About Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

South Lake Tahoe, located 4 hours from San Francisco and 1 hour from Reno, is not to be missed when visiting California and Nevada. With 274 days of sunshine, you'll enjoy year-round activities and breath-taking views of the crystal-clear lake and the surrounding mountain peaks of the Sierras. 

Explore. No, dig in to take advantage of all that South Lake Tahoe has to offer. Natural scenery that borders on the ridiculously beautiful, coupled with night life that doesn’t quit. World class casinos with big name entertainment, luxury spas and top-notch restaurants.


Summer promises legendary, heart-pounding downhill single track and bike paths for social spins. Hike your heart out, get your bootie in a boat or to a beach. Which beach? Well, there are beaches with restaurants, with marinas and water toys, beaches with live music that beg for a sunset bbq and secluded ones that whisper quiet relaxation in the sun. All with views of spectacular Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada’s. Speaking of views, get a bird’s eye view from a paddlewheel boat or a gondola car. Navigate one of the Epic Adventure ropes courses or zoom down a zip line.


Every good get-away deserves a serious-or not so serious-shopping spree. With a plethora of distinctive gear shops, unique boutiques and brand basics, you can get it, sport it, wear it, use it while you’re here. And it goes without mentioning (ok, we will anyway), that Tahoe South breeds some heavy-hitting artists and artisans and you’ll find your favorites in galleries galore.


Did someone say history? Check it out, all over the place. From Zephyr Cove Resort, built in 1900 in response to the Comstock silver mining boom to Camp Richardson Resort offering city-folk a lake front retreat since 1924, to Vikingsholm Castle, another grand estate of the 1920’s, we can tell a story or two about life at the Lake in yesteryear.


You may have to go home to rest but come back for winter. And rest assured that even in winter we don’t roll up the sidewalks at sundown. Ski and ride the real-deal big mountains like Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Resort and Sierra-at-Tahoe, then check out how Tahoe South interprets après ski—it’s a whole new language you’re going to want to learn. On your winter trip, don’t forget to squeeze in sledding, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or just some sliding around on some ice on some skates.


Of course you’re young at heart, but what about your young heart kids? Family-friendly is Tahoe South’s middle name, so arcades to helicopters we have a long list and days full for families.


To learn more about South Lake Tahoe, travel trade members can review, while consumer can visit German-language information is available here.

If you are a member of the travel trade and would like to find out more about South Lake Tahoe, simply contact us.


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