Things to Do
Welcome to Summer…..Fall
Summer promises filled to the brim plethora of activities, suitable for all ages. Let’s see, where do we even begin? There are hiking trails galore, all levels; mountain biking that can literally take your breath away; hot air balloon rides for the early risers; fishing charters to catch your evening dinner; marinas filled with water toys that include motorized and no motor options; parasailing; lake cruises on a paddle wheeler or luxurious yacht style; swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding; lounging and relaxing on the beach; photographic scenic tours; concerts, indoors and outside; festivals and craft fairs; craft breweries all around the lake; mountain coasters, zip lining, ropes courses and scenic gondola rides. The best Tahoe experience, which really happens year round, the epic sunsets and sunrises that you will never forget.
- Local Restaurants
- Water Sports
- Bike Rentals
- Bike Trails
- Horseback Riding
- Rainy Day Ideas
- Winter Activities
- Summer Activities
South Lake Tahoe offers a wide variety of options for dining, breweries and pubs. The majority of restaurants are private gems an d locally owned, very few restaurant chains are found. Here are some of our favorites.
Lakefront dining options include
River Grill, home of the Wet Woody and open for lunch and dinner. Located walking distance or a short drive from the hotel. https://www.rivagrill.com/
The Beacon Bar & Grill, home of the famous Rum runner cocktail and open for lunch and dinner. Located a short drive from the hotel at Camp Richardson Resort & Marina. https://www.camprichardson.com/the-beacon-bar-grill/
Edgewood Tahoe Restaurant With a dining room overlooking Lake Tahoe, and the more casual Brooks Bar facing the famed golf course, and the ultra chic, Bistro you cannot go wrong with an evening at Edgewood. Featuring some of the largest windows on the Lake along the South Shore, Edgewood’s attention to detail and mix of classic and innovative entrees makes it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two. https://edgewoodtahoe.com/dine-imbibe
Located out in the front part of the parking lot area that is shared by the hotel is Heidi’s Pancake House Lake Tahoe, open for breakfast and lunch daily. https://heidislaketahoe.com/
A must for breakfast or lunch is Red Hut Café, located close to the hotel on Ski Run Blvd. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. http://www.redhutcafe.com/
Crazy Good Bakery, the name says it all, it really is crazy good and a must for fresh made bagels, scones, croissants, pies and so much more. https://crazygoodbakery.com/
Ernie’s Coffee Shop, one of Tahoe’s Best for breakfast and lunch. Perfect to stop on your way out of town, after hiking, on your way to Sierra At Tahoe or anytime really. http://erniescoffeeshop.com/
Sprouts Natural Foods Café, a true locals favorite. Stop in for smoothies, fresh salads and innovative sandwiches. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner. Close to hotel. https://www.sproutscafetahoe.com/
Freshies Restaurant & Bar, a short walk from the hotel. During the summer months they offer a rooftop outside deck for dining with views of the Lake. Serving what locals would say are some of the best tacos and salads in the area. Open lunch and dinner. http://freshiestahoe.com/
MacDuff’s Public House, the best Mac & Cheese offered along with many amazing dishes. Also a short walk from the hotel. http://macduffspub.com/menu/
Tahoe Keys Deli, located at 2301 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe makes the best subs. Place your order ahead at 530.544.1335 and grab your perfect lunch for your day exploring.
The Cork & More, not just a wine and cheese store, but also a fabulous deli with great sandwiches and salads. They even offer picnic to go and dinners to go when you really do not want to spend your time cooking. They also offer wine tasting and catering. https://thecorkandmore.com/
Where to begin? South Lake Tahoe has exploded with great craft breweries that our local visitor’s authority created an amazing map for you to easily find and visit these.
There are two that are in walking distance of the hotel even, Sidellis Lake Tahoe http://www.sidellis.com/ and The Brewey at lake Tahoe . http://www.brewerylaketahoe.com/
You must visit some of the other locations too, all unique and worth the visit. Download the map here
Clyde’s Coffee Roasting Company, for sure worth the drive into Stateline, NV. They also bake fresh some of the best scones and croissants ever tasted. https://clydescoffee.com/
Free Bird, serving one of the best homemade chai and organic espresso bar in South Lake Tahoe. Two convenient locations. http://freebirdtahoe.com/
A Cup Of Cherries, located just across the street on 50 for an easy walk for a great cup of coffee. https://acupofcherries.com/
Glazed and Confused Tahoe Donut, you will not be able to walk out this café without at least one or two of their amazing donuts, they also serve Alpen Sierra Coffee and make a great latte and espresso to go with that donut. Located in the Bijou shopping center right out in front of the hotel. https://www.glazedandconfuzedtahoedonut.com/
Evan’s American Gourmet Café
Highest Zagat rating in Northern California
Italian menu features Eggplant Salmon Crepes in sun-dried tomato sherry wine sauce.
The Cork and More
The finest South Lake Tahoe has to offer in take out gourmet foods.
The Fresh Ketch
An exquisite fresh menu of fish, meats, pastas and more…
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Organic meats, fresh salads, famous fish tacos, and microbrew bar with 8 drafts. Serving Lunch, Dinner and fun daily.
The Naked Fish
Fresh sushi and great desserts
Fine dining on the water. Come by boat or car.
The Red Hut Café
Best breakfast in town.
Fire and Ice
Unique dining experience in the heart of the Heavenly Village.
Let’s begin with the essentials, where to find groceries and sunscreen?
Since all of the condos include full kitchens and many of the lodge rooms do as well, we are happy to let you know that we have grocery stores within walking distance of the property.
Safeway is located almost across the main road on Johnson Lane. Equipped with a deli to make fresh sandwiches and subs for your daily outings and also a pharmacy.
Whole Foods Market recently opened in South Lake Tahoe and is less than ¼ mile form the hotel. It features a daily cold and hot food buffet with daily fresh options to go to make meals easy.
CVS is the closest, located in the main parking lot area that is shared by the hotel property. You can easily find hats, sunscreen, beach toys, toothbrushes and more.
Now for the unique…
The Cork & More, a Napa style market in the heart of Lake Tahoe. Located about 1 mile west of the hotel. It is here you can order a picnic to go for your Tahoe adventure. Want to make it romantic, just let them know, they sell wine and chocolates too. They can also cater your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Want to surprise someone with a beautiful gift basket that can be delivered to your room for your arrival, they have it covered. They stock a variety of unique gifts such as candles, candle holders, wine accessories and unique gifts that represent Tahoe.
Wildwood Makers Market, located only ½ mile west from the hotel has one of the most unique Tahoe inspired gifts. They collaborate with local artists who offer their unique Tahoe items for sale in their store. It is the perfect stop on your walk , located at 989 Tallac Avenue, just past Sprouts Café.
Located at the base of Heavenly Mountain Resort Gondola, where you will find the latest trends in dining, shopping and entertainment. It has over 40 shops featuring local and national brands such as Patagonia and The North Face. Stroll along the quaint cobblestone sidewalks and enjoy a unique mix of shops, dining and entertainment. Should it be a rainy day (does not happen often) you can take in a feature film and the 8-plex movie theater. Winter offers and ice skating rink and summer brings on the miniature golf.
The Crossings at Tahoe Valley
The Crossing is the gathering place for residents and visitors to South Lake Tahoe to shop and eat. Several unique restaurants that will not disappoint, await. Art gallery and wellness options also make up the collection of unique business located here.
Large department stores or box stores, you will not find. However for your convenience South lake Tahoe doe offer the following:
Sporting goods for hiking, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, boating and much more.
Blue Zone Sports www.bluezonesports.com
Big 5 Sporting Goods www.big5sportinggoods.com
Sports LTD www.tahoesportsltd.com
Forgot to pack your sandals or winter coat, then these stores may have something for you
Ross Store www.rossstores.com
Tahoe Sports: Tahoe Sports is the largest Lake Tahoe rental company on the South Shore. They are a family-owned, all-seasons sports provider. They have powerboats, pontoon boats, jet skis, paddle boards, kayaks and more. Their parasail boats will fly you higher than any other boat company around beautiful Lake Tahoe. Take a tour of gorgeous Emerald Bay on your own personal watercraft with your closest friends and family. They also offer canoes and kayaks to peacefully paddle along the shores of Lake Tahoe.
Located at Tahoe Keys Marina and Ski Run Marina. Open from 10am-6pm daily.
SUP Tahoe: Come enjoy the best value for paddle boards in Lake Tahoe. They have performed side by side tests of other boards brands and have found NSP to offer the best stability and paddle experience to new paddlers. While they specialize in standup paddle, they also offer rental kayaks! The best part is that SUP Tahoe is the only shop in Lake Tahoe that supplies any car with the right rack system to get your paddle board or kayak to the beach or lake of your choice.
Located at 871 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Open from 9am- 6pm.
Kayak Tahoe: Kayak Tahoe is the premier paddle sport outfitter in Lake Tahoe offering standup
paddle boards (SUP), kayak rentals, tours, lessons and sales. They have one of the largest fleets of kayaks and standup paddleboards (SUPs), at the lake to accommodate all skill levels and activities. For 26 years they have passionately paddled most type of human powered watercraft from Lake Tahoe to rivers to oceans. Combine 5 great locations with the best kayaks and standup paddleboards, great staff and service, and you can see why we think Kayak Tahoe truly has something to offer to everyone.
Located at 3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Open from 9am- 5pm
Tahoe Sport Fishing: Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience on beautiful Lake Tahoe! Our captains are experienced in trolling, drifting and jigging and they’re here year-round to guide you to the lake’s hot spots! Depending on the season, you can expect to catch Mackinaw (Lake Trout), Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Kokanee Salmon.
Located at Ski Run Marina. 7:00am, 1:00pm and 4:00pm Charters.
Sierra Cycle Works: It’s not just a shop. It’s a Tahoe institution. It’s where long-time customers shop with their kids and friends for equipment and a dose of adventure. Owned by Gary since 1980, Sierra Ski and Cycle Works is a Tahoe bike and ski museum and headquarters for the latest hi-tech bike and ski gear for all ages. Whether you’re headed to the resort or back country, bike park or single track trail, Gary and Chris will make sure your gear is tuned and safe for optimal fun.
Located at 3430 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Open 10am- 5pm Daily | https://sierraskiandcycleworks.com/
Anderson’s Bicycle Rental: When you have the best bikes in town and are at the beginning of the forest bicycle trail, everyone wants to ride! Come enjoy in and take a tour about Tahoe’s most breath taking bike path through paved paths through the national forest, down toward historical Camp Richardson and along the shores of the lake. The nearby bike paths will lead you and your family through the jewels of Lake Tahoe.
Located at 645 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Open Seasonally and weather permitted.
Tahoe Bike and Ski Company: Specializing in Premium Electric Bikes, Cruisers, Hybrid / Comfort Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Children’s Bikes, Tandem Bikes & More. This shop is located in the heart of one of South Lake Tahoe’s most exciting and beautiful lakeside neighborhoods. In a recently improved area, “Lakeview”, as it’s known to locals, is home to beautiful beaches with BBQ areas and the new Lakeview Commons Park. Quiet neighborhood streets around the comer from our shop lead to forest paths and secluded beaches.
Located at 3131 Harrison Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Open 8am- 6pm Fri/Sun. Open 9:00am-6pm Mon-Thurs. | http://tahoebikecompany.com/
Power Line Trail: Powerline Trail runs along with the eastern city limits of South Lake Tahoe through the El Dorado National Forest in a north-south direction. There’s a maze of crisscrossing trails in this area but Powerline is easy to follow as it traces along a fairly level elevation contour at the base of Heavenly Ski Area on the left ( east) with the neighborhoods along Pioneer Trail (road) to the right (west). Fir and pine forests provide plenty of shade and the only technical challenges are a couple creek crossings.
Trail Head: Take Ski Run Blvd. to the top and tum right onto Saddle Road. Trail head is at the end.
Length: 3 .5 miles Singletrack
Corral Loop: This highly-trafficked loop is reminiscent of a small-operation ski resort – there is
something for all levels of downhill riders. One could easily spend the whole day shuttling this route, warming up on greens, careening down blues, and bombing blacks. You can ride this by itself for a short ride after climbing or shuttling up the road, or link it up with the connector trail and some other options. Banked turns, some rocky sections, and some built up ( optional) kickers at the bottom. Super fun!
Trail Head: From Meyers, take Highway 50 north and tum right onto Pioneer trail toward South
Lake Tahoe. After 0.8 miles, tum right onto Oneidas Street. Oneidas ends at an opened Forest Road gate and turns into a rough, single-lane road, known as Fountain Place Road. Follow Fountain Place Road to the large dirt parking lot on the left, before the pavement curves right and starts its two-mile ascent to the Corral trailhead.
Length: 4.9 miles without shuttle, 2.9 miles with shuttle. Single Track
Level: Intermediate/ Advanced
Mr. Toads Wild Ride: Mr. Toads Wild Ride is one of Lake Tahoe’s Premier technical rides. This ride is a local favorite! It is one of the finest downhills in the Lake Tahoe region as well. It is a somewhat difficult one with over 3200′ vertical feet of climbing involved, but once you get to the top it is all downhill! The descent from Tucker flat is a technical test piece followed by some fantastic single track riding down the Saxon Creek drainage. The trail combines expansive views, meadows, and forests into one special ride.
Trail Head: There are several routes, but for the easiest one we suggest starting at Big Meadow parking lot or you can ride up Upper Truckee Rd. until you come to the Big Meadow parking area where you will look for a fire road at the east end. The fire road will take you to the Tahoe Rim trail where you will tum right and start climbing. Once you start descending the trial will come to Tucker Flat where you will see a trail sign for Saxon Creek. This is where your adventure on Toad’s Wild Ride begins
Length: 20 miles Singletrack.
South Lake Tahoe Bike Path: Currently there are 8 miles of class one bike trails within the City of South Lake Tahoe, linking the state line area with the west side of town. From there you can connect with the bike trail that is adjacent to Highway 89 and leads to the Camp Richardson / Valhalla area. Located along Hwy 50, just outside our hotel!
Zephyr Cove Stables: Explore the High Sierra wilderness and scenic trails with lake views, guided by friendly and courteous cowboys. Perfect for families and groups! Minimum age is 7 years old. Located just 4 miles from Stateline on Hwy 50. Open 9am-5pm (Summer). 10am-4pm (Winter) Pricing subject to change. Check website for schedules.
Guided Rides: 1 hr ride $55.00 // 1.5 hr ride: $80.00 // 2 hr ride: $95.00
Lunch Ride: $70.00
Dinner Ride: $80.00
Camp Richardson Corral & Pack Station: Owned and operated by the Ross family since 1934, Camp Richardson offers scenic guided horseback rides, steak dinner rides, Summer Hay Wagon Rides, Pony Rides, and authentic Winter Sleigh Rides. Located at #4 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Check website for times, prices subject to change.
Trail Rides: An hour long guided horseback ride through National Forest, mountain meadows and breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. Leaves hourly 9am-5pm. Price: $54.00/person
Extended Trail Rides: Enjoy a scenic guided horseback ride through National Forest, mountain meadows or nearby Fallen Leaf Lake with views of spectacular Lake Tahoe lasting just short of 2 hours. Leaves Daily at 10am, 2pm, and 4pm. Price: $95.00/person
Summer Hay Wagon Rides: Go on their Hay Wagon ride and return to their BBQ pit and patio area for a traditional western style BBQ steak dinner! Price: $37.00/person
Elements Day Spa- Interested in getting a massage? Located on the second floor of our hotel we have an outstanding day spa offering couples massages, facials, deep tissue massages and so much more! Give them a call at 530-544-6390 or stop by to make an appointment. http://www.elementsoftahoe.com/
Take a Scenic Gondola Ride in this covered trip for 8! The sights might not be as clear as usual, but afte participate in gymnastics, music classes, and a giant pit of colorful balls! They also have a mini gym with a padded mountain, monkey rings, balance beams and material for building forts. The Tahoe Tot Spot also offers a date night for parents: drop the kids off for a couple hours where they will have their own dinner and a movie night, while you enjoy the night to yourselves.
South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena- An olympic sized indoor rink that offers open skating, lessons, hockey games, and even curling! Some weekends they will also have black light skating nights! You can rent skates and equipment at the arena, and they also have bucket assists available for beginner skaters and children.
If you still want to hike- The Vikingsholm castle sits at the head of Emerald Bay and probably has some of the best views of the lake. Tours of Vikingsholm Castle are available seven days a week from Memorial Day weekend until the end of September and includes full access to the interior and exterior of the caste. Castle can be accessed by a steep, mile long trail. So if it is raining, bring you jacket!
Tip: During a rainy day, many people may not choose to hike down the Vikingsholm trail, so you could have the place to yourself!
History of Lake Tahoe- Visit an outstanding museum on the lake! Located on the west shore is the beautiful Tahoe maritime museum. The museum covers the boating and maritime history of Lake Tahoe. Also features special exhibits and collection. For adults, there is a library on the history of Tahoe’s boating industry and for kids there are interactive boating games. Thursday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm.
Grab your pennies and head to the casinos- Located roughly one mile from our hotel there are a handful of casinos in Stateline, NV. Choose from Harrah’s, Harvey’s, Mont Bleu, Lakeside, and the Hard Rock. If you don’t want to gamble, check out some of the nightclubs and amazing restaurants located in every casino. r the 30 minute ride up, you’ll be ready for hot chocolate at the Tamarack Lodge, and if you are lucky, hopefully some snowfall!. Plus, kids 4 and under are FREE! https://www.skiheavenly.com/explore-the-resort/activities/epic-discovery/scenic-gondola.aspx
Grab your Popcorn and head to the Heavenly Cinemas featuring new releases weekly. Visit
their website for show times.
Lace up your bowling shoes- Tahoe bowl features 16 lanes for open and league bowling as well as arcade games, pool tables, pizza and beer specials, and a pro shop! http://www.tahoebowl.com/
Shop Local- Head over to some of Tahoe’s local shops like Wildwood Makers Market, Gailicious, and On Time Tahoe for locally made goods and souvenirs. http://www.wildwooddiy.com/
Drop the kids off to play- The indoor play area at The Tahoe Tot Spot is a great spot for young kids to
The Safari Rose is without a doubt the largest, most luxurious yacht on Lake Tahoe. Built in 1959, she is 80 feet long and 20 feet wide, has 6 bathrooms, a dining room, a heated salon with leather and teak, full bar, beautiful enclosed fantail, sun deck and even a cozy fireplace.
She’s been to the Great Lakes, cruised the eastern seaboard to Florida, the Caribbean, sailed through the Panama Canal to the Puget Sound and north to our friends in Alaska. Certainly the most graceful yacht of its size on Lake Tahoe, the Safari Rose awaits you for a memorable outing on this spectacular mountain lake. Style and elegance are reflected in every facet of this classic 80′ yacht.
All operated for your comfort and convenience by a Coast Guard licensed Master and an experienced crew. Choose from one of their guided tours of Lake Tahoe’s magnificent shoreline and lakefront attractions, special evening cruises or an exclusive charter for your wedding, reception, corporate function or other special event.
Tahoe Bleu Wave This beautiful 1966 Million Dollar Classic Yacht has been around the world and now cruising Tahoe’s pristine waters edge. The Tahoe Bleu Wave is an exceptional tour boat measuring in at over 70 feet long with capacity of up to 50 people.
Luxuriously comfortable amenities include a fully stocked bar w/ fireplace, private lounge, stateroom, fly-bridge, gigantic party bow, restrooms and full climate controlled indoor facilities.
Aboard the Tahoe Bleu Wave, we strive to make your time with us a true “Tahoe Experience” – an experience from routine. From the minute you step aboard, you know – this is the way to experience Tahoe: All of our public cruises guarantee awe inspiring views of the lake, majestic mountains, wildlife and a friendly on board staff to make sure you are well taken care of. So the only surprises you’ll have are the pleasant kind. Rated #1 on Trip Advisor & 5 Stars on YELP.
Tahoe Bleu Wave
Round Hill Pines Beach
Zephyr Cove, NV 89449
Heavenly Adventure Peak- With five kilometers of groomed trail at the top of the gondola, the
adventure begins with a scenic 2.4 mile ride up the mountain. The trails meander through the forest and provide awesome views from nearly 3,000 feet above Lake Tahoe. Cross- country skis and snowshoe, and snow bike rentals are also available, as well as activities such as tubing, and UTV tours.
Skiing and Snowboarding- With over 22,000 ski-able acres in the Lake Tahoe Basin, getting on the mountain is a must! Heavenly, Kirkwood, and Sierra-At-Tahoe are all within 30 miles from the hotel. Talk to our front desk staff about rental deliveries, lift tickets, and shuttles.
Lake Tahoe Adventures is the Tahoe Area’s premier adventure tour company. Offering tours 365 days a year, in snow, sun and rain! They offer Snowmobile, ATV, and Razor tours. These tours will take you to places you haven’t been before, show you things you haven’t seen before, and put you in touch with nature and your adventurous side.
Sledding- Nestled on over 40 pristine acres at the top of echo summit is Adventure Mountain. With 15 groomed sledding and tubing rungs, lifts, snowshoe rentals, picnic areas and a lodge cafe. This is definitely the place to take your family for an adventure filled day. http://adventuremountaintahoe.com/
It’s Always Wonderful Weather for A Sleigh Ride in Tahoe! This private sleigh ride takes you through the meadows surrounding Lake Tahoe, to some areas with outstanding views! Also, a dash through the snow along the old Pony Express Trail, before returning to the meeting place next to the casinos at state line. Fun for the whole family!
Dog Sledding- Head over to Wilderness Adventures Dog Sleds and join them on an adventure of a lifetime as they explore the spectacular Sierra Nevada Mountains. Experience the thrill and excitement of touring in complete safety behind a team of eager huskies! Enjoy the beautiful sights and fresh air with your whole family! And don’t forget to bring your camera! http://www.tahoedogsledtours.com/
Boat Cruises- The M.S. Dixie scenic day cruises and Safari Rose offer fabulous photo opportunities, sunshine, and fresh Lake Tahoe air! With plenty of room to spread out and get comfortable, you’ll quickly settle in. Just don’t forget to dress warm or bring a blanket! Lunch and refreshments are served on board.
Ice Skating- Enjoy the music, lights, and the wonderful winter ambiance of South Shore’s only
outdoor ice-rink located inside the Heavenly Village. Open every day from 10am to 8pm for
the whole family to enjoy!
(Across from Lakeside Inn & Casino)
169 Highway 50
Stateline, NV 89449
Here are some of our local Marina's. Some are are open year round with cruises availalbe year round.
Ski Run Marina (year-round services)
- Ski Run Marina 900 Ski Run Blvd.
#1 S Lake Tahoe CA 96150
- PHONE: (530) 544-9500
- EMAIL: email@example.com
- 2435 Venice Drive East
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
- Phone: (530)541-2155
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1900 Jameson Beach Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
- Phone: (530) 542-6570
Zepher Cove Marina (year-round services)
- 760 US-50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
- Phone: (775) 589-4901
Round Hill Pines (year-round services)
- 300 Highway 50
Zepher Cove, Nevada 89448
- Marina & Rentals: 775.588.3054
- Main Office: 775.588.3055
- Email: email@example.com
- 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
- 100 feet from hotel
- Phone: (530) 541-9800
Lake Tahoe Water Taxi
Water Taxi from Camp Richardson, Lakeside, Round Hill Pines, or Timber Cove.
Area Ski Resorts
Closest to South Lake Tahoe