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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

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)
Weather

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 features

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 rentals are available around Lake Tahoe?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,459 holiday lettings around Lake Tahoe. From 755 cabins to 3,320 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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 HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • California: 49,531 holiday homes
  • South Lake Tahoe: 2,639 holiday homes
  • Tahoe Paradise: 1,477 holiday homes
  • Tahoe Tyrol: 588 holiday homes
  • Tahoe City: 2,944 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Tahoe! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations 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 lettings for a perfect city break:

  • South Lake Tahoe: 2,639 holiday lettings
  • Tahoe City: 2,944 holiday lettings
  • Arnold: 388 holiday lettings
  • Homewood: 1,509 holiday lettings
  • Olympic Valley: 2,801 holiday lettings

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 self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Lake Tahoe are:

  • Carson City, NV (CSN): 1,668 self catering accommodations
  • Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL): 2,774 self catering accommodations
  • Minden, NV (MEV-Minden-Tahoe): 2,303 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Lake Tahoe?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Lake Tahoe. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Heavenly Mountain Gondola: 3,215 holiday rentals
  • Heavenly Village: 1,890 holiday rentals
  • Emerald Bay State Park: 2,236 holiday rentals
  • South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena: 3,274 holiday rentals
  • Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata-Guttman Music Hall: 4,286 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Tahoe listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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 accommodations.

Explore destinations around Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe
2,639 holiday rentals
Tahoe City
2,944 holiday rentals
Arnold
388 holiday rentals
Homewood
1,509 holiday rentals
Olympic Valley
2,801 holiday rentals
Carnelian Bay
3,089 holiday rentals
Tahoma
2,983 holiday rentals
Reno
202 holiday rentals
Incline Village
2,184 holiday rentals
Spanish Springs
130 holiday rentals
Kings Beach
3,077 holiday rentals
Carson City
5,964 holiday rentals
Zephyr Cove
2,248 holiday rentals
Pioneer
275 holiday rentals
Truckee
3,736 holiday rentals
Tahoe Vista
2,785 holiday rentals
Sparks
183 holiday rentals
Stateline
1,974 holiday rentals
Calpine
46 holiday rentals
Crystal Bay
1,105 holiday rentals