Destination guide

Why people love visiting captivating South Lake Tahoe

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of South Lake Tahoe. This city's lake, skiing and casino gaming draw many visitors. Heavenly Ski Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in South Lake Tahoe

Are you searching for things to do during your stay? Travellers enjoy fun activities like skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes South Lake Tahoe a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Heavenly Ski Resort (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Magic Carpet Golf (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Lake Tahoe Balloons (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Lake Tahoe Golf Course (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Bijou Golf Course (3 mi / 4.8 km)

Seasonal weather in South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe is a destination with activities spanning many seasons. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, February, March or April, when snowfall averages 107.88 inches and temperatures average -9°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in South Lake Tahoe

Travellers appreciate the panoramic lake views and pristine beaches, which is just a taste of what South Lake Tahoe has to offer. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, South Lake Tahoe is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pope Beach (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Bijou Community Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Regan Beach (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • El Dorado Beach (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Campground by the Lake (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Washoe Meadows State Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around South Lake Tahoe

Fly into Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), the closest airport, located 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), which is 29 mi (46.7 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around South Lake Tahoe?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,533 vacation rentals near South Lake Tahoe. From 303 cabins to 303 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South Lake Tahoe for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to South Lake Tahoe?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Lake Tahoe:

  • Tahoe Paradise: 1,405 vacation rentals
  • Tahoe Tyrol: 589 vacation rentals
  • Tahoe Island: 275 vacation rentals
  • Pioneer Trail: 1,522 vacation rentals
  • Tahoe Keys: 236 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to South Lake Tahoe?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in South Lake Tahoe. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Heavenly Gondola: 3,066 vacation rentals
  • The Shops at Heavenly Village: 1,870 vacation rentals
  • South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena: 3,086 vacation rentals
  • Ski Run Marina: 3,081 vacation rentals
  • Lake Tahoe Golf Course: 2,600 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Lake Tahoe listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in South Lake Tahoe?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 303 Cabins in South Lake Tahoe. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe include:

  • Cottages: 303 rentals available
  • Houses: 1,795 rentals available
  • Flats: 443 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in South Lake Tahoe?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 846 vacation rentals with pool available in South Lake Tahoe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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