A road trip to Lake Tahoe is all about the journey, but that adventure doesn’t have to end once you’ve arrived. Your base camp at scenic South Lake Tahoe is your hub for exploration and discovery.
Lake Tahoe will take your breath away with its famous views, incredible adventure and exhilarating entertainment.
So now that you have set South Lake Tahoe as your base camp, what is there to do?
Explore The Famous Tahoe Views
Everything you have seen of Tahoe in magazines, online, or on TV are all within reach.
Start your adventure in one of the most photographed locations in the United States, beautiful Emerald Bay. You’ll have a plethora of trails you can take all ranging from a hike down to the lake or head up towards the picturesque waterfall overlooking the bay.
Don’t stop here! Hop back in the car to take a ride in one of the many gondolas located at Heavenly Mountain Resort for a truly awe-inspiring view of the Lake. Round out your evening with lakeside cocktails Brooks’ Bar and Deck at Edgewood before watching a classic Lake Tahoe sunset from the Chart House Lake View Restaurant.
Snowmobile Through the Mountains
Zephyr Cove Snowmobiling offers one of South Lake’s most thrilling features, the annual Tahoe Snowmobiling Experience. Reaching 9,000 feet above sea level and featuring over 45 miles of trails, these tours are guaranteed to provide the full Tahoe Winter experience. Boasting a fleet of more than 100 snowmobiles, clothing rentals, and free hotel shuttle transportation, they’re Lake Tahoe’s top snowmobile destination.
NOTE: Complimentary shuttle pick-up and drop-off service provided. However the service is first come, first served. There is a nominal transportation fee for groups of 20 or more.
Eat and Indulge in Tahoe South
Most know of Tahoe’s scenic value, but this does not outshine the delicious surprise of decadent cuisines available to visitors.
Nestled at the base of Heavenly’s Gondola, is the Driftwood Cafe for visitors looking for generous breakfasts and some original morning specialties. For those with comfort food on the mind, there’s the Red Hut Cafe known for its heaping plates of indulgent breakfast classics.
Find old-timey traditional locales with belly-busting burgers and milkshakes like the Sno Flake Drive-In, upscale dining with a side of celebrity at Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen, and local flavors eaten lakeside at Jimmy’s Restaurant in The Landing Resort and Spa.
If wine or concoctions are more your style, try The Tahoe Cocktail Corner’s sophisticated beverages and wine selection. In Heavenly Village, intriguing and intimate surroundings lure guests to The Loft, a live theater and lounge which features surprisingly creative drinks.
For more locations with a breathtaking view, read Best Lake Tahoe Restaurants for a Romantic Dinner with a View
From the Slopes to a Sunset Cruise
There’s no way to do everything South Lake Tahoe has available in one day, but not sure how best to organize your adventure?
Begin your day on the slopes and finish it off with a sunset cruise across the lake.
Start the day by strapping on some skis or a snowboard and enjoying the fresh snow at Heavenly or Sierra-at-Tahoe. Glide down the runs to your heart’s content, warm up at one of the base lodges, then it’s time to head to the water.
Available every day is Lake Tahoe’s historic M.S. Dixie II, Lake Tahoe’s only sternwheeler, always ready to take you across the lake to stunning Emerald Bay. Bask in the rustic vibes of Dixie’s base at Zephyr Cove Resort, then hop on board for an unforgettable dinner while taking in a magnificent Lake Tahoe sunset from the water.
NOTE: In the Winter, M.S. Dixie II only serves dinner on Saturday evenings.
Whether your looking for an outdoor adventure or a relaxing stay, South Lake Tahoe has something just for you. Complete your Tahoe Base Camp by booking your stay at one of our luxury locations, for a truly one of a kind vacation. Book Today!