Destination guide

Why people love visiting captivating South Lake Tahoe

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of South Lake Tahoe. This city's lake, skiing and casino gaming draw many visitors. Heavenly Ski Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in South Lake Tahoe

Are you searching for things to do during your stay? Travellers enjoy fun activities like skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes South Lake Tahoe a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Heavenly Ski Resort (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Magic Carpet Golf (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Lake Tahoe Balloons (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Lake Tahoe Golf Course (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Bijou Golf Course (3 mi / 4.8 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe is a destination with activities spanning many seasons. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, February, March or April, when snowfall averages 107.88 inches and temperatures average -9°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in South Lake Tahoe

Travellers appreciate the panoramic lake views and pristine beaches, which is just a taste of what South Lake Tahoe has to offer. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, South Lake Tahoe is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pope Beach (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Bijou Community Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Regan Beach (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • El Dorado Beach (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Campground by the Lake (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Washoe Meadows State Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around South Lake Tahoe

Fly into Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), the closest airport, located 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), which is 29 mi (46.7 km) away.

Where to stay near South Lake Tahoe?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,765 holiday rentals near South Lake Tahoe. From 348 Cabins to 1,528 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South Lake Tahoe is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to South Lake Tahoe?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in South Lake Tahoe:

  • Al Tahoe: 1,569 holiday homes
  • Tahoe Keys: 323 holiday homes
  • Pioneer Trail: 1,680 holiday homes
  • Tahoe Tyrol: 633 holiday homes
  • Rancho Bijou: 398 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to South Lake Tahoe?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in South Lake Tahoe. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Heavenly Village: 2,060 holiday rentals
  • Inspiration Point Vista: 3,845 holiday rentals
  • Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority Visitor Center: 3,437 holiday rentals
  • Emerald Bay State Park: 2,385 holiday rentals
  • Heavenly Mountain Gondola: 3,443 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Lake Tahoe listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in South Lake Tahoe?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 348 Cabins in South Lake Tahoe. Our other popular types of South Lake Tahoe holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,528 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 348 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 433 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in South Lake Tahoe?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 813 holiday homes with pool available in South Lake Tahoe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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