Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Lake Tahoe

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Lake Tahoe. This city's lake, skiing and casino gaming draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions such as Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar California Resort. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Lake Tahoe

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in town? Travellers enjoy Lake Tahoe for its skiing, hiking and snowboarding. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Lake Tahoe a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Heavenly Ski Resort (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Northstar California Resort (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe (18 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort (28.6 mi / 46 km)
  • Spooner Lake Cross Country Ski Area (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Homewood Mountain Resort (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a destination with activities spanning many seasons. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, March, February or December, when snowfall averages 18.28 inches and temperatures average -5°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Lake Tahoe

Travellers love Lake Tahoe for its panoramic lake views and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Lake Tahoe. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Cave Rock Park (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Skunk Harbor Trail (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Meeks Bay Beach (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Zephyr Cove Beach (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Commons Beach Park (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Lake Tahoe

The nearest airport is in Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), located 14.2 mi (22.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), which is 16.5 mi (26.6 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Truckee Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Lake Tahoe?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,283 holiday rentals around Lake Tahoe. From 739 cabins to 3,231 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Lake Tahoe is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Tahoe?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lake Tahoe. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • South Lake Tahoe: 2,638 holiday rentals
  • Kings Beach: 3,076 holiday rentals
  • Bijou Park Acres: 286 holiday rentals
  • California: 49,536 holiday rentals
  • Reno: 203 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Tahoe! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Tahoe?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Lake Tahoe with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • South Lake Tahoe: 2,638 holiday homes
  • Kings Beach: 3,076 holiday homes
  • Reno: 203 holiday homes
  • Tahoe City: 2,943 holiday homes
  • Tahoma: 2,983 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Lake Tahoe?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Lake Tahoe are:

  • Truckee-Tahoe Airport (TKF): 3,967 holiday houses
  • Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL): 2,777 holiday houses
  • Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO): 300 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lake Tahoe?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Lake Tahoe. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Heavenly Village: 1,889 holiday rentals
  • Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course: 3,509 holiday rentals
  • Placer County: 4,531 holiday rentals
  • Emerald Bay State Park: 2,234 holiday rentals
  • Iron Horse (3): 1,397 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Tahoe listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe
2,638 holiday rentals
Kings Beach
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203 holiday rentals
Tahoe City
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Pollock Pines
57 holiday rentals
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Olympic Valley
2,798 holiday rentals
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Carnelian Bay
3,085 holiday rentals
Zephyr Cove
2,244 holiday rentals