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Best things to do in Lake Tahoe

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

State / Provincial Park
“Emerald Bay State Park is surrounded by forested hillsides of glacier-carved granite ”
168 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Beautiful lake, lots of hiking, great views, brick oven pizza, outdoor music etc ”
96 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Great resort for avid skiers and snowboarders, with tons of amenities for non-winter sports fanatics like a mountain top bar and lounge. Take the Gondola up and enjoy spectacular views of the lake!”
107 locals recommend
Lodging
“3.8 miles from the Airbnb home, a quick car ride to the heart of south Lake Tahoe!”
74 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you're looking for a Tahoe lakeview for drinks, lunch, or dinner, then this is a dining room with a view. Bring your beach shoes and hang out on the rocks or dock after your drinks or meal. ”
109 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Incredible lake side ambiance. Great for a drinks and high-end pub food in the bar or a fancy sit-down dinner in the dining room. ”
111 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“During the summer it can be a long wait so go early or play life size Jenga while you wait! The Cowboy benedict in the winter time is INCREDIBLE. Great greek salad with homemade dressing for the salad lovers. The chorizo burrito is great! Anything with a star by it on the menu is well loved. ”
95 locals recommend
Café
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“Sprouts Cafe specializes in fresh, mostly organic food served in a warm, casual atmosphere with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Menu features soups, salads, sandwiches, spinach bowls, tuna burritos, hummus melts, baked tofu, and real fruit smoothies. Open 8am to 9pm daily.”
92 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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“Everything you need. Although in California you cannot checkout in the self-checkout lane with alcohol. You must use the regular lanes.”
49 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Sand Harbor is considered the most beautiful beach in Lake Tahoe. It is located on the Nevada side of the lake in the Lake Tahoe National Park. The beach has a small museum and store, bathrooms, showers, parking, a boat launch, picnic tables and BBQs and plenty of golden sand to put down a blanket and umbrella. Some areas around the beach have rocks that you can jump off of. There is a parking fee at Sand Harbor during the summer and fall months. During the summer season, Sand Harbor has beach lifeguards. The boat launch area of Sand Harbor is located on the North side of the beach and launch fees and boat inspections apply. There is also a bay just for SCUBA divers called Diver's Cove.”
70 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Delicious pizza right in the heart of Heavenly Village. Gets very busy, and doesn't take reservations, but is worth it if you can get in!”
58 locals recommend
Casino
“Some of the best stars and bands play here and you can get REALLY great ticket prices at their box office in the casino. Check out the casino website before your visit to see who's playing. Even the cover bands rock!”
66 locals recommend
Casino
“Casino, Restaurants, Shopping. Use to have a good breakfast deal. Don't know if its still around”
34 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Best "quick view" of Lake Tahoe essesntial if your time is short. Great Apres Ski, or just drop in for late lunch or Happy Hour. Bar has crasft beers, wine, crab cakes, sliders and pizza. You can sit on the beach around a fireplace and gaze across the lake at Mt. Tallac.”
79 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Family owned; great place to grab a quick breakfast sandwich to go or sit and read a newspaper by the fire. Has specialty grocery items and great coffee :) ”
68 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Local shops and boutiques. Great selection of fun and interesting shops in an outdoor mall setting.”
54 locals recommend