Julie’s guidebook

Julie
Julie’s guidebook

Sightseeing

This is a great place to visit early on a weekday. It gets very busy on weekends.
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Emerald Bay State Park
138 Emerald Bay Road
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This is a great place to visit early on a weekday. It gets very busy on weekends.
Strenuous hike, but well worth it
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Mount Tallac
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Strenuous hike, but well worth it
If you're here to ski, let us know and we would be happy to suggest the best areas for your ski level.
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Heavenly Mountain Resort - California Lodge
3860 Saddle Road
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If you're here to ski, let us know and we would be happy to suggest the best areas for your ski level.
If you're here to ski, let us know and we would be happy to suggest the best areas for your ski level. Kirkwood is known for its steep and wide open terrain, expert skiers will have a lot of fun here.
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Kirkwood Mountain Resort
1501 Kirkwood Meadows Drive
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If you're here to ski, let us know and we would be happy to suggest the best areas for your ski level. Kirkwood is known for its steep and wide open terrain, expert skiers will have a lot of fun here.
Well worth a ride up the gondola for some sightseeing.
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Heavenly Gondola
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Well worth a ride up the gondola for some sightseeing.
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Sand Harbor Beach
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Fallen Leaf Lake
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Echo Lake
One of the quieter beaches in the area, but it's best to get here early.
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Kiva Beach
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One of the quieter beaches in the area, but it's best to get here early.
Pretty lake with easy access!
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Silver Lake
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Pretty lake with easy access!

Food scene

Fantastic Thai food. Probably the best restaurant in town.
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My Thai Cuisine
2108 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
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Fantastic Thai food. Probably the best restaurant in town.
By far the best bakery in the area. Worth a visit just by itself! Lines can be really long in the morning.
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Crazy Good Bakery Cafe
2040 Dunlap Drive
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By far the best bakery in the area. Worth a visit just by itself! Lines can be really long in the morning.
Great burgers with a great atmosphere.
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California Burger Company
1001 Heavenly Village Way
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Great burgers with a great atmosphere.
Great outdoor beer garden.
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The Hangar - Taproom and Bottle Shop
2401 Lake Tahoe Blvd
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Great outdoor beer garden.
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The Brewery At Lake Tahoe
3542 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
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City/town information

Very historic old town with a great Main Street.
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Truckee
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Very historic old town with a great Main Street.

Tipps für Reisende

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Drive around the lake and hiking

If you have a full day to spend, driving all the way around the lake is highly recommended. Drive clockwise so you can easily pull off to the right to sightsee. The drive typically takes 4-7 hours depending on how much you stop. Squaw Valley, Truckee, Kings Beach are all great places to stop. Also don't miss Lake Tahoe Scenic Overlook off HWY 431 just north of Incline Village.
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On the water

Beaches typically fill up very quickly, so it is best to go as early as possible in the day to find parking and a spot. Many visitors and locals alike also love renting kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, and even power boats. There are plenty of shops around the area that offer rentals to match any schedule or budget.
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Hiking

There are many hiking opportunities available for all skill levels. We highly recommend an app like Alltrails to look at maps for the best hikes in the area. Tahoe Mountain is one of our favorites due to being relatively easy and having fantastic views.
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Leave no trace

The entire Tahoe area is built around respecting and enjoying nature. As such, please follow Leave no Trace principles: Pick up trash, don't go off trails, and be respectful to nature as if you were never there.