Jessa's Guidebook

Jessa
Jessa's Guidebook

Market/deli’s

Pick up grocery essentials or a grab a sandwich on the go.
This market features all the essentials perfect for on the go. Grab coffee and breakfast, a sandwich from the deli or ice cream and take down to the beach just down the way. Also features home goods and small gifts!
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West Shore Market
1780 West Lake Boulevard
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This market features all the essentials perfect for on the go. Grab coffee and breakfast, a sandwich from the deli or ice cream and take down to the beach just down the way. Also features home goods and small gifts!

Food scene

A favorite breakfast spot amongst locals and tourists alike. Get there early as it is popular and you will likely have to wait for a table. Known for their many different varieties of eggs Benedict!
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Fire Sign Cafe
1785 West Lake Boulevard
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A favorite breakfast spot amongst locals and tourists alike. Get there early as it is popular and you will likely have to wait for a table. Known for their many different varieties of eggs Benedict!
Great lunch and dinner spot, with a deck overlooking the lake for dining in the summer. Head down to the beach while waiting for a table or taking scenic pictures! Grab their famous Hula Pie for dessert!
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Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge
1850 West Lake Boulevard
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Great lunch and dinner spot, with a deck overlooking the lake for dining in the summer. Head down to the beach while waiting for a table or taking scenic pictures! Grab their famous Hula Pie for dessert!
Known for their “Chambers punch”, this is a great summertime spot with a restaurant and public beach.
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Chambers Landing Bar & Grill
6300 West Lake Boulevard
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Known for their “Chambers punch”, this is a great summertime spot with a restaurant and public beach.
Lakeside dining at its finest. This spot has great food and can’t beat views of the lake. In the winter warm up with delicious cocktails at the bar after a day of skiing (it’s right across the street from Homewood Ski resort) or enjoy eating on the deck outside in the summer! Side note, it is on the pricier side.
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West Shore Cafe and Inn
5160 West Lake Boulevard
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Lakeside dining at its finest. This spot has great food and can’t beat views of the lake. In the winter warm up with delicious cocktails at the bar after a day of skiing (it’s right across the street from Homewood Ski resort) or enjoy eating on the deck outside in the summer! Side note, it is on the pricier side.
Located in Tahoe City, the food and ambiance make this place a favorite spot. Enjoy a meal overlooking the river on the spacious deck in the summer months.
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River Grill
55 West Lake Boulevard
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Located in Tahoe City, the food and ambiance make this place a favorite spot. Enjoy a meal overlooking the river on the spacious deck in the summer months.
Looking for fine dining along the lake? This is your spot! Features a dining room and bar with an outdoor patio in the summer months. Make sure to make a reservation as it fills up fast!
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Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique
640 North Lake Boulevard
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Looking for fine dining along the lake? This is your spot! Features a dining room and bar with an outdoor patio in the summer months. Make sure to make a reservation as it fills up fast!
This two story restaurant has views of the lake from almost anywhere, with a spacious deck for the outdoor months. The menu has a little something for everyone and does feature a kids menu. It’s located in a the Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City. Head up to the ice cream shop upstairs for an after dinner treat!
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Jake's On The Lake
780 North Lake Boulevard
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This two story restaurant has views of the lake from almost anywhere, with a spacious deck for the outdoor months. The menu has a little something for everyone and does feature a kids menu. It’s located in a the Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City. Head up to the ice cream shop upstairs for an after dinner treat!

Coffee/breakfast

Favorite coffee and breakfast spots
A long time local favorite, this bakery is a great spot for coffee and breakfast on the go! They have a wide variety of homemade pastries and desserts but note this is a popular spot and some of the favorites will sell out during the busy months if you don’t get their early!
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Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet
625 West Lake Boulevard
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A long time local favorite, this bakery is a great spot for coffee and breakfast on the go! They have a wide variety of homemade pastries and desserts but note this is a popular spot and some of the favorites will sell out during the busy months if you don’t get their early!
Great little spot just down the road with espresso, gelato and more!
Where We Met
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Great little spot just down the road with espresso, gelato and more!
Great spot for food on the go with a walk up counter! Try their delicious breakfast burritos, smoothies or deli sandwiches!
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Dam Cafe
55 West Lake Boulevard
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Great spot for food on the go with a walk up counter! Try their delicious breakfast burritos, smoothies or deli sandwiches!

Skiing/snowboarding

Lake Tahoe is a world famous ski destination featuring many options for all levels and abilities. Many also feature views of the lake that can’t be beat!
Homewood is a hidden gem when it comes to ski resorts. Think beautiful views of the lake from almost every run. Just a 5 minute drive from the house means less time waiting in traffic and more time on the slopes!
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Homewood Mountain Resort
5145 West Lake Boulevard
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Homewood is a hidden gem when it comes to ski resorts. Think beautiful views of the lake from almost every run. Just a 5 minute drive from the house means less time waiting in traffic and more time on the slopes!
Another locals favorite ski resort, featuring great views of the lake. A great option for all levels and great spot for families!
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Alpine Meadows
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Another locals favorite ski resort, featuring great views of the lake. A great option for all levels and great spot for families!
World famous ski resort known for hosting the Olympics. The village also features a variety of shops and restaurants.
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Squaw Valley
1960 Squaw Valley Road
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World famous ski resort known for hosting the Olympics. The village also features a variety of shops and restaurants.

Beaches

Beautiful beaches around the lake
Just a short walk from the house, this is a great spot with a sandy beach which is rare along the west shore.
Sugar Pine Point Beach
Just a short walk from the house, this is a great spot with a sandy beach which is rare along the west shore.
Next to the campground, this public beach is a great spot to camp out for the day. Also features public restrooms and picnic tables.
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Meeks Bay
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Next to the campground, this public beach is a great spot to camp out for the day. Also features public restrooms and picnic tables.

Hikes

A great moderate hike with some of the best views of the lake!
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Eagle Rock Hiking Trail Homewood
3370 W Lake Blvd
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Sightseeing

Known for the views, beach and hiking trails with some of the best lake views!
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Emerald Bay State Park
138 Emerald Bay Road
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Known for the views, beach and hiking trails with some of the best lake views!
Just a short distance from the house, these beautiful historic grounds feature stunning architecture and scenic lake views. Hellman-Ehrman Mansion Tours available through Sierra State Parks Foundation. Grounds and estate open to the public to walk year-round.
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Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
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Just a short distance from the house, these beautiful historic grounds feature stunning architecture and scenic lake views. Hellman-Ehrman Mansion Tours available through Sierra State Parks Foundation. Grounds and estate open to the public to walk year-round.
Located in Tahoe City, the Gatekeeper's Museum and Watson Cabin place are a great place for cultural and geographical histories that influenced the development of North Lake Tahoe.
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Gatekeeper's Museum
130 West Lake Boulevard
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Located in Tahoe City, the Gatekeeper's Museum and Watson Cabin place are a great place for cultural and geographical histories that influenced the development of North Lake Tahoe.