South Lake Tahoe California Photos and Information

Celebrate the Seasons in South Lake Tahoe: South Lake Tahoe is an ideal travel destination not only for those who seek a California lake vacation, but also for vacation getaways that involve the outdoors. From camping, fishing, and golfing, to horseback riding, to snow and water sports, South Lake Tahoe offers amazing adventures, beautiful scenery, and 17 beautiful resorts and hotels. Pictured above clockwise left is couture shopping in South Lake Tahoe Village, a group enjoys a view from the top of the Heavenly Ski Resort Gondola and dancers perform "All That Jazz" at Harrah's across the state line in Nevada.

Located on the California state border near Nevada approximately 188 miles north-east of San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe is home to over 24,000 residents. You can get to South Lake Tahoe by flying into the Reno or Sacramento airports, with charter buses   going hourly to South Lake Tahoe major hotels from Reno Airport. If you’d prefer to drive, South Lake Tahoe is approximately a 3 ½ hour drive from San Francisco.

South Lake Tahoe is located on Lake Tahoe which is 12 miles wide, 22 miles long and features 72 miles of shoreline. Cities surrounding the lake include South Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City on opposite ends..

Near the Northern section of the lake and Tahoe City are cities named Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Sunnyside, Homewood and Tahoma. This northwestern side of Lake Tahoe offers skiing at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadow. Not far from Tahoe City is the Donner Memorial State Park and Donner Lake.

The southeastern side of the lake that borders Nevada and a city called Stateline, Nevada, includes popular South Lake Tahoe. Skiing and gambling casinos (on the Nevada side of the street) make South Lake Tahoe a popular resort destination for event planning, weddings, meetings, social functions and outdoor enthusiasts. South Lake Tahoe's ski resort is Heavenly. Dinner cruise boats on this side of the lake include the Tahoe Queen.

Visitors can enjoy South Lake Tahoe for the outdoor experience, as well as shopping at some of the many great gift shops. Families can go bicycling, or kids can enjoy the Caesars Tahoe Arcade while parents golf at the Edgewood Golf Course or go fishing with Backwater Charters. Visit the Aspen Lounge to test your luck at the casino, or take the family out to eat at the American River Café for a real treat.

If you enjoy skiing, you’ll love the winter months at South Lake Tahoe. Californians living at the beach can escape the winter doldrums and overcast days on weekend getaways. Mesmerizing snowfalls cover the pine trees in a blanket of white between late November and early April, providing some incredible skiing or snowboard at Sierra-at-Tahoe ski lift. With an average winter snowfall of about 20 feet and temperatures averaging 38 degrees, South Lake Tahoe offers fantastic powder conditions ideal for beginners to expert skiers and snowboarders.

In the summer months of July through August, temperatures average about 80 degrees and the evenings aren’t very cold at all. The spring and fall temperatures average about 56 degrees. Be sure to pack a sweater or jacket along with some lightweight clothing and you'll be set. Dressing in layers is usually recommended. Lake Tahoe beaches you can enjoy during the summer include: Baldwin Beach, Camp Richardson Resort & Marina, Connolley Beach, El Dorado Beach, Emerald Bay Beach, Kiva Beach, Nevada Beach, Pope Beach, Regan Beach, Round Hill Pines Beach & Marina, Ski Run Beach, Tallac Picnic Area and Zephyr Cove Beach. 

South Lake Tahoe also offers annual events all year round, including the Hwy 50 Wagon Train in June, Star Spangled Fourth – Lights on the Lake on the 4th of July, the Lake Tahoe Marathon in October and much much more.

With an array of hotels and resorts to chose from, you can stay at the Best Western Station House Inn, the Holiday Inn Express, the 3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club and many more. Enjoy your stay at South Lake Tahoe, with fun and adventure always waiting for you.

100 Lake Parkway
Stateline, NV
(775) 588-3566
(888) 881-8659
e-mail: [email protected]

South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-1977
e-mail: [email protected]

50 Hwy 50
Stateline, NV
(775) 588-6211
(800) 648-3322

15 Hwy 50
Stateline, NV
(775) 588-6611
(800) 427-7247
e-mail: [email protected]

1111 Sierra-at-Tahoe Road
Twin Bridges, Ca
(530) 659-7453
1156 Ski Run Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 544-5050 Fax: (530) 544-2386
E-mail: [email protected]

South Lake Tahoe lakes and mountains
South Lake Tahoe lakes and mountains
Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. It measures 12 miles wide X 22 miles long X 1,645 feet maximum depth. Its shoreline is  72 mile long.