” has the top handmade chocolates and candies from all over the world, plus classic, nostalgic confections, and delicious ice cream in a cone. More on page 19. 769 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.583.6652


Wines & craft beer

Visit the newest community gathering spot to discover boutique wines and craft beers from the Sierra Nevadas and beyond. Weekly events are planned for the summer. Or join the Wine Club. More on page 19.

Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City 412.498.5216


Children’s clothing & toys

A large selection of imaginative and cute children’s and toddler’s clothing, plus books, puzzles and toys. Popular brands and new discoveries, perfect for finding birthday and holiday gifts! More on page 37.

10104 Donner Pass Road, Truckee 530.587.4883

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THE BACKCOUNTRY—sports clothing & equipment

11400 Donner Pass Road, Truckee




Shopping center

Over 40 shops in an open-air, pedestrian mall, plus a variety of dining options, miniature golf and scenic gondola rides. Dozens of additional shops are only steps away in the adjacent Village Center and across US-50 at The Chateau at the Village. 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe 775.265.2087

POWDER HOUSE—sports wear

Multiple locations in South Lake Tahoe 530.542.6222

SAVVY—women’s boutique

4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe 530.541.3827


4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe 530.542.4000

Tahoe Wellness Center—dispensary

3445 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe 530.694.4904

VILLAGE TOYS—toys & gifts

1001 Heavenly Village Way #39, S. Lake Tahoe 530.541-6600




Vacation Rentals

As a guest of Natural Retreats, our local team ensures you spend less time worrying about logistics, and more time enjoying your vacation. With 300 days of sunshine a year, Lake Tahoe promises year-round adventure with world-class skiing and sandy beaches. Create memories that last a lifetime! More on page 15. 845 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 888.451.0156


1690 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.581.4073


6944 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista 530.546.6300

GRANLIBAKKEN TAHOE—hotel, conference center

725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City 530.583.4242

HYATT REGENCY—hotel, conference center, restaurants

111 Country Club Dr., Incline Village 775.832.1234

RIVER RANCH LODGE—hotel, restaurant

2285 River Road, Alpine Meadows



201 Squaw Peak Road, Olympic Valley 530.562.4881


6549 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista 530.546.2529

TAHOMA MEADOWS COTTAGES 6821 West Lake Blvd., Tahoma 530.525.1553


10527 Cold Stream Rd., Truckee 530.582.9999


1750 Village East Road, Olympic Valley 530.584.1000


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180 Lake Parkway, Stateline 888.881.8659


3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe



3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe



3601 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe



3901 Saddle Road, South Lake Tahoe





Inpatient & outpatient services

The Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness is committed to treating the entire patient and not just the injury or symptoms. The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Certified Center of Excellence houses orthopedics, including Spine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Rheumatology, ankle, foot and hand specialists, as well as rehabilitation services, performance training, and wellness programs. More on page 4.

2170 South Ave., South Lake Tahoe



Inpatient & outpatient services

An excellent rural hospital system with two locations: Truckee Forest Hospital and Incline Village Community Hospital, plus the state-of-the-art Gene Upshaw Memorial cancer treatment center, 24-hour emergency care, and women, family, children, sports performance and long-term care centers. More on page 9. 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee


880 Alder Ave., Incline Village




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These global real estate professionals are your gateway to luxury mountain living in the Tahoe Sierra Nevada, including Truckee and Olympic Valley. A robust and experienced support staff helps ensure quick, impeccable service. Backed by a world-class brand, these agents are committed to the highest standard of quality and expertise. More details and contact information on page 13.


Luxury Leaders

Craig Zager and Sam Holmes are leaders in the luxury real estate market, specializing in unique homes in Nevada along Tahoe’s East Shore. Craig is in the top 1% of all U.S. real estate agents in total sales and is a true Tahoe expert, a full-time resident since 1979 and a realtor in the area since 1989. Sam is one of the top Coldwell Banker agents in the country with intimate knowledge of a number of Nevada and California communities in Tahoe. More on page 2. 188 US-50, Zephyr Cove Craig Zager—775.901.4663

Sam Holmes—530.314.1092



Free North Tahoe & Truckee service

Hit the trails, head to the beach, shop and dine out by riding TART for free to Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. Take TART Connect: free, on-demand, curbto-curb, shuttle service along the North Shore. More on page 12.

180 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.550.1212


1679 Shop St., South Lake Tahoe



airport shuttle

Reno International Airport



Charter air taxi

Convenient, economical service for groups of 5 or less, flying from airports throughout the West into South Lake Tahoe, Truckee and Reno airports, with convenient connections to rental cars. More on page 10.



10356 Truckee Airport Road



1901 Lisa Maloff Way, South Lake Tahoe 530.542.6182



8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach


1100 Lyons Ave., South Lake Tahoe 530.542.0838


390 Fairway Dr., Tahoe City 530.583.1534




10065 Donner Pass Road, Truckee 530.587.8808



969 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village 775.832.1606


100 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.581.6900


169 US-50, Stateline 775.588.4591

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