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Things to do in Tahoe City

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Hotel
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“Best reasonable priced restaurant on the lake. Sit lakeside in the summer and spring enjoying the freshest complete menu on the lake. Winter months the cabin vibe and open fire make this a cosy food retreat.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“EVERYONE'S favorite breakfast/brunch! Hop over to the West Shore Market and order a coffee to enjoy while you wait! ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great bread and pastries! Highly recommended. Half off bread and some pastries from 3-4pm”
  • 74 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good burger spot, drinks flowing, cabin feel in the winter, river side dining in summer months.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A little bit of San Francisco right here on the North Shore. Great date night. Dine for a full dinner or drinks and tapas at the bar for happy hour. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
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“Longtime, lakefront place with a patio for New American fare with Californian & Hawaiian flavors.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Cinema
“Tahoe City movie theater, usually only 2-3 showings a day. Call or check online to see what is playing. Beer and wine available.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food, terrific wine list, beautiful views. Definitely one of our favorites in the area. Note: the photo by Airbnb is terrible - this is actually a really nice room with outstanding view of the lake. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Our favorite place for a great sandwich or morning cup of coffee! Gelato, deli, small grocery store stocked with premium organic foods, wine, beer. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“A great breakfast place in the heart of Tahoe City. A short drive from kings beach, but good food and cool atmosphere and friendly staff. Always busy so call ahead to check if there are wait times!”
  • 41 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great happy hour in the bar with food & drink. Right on the Truckee River. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place to grab a beer. The food is pretty good as well and they usually serve food pretty late. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Wonderful local organic grocery store. They also make their own bread (best baguette by far on North Shore/Truckee). It's another great place to pick up freshly made sandwiches and other lunch items to go.”
  • 22 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Highly recommend the pulled pork! Yum! Family friendly with great views of the lake (and heated outdoor seating!)”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“Want to hang at a more gritty local bar? This is the place...pool, shuffleboard, lots of TV's for sports and good times.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Museum
“History of the Tahoe area and the Truckee river. Pictures of pre-historic looking Mackinac trout for the fish loving.”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Hotel
“Best reasonable priced restaurant on the lake. Sit lakeside in the summer and spring enjoying the freshest complete menu on the lake. Winter months the cabin vibe and open fire make this a cosy food retreat.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“EVERYONE'S favorite breakfast/brunch! Hop over to the West Shore Market and order a coffee to enjoy while you wait! ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Bar
“Good burger spot, drinks flowing, cabin feel in the winter, river side dining in summer months.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A little bit of San Francisco right here on the North Shore. Great date night. Dine for a full dinner or drinks and tapas at the bar for happy hour. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
“Longtime, lakefront place with a patio for New American fare with Californian & Hawaiian flavors.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food, terrific wine list, beautiful views. Definitely one of our favorites in the area. Note: the photo by Airbnb is terrible - this is actually a really nice room with outstanding view of the lake. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“A great breakfast place in the heart of Tahoe City. A short drive from kings beach, but good food and cool atmosphere and friendly staff. Always busy so call ahead to check if there are wait times!”
  • 41 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Great happy hour in the bar with food & drink. Right on the Truckee River. ”
  • 34 locals recommend

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