Welcome to Tahoe, CA
Alpine Caribbean in winter wonderland
Living where people visit as a vacation spot is exceptional, and Tahoe, California is one spot that seems like a dream. Perched on the shore of Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City offers a melange of activities suitable for everyone.
What makes this city remarkably beautiful is the vibe you get from this mountain town— everyone seems healthy, active, and friendly. During the summer, the streets are lined with flower baskets at giraffe height, with colors spilling toward you. Across the street, there's a historic house in a classic log cabin style, and on the other side, you’re graced with a shimmering lake and mountains.
What to Love
- Picturesque views
- Ever-expanding local art scenery
- Outdoor activities, such as paddleboarding, kayaking, and hiking at Emerald Bay
Local LifestyleTahoe City has ever-changing weather, receiving about 300 days of sunshine. If you’re not a fan of muggy weather, there's very little humidity, even during the summer. For this reason, most residents are quite active and outdoorsy.
The city primarily draws residents from the Bay Area, which is less than a four-hour drive away, Arizonians, outdoor-loving Southern California residents, and those around the city seeking an active lifestyle.
Shopping, Dining, & Entertainment This mountain town is full of unimpeachable entertainment spots that offer delightful experiences. The Soule Domain proudly serves dishes made with organic, free-range, and natural poultry and meats in a Californian fare, accompanied by an extensive wine list.
Cafe Fiore is a rustic, romantically acclaimed, and quaint Italian restaurant in a tiny alpine gingerbread cabin. Tucked away in one of South Lake Tahoe's snowy back lanes, make a reservation to sit at one of its seven most coveted tables. Craving authentic pizza? Base Camp Pizza Co. offers gourmet pizza, including four cheese blends of mozzarella pizza and Italian pies, served with cocktails and live music in an upbeat, family-friendly atmosphere. Enjoy dinner at Gar Woods Grill and Pier, a premier waterfront dining destination with floor-to-ceiling windows and a large deck, giving you breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. This restaurant serves fruity rum cocktails and hearty meals, providing you with maximum body and soul satisfaction.
Things to Do There's no better way to kick off the new year for music lovers than being at SnowGlobe, a three-day event where chart-topping acts like Snoop Dogg, Skrillex, and Zedd have performed at. This event is hosted annually at South Lake Tahoe Community Playfields.
After starting the new year with a mighty kick at SnowGlobe, prepare to have more fun at SNOWFEST, a 10-day winter carnival celebrating Lake Tahoe's winter scene. This festival is filled with numerous activities and events. Become part of history by joining the annual Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival, the longest-running SUP race event in the world at Kings Beach State Recreational Area. If you’re not from Tahoe, book your reservations at Palisades Tahoe, a ski resort in the heart of all the fun.
Alpine Meadows is an excellent place to relax in if you aren't joining your family to ski on its many lifts and terrains. Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is a snowboard and ski resort that's perfect for a snowboard or ski vacation for both beginners and veterans. For an on-mountain dining option, Homewood Mountain Resort is a hidden gem that provides an unbeatable experience. Heavenly Mountain Resort overlooks the sapphire blue waters of Lake Tahoe and offers all kinds of amenities, such as mountain climbing, biking, skiing, and snowboarding. Get to know and enjoy America's most beautiful bike ride, a charity endurance program where over 27,000 cyclists aim to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The journey features clean mountain air, breathtaking scenery, and rest stops with beverages and delicious food.
Go big on the 4th of July at Lake Tahoe—from North Shore to South Shore—and view spectacular fireworks displays with friends and family.
Schools Lake Tahoe Unified School District has eight schools, including: