Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Lake Tahoe

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Lake Tahoe. This city's lake, skiing and casino gaming draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions like Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar California Resort. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Lake Tahoe

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in town? Travelers enjoy Lake Tahoe for its skiing, hiking and snowboarding. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Lake Tahoe a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Heavenly Ski Resort (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Northstar California Resort (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe (18 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort (28.6 mi / 46 km)
  • Spooner Lake Cross Country Ski Area (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Homewood Mountain Resort (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a destination with activities spanning many seasons. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, March, February or December, when snowfall averages 7.19 inches and temperatures average 22°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Lake Tahoe

Travelers love Lake Tahoe for its panoramic lake views and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Lake Tahoe. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Cave Rock Park (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Skunk Harbor Trail (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Meeks Bay Beach (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Zephyr Cove Beach (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Commons Beach Park (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)

Traveling to and around Lake Tahoe

The nearest airport is in Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), located 14.2 mi (22.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), which is 16.5 mi (26.6 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Truckee Station.

Where to stay around Lake Tahoe?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,732 holiday lettings near Lake Tahoe. From 812 Cabins to 3,590 Houses, 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 Lake Tahoe is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Tahoe?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lake Tahoe. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • South Shore: 2,913 holiday homes
  • South Lake Tahoe: 2,741 holiday homes
  • Truckee: 3,907 holiday homes
  • Reno: 146 holiday homes
  • Incline Village: 2,206 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Tahoe! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Tahoe?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Lake Tahoe with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • South Lake Tahoe: 2,741 holiday lettings
  • Truckee: 3,907 holiday lettings
  • Reno: 146 holiday lettings
  • Incline Village: 2,206 holiday lettings
  • Tahoe City: 3,056 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Lake Tahoe?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Lake Tahoe are:

  • Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL): 2,851 self catering accommodations
  • Minden, NV (MEV-Minden-Tahoe): 2,242 self catering accommodations
  • Truckee-Tahoe Airport (TKF): 4,158 self catering accommodations

For other airports, 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 in Lake Tahoe?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Lake Tahoe. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Solitude Ski Lift: 4,206 holiday rentals
  • South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena: 3,446 holiday rentals
  • Heavenly Village: 1,976 holiday rentals
  • Van Sickle Bi-State Park: 3,298 holiday rentals
  • Cave Rock Park: 5,281 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Tahoe listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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