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lake tahoe area guide

Looking for a place to kayak or paddleboard on the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe? Want to explore the hiking trails and stunning vistas above our alpine lakes? Maybe you prefer to just relax at a local watering hole. Whatever floats your boat or laces your boots, check out our area guide to get the inside scoop.

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Truckee Ice Rink is a great place to experience ice skating. Located 0.5 miles south of downtown Truckee at Truckee River Regional Park, the rink offers an abundance of activities for everyone. It features public skating, rental skates, private ice-skating lessons and other ice-related activities. Whether you are new to ice skating or an experienced pro, Truckee Ice Rink is the perfect spot to enjoy a great day on the ice.

Activity
Ice Skating
Distance from Hotel
15.7
Cost
$
Difficulty
Easy
Kid Friendly
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The Tahoe City Winter Sports Park is a great winter getaway in California. It offers a variety of activities, including cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, sledding, and a small sled hill for young kids. Located at 251 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA, it also has a restaurant and bar for a great winter night out. All activities are suited for beginners, so everyone can enjoy the beautiful winter wonderland!

Activity
Snow Shoeing
Distance from Hotel
0.7
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
Easy
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Tahoe City Advanced Route is a challenging mountain bike route for experienced riders. Starting and ending in the Basecamp Hotel in Tahoe City, you are taken on a lung-busting climb with rolling compacted dirt and rocky sections ahead. The journey culminates with incredible views at the end. It is highly recommended for those seeking a thrill on two wheels.

Activity
Mountain Bike
Distance from Hotel
0.3
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Hard
Free
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Rosie's Cafe is a must-visit for travelers, serving up hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner options with vegan and gluten-free choices. Situated in the heart of Tahoe City, near Basecamp Tahoe City, the restaurant offers stunning views of Lake Tahoe. Whether dining alfresco on the terrace or indoors in a cozy atmosphere, guests can enjoy dishes made with local organic ingredients served promptly. Additionally, craft beer, cocktails, and a curated wine selection enhance the dining experience for an unforgettable meal.

Activity
Food & Beverage
Distance from Hotel
0.3
Cost
$$
Difficulty
ADA
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Jake's on the Lake epitomizes the carefree spirit of Tahoe with its "Classic Waterfront Grill" concept, offering exceptional service, a welcoming atmosphere, and top-notch cuisine. Nestled in the heart of Tahoe City, Jake's affords breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe's pristine waters and majestic mountain backdrop. The menu showcases California Cuisine with a creative twist, featuring fresh seafood, exotic Hawaiian fish, shellfish, and succulent steaks. Don't miss out on the popular seafood bar, a favorite among both locals and visitors alike.

Activity
Food & Beverage
Distance from Hotel
0.2
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
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Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Area Snow Park is located in Tahoe City, California, offering ski, snowboard, x-country ski, and snowshoe rentals. This resort is a perfect family destination and ideal for beginners. Difficulty level is moderate and the onsite rental shop makes sure you are equipped to enjoy the slopes and nature. Granlibakken offers a unique and intimate skiing and snowboarding experience suitable for everyone.

Activity
Snow Park
Distance from Hotel
2.3
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
Moderate
Kid Friendly
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Ocelot Mountain Bike’s Glass Mountain & Missing Link route is a Hard level adventure. The route is 19.5km long in total, and is great for challenging mountain bikers looking for a challenging ascent and descent. Along the route, you will traverse through canyons, creeks, and shady forests, with great views from the top. Along the trail you’ll find various labels, pois, and waypoints to help guide you, providing directions and information, and helping to give climbers the best experience possible.

Activity
Mountain Bike
Distance from Hotel
0.3
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Hard
Free
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The Glass Mountain Loop Mountain Bike is a Moderate difficulty route near Tahoe City, California. The route begins with a strenuous uphill climb, offering beautiful vistas in return, before moving through high meadows and then a long decent. The journey back to the start complements the route with some extra miles along a bike path. Overall the ride provides a scenic and varied experience to satisfy any enthusiast.

Activity
Mountain Bike
Distance from Hotel
1.1
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Moderate
Free
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Tahoe City Golf Course is one of the best running spots in the area. Located only a short distance from the city center, it offers a convenient 1.7 mile (2.7 km) loop around the golf course. This loop is made up of Fairway Dr., Grove St., and North Lake Blvd., and features a sidewalk along the Boulevard, giving runners a variety of terrain for their run. This loop is perfect for a quickie run, or for those who want to push themselves, they can do laps around the course. With a diverse and beautiful landscape, Tahoe City Golf Course offers runners a memorable experience.

Activity
Running
Distance from Hotel
0.7
Cost
Difficulty
ADA
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Angry Bear Jackpine Loop mountain bike trail in Tahoe City, CA is a 5 mile long, moderate difficulty ride, perfect for mid-level mountain biking enthusiasts. It is full of well-kept trails and beautiful, natural scenes that will make for an unforgettable adventure. The course is well-marked with signs, ensuring you that even the least seasoned bikers will not get lost. You'll also find that the trail has several stops that promote fun, safety and education at the same time. Whether you're biking through meadows of wildflowers or forests of pine trees, you won't be disappointed by the sights and sounds.

Activity
Mountain Bike
Distance from Hotel
0.8
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Moderate
Free
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Zephyr Cove Resort is located on National Forest land on Lake Tahoe's southeast shore and offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy. The resort includes a restaurant, beach bar and grill, and general store, as well as facilities for boating, parasailing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, beach volleyball, and year-round, narrated cruises to Emerald Bay. This resort provides an enjoyable, easy difficulty experience for those looking to take in nature and tranquility of Lake Tahoe.

Activity
Beach Time
Distance from Hotel
36.3
Cost
Difficulty
Easy
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Za's in Tahoe City, California, is the perfect place to quell any hunger. With mouth-watering American and Italian food, you can indulge in delectable pizzas, pastas and burgers with a relaxed atmosphere and a spectacular view of the lake. The 120 Grove St address has a deck for guests to enjoy the beautiful views this summer. Enjoy a tasty meal with friends and family at Za's Food & Beverage. Looking for a great place for your next meal? Za's Food & Beverage has all the options for delicious American and Italian fare. Enjoy a scenic view of Lake Tahoe while relaxing in a casual atmosphere with delicious burgers, pizzas and pastas. With a lakes

Activity
Food & Beverage
Distance from Hotel
0.3
Cost
$$
Difficulty
ADA
Kid Friendly
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The Truckee River Whitewater Park has an easy to moderate difficulty rating and features a mix of large standing waves and long rapids perfect for kayaking. The park offers a wonderful range of activities - from simply exploring the outdoors to playing on the water. With the optimum flows for maximum enjoyment, the park provides plenty of thrills and challenge, yet its plenty of calm and serenity to enjoy. The park is ideal for both experienced and novice kayakers, and contains regularly staffed safety personnel, restroom facilities, and uninterrupted views of the river, making it the perfect spot to spend an afternoon.

Activity
Kayak
Distance from Hotel
46.9
Cost
Difficulty
Moderate
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Woodward Tahoe Snow Park is a winter sports wonderland with 11 outdoor parks, 8 lifts and a large indoor hub, perfect for a variety of winter activities. Located in Soda Springs, CA, the park offers moderate difficulty skiing and snowboarding, as well as skateparks for visitors to enjoy. Woodward Tahoe is a great option for an outdoor winter adventure, with plenty of activities for all levels of ski experience.

Activity
Snow Park
Distance from Hotel
27.8
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
Moderate
Kid Friendly
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Wolfdales offers a sophisticated and seasonal Californian cuisine experience, complemented by stunning Lake Tahoe views. Enjoy the atmosphere of this high-end destination in the stunning backdrop of the crystal clear Lake Tahoe and alpine forests that surround it. Heed the call of the great outdoors and make sure to make a visit to Wolfdales Food & Beverage an integral part of your travel plans.

Activity
Food & Beverage
Distance from Hotel
0.2
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
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Situated amidst a tranquil wooded environment, William Kent Beach offers visitors the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a picturesque view of Lake Tahoe's eastern shoreline from its picnic tables. As part of the National Forest land, this serene location provides a peaceful escape for picnics and leisurely strolls, complemented by the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. Adjacent to William Kent Campground and Sunnyside Resort, the beach ensures easy access to amenities for visitors' comfort. With restroom facilities conveniently available along the shoreline, along with other accessible features, William Kent Beach promises a delightful experience for those seeking a serene lakeside retreat.

Activity
Beach Time
Distance from Hotel
3
Cost
Difficulty
Easy
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West Shore Market & Deli stands out as a modern, inviting grocery store offering organic, locally sourced foods and delightful treats. Serving as a deli, store, coffee and juice bar, and wine cellar—with over 1,000 varieties— it's a convenient one-stop destination. From sandwiches, salads, and soups to house-cured meats, locally made cheeses, homemade smoothies, fresh bread, gelato, and pastries, the deli caters to various tastes. Outdoor seating provides a perfect spot to relax by the lake after enjoying activities like biking along the lakeshore bike path or playing on the water.

Activity
Food & Beverage
Distance from Hotel
2.9
Cost
$$
Difficulty
ADA
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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The Truckee River Trail is a scenic 7.5-mile point-to-point path starting at Fanny Bridge, extending all the way to Squaw Valley. Rated easy and suitable for hikers of all levels, it offers stunning lake views and is best enjoyed between March and October, with leashed dogs permitted. With its picturesque scenery and diverse outdoor activities, the Truckee River Trail provides an ideal setting for a summer adventure.

Activity
Hike
Distance from Hotel
2.2
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Easy
Free
Pet Friendly
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Truckee River Rafting is an outdoor activity situated in Tahoe City, California. With a difficulty level of Moderate, this rafting experience offers an exciting activity with plenty of impressive scenery. There is a wealth of wildlife and vegetation to enjoy during the excursion. Rafters will have access to 175 W River Rd, Tahoe City, CA 96145, which is provided with trained guides and quality equipment. This is the perfect opportunity to embark on an enjoyable but challenging adventure and take in some spectacular views of the Truckee River.

Activity
Rafting
Distance from Hotel
0.8
Cost
$$
Difficulty
Moderate
Kid Friendly
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Located a half-mile south of downtown Truckee at Truckee River Regional Park, the Truckee Ice Rink features public skating, rentals, private lessons, and various ice-related activities.

Activity
Ice Skating
Distance from Hotel
15.7
Cost
$
Difficulty
Easy
Kid Friendly
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Tahoe National Brewing Company is a wonderful place to stop for food and beverages in Tahoe City and offers a cozy, inviting atmosphere for customers. The brewery creates an array of interesting beers, delicious cocktails and tasty meals. They also have a lounge where you can kick back and relax after a long day of exploring the area. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or a lively spot to hang out with friends, Tahoe National Brewing Company has you covered.

Activity
Food & Beverage
Distance from Hotel
0.1
Cost
$$
Difficulty
ADA
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Truckee Bike Park Mountain Bike is the perfect spot for beginners and more advanced riders alike, with a 1 mile trail and a pump track designed for all ages and skill levels. This is a great way to get comfortable with off-road riding without committing to a longer trail. The park is located at 12200 Joerger Drive, Truckee, CA 96161 and has an easy difficulty level. This is great for those just starting out or for experienced riders who want to have some fun.

Activity
Mountain Bike
Distance from Hotel
17.5
Cost
$
Difficulty
Easy
Kid Friendly
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Tahoe Gal is a cruise line on the north shore of Lake Tahoe offering various options for passengers. This includes lunch, happy hour, and sunset dinner cruises as well as shoreline brunch cruises, with the difficulties of the trips being generally easy. Passengers will be able to take in the beauty of Tahoe City, CA while enjoying all it has to offer. Along with its stunning views and relaxing atmosphere, the Tahoe Gal provides a unique way to experience the lake.

Activity
Miscellaneous
Distance from Hotel
289
Cost
$$
Difficulty
Easy
ADA
Kid Friendly
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Pinedrop Trail is a 2.6 mile out-and-back path near Tahoe Vista, California. This trail is rated easy and usually takes visitors 53 minutes to complete. The trail is open year-round and is popular for activities such as cross-country skiing, hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are welcomed, but must be on leash. The trail is beautiful no matter the season and is sure to be a great outdoor experience for all who visit.

Activity
Hike
Distance from Hotel
11.9
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Easy
ADA
Free
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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The Dog & Bear Tavern in Tahoma, California, offers a unique dining experience for its guests. With a focus on locally-sourced and organic dishes, the tavern has a modern-rustic charm. There is something for everyone and the carefully curated menu promises a delicious treat for all. The location, 7000 W Lake Blvd, ensures that it is easily accessible while still feeling like a cozy local hideaway. With its inviting atmosphere and good food, the Dog & Bear Tavern is awaiting your visit.

Activity
Food & Beverage
Distance from Hotel
9.3
Cost
$$
Difficulty
ADA
Kid Friendly
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Located in Kings Beach, California, Tahoe Paddle & Oar Paddleboard provides canoe and kayak rental services. With an easy difficulty level, paddlers can enjoy a fun day on the lake and explore the unique natural environment of the area. Knowledgeable staff available to assist customers in having an enjoyable and safe experience on the water. With convenient rental options and a full selection of boats, Tahoe Paddle & Oar Paddleboard is the perfect place for a great day outdoors.

Activity
Paddleboard
Distance from Hotel
8.9
Cost
$$
Difficulty
Easy
Kid Friendly
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Tahoe Meadows (Tahoe Rim Trail) is a scenic 8-mile point-to-point trail on even numbered days, beginning at over 9000 feet in elevation and gradually dropping down to Tunnel Creek Road. Starting in Mount Rose Summit, the journey winds through moderate terrain, before turning more tricky with some climbing to Snow Peak. An out-and-back from Mount Rose to Snow Peak is also possible. Wildlife sightings, views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and plenty of fresh air make this a must-try for riders of all levels.

Activity
Mountain Bike
Distance from Hotel
19.9
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Moderate
Free
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The Tahoe East Shore Trail is a breathtaking three-mile paved route offering the community a fresh perspective on the natural splendor of Lake Tahoe's eastern shore. Not only does it enhance safety along the Highway 28 corridor, but it also serves as an outstanding recreational asset with positive environmental impacts. Designed with a spacious 10-foot width meeting ADA standards, it ensures accessibility for all, inviting individuals to cycle, walk, or simply take a leisurely stroll amidst the beauty of the surroundings.

Activity
Hike
Distance from Hotel
16.2
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Easy
Free
Pet Friendly
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The Tahoe City Winter Sports Park offers cross-country skiing, an ice skating rink, snowshoeing, sledding and a small sled hill for young children, restaurant and bar.

Activity
Snow Shoeing
Distance from Hotel
0.7
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
Easy
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Tahoe City's Tahoe Cross-Country offers spectacular cross-country skiing with easy difficulty and stunning lake views. The area boasts a cozy lodge which serves light bites and provides equipment rentals. Whether you're a newbie to cross-country skiing or an experienced enthusiast, this location has something to offer everyone. The simple check-in process and friendly staff make it an ideal spot for a winter getaway.

Activity
Skiing (Cross Country)
Distance from Hotel
2.7
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
Easy
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Located in Tahoe City, California, the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park Snow Park (TCWSP) is an exciting winter getaway for snow enthusiasts of all levels. Offering a wide range of outdoor activities such as sledding, ski jumps, tubes, ski and snowboard runs, and access to over 50 acres of terrain, this terrain blast is sure to satisfy. With an altitude of 6,253 feet and a difficulty level of Easy, TCWSP is an optimal choice for beginners and even seasoned pros. Visitors are welcome to use the park's rental equipment or bring their own gear. Come and explore Tahoe City Winter Sports Park Snow Park and take your winter adventures to the next level!

Activity
Snow Park
Distance from Hotel
0.7
Cost
$$
Difficulty
Easy
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Tahoe City Marina Boating is a great place to enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe. Along with many docks, the marina offers fuel, repairs, rentals, and supplies to accommodate any boating needs. Guests can also enjoy direct access to the lake and surrounding areas with the marina's nearby beach paths and trails. With its ideal location and services, Tahoe City Marina Boating is the perfect spot for a day of fun on the lake.

Activity
Boating
Distance from Hotel
0.3
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
Kid Friendly
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Tahoe City's 3 mile multi-use path offers a safe and easy running path along N. Lake Blvd.(Rt. 28), starting at Marina/Commons Beach with beautiful views of the water. The route along the road is relatively safe, albeit without too much scenery. After 2.7 miles, the path reaches its end at Dollar Dr.

Activity
Running
Distance from Hotel
1350
Cost
Difficulty
Easy
ADA
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Tahoe City Kayaks provides an exceptional kayaking experience suitable for all ages and skill levels, conveniently situated in the heart of Tahoe City. Offering high-quality sit-on-top kayaks, visitors can explore the breathtaking shorelines of the lake at their own pace. The passionate and knowledgeable staff ensure that every visitor enjoys the best kayaking experience possible, with a variety of tours and rentals available for novices to advanced kayakers. Whether seeking to discover hidden coves, enjoy a leisurely paddle, or embark on an exhilarating adventure, Tahoe City Kayaks offers the perfect experience for all.

Activity
Kayak
Distance from Hotel
0.4
Cost
$$
Difficulty
Kid Friendly
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Tahoe City Golf Course is a 9 hole, par 33, 2700 yard course designed for golfers of all skill levels. It boasts a variety of amenities, including a full service restaurant and bar, golf carts, rentals, tournaments and lessons. The course also provides a netted practice/warm up facility as well as special events and activities. The warm local welcome makes visitors feel like part of the community. With its easy difficulty level and wide range of activities, Tahoe City Golf Course is considered to be the best community golf course in Lake Tahoe.

Activity
Miscellaneous
Distance from Hotel
0.7
Cost
$$
Difficulty
Easy
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Syd's Bagelry is a cozy daytime retreat offering a delectable array of freshly baked bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and caffeine delights. Situated snugly, it provides a charming patio seating area overlooking the serene beauty of Lake Tahoe. Indulge in delicious, freshly-made meals while enjoying the perfect start to your day in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Activity
Food & Beverage
Distance from Hotel
0.3
Cost
$
Difficulty
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Sunnyside Marina & Watersports Boating in Tahoe City, CA is the perfect destination for all your lake activities. Located close to the heart of Tahoe City, the marina offers an array of activities such as wake-boarding, tubing, scuba-diving and more! The marina also has great services like repair shops, dining/bar options, and guided tours. So, if you’re looking for a waterfront adventure, Sunnyside Marina & Watersports Boating is the perfect place to visit

Activity
Boating
Distance from Hotel
3
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
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Sugar Pine Point Beach is located in the Tahoma, California along the Ca State Park Rd. This beach has easy access and offers a great view of the Lake Tahoe. It has a picnic area, multiple trails for hiking, and countless spots for swimming and sunbathing. It is a great escape for families looking for a relaxing retreat, with plenty of nature surrounding them. In addition, the State Park offers a host of educational and recreational activities, guaranteed to keep everyone entertained.

Activity
Beach Time
Distance from Hotel
11
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Easy
Free
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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A stroll through Skylandia is incomplete without the soothing scent of pinewood and the awe-inspiring vistas of the lake. As the host of the beloved Camp Skylandia, this picturesque park offers a plethora of enjoyable activities for the entire family. While dogs are welcome on leash within the park, they are not permitted on the beach. Whether you're eager to build sand castles, embark on a scenic nature walk, or unwind under the stars on a tranquil pier, Skylandia fulfills all your outdoor desires with its diverse offerings.

Activity
Beach Time
Distance from Hotel
1.9
Cost
Difficulty
Easy
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The Shirley Canyon Trail near Olympic Valley, California is a 4 mile-trail. It includes an out-and-back route, making it a moderate difficulty level. The best time to visit is mid-June to October and dogs are allowed, provided they are kept on leashes. It is a great opportunity to take in the stunning landscape while walking alongside other visitors as it is a popular trail.

Activity
Hike
Distance from Hotel
8.4
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Moderate
Free
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Shadyside Lounge in Tahoe City, CA is the place to go for endless good times and craft cocktails. It also delivers a modern take on classic Mexican flavors. This lounge is conveniently located at 1770 W Lake Blvd and is sure to provide a great experience for all looking for an enjoyable night out. From the amazing cocktails and food to the friendly atmosphere, the Shadyside Lounge is a great spot to check out.

Activity
Food & Beverage
Distance from Hotel
2.9
Cost
$$
Difficulty
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Secret Cove is a highly sought-after day-use area renowned for its stunning views of Lake Tahoe. Accessible from the Secret Harbor Parking area, visitors can reach the scenic spot by walking down the access road and following the trail to the lakeshore, approximately half a mile from the vault toilet. While the hike to Secret Harbor beaches can be challenging, it's well worth the effort. Please note there are no picnic tables or other facilities available at the beaches, and campfires are prohibited. Visitors are reminded to keep dogs under control, pick up dog waste (no bags provided), and refrain from bringing BBQs. The 300-yard-long beach, accessible by boats (with no dock or pier available), offers a serene escape amidst the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe.

Activity
Beach Time
Distance from Hotel
45.2
Cost
Difficulty
Moderate
Pet Friendly
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Northstar California Resort Ski/Snowboard is a moderate resort situated in Truckee, CA 96161. This resort offers varied terrain for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers & snowboarders. It has a maximum elevation of 7848 ft (2469m) with a vertical drop of 2530 ft (772m). There are 97 runs of various terrains, as well as 6 snow tubing lanes and 17 lifts. For the après ski-ers, there are plenty of dining options, a village, and a range of activities including ziplines and ice skating rinks. With its 24/7 concierge services, Northstar California Resort Ski/Snowboard offers the perfect winter vacation experience for the whole

Activity
Ski/Snowboard
Distance from Hotel
16.3
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
Moderate
Kid Friendly
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Sand Harbor Beach, nestled on the picturesque east shore of North Lake Tahoe, boasts breathtaking cobalt blue waters and soft, white sand beaches. The park features two ramps catering to boaters, water-skiers, and fishermen, along with picturesque spots for scuba diving, kayaking, swimming, and picnicking. Ample picnic sites, complete with barbecues and shaded tables beneath the tranquil canopy of cedars and Jeffrey pines, offer a serene retreat for visitors of all ages to enjoy the beauty of this remarkable location.

Activity
Beach Time
Distance from Hotel
18.9
Cost
Difficulty
Easy
ADA
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The Palisades Tahoe Ice Rink in Olympic Valley, CA, is a great spot to go for ice skating. The outdoor rink overlooks the gorgeous Squaw Valley and its six peaks, making it an impressive place to go skate. Skaters also have the opportunity to warm up with a mug of hot chocolate afterwards. For skaters of all skill levels, the rink offers figure and hockey skates, as well as helmets, to rent. It's a great destination for an enjoyable day of ice skating with stunning mountain views.

Activity
Ice Skating
Distance from Hotel
7.2
Cost
$
Difficulty
Easy
Kid Friendly
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The Palisades Tahoe Ski/Snowboard resort provides the perfect setting for those full of adventure. The resort features a moderate difficulty level and 37 trails to explore. 10 lifts are available so you can enjoy or try out a wide variety of winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. Making full use of the area’s incredible scenery, their variety of trails includes everything from mellow cruisers and family-friendly terrain to expert-level steeps and chutes. A full range of amenities ranging from ski/snowboard rentals to lessons and a dedicated terrain park make this a great destination for winter adventurers of all ages and abilities

Activity
Ski/Snowboard
Distance from Hotel
6.6
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
Moderate
Kid Friendly
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Take a trip to Paige Meadows and immerse yourself in nature while enjoying a 3.3 mile loop trail near Tahoe City, California. This scenic trail is easy to traverse and is open year-round, making it an ideal spot for leisurely walks, hikes, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash. On average, it takes around an hour and ten minutes to complete the loop, making it a great half-day adventure. As this is a lesser known route, you are unlikely to encounter a large number of people, giving you the peace and tranquility of the outdoors.

Activity
Hike
Distance from Hotel
4.1
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Easy
Free
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Olympic Bike Shop in Lake Tahoe City is the premier destination for all your biking needs. They offer a wide selection of sales and rentals, from mountain and road bikes to accessories and apparel. They are also equipped to provide service and repair, from tune-ups to custom builds. All this makes them a one-stop-shop for cyclists of all skill levels. Whether you're new to the sport, or an old hand, Olympic Bike Shop has something for you.

Activity
Mountain Bike
Distance from Hotel
0.3
Cost
$$$
Difficulty
Easy
Kid Friendly
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Obexer's Boat Company is located along the West Shore of Lake Tahoe in Homewood, CA and is the first marina in the area. They are a full service marina, offering boating and travel guides for an easy Lake Tahoe experience. With a wide range of services available, visitors can enjoy the beauty of the lake without any hassle.

Activity
Boating
Distance from Hotel
7.2
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
Easy
Kid Friendly
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North Tahoe Winter Adventures provides snowmobile rental services in Tahoe Vista, California. Visitors of all skill levels can enjoy moderately difficulty trails through the stunning winter landscape of the Sierra Nevada. With 6600 Donner Rd as its main location, North Tahoe Winter Adventures gives tourists the opportunity to experience the beautiful snowy surroundings in the most exciting and fun way.

Activity
Snowmobiling
Distance from Hotel
8.5
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
Moderate
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North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, California, is the perfect destination for those looking to enjoy a relaxing cross-country skiing experience. The park is located at 6600 Donner Road and offers trails with an easy difficulty level, making it great for both novice and experienced skiers. From the terrain's breathtaking views to its abundant wildlife, you're sure to have an unforgettable time in the great outdoors. Take advantage of all this natural beauty and visit North Tahoe Regional Park today.

Activity
Skiing (Cross Country)
Distance from Hotel
8.5
Cost
$$
Difficulty
Easy
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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North Tahoe Paddle is the ultimate spot for paddleboarders looking for a low-key, relaxing experience. Located in Kings Beach, CA, the store is easy to find and offers a wide variety of boards for rent. The difficulty of the activity is categorized as easy, making it great for people of all levels. After renting your board and necessary accessories, you can head right out onto the lake and take in the stunning mountain scenery. With an on-site shop, equipment rentals, and experienced instructors, it's the perfect place for people of all ages and skill levels to experience the thrill of paddleboarding.

Activity
Paddleboard
Distance from Hotel
8.8
Cost
$$
Difficulty
Easy
Kid Friendly
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Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is a premier ski resort nestled in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains in Reno, Nevada. Visitors can look forward to over 1,200 acres of groomed ski runs and multiple lifts across a wide range of difficulty levels ranging from easy to moderate. The resort also features several snowboard parks for visitors to enjoy. With the scenery of the Sierra Nevada at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, an unforgettable skiing experience is certainly in store.

Activity
Ski/Snowboard
Distance from Hotel
23.8
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
Moderate
Kid Friendly
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Monkey Rock is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada. The trail is suitable for all skill levels and offers a lake and nature trips to explore. April to October is the best time to visit and dogs are welcome if kept on a leash. It has a moderate difficulty level that makes it an ideal location for hiking, running and sightseeing.

Activity
Hike
Distance from Hotel
16.1
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Moderate
Free
Pet Friendly
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Middle Velma Lake Trail is a 9.0-mile out-and-back trail near South Lake Tahoe in California’s FDesolation Wilderness. Popular among hikers, backpackers and campers, it has an elevation gain of over 2,000 ft and an average exchange rate of 4hrs 52min. Difficulty level is hard and best visited between May and October, with dogs welcome and allowed off-leash in some areas. This is an excellent opportunity to explore and experience nature with a rewarding challenge.

Activity
Hike
Distance from Hotel
29.9
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Hard
Free
Pet Friendly
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This lake beach is an ideal spot for spending some quality time with family or friends. It features a sandy beach, along with some grassy areas, making it ideal for a picnic or just lying in the sun. There is also plenty of space for your four-legged friends, making it a dog-friendly destination. There are facilities to make your time more enjoyable, and there is an easy access for all levels of swimmers. All in all, this is an ideal spot for anyone looking for a relaxed and enjoyable day.

Activity
Beach Time
Distance from Hotel
1.7
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Easy
Free
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Kings Beach is located on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. This day-use only area offers 979 feet of sandy beachfront, as well as shaded picnic tables at the base of the Jeffrey pines. For those looking for a more vigorous activity, there is an easy 10 mile trail which offers beautiful views of the lake. Kings Beach is an ideal spot for a relaxing day out, to swim, sunbathe, or simply admire the breathtaking scenery.

Activity
Beach Time
Distance from Hotel
9.2
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Easy
ADA
Free
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Kayak Tahoe Paddleboard in South Lake Tahoe, CA is the perfect spot for a fun water activity.The company provides easy-level kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) to enjoy the picturesque lake's waters. Enjoy the incredible sunsets from the water and the easy access to one of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Feel free to bring your own picnic and make use of the on-site changing rooms. Rates start at $19 for a half-hour of kayaking. Bookings can be made online for your convenience.

Activity
Paddleboard
Distance from Hotel
31.3
Cost
$$
Difficulty
Easy
Kid Friendly
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Jackpine-Ocelot-Powerline-Glass Mountain is an 8.5 mile trail mountain biking loop located in Tahoe City, with the start/end point situated conveniently at a hotel. With difficulty classed as ‘Hard’, the trail meanders between two residential houses, and in the event of missing this, there is a fire road to Ocelot via Jackpine as an alternate route. With no fear of cars, the route is a great way to traverse the area and take in the stunning views.

Activity
Mountain Bike
Distance from Hotel
0.4
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Hard
Free
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5 mile trail.

Activity
Mountain Bike
Distance from Hotel
0.5
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Moderate
Free
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Jackass Loop Mountain Bike Trail is an 10 mile long trail located in Truckee, CA with a moderate difficulty level. The trail consists of two loops and offers a variety of views, from river banks to thick pine forests. Along the route, expect to find elevation changes, obstacles, and excellent scenery. The main features of the trail include the Jackass Trail which winds around alongside the Truckee River and the Hong Kong Trail which includes steep descents and technical turns. Yogi Trail offers an easier, yet still challenging ride for those looking for a more relaxed ride. All the trails come together at the top of the loop for a spectacular view.

Activity
Mountain Bike
Distance from Hotel
13.4
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Moderate
Free
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Homewood Mountain Resort offers outdoor recreational activities including skiing and snowboarding. The ski area consists of several runs and terrain parks with a difficulty rating of moderate. There are two lodges on the mountain for guests to enjoy as well as on-mountain dining options. This picturesque setting offers a great opportunity for skiers and snowboarders to make fond memories out on the slopes.

Activity
Ski/Snowboard
Distance from Hotel
7
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
Moderate
Kid Friendly
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IRIE Rafting Company Inc is a premier rafting destination located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Olympic Valley, California. Guests can choose from exciting river and lake rafting trips for all levels of experience. They also offer a range of other outdoor activities including kayaking, fishing, and water tubing. With professional guides and their commitment to safety, IRIE Rafting provides their guests with a thrilling and unforgettable experience. The 7320 River Rd trip is ideal for those looking for a moderate adventure - with impressive scenery and a wide variety of animals to spot on the way. Every package includes complete rafting gear and a delicious lunch. With IRIE Rafting, get ready to explore the wonders of nature and make

Activity
Rafting
Distance from Hotel
8.2
Cost
$$
Difficulty
Moderate
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The area's oldest ski resort is a perfect choice for families with children and beginners looking to learn to ski or snowboard, in a low-pressure, intimate setting. Their ski rental shop offers ski, snowboard, x-country ski, and snowshoe rentals.

Activity
Snow Park
Distance from Hotel
2.3
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
Moderate
Kid Friendly
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The Flume Trail is a Tahoe classic and a photographer's favorite. The trail is relatively smooth and offers stunning views of Lake Tahoe's Eastern Shore. It's best suited to intermediate cyclists and beginners who are ready to take on a more strenuous ride, and can be accessed through various routes. Shuttles are available for those who don't want to tackle the trail as an out and back or a loop ride. Additionally, cyclists can start on the Tahoe meadows Trailhead and ride the 7.6 mi / 12.2 km downhill to the Flume Trail.

Activity
Mountain Bike
Distance from Hotel
26
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Moderate
Free
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Glass Mountain - Ocelot - Rocky Ridge is a 12 mile trail located in Tahoe City, CA, USA. This Hard difficulty trail is a long and fun ride, but also very exhausting, taking up the better part of a day to complete as an out and back. The trail begins with technical climbing before becoming more manageable up to Glass Mountain. Following this, is a flowing and open section to Mount Watson, then a more technical and sandy section towards Watson Lake. After traversing around the lake, the trail quickly steepens down the hill until it reaches a very technical uphill section, followed by a short and fast downhill segment back to Brockway summit. Be sure to bring plenty of food and water when attempting this trail.

Activity
Mountain Bike
Distance from Hotel
0.9
Cost
Difficulty
Hard
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The Gatekeeper's Museum is housed in a quaint reconstructed cabin. Inside, visitors can view local historical exhibits and photographs as well as utilize the research library. It is a great destination for anyone looking to learn about local history and culture. All are welcome and encouraged to stop by and take part in the museum's various activities and displays.

Activity
Miscellaneous
Distance from Hotel
0.9
Cost
$
Difficulty
Easy
ADA
Kid Friendly
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Situated in the picturesque Carnelian Bay next to the Sierra Boat Company, Gar Woods offers delectable California Cuisine and the renowned Wet Woody cocktail. During the summer, guests can dock at Gar Woods' 130-foot pier and enjoy complimentary boat valet service (weather permitting). Live music fills the air every Friday and Saturday night from 8-11 pm, adding to the vibrant ambiance. Indulge in signature dishes like the Garwoods Stuffed Trout and Garwoods Pot Roast, complemented by an impressive selection of craft beers and wines. With its inviting atmosphere, Gar Woods is the perfect destination for both casual dining and special occasions.

Activity
Food & Beverage
Distance from Hotel
5.1
Cost
Difficulty
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Full Throttle Tahoe Boating in Kings Beach, California is an excellent boat rental service located on 8200 N Lake Blvd. From pontoon and powerboat rentals, to personal watercraft and jet ski rentals, they offer a variety of boat sizes to choose from to suit your needs. They also offer guided tours and fishing charters to beautiful Lake Tahoe and nearby attractions. They strive for a top-notch experience by providing excellent customer service to make sure you have a memorable time out on the water.

Activity
Boating
Distance from Hotel
8.8
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
Moderate
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Nestled on the southwest shores of Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay State Park is a mesmerizing alpine wonderland. Its striking peaks, rugged ridges, and the pristine, crystal-clear lake are remnants of the dramatic glacial movements during the Pleistocene Epoch, spanning from 11,500 to 1,800,000 years ago. Emerald Bay State Park offers an idyllic setting for outdoor enthusiasts, providing a plethora of recreational activities amidst a backdrop of sheer natural beauty and glacial history. Whether you're hiking along scenic trails, kayaking on the serene waters, or simply soaking in the breathtaking vistas, a visit to Emerald Bay promises an unforgettable experience immersed in the captivating tales of Earth's ancient past.

Activity
Beach Time
Distance from Hotel
18.3
Cost
Difficulty
Hard
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The Eagle Rock Trail is a 0.7 mile out-and-back trail near Homewood, California. With a difficulty level of Moderate, it takes an average of 25-30 minutes to complete. It is popular among birders, hikers, and snowshoers, and dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas. This trail provides excellent views of the Lake Tahoe area and the nearby Tahoe Cross-Country hiking path, making it a great spot for outdoor enthusiasts. And, if you're feeling extra ambitious, get up early and catch sunrise over the lake from Eagle Rock.

Activity
Hike
Distance from Hotel
5.3
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Moderate
Free
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Eagle Falls Vista is a great 0.7mile hike located in South Lake Tahoe, CA. This moderate, scenic hike culminates in a stunning vista point overlooking Emerald Bay. Whether you're after a leisurely walk or scenic view, Eagle Falls is an excellent choice. Along the way, hikers can expect a pleasant, shaded trail with plenty of native birds and trees for an enjoyable outdoor experience. Its mild ascent also makes it an ideal for families or beginners. To top it off, the stunning view of Emerald Bay at the end serves as a rewarding finished to this short but rewarding adventure.

Activity
Hike
Distance from Hotel
19.3
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Easy
Free
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Chickadee Ridge Snow Shoeing is a popular route for hikers and snowshoers alike. This 2.3-mile out-and-back trail is rated as moderately challenging, taking an average of 56 min to complete. Dogs are welcome providing they are on a leash, and other people are likely to be encountered. It a great way to explore the outdoors and soak up the picturesque views of Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada.

Activity
Snow Shoeing
Distance from Hotel
47.9
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Moderate
Free
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Commons Beach located in Tahoe City, is a popular destination for beachgoers. It offers a gorgeous beachfront, expansive views of the lake, a close proximity to shops and restaurants, plenty of parking, and restrooms and outdoor showers nearby. This makes it an ideal spot for swimming, sunbathing, and beach volleyball. Visitors can also get to experience a variety of fun activities and amenities, including boat tours, fishing charters, and sightseeing as well as picnic areas and fire pits. With its stunning natural beauty and a host of activities, Commons Beach is a great place to spend a day at the beach.

Activity
Beach Time
Distance from Hotel
0.7
Cost
Difficulty
Easy
ADA
Kid Friendly
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Eagle Falls/Lake Hike is a 1.8 mile moderate trail through South Lake Tahoe, California. It features a lake, and can be enjoyed from May to September. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leash. The trail passes Eagle Falls and offers stunning views of the Emerald Bay. It is accessible from the 138 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.

Activity
Hike
Distance from Hotel
19.3
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Moderate
Free
Pet Friendly
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The Dollar Creek Trail near Tahoe City, California, is a stunning 5.2-mile loop with moderate difficulty. It takes roughly two hours and three minutes to complete, making it perfect for a leisurely day exploring the area. All seasons are great for exploring, whether you're running, cross-country skiing, hiking, or mountain biking. You'll find plenty of views on the mostly uncrowded trail.

Activity
Running
Distance from Hotel
3.6
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Easy
ADA
Free
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Diamond Peak Ski Resort is located in the picturesque Incline Village of Nevada, spanning over 655 acres of terrain. The resort offers an array of winter activities, from skiing, snowboarding and open glades to tree skiing. With a moderate difficulty level, it's perfect for amateurs and experienced skiers alike. There are six chairlifts and 30 ski runs, ensuring a swift journey to the mountain and allowing visitors to explore the full breadth of its terrain. For a breathtaking winter getaway, Diamond Peak Ski Resort surely won't disappoint.

Activity
Ski/Snowboard
Distance from Hotel
16.6
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
Moderate
Kid Friendly
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Chef Quintin Frye brings the wild west to you at Cult Burger. For over 20 years, Chef Frye has been serving up farm to table cuisine and whole-animal butchery. You can enjoy juicy burgers, hand cut fries, craft sodas and frozen custards in a relaxed atmosphere. The difficulty level of the menu is low making it perfect for all ages and tastes for you to tuck into.

Activity
Food & Beverage
Distance from Hotel
9.3
Cost
$$
Difficulty
Pet Friendly
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Coffeebar, situated in Truckee, California, stands out as a distinctive cafe melding Italian-style roastery with a community-centric atmosphere, fostering a relaxed vibe. Renowned for its commitment to freshness and quality, the cafe delights patrons with an array of delectable coffees and tantalizing pastries. Welcoming all, Coffeebar offers an inclusive experience where everyone can savor its unique offerings and ambiance.Coffeebar is a unique cafe located in Truckee, California. It is a special blend of Italian-style roastery and community cafe with a relaxed atmosphere. The cafe specializes in freshness and quality in its coffees, as well as delicious chocolate doughnut holes sure to tantalize your taste buds. Coffeebar invites all to come in and enjoy a unique and inclusive experience.

Activity
Food & Beverage
Distance from Hotel
15.1
Cost
$
Difficulty
ADA
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Nestled in the heart of Tahoe City, Christy Hill stands as an exquisite bistro offering a fusion of French-inspired California cuisine. Its captivating lakefront patio seating makes it a sought-after destination for special occasions, gatherings with friends, or intimate evenings. And during summer, make sure to indulge in the remarkable happy hour experience at The Sand Bar, where delectable dishes and an unparalleled atmosphere await, ensuring a memorable visit that lingers in your mind..

Activity
Food & Beverage
Distance from Hotel
0.3
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
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The China Cove Trail is a 3.2 mile hiking trail about Truckee, California. The trail offers a tranquil escape into nature and is perfect for beginner snowshoe hikers. The towering pine trees frame the trail, creating a beautiful winter wonderland when blanketed in snow. Along the main loop there are mini trails that lead out to Donner Lake, offering stunning views for those who venture off the main trail. With a difficulty level of moderate, the China Cove Trail is a great way to explore the stunning Donner Memorial State Park.

Activity
Snow Shoeing
Distance from Hotel
16.8
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Moderate
Free
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Chimney Beach Trail is a short but fun desescent located near Marlett Lake, south of the Flume Trail and near the entrance of Thunderbird Lodge in Carson City, Nevada. The trail is easy to manage, so riders can easily find their way from the hill to Highway 28. For a more enjoyable ride, a shuttle or a car at the parking lot on Highway 28 is recommended.

Activity
Mountain Bike
Distance from Hotel
21.5
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Easy
Free
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Chimney Beach, a renowned spot located two miles south of Sand Harbor State Park along Hwy 28's eastern side, draws visitors with its scenic allure. Following a brief hike from the trailhead, you'll discover a captivating sandy shoreline beside Lake Tahoe, offering mesmerizing views. Once hosting a caretaker's cabin, the beach retains its charm with the enduring stone chimney, lending credence to its name. The straightforward 1-mile trail provides an accessible avenue to explore this picturesque destination and bask in the surrounding natural splendor.

Activity
Beach Time
Distance from Hotel
45.2
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Easy
Free
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Bridgetender offers a laid-back and charmingly rustic setting, ideal for savoring classic American cuisine. From mouthwatering burgers to flavorful tacos and crispy waffle fries, there's a delectable option to suit every palate. The tavern's inviting patio invites guests to indulge in al fresco dining and refreshing drinks while soaking up the breathtaking natural scenery. A visit to Bridgetender promises an unforgettable experience that will have you reluctant to bid farewell.

Activity
Food & Beverage
Distance from Hotel
0.8
Cost
$$
Difficulty
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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A one and a half mile out-and-back hike in the Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District offers a moderate challenge for adventurers. This trail begins with a stroll from the back of Basecamp Tahoe City to the picturesque Burton Creek Reservoir. Enjoy the stunning scenery as you soak up this unique experience in nature.

Activity
Hike
Distance from Hotel
12.9
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Moderate
Free
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Blackwood Canyon SNO-PARK is a snow park located in Placer County, California, three miles south of Tahoe City. This convenient location offers numerous winter activities such as easy cross-country skiing, dog sledding, and snow play. On-site facilities include a full-service ticket office and a rental building to store all recreation equipment and apparel needed to enjoy the park to its fullest.

Activity
Snow Park
Distance from Hotel
2
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Easy
Free
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
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Explore the scenic journey from Five Lakes Trail to Five Lakes Creek Trail on this captivating 10-mile route nestled near Olympic Valley, California. Immerse yourself in a tapestry of vibrant wildflowers while traversing this moderately trafficked path, offering a moderate challenge for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether hiking, running, or enjoying nature expeditions, this trail beckons birdwatchers and adventurers alike.

Activity
Hike
Distance from Hotel
8.1
Cost
Free
Difficulty
Hard
Free
Pet Friendly
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For those looking to experience the best bowling and gaming in Incline Village, NV, look no further than Bowl Incline Miscellaneous. Located at 920 Southwood Blvd, Bowl Incline Miscellaneous has recently been remodeled and features a comprehensive arcade, in addition to a diner serving up traditional Ohanan Hawaiian style food. Perfect for groups and families, Bowl Incline Miscellaneous has plenty of fun for everyone.

Activity
Miscellaneous
Distance from Hotel
14.9
Cost
$$
Difficulty
ADA
Kid Friendly
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Alpine Base Area at Palisades Tahoe Ski/Snowboard is a great skiing and snowboarding destination located in the High Sierra Mountains in Alpine Meadows, California. The area has over 2600 feet of vertical terrain and offers a great mix of runs suitable for people of all levels and backgrounds. Novices and expert boarders will find a range of runs with groomed surfaces, powder, bowls, and terrain parks. The base area features ski or snowboard rentals, lessons, and access to the lifts and slopes. With its Moderate difficulty level, it's an ideal spot for a fun and exciting ski or snowboarding experience.

Activity
Ski/Snowboard
Distance from Hotel
8.1
Cost
$$$$
Difficulty
Moderate
Kid Friendly

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Explore the North Shore, then kick back with two free beers! Save 10% off our Best Available Rates and receive two complimentary drink tokens to redeem at our lobby bar with this special offer. Start your next adventure now!