A perfect escape for all seasons, Lake Tahoe is a top California destination offering a pristine landscape to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. In winter you can ski down the fresh powder at Heavenly Mountain or Squaw Valley, and during summer you can test your wakeboarding and tubing skills on the lake. Whatever time of year you come to Lake Tahoe, you’ll have plenty of things to do to make your vacation an unforgettable one.
Lake Tahoe is renowned for its outdoor activities. Whether you’re into hiking the top trails or trying out the latest rock climbing route, you’ll find something to scratch your itch for adventure here. For a little bit of everything check out the Summer Adventure Zone at Heavenly Mountain Resort, where you can explore a ropes course, go on a rollercoaster, take a gondola ride, or zipline through the forest!
Live Like a Local
Lake Tahoe is full of secret spots, the most beloved of them being Skunk Harbor, a secluded beach in North Tahoe that can be reached along a wooded 1.5-mile hike. Its turquoise waters and pristine sand make it the perfect place to swim or sunbathe. Fallen Leaf Waterfall is another local gem with a stream of water cascading 65-feet below. Here you have the option of enjoying the waterfall from the scenic overlook above or, for those seeking a more adventurous route, you can climb down the rocks to see the full scope of the falls from below.
Live lobster and homemade chorizo are key staples at the Overland Meat and Seafood Company; your one-stop-shop to getting everything you need to grill a lakeside feast. Looking for something to satisfy your morning sweet tooth? Sugar Pine Cakery is a popular breakfast pitstop for their orange morning buns, macarons, and chocolate chip zucchini bread. Get there early, because many of their products sell out quick!
There’s nothing better than taking in the sights of Lake Tahoe on a Zephyr Cove Cruise around Emerald Bay. Cruises are available all day long or can be booked with dinner in the evenings. When it starts to get chilly outside, it’s a good idea to get a hearty Scottish meal at Mac Duff’s Pub. We recommend their famous shepherd’s pie and a bowl of Guinness stew to warm you up.
The Perfect Place All Year Long
Located only 100 yards away from Heavenly’s Ski Gondola and a few blocks from the lake, the Forest Suites Resort is a welcome home to visitors who want to enjoy the best of Lake Tahoe in a secluded and picturesque environment. Each suite includes a full kitchen, dining, and living area, making it a great option for families looking to reunite for the holidays. With more than 300 days of sunshine in Lake Tahoe and plenty of activities for every season, its no wonder many have made it their annual holiday destination.