Tahoe City - Escape To The Lake

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As the epicenter to multiple ski resorts in the area, and one of the Lake’s busiest summer destinations, Tahoe City buzzes in the wintertime, and roars in the summer. With the desirable West Shore heritage, sunlit northern mountaintops, and close proximity to Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City is north Tahoe’s number one town, to both tourists and locals alike. Tahoe City is home to many restaurants, shops, and of course, recreational activities.
While Lake Tahoe sits blanketed in snow during the winter, it shines like a jewel in the summer, and is home to almost all recreational activities found in the area. Watersports abound during the summer, from waterskiing and wakeboarding to boating, stand up paddleboarding, and kayaking. The public beaches are lined with families and groups out to enjoy all that Lake Tahoe has to offer. Lakefront homes have their own private beaches, as do many homeowners’ associations. Tahoe City is home to many kayak/boat/SUP rental companies as well as High Sierra Water Ski School, the premier water ski school on the lake.
During the summer months, Common’s Beach, located in the heart of Tahoe City, is home to the popular Concert at Common’s Beach weekly music venue. While snowshoeing is a feasible way to explore the many trails in the Sierra Nevada mountains surrounding Tahoe City, the summer months are the time to explore these beautiful gems. The Desolation Wilderness, located a few miles down Highway 89 is home to some of the most beautiful granite wilderness. The Pacific Crest Trail winds down through Tahoe. Popular hiking areas are around Castle Peak, just north of Highway 80, the Squaw Valley section, and as well the sections out in the Desolation Wilderness.
The Tahoe Rim Trail is a famous trail that forms a loop around Lake Tahoe. Tackle the whole trail, or sections of it, for a wonderful, rugged experience of Lake Tahoe. Emerald Bay is one of the most scenic spots on Lake Tahoe; stunning views are enjoyed from the highway lookout point, or by hiking down to the water. Learn more from the Tahoe City Downtown Association.
In the winter, Tahoe City becomes a winter wonderland: Christmas lights decorate the trees and light posts, and the ground is blanketed in snow. The number-one winter activity in Tahoe is skiing, and Tahoe City is the launching point to many local ski resorts. After a great day of skiing at any of the local resorts, including Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Homewood Ski Resort, Northstar Ski Resort, and the premier Squaw Valley Ski Resort, cozy-up with a delicious meal, and après-ski drink at many of the local restaurants in town. Popular choices include Christy Hill, the Bridgetender, and Za’s.