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-sees 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 and attractions in South Lake Tahoe

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

  • 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)

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 vacation, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 80°F. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, February, March or April, when snowfall averages 42.47 inches and temperatures average 17°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in South Lake Tahoe

Travelers 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 center:

  • 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)

Transportation 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 center. 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 around South Lake Tahoe?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,707 holiday lettings near South Lake Tahoe. From 1,503 Houses to 357 Cabins, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover South Lake Tahoe area.

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 accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in South Lake Tahoe:

  • Christmas Valley: 247 holiday homes
  • Christmas Valley 2: 49 holiday homes
  • North Upper Truckee: 112 holiday homes
  • Tahoe Paradise: 1,569 holiday homes
  • Bijou 1: 942 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 South Lake Tahoe?

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

  • Washoe Meadows State Park: 2,804 holiday lettings
  • Patsy's Ski Lift: 2,836 holiday lettings
  • First Ride Ski Lift: 3,088 holiday lettings
  • Sky Express Ski Lift: 2,803 holiday lettings
  • Groove Ski Lift: 2,872 holiday lettings

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 Houses in South Lake Tahoe?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,503 Houses in South Lake Tahoe. Our other popular types of South Lake Tahoe holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 357 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 451 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 34 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages 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 756 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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