We visited South Lake Tahoe for the first time last month and it was absolutely stunning! Lake Tahoe is easily one of the most beautiful places in the United States. The best part is, it’s an incredible place to visit no matter what time of year you visit. In the summer you can swim, hike, go out on a boat, or relax on the beach and in the winter, you can ski, snowboard, snow shoe, ride the gondola up the mountain, and so much more. It’s truly the perfect destination for the outdoor adventure lover. The best way to get to Lake Tahoe is to fly into the Reno/Tahoe International Airport, and then you can either rent a car or take the South Tahoe Airporter, which is a shuttle that takes you right to the heart of South Lake Tahoe. We loved our visit so much and cannot wait to go back. Here are eight things to do in Lake Tahoe South:
8 Things to do in South Lake Tahoe:
1. Go on a Hike at Van Sickle Bi-State Park:
Lake Tahoe has so many beautiful hiking trails, which is a great way to explore the area and see stunning views of Lake Tahoe. We loved hiking in Van Sickle Bi-State Park, which is a bi-state park, because it’s in both California and Nevada. There are a lot of different hiking trails here, but we found the first part of the Tahoe Rim Trail to be a pretty family-friendly hike. Since there are so many different trails here, you can choose a short hike or a long hike and there are incredible views along the way!
2. Eat Dinner at Freshies:
Freshies is a favorite among locals and offers delicious fresh food. It’s a casual dining experience with a Hawaiian flair and they offer a variety of meals from tacos and veggie burgers to poke and curries, so there’s great options for everyone.
3. Take a Boat Tour with Alpenglow Boat Company:
4. Drive to Glen Alpine Falls:
5. Grab Lunch from Sprouts:
Sprouts Cafe is a fast-casual health food restaurant in the heart of town. They offer natural food, fresh juices, and meals made with wholesome ingredients. We loved their smoothies and the breakfast burrito. It’s a great spot to go for a refreshing mid-day pick me up.
6. Spend the Day at Zephyr Cove Beach:
7. Watch Sunset from Logan Shoals Vista Point:
Logan Shoals Vista Point is a beautiful point with a short walking trail to lots of different spots where you can sit and enjoy the views of Lake Tahoe. It’s the perfect spot to come for sunset, because the sun sets right over the lake and behind the mountains. We came here to watch sunset pretty much every night and loved it!