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South-Lake-Tahoe is what most people are referring to when they visit "Lake Tahoe." As the name implies, the city of South Lake Tahoe lies on the south shore of the Lake, right next door to Stateline, Nevada and 24-hour gambling, cabaret shows, live music and dancing, shopping and fine dining. This is the hub of Lake Tahoe - the place with all the action. It's hard to determine which is best in South Lake Tahoe - the scenery or the nightlife. People like Tony Bennett and Robin Williams are the caliber of performers who visit South Lake Tahoe and big name casinos promise non-stop action and excitement. Outside, Lake Tahoe is a nature lover's dream. The largest concentration of world-class ski resorts are located here, and within an hour's drive there's over 30 championship golf courses to choose from. South Lake Tahoe offers hiking, mountain biking, fishing, boating, water skiing and camping. You can take a hot air balloon ride over the lake, or ride a paddlewheeler out to the middle of it. Accommodations range from five star hotels to mountain chalets and cozy cabins. South Lake Tahoe also has every type of restaurant to suit your taste and budget - European-style bistros, California cuisine, classic steakhouses, Chinese, Italian - even Swiss. South Lake Tahoe is an amazing place to visit, with opportunities for fun and adventure for everyone in the family.

Surrounding areas: Tahoma, California (12.1 mi), Rubicon, California (13.4 mi), Homewood, California (14.2 mi), Tahoe Pines, California (15.2 mi), Tahoe Park, California (17.2 mi), Tahoe City, California (18.5 mi), Dollar Point, California (18.7 mi)

South Lake Tahoe Vacation Rentals

South Lake Tahoe Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Casino Area Travelodge4003 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 541-5000
Days Inn3530 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 544-3445
El Dorado Motel4139 Lake TahoeSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (415) 731-7793
Embassy Suites Hotel Lake Tahoe Resort4130 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 544-5400
Forest Inn SuitesOne LK PkwySouth Lake Tahoe, CA (916) 541-6655
Holiday Inn Express3961 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (800) 544-5900
Holiday Lodge4095 Layrel AveSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 544-4101
Howard Johnson Express Inn3489 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 541-4000
Inn By The Lake3300 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 542-0330
Marriott Vacation Club Grand Residence Lake Tahoe1001 Park AveSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 542-8400
Marriott Vacation Club Timber Lodge4100 Lake Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 542-6600
Motel 6 #2502375 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 542-1400
Quality Inn & Suites3838 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 541-5400
Rodeway Inn4082 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (916) 541-7900
Rodeway Inn4127 Pine BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 541-7150
Stateline Travelodge4011 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 544-6000
Super 8 Motel3600 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 544-3476
Tahoe Seasons Resort3901 Saddle RdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (916) 541-6700
Tahoe Valley Motel2241 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA (916) 541-0353
Caesar's Tahoe55 Hwy 50Stateline, NV3.1 mi.(775) 588-3515
Harrah's Tahoe Hotel & CasinoHwy 50 & Stateline Pobox 8Stateline, NV3.1 mi.(775) 588-6611
Harveys Resort & CasinoStateline, NV3.1 mi.(775) 588-2411
Lake Tahoe Horizon Casino ResortHwy 50Stateline, NV3.1 mi.(775) 588-6211
Lake Tahoe Horizon Casino/reso50 Hwy 50Stateline, NV3.1 mi.(775) 588-6211
Ridge ResortsStateline, NV3.1 mi.(775) 588-3553
Carson Valley Inn1627 Hwy 395Minden, NV11.8 mi.(775) 782-9711
Minden Best Western1795 Iron WoodMinden, NV11.8 mi.( ) -
Tahoe Lake Cottages7030 West LK BlvdTahoma, CA12.1 mi.(916) 525-4411
Best Western Inn At Topaz Lake1929 Hwy 395 SGardnerville, NV12.6 mi.(775) 266-4000
Topaz Lodge & Casino1979 US 395 SGardnerville, NV12.6 mi.(775) 266-3338
Woodfords InnMarkleville, CA13.6 mi.(530) 694-2410
Sunnyside Resort1850 W Lake BlvdTahoe City, CA17.2 mi.(530) 583-7200
Carson City Super 82829 S Carson StCarson City, NV18.4 mi.(775) 883-7800
Lake Of The Sky Motor Inn955 N LK BlvdTahoe City, CA18.5 mi.(916) 583-3305
Tahoe City Travelodge455 N LK BlvdTahoe City, CA18.5 mi.(916) 583-3766
Motel 62749 S Carson StCarson City, NV18.5 mi.(775) 885-7710
Carson Station Hotel Casino900 S Carson StCarson City, NV19.4 mi.(775) 883-0900
Hampton Inn And Suites10 Hospitality WayCarson City, NV19.7 mi.(775) 885-8800
Woodfords Inn20960 Hwy 89Markleeville, CA19.8 mi.(530) 694-2410
Park Inn Hardman House917 N Carson StCarson City, NV20.0 mi.(775) 882-7744

South Lake Tahoe Weather & Climate

A distinct four-season,  alpine climate describes Lake Tahoe's weather. Located in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains at the 7,000-foot level, summers are generally warm and dry with cool evenings and winters are quite cold and snowy. Moderate amounts of snow are reported each year in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, with amounts and intensities increasing at elevations around 6,000 to 8,000 feet. Above 4,000 feet snow remains on the ground for long periods of time each winter and up to 40 feet of snow can be reported in the Sierras. Highways are sometimes closed for periods of two to three days due to blowing and drifting snow. Summers are quite pleasant and mild with occasional rain or thunderstorms. Sometimes, after a prolonged hot spell, thunderstorms at the higher elevations may become severe.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 41°F 15°F 3.76 in. -
February 42°F 17°F 3.70 in. -
March 45°F 22°F 3.00 in. -
April 52°F 26°F 1.08 in. -
May 61°F 31°F 1.12 in. -
June 70°F 36°F 0.57 in. -
July 78°F 39°F 0.57 in. -
August 78°F 38°F 0.50 in. -
September 72°F 32°F 0.85 in. -
October 61°F 25°F 1.38 in. -
November 48°F 19°F 2.72 in. -
December 41°F 14°F 3.04 in. -

South Lake Tahoe Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Lake Tahoe airport (TVL) located about 2 miles south of South Lake Tahoe, the Reno Tahoe International airport (RNO) located approximately 40 miles northeast of South Lake Tahoe in Reno, Nevada, the Reno Stead airport (4SD) located roughly 51 miles north of South Lake Tahoe in Reno, Nevada, and finally the Sacramento Mather airport (MHR) located around 75 miles west of South Lake Tahoe in Sacramento, California.

South Lake Tahoe Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Tahoe Amusement ParkSouth Lake TahoeCA 
Playland ParkRenoNV42.2 mi.
Wild IslandSparksNV43.4 mi.
FunderlandSacramentoCA84.9 mi.
FunderwoodsLodiCA89.0 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Island Family Adventure ParkSparksNV43.4 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA84.9 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA98.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Bijou Municipal Golf CourseSouth Lake TahoeCA 
Lake Tahoe Golf CourseSouth Lake TahoeCA 
Tahoe Paradise Golf CourseSouth Lake TahoeCA 
Golf Club at Genoa LakesGenoaNV9.0 mi.
Sierra Nevada Golf RanchGenoaNV9.0 mi.
Carson Valley Golf CourseGardnervilleNV13.1 mi.
Tahoe City Golf CourseTahoe CityCA18.5 mi.
Eagle Valley Golf CourseCarson CityNV19.7 mi.
Empire Ranch Golf CourseCarson CityNV19.7 mi.
Silver Oak Golf CourseCarson CityNV19.7 mi.
Old Brockway Golf CourseKings BeachCA21.2 mi.
Ponderosa Golf CourseTruckeeCA28.7 mi.
Coyote Moon Golf ClubTruckeeCA29.3 mi.
Tahoe Donner Golf ClubTruckeeCA29.3 mi.
Dayton Valley Country ClubDaytonNV29.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Heavenly Ski ResortSouth Lake TahoeCA 
Sierra-at-TahoeTwin BridgesCA11.3 mi.
Ski HomewoodHomewoodCA14.2 mi.
Kirkwood Ski ResortKirkwoodCA16.6 mi.
Alpine MeadowsTahoe CityCA18.5 mi.
Squaw ValleyOlympic ValleyCA20.2 mi.
Diamond PeakIncline VillageNV22.0 mi.
Northstar-at-TahoeTruckeeCA29.3 mi.
Tahoe DonnerTruckeeCA29.3 mi.
Bear ValleyBear ValleyCA32.5 mi.
Donner Ski RanchNordenCA33.2 mi.
Sugar Bowl TahoeNordenCA33.2 mi.
Mount Rose Ski AreaRenoNV42.2 mi.
Dodge RidgePinecrestCA43.3 mi.
June MountainJune LakeCA93.7 mi.
Mammoth MountainMammoth LakesCA104.4 mi.
State Parks
Emerald Bay State ParkCA5.8 mi. 
D L Bliss State ParkCA6.6 mi. 
Sugar Pine Point State ParkCA10.9 mi. 
Snyder Meadows State ParkNV14.4 mi. 
Lake Tahoe State ParkNV17.1 mi. 
Grover Hot Springs State ParkCA18.1 mi. 
Tahoe State ParkCA18.1 mi. 
Burton Creek State ParkCA19.6 mi. 
Kings Beach State ParkCA20.6 mi. 
Washoe Lake State ParkNV23.8 mi. 
Donner Memorial State ParkCA30.1 mi. 
Dayton State ParkNV30.3 mi. 
Genoa Courthouse MuseumGenoaNV8.9 mi.(History)
Carson Valley Museum and Cultural CenterGardnervilleNV12.6 mi.(History)
Stewart Indian MuseumCarson CityNV19.7 mi.(History)
Nevada State Railroad MuseumCarson CityNV19.7 mi.(Technology)
Emigrant Trail MuseumTruckeeCA29.3 mi.(History)
Vernon Wood Museum of ArtDaytonNV29.7 mi.(Art)
W.M. Keck MuseumRenoNV42.2 mi.(History)
Nevada Historical SocietyRenoNV42.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Fleischmann PlanetariumRenoNV42.2 mi.(Science)
National Automobile MuseumRenoNV42.2 mi.(Technology)
Nevada Museum of ArtRenoNV42.2 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA84.9 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA89.0 mi.

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