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Tahoe-City is a quaint town located in an alpine forest on the northwestern shore of Lake Tahoe at the 7,000-foot level of the gorgeous Sierra Nevada Mountains. Tahoe City is considered the "hub" of the North Shore region of Lake Tahoe, and several marinas make it easily accessible by boat, as well as by car. Located on the outskirts of Tahoe City is Burton Creek State Park, which offers visitors 2,000 acres of forestland with six miles of unpaved hiking and cross-country skiing trails. Nearby Emerald Bay features a campground area that is open from May through the middle of September. Situated on the western shore of Lake Tahoe, this park also features Vikingsholm Castle, built on the lakes only island, also hiking trails and some of the best views of Lake Tahoe to be seen in the area. Other outdoor recreational activities in Tahoe City include golf, bicycle rentals, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, boating and fishing. A full service marina is located in Tahoe City that offers fishing charters, parasailing and ski boat rentals and lessons. Upscale shopping is also on site at the marina. Tahoe City is just ten minutes to Northstar Ski Resort, and an easy drive to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Nearby attractions include the Ponderosa Ranch (where the TV series, "Bonanza" was filmed,) the Donner Memorial Museum and Donner Lake, North Shore Lake Tahoe casinos, and Virginia City mining town in Nevada.

Surrounding areas: Tahoe Park, California (2.3 mi), Dollar Point, California (2.4 mi), Olympic Valley, California (4.5 mi), Alpine Meadows, California (4.8 mi), Tahoe Pines, California (4.8 mi), Carnelian Bay, California (4.9 mi), Northstar, California (5.1 mi)

Tahoe City Vacation Rentals




Tahoe City Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Lake Of The Sky Motor Inn955 N LK BlvdTahoe City, CA (916) 583-3305
Sunnyside Resort1850 W Lake BlvdTahoe City, CA (530) 583-7200
Tahoe City Travelodge455 N LK BlvdTahoe City, CA (916) 583-3766
Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn1920 Squaw Vly RdOlympic Valley, CA4.3 mi.(530) 583-1576
Resort At Squaw Creek400 Squaw Creek RdOlympic Valley, CA4.5 mi.(530) 583-6300
Zelmar Lakeview LodgeN LK Blvd & Carnelian Bay RdCarnelian Bay, CA4.9 mi.(530) 546-3133
Tahoe Lake Cottages7030 West LK BlvdTahoma, CA7.3 mi.(916) 525-4411
Cal Neva Lodge Resort Hotel Spa & Casino2 Stateline RdCrystal Bay, NV8.1 mi.(775) 832-4000
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe111 Country ClubIncline Village, NV10.4 mi.(775) 832-1243
Inn At Incline Condominiums1003 LK BlueIncline Village, NV10.4 mi.(775) 831-1052
Best Western Truckee Tahoe Inn11331 Hwy 267Truckee, CA11.0 mi.(800) 824-6385
Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe/Truckee11951 State Hwy #267Truckee, CA11.0 mi.(530) 587-1197
Holiday Inn Express10527 Cold STRM RdTruckee, CA11.0 mi.(530) 582-1073
Truckee Super 8 Lodge11506 Deerfield DrTruckee, CA11.0 mi.(530) 587-8888
Best Western Trailside Inn343 N MainAlturas, CA11.1 mi.(530) 233-4111
Loch Leven Lodge13855 Donner Pass RdTruckee, CA12.5 mi.(530) 587-3773
Rodeway Inn4127 Pine BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA17.9 mi.(530) 541-7150
Caesar's Tahoe55 Hwy 50Stateline, NV18.0 mi.(775) 588-3515
Harrah's Tahoe Hotel & CasinoHwy 50 & Stateline Pobox 8Stateline, NV18.0 mi.(775) 588-6611
Harveys Resort & CasinoStateline, NV18.0 mi.(775) 588-2411
Lake Tahoe Horizon Casino ResortHwy 50Stateline, NV18.0 mi.(775) 588-6211
Lake Tahoe Horizon Casino/reso50 Hwy 50Stateline, NV18.0 mi.(775) 588-6211
Ridge ResortsStateline, NV18.0 mi.(775) 588-3553
El Dorado Motel4139 Lake TahoeSouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.1 mi.(415) 731-7793
Marriott Vacation Club Timber Lodge4100 Lake Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.1 mi.(530) 542-6600
Marriott Vacation Club Grand Residence Lake Tahoe1001 Park AveSouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.2 mi.(530) 542-8400
Casino Area Travelodge4003 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.5 mi.(530) 541-5000
Days Inn3530 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.5 mi.(530) 544-3445
Embassy Suites Hotel Lake Tahoe Resort4130 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.5 mi.(530) 544-5400
Forest Inn SuitesOne LK PkwySouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.5 mi.(916) 541-6655
Holiday Inn Express3961 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.5 mi.(800) 544-5900
Holiday Lodge4095 Layrel AveSouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.5 mi.(530) 544-4101
Howard Johnson Express Inn3489 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.5 mi.(530) 541-4000
Inn By The Lake3300 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.5 mi.(530) 542-0330
Motel 6 #2502375 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.5 mi.(530) 542-1400
Quality Inn & Suites3838 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.5 mi.(530) 541-5400
Rodeway Inn4082 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.5 mi.(916) 541-7900
Stateline Travelodge4011 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.5 mi.(530) 544-6000
Super 8 Motel3600 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.5 mi.(530) 544-3476
Tahoe Valley Motel2241 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.5 mi.(916) 541-0353

Tahoe City Weather & Climate

The Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, just west of the Nevada state line has an alpine mountain climate. This high mountain region is known as one of the chilliest spots in the country, which comes as a big surprise to many that visit California. Nestled between the Sierra Nevada peaks, the towns of Truckee and Graeagle, and the Donner Lake region, often gets an inversion, whereby cold air is trapped overnight, thus the reason for the extreme cold temperatures in the very early morning hours - even in summertime. As the sun comes up, the temperature begins to rise and daytime highs are usually quite pleasant. Large amounts of snow are received in the higher elevations of the Sierras - up to 40 feet. Rain is possible any month of the year, although most occurs October through April. Mountain weather conditions can change quickly, and rain in the lower elevations can mean snow, sleet or ice in the higher elevations.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 40°F 20°F 6.01 in. -
February 42°F 21°F 5.71 in. -
March 45°F 24°F 4.57 in. -
April 51°F 27°F 1.82 in. -
May 60°F 33°F 1.21 in. -
June 69°F 39°F 0.77 in. -
July 77°F 44°F 0.33 in. -
August 77°F 44°F 0.46 in. -
September 70°F 39°F 0.90 in. -
October 60°F 32°F 1.95 in. -
November 47°F 25°F 4.25 in. -
December 41°F 20°F 4.68 in. -

Tahoe City Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Lake Tahoe airport (TVL) located about 20 miles south of Tahoe City in South Lake Tahoe, California, the Reno Tahoe International airport (RNO) located approximately 30 miles northeast of Tahoe City in Reno, Nevada, the Reno Stead airport (4SD) located roughly 36 miles northeast of Tahoe City in Reno, Nevada, and finally the Sacramento Mather airport (MHR) located around 75 miles southwest of Tahoe City in Sacramento, California.

Tahoe City Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Tahoe Amusement ParkSouth Lake TahoeCA18.5 mi.
Playland ParkRenoNV30.2 mi.
Wild IslandSparksNV32.5 mi.
FunderlandSacramentoCA83.6 mi.
 
Water Parks
Wild Island Family Adventure ParkSparksNV32.5 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA83.6 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA111.0 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Tahoe City Golf CourseTahoe CityCA 
Old Brockway Golf CourseKings BeachCA7.5 mi.
Ponderosa Golf CourseTruckeeCA10.6 mi.
Coyote Moon Golf ClubTruckeeCA11.0 mi.
Tahoe Donner Golf ClubTruckeeCA11.0 mi.
Bijou Municipal Golf CourseSouth Lake TahoeCA18.5 mi.
Golf Club at Genoa LakesGenoaNV19.9 mi.
Sierra Nevada Golf RanchGenoaNV19.9 mi.
Eagle Valley Golf CourseCarson CityNV20.3 mi.
Empire Ranch Golf CourseCarson CityNV20.3 mi.
Silver Oak Golf CourseCarson CityNV20.3 mi.
Lake Tahoe Golf CourseSouth Lake TahoeCA21.9 mi.
Tahoe Paradise Golf CourseSouth Lake TahoeCA23.0 mi.
Carson Valley Golf CourseGardnervilleNV26.7 mi.
Dayton Valley Country ClubDaytonNV29.6 mi.
Lake Ridge Golf CourseRenoNV29.7 mi.
Northgate Golf ClubRenoNV29.7 mi.
Rosewood Lakes Golf CourseRenoNV29.7 mi.
Washoe Golf CourseRenoNV29.7 mi.
Wolf Run Golf Club at Fieldcreek RanchRenoNV29.7 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Alpine MeadowsTahoe CityCA 
Squaw ValleyOlympic ValleyCA3.1 mi.
Ski HomewoodHomewoodCA6.0 mi.
Diamond PeakIncline VillageNV10.4 mi.
Northstar-at-TahoeTruckeeCA11.0 mi.
Tahoe DonnerTruckeeCA11.0 mi.
Donner Ski RanchNordenCA15.4 mi.
Sugar Bowl TahoeNordenCA15.4 mi.
Heavenly Ski ResortSouth Lake TahoeCA18.8 mi.
Sierra-at-TahoeTwin BridgesCA24.9 mi.
Mount Rose Ski AreaRenoNV30.2 mi.
Kirkwood Ski ResortKirkwoodCA32.6 mi.
Bear ValleyBear ValleyCA49.2 mi.
Dodge RidgePinecrestCA61.3 mi.
June MountainJune LakeCA112.1 mi.
 
State Parks
Tahoe State ParkCA0.4 mi. 
Burton Creek State ParkCA1.2 mi. 
Kings Beach State ParkCA7.5 mi. 
Sugar Pine Point State ParkCA8.5 mi. 
Donner Memorial State ParkCA11.6 mi. 
Lake Tahoe State ParkNV13.3 mi. 
D L Bliss State ParkCA13.5 mi. 
Emerald Bay State ParkCA15.6 mi. 
Snyder Meadows State ParkNV16.5 mi. 
Washoe Lake State ParkNV19.7 mi. 
Dayton State ParkNV30.2 mi. 
Grover Hot Springs State ParkCA36.6 mi. 
 
Museums
Emigrant Trail MuseumTruckeeCA11.0 mi.(History)
Genoa Courthouse MuseumGenoaNV19.5 mi.(History)
Stewart Indian MuseumCarson CityNV19.9 mi.(History)
Nevada State Railroad MuseumCarson CityNV19.9 mi.(Technology)
Carson Valley Museum and Cultural CenterGardnervilleNV26.3 mi.(History)
Vernon Wood Museum of ArtDaytonNV29.6 mi.(Art)
W.M. Keck MuseumRenoNV30.2 mi.(History)
Nevada Historical SocietyRenoNV30.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Fleischmann PlanetariumRenoNV30.2 mi.(Science)
National Automobile MuseumRenoNV30.2 mi.(Technology)
Nevada Museum of ArtRenoNV30.2 mi.(Art)
Portola Railroad MuseumPortolaCA47.5 mi.(Technology)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA83.6 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA94.5 mi.


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