Summer in South Lake Tahoe


Recently I’ve been asked about good places to go on our trips, so I thought that I’d share some of our favorite things to do, see, and eat during the Summer in Lake Tahoe.


Tahoe Queen
On my wishlist. Tour the lake via paddlewheeler.
900 Ski Run Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Kayak Tahoe
Paddle boards, Kayaks, Etc. Reserve ahead in busy season.
3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Tahoe Trout Farm
Fishing. Free, only pay per catch.
1023 Blue Lake Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150



El Dorado Beach
Beach, rentals, bikes, seasonal boat launch.
Hwy 50 & Lakeview Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Sand Harbor Beach
Rentals, natural sand beach, calm water.
Sand Harbor Park
New Washoe City, NV 89704

Emerald Bay State Park
Beautiful lookout, hike to Vikingsholm and water.
Emerald Bay State Park
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96154

Baldwin Beach
Calmer area, sand beach. Bring an umbrella.
Hwy 89 about 1 mile north of Fallen Leaf Rd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

*You will have to pay for parking at most of these places to see.



Heidi’s Pancake House
Breakfast, large portions, quick.
3485 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Bear Beach Cafe
Breakfast, great view. Kid friendly.
3310 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Blue Angel Cafe
Lunch, Dinner. Very kid friendly.
1132 Ski Run Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

MacDuffs Pub
Lunch, Dinner. Delicious food, outside seating.
1041 Fremont Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Sno Flake Drive In
Lunch, Dinner. Great milkshakes and garlic fries.
3059 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza
Lunch, Dinner. Large menu, board games on table.
2556 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA


Have you been to South Lake Tahoe before? Do you have any favorite spots or things to do?

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Responses to “Summer in South Lake Tahoe”

  1. lovely guide! I recently visited and I definitely had a blast! I think kayaking in Emerald Bay and hiking in Eagle Falls were definitely a highlight! The atmosphere was so beautiful

    1. I’m so glad that you enjoyed your visit. Tahoe is so diverse and large I feel like it can truly be an experience for everyone.

  2. So I am defiantly going to add Lake Tahoe on my list of places to visit! Maybe we will go in the winter when it snows 🙂

    1. As you should! There hasn’t been a lot of snow lately but it does get cold. Our favorite place to ski/board is Kirkwood just south of Tahoe. 🙂

  3. It seems like a great place to visit! I didn’t know much about it, but now I think I’d love to go there.

  4. I think a vacation is in order! Beautiful photos of beautiful places <3

  5. Love this. PS… love the simplicity your blog is. Soooo refreshing.

    1. Thanks! I really love the re-design. I’m going to talk more about it once I finish up this Tahoe segment. I just couldn’t wait to get all of the new stuff up! 🙂

  6. How is it that I just left, and it’s already time to go back?! I think I waited too late in life to go, but these make it that much more enticing. Weeee.

  7. Note to seeeellllf…..Heidi’s Pancake House. The Guy loves breakfast foods (unlike me. I prefer sandwiches lol). I think we’re heading out to Tahoe towards the end of September, so I’ll have to keep in mind, some of these spots we should visit. Always love your city guides. Helps a newbie out 😉

    1. He’d love it so much. The portions were HUGE.

  8. I’ve never been to lake tahoe, but I love all the pictures everyone takes! And this is such a great list of things to do see and eat! I love ti!

  9. I’ve always wanted to go to Lake Tahoe, it looks beautiful! Those pictures are breathtaking 🙂

  10. Great guide– never been, but if I ever do, I will refer back to this!

  11. I’ve loved all your photos this summer. This definitely needs to be on my list.

  12. Now I am dying to go visit Lake Tahoe. So many fun things to do and those pictures are amazing!

  13. I want to go to there! Fabulous guide 🙂

  14. After looking through your post I had to first go on MapQuest to figure out how far Lake Tahoe is from me. Thank you for this post. If I am ever in that area I now have my own tour guide right here 🙂

  15. So many people have talked about Lake Tahoe lately! It’s definitely on my new “places to go” list! I’ll be pinning this for future reference.

  16. I love the pictures. Lake Tahoe is such a pretty place.

  17. Love the guide! Great ideas!

  18. Looks like a great guide. Thanks for sharing

  19. Thanks for sharing your tips! 🙂

  20. Great guides on where to go and what to do! If I ever get to go over, I’ll definitely take this with me.

    Katie <3

  21. wow it looks so gorgeous there!

  22. I can’t wait to go to Tahoe this winter. I am really hoping for good snow this year, we need rain!

    1. I knowwww. We haven’t been boarding in so long. The lake was really low too, some docks were shut down.

  23. Never been anywhere near the USA before but looks beautiful

  24. Gorgeous photos girl!

  25. I would love to be able to go to Lake Tahoe! Thanks for sharing your favorite places to go in South Lake Tahoe!

    1. You’re welcome. I hope you get to visit one day. 🙂

  26. What gorgeous scenery! I can’t imagine how beautiful it must be in person!

  27. SO bummed we didn’t make it to Tahoe this summer. It’s so beautiful. Must make the trip happen soon.

  28. So fun! We were really trying to make it to Tahoe this summer but then time snuck away from us! Perhaps a quick Fall trip!

  29. […] I’m headed off to North Lake Tahoe for a couple of days, so I’m looking for some suggestions for things to eat, see, and do while I’m there. I don’t have a lot of time so I’m looking to get right into the local-type stuff, similar to what we did in South Lake Tahoe. […]

  30. […] All in all it worked out to be a beautiful location to stay at, and we really loved watching the sunset from the beach and pier. It was very easy to get to other parts of south shore without having to be in the hustle and bustle of the more popular area. We’d definitely return again if we are staying in south shore. If you want to know some of our favorite south shore things to do, read my handy city guide. […]

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