Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Tahoe City is ready to explore

The lake, riverfront and mountains display a scene truly unique to Tahoe City. Well known for its skiing, hiking and biking, this walkable city won't disappoint. Northstar California Resort and Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Tahoe City

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in the area? Travelers enjoy Tahoe City for its skiing, hiking and biking. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Tahoe City a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Northstar California Resort (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe (17.5 mi / 28.1 km)
  • Tahoe City Golf Course (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Granlibakken Resort Ski Area (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Tahoe City

Tahoe City is well known for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, February, March or April, when snowfall averages 56.20 inches and temperatures average 20°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Tahoe City

Travelers appreciate the panoramic lake views and breathtaking sunrises, which is just a taste of what Tahoe City has to offer. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Tahoe City is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Commons Beach Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Brockway Summit (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Kings Beach State Recreation Area (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Stateline Lookout (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park (8.5 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Meeks Bay Beach (9.3 mi / 15 km)

How to get to and around Tahoe City

The nearest airport is in Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), located 10.2 mi (16.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), which is 20.7 mi (33.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Tahoe City?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,706 holiday lettings near Tahoe City. From 1,238 Houses to 305 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Tahoe City is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Tahoe City?

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

  • Lake Forest: 328 holiday homes
  • Pineland: 111 holiday homes
  • Tahoe Tavern: 142 holiday homes
  • Talmont: 126 holiday homes
  • Tahoe Sierra Estates: 135 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Tahoe City? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Tahoe City. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • North Lake Tahoe Visitors and Convention Bureau: 3,535 holiday lettings
  • St. Nicholas Episcopal Church: 5,239 holiday lettings
  • Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park: 5,121 holiday lettings
  • North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Gatekeepers Museum: 5,067 holiday lettings
  • Gatekeeper's Museum: 5,055 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Tahoe City listed on 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 Houses in Tahoe City?

Yes, of course. offers 1,238 Houses in Tahoe City. Our other popular types of Tahoe City holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 305 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 305 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 808 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Tahoe City?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,137 holiday homes with pool available in Tahoe City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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