The City of South Lake Tahoe is on the south end of Lake Tahoe, and is on the California side of the lake. It is located right adjoining to Stateline which is on the Nevada side of the lake where there are a bunch of Casino's.
If you live in Truckee, or are coming to Truckee for a vacation, it is not super close, which is why I always tend to stay on the North Lake Tahoe area. If you have the time, one of my favorite things to do is to take a day and drive around Lake Tahoe. It takes about 2 hours if you just drive around the lake, but you can make a day of it if you spend some time stopping at some of the Lake Tahoe Beaches or Towns along the way. You can check out my Lake Tahoe Map page, where I'll ultimately have links to all of the Cities and Towns around the Lake as well as all of the State Parks.
I usually drive around the lake at least once a month in nice weather, usually starting in Tahoe City and either going through the north side of town through Kings Beach and Incline Village and down the east side, or I'll start in Tahoe City and just head down the West side first. (I like this direction best!) Either way, I always plan on stopping somewhere for lunch in South Lake Tahoe.
There are too many events for me to list them all, but I will list a few of the Annual Special Events that happen in South Lake Tahoe:
Just to the West of South Lake Tahoe heading towards Emerald Bay, there are several other Beaches (in order from South Lake Tahoe):
City: South Lake Tahoe
Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Dates: June 6, 2017 to October 10, 2017
Location: American Legion South Lake Tahoe Farmer's Market - 2732 South Lake Tahoe Blvd (Hwy 50), South Lake Tahoe
Market: El Dorado Farmers Market
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Dates: May 24, 2017 to September 13, 2017
Location: Kahle Community Park, 236 Kingsbury Grade
Contact: Lake Tahoe Markets - They also have a Winter Market Box Program
Check out my Truckee Farmers Market page for locations of Truckee and other Lake Tahoe Farmer's Market, plus information on the benefits of shopping at a Farmers Market!
Vote now for the Best of Tahoe 2017 contest!
Voting will end May 26, 2017
Winners will be announced July 1st, 2017
There are lots of Hotels and Motels in South Lake Tahoe. If you enter the dates that you want to stay in the hotel widget on the right hand column, you can quickly and easily find the BEST hotel prices by comparing all the major travel searches with one search!
There is also a search widget for Truckee Hotels and nearby Stateline Hotels/Casinos!
If you end up staying in South Lake Tahoe, your hotel can usually hook you up with shuttle service over to the Casinos.
Zoom in on all the red dots on the map below, and you will be able to find Restaurant names, addresses and contact information, as well as reviews!
Heavenly Mountain Resort is located with ski runs in both the City of South Lake Tahoe (the California side), and Stateline (the Nevada side).
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This page has links to all the Lake Tahoe Cities & Towns and State Parks
Photo Credit: Jeff Engerbretson