Markets
 
Food
Pets
Pharmacy
Spirits

 

CVS
Store and Pharmacy
850 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe CityCA 96145
cvs.com/store-locator/cvs-pharmacy-address/850+North+Lake+Boulevard-Tahoe+City-CA-96145/storeid=9976
(530) 584 – 0250
Pharmacy hours:
9 am to 7 pm (M-F)
10 am to 5 pm (Sat and Sun)
Store hours:
7 am to 10 pm (M-Sat)
8 am to 8 pm (Sun)

 

 

Market 28275 N. Lake Blvd. Tahoe City, CA 96145
Market-28.com
(530) 583-1187
Specialty foods and kitchen accessories.
Hours: vary by season, check website

 

 

New Moon Natural Foods505 W Lake Blvd. Tahoe City, CA 96145
newmoonnaturalfoods.com
(530) 583-7426
Small grocery store with a focus on organic, health, sustainability, and local sourced foods.
Offers a full service café and juice bar as well.
9 am – 7 pm (M-Sat)
10 am – 6 pm (Sun)

 

 

Obexer’s General Store5300 West Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA 96141
obexersgeneralstore.com
 (530) 525-1300
Groceries, deli (e.g., sandwiches, breakfast burritos), coffee, spirits, sundries.

 

Pet StationIncline VillageTahoe CityTruckee
910 Tahoe Blvd. #102
Incline, NV 89451
585 W. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
11429 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161
tahoepetstation.com
775-831-3100530-581-4100530-550-7329
For all of your pet’s needs – from food to boots, bowls to leashes, lifejackets to coats, and more! Each store has dog wash tubs for those times your dog rolled in something….
Store hours:
9 am to 6 pm (Sun-Sat)

 

 

Safeway850 N Lake Blvd
Tahoe City, CA 96145
local.safeway.com/safeway/ca/tahoe-city/850-n-lake-blvd.html
(530) 583-2772
Grocery Store
Hours: 6 am – 10 pm

 

 

Save Mart100 River Road
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Savemart.com
(530) 583-5231
Grocery store
Hours: 6 am – 11 pm

 

 

SiPS
Tahoe City
599 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
sipstahoecity.com
(530) 581 – 3311
Craft beers, tastings, wine, spirits, liquor, and cigars – tastings and sales.
Hours: Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 10 pm

 


Uncorked Wine Bar475 N. Lake Blvd. (Cobblestone Center)
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Uncorkedtahoe.com
(530) 581 – 1106
Personalized wine consultation service, wine tasting, and sales. Specializing in hand crafted boutique producers that are not readily available.
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 12 pm – 8pm
             Friday – Saturday 12 pm – 10 pm

 

 

Wanda’s Floral
and Gifts
495 N. Lake Blvd., ste. 173 (Cobblestone Center)
Tahoe City, CA 96145
wandasflowers.com
(530) 581 – 2180
A full service boutique florist, providing bouquets for all occasions and events (weddings, parties, dinner with family), and unique gifts.
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
             Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Closed: Sunday and Monday     

 

 


West Shore Market1780 West Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Westshoremarket.com
(530) 584 – 2475
Grocery, deli (e.g., breakfast, pastries, lunch, dinner, happy hour), coffee bar, craft beer and spirits, wine cellar, sundries, organic produce, and year-round gelato

 

 

North Lake Restaurants 

 

RestaurantType of CuisineLocation
Auld Dubliner Irish PubTraditional Irish pub with American Classics1850 Village South Rd. # 41
Squaw Valley
Blue AgaveMexican425 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City
Bridgetender Tavern and GrillAmerican, pub, burgers65 W. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City
Chambers Landing Bar and RestaurantAmerican6400 West Lake Blvd
Homewood
Christy Hill Lakeside BistroContemporary American with Mediterranean influences115 Grove Street
Tahoe City
Coffee ConnexionCoffee bar, pastries950 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City
Dam CaféSandwiches, pastry, coffee bar55 W. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City
Fat Cat Bar and GrillAmerican, bar, fresh food, burgers, pub599 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City
Fireside PizzaItalian, pizza1985 Squaw Valley Road
Squaw Valley
Fire Sign CaféAmerican, breakfast, café1785 W. Lake Blvd
Tahoe City
Graham’s Restaurant and BarCalifornia cuisine, extensive wine list1650 Squaw Valley Rd.
Squaw Valley
HaciendaMexican760 N. Lake Blvd.
In the Boatworks Mall
Tahoe City
Jake’s on the LakeClassic California mountain cuisine, seafood780 N. Lake Blvd.,
In the Boatworks Mall
Tahoe City
Moe’s Original BBQ – Tahoe CityBBQ120 Grove Street
Tahoe City
Mountain Slice CaféPizza café, ice cream parlor690 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City
North Lake Restaurants 
    

 

Obexer’s General StoreDeli, coffee5300 West Lake Blvd
Homewood
PlumpjackCalifornia cuisine from seasonal menus of fresh food1920 Squaw Valley Rd.
Squaw Valley
Resort at Squaw Creek6 restaurants
Six Peaks Grille
Sandy’s Pub
Cascades Restaurant
Sweet Potatoes Café
Oasis Grille
Montagna
400 Squaw Creek Rd.
Squaw Valley
River Grill and BarCalifornia cuisine from seasonal menus of fresh seafood, steaks, and tasty appetizers55 W. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City
River Ranch Lodge and RestaurantAmerican2285 River Road
Tahoe City
Rosie’s CaféAmerican, bar, café571 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City
Spoon RestaurantGourmet comfort food, international, healthy1785 W. Lake Blvd. #5
Tahoe City
(rustic cottage)
Sugar Pine CakeryBakery, sandwiches, coffee bar, extensive vegan, gluten free, grain free menu2923 Lake Forest Road
Tahoe City
SunnysideClassic California mountain cuisine, seafood1850 W. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City
Swiss Lakewood RestaurantSwiss, French, German5055 W. Lake Blvd.
Homewood
Tahoe HouseBakery, deli, coffee625 W. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City
Thai KitchenThai food877 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City
Uncommon KitchenWide variety of fresh ethnic foodsIn New Moon Natural Foods
505 W. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City

 

North Lake Restaurants 

 

Uncorked Wine BarWine bar and shop475 North Lake Blvd. # 151 Tahoe City
1750 Village East Rd. Squaw Valley
West Shore CaféDeli, coffee bar, gelato,1780 W. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City
WolfdalesEast-west cuisine, fresh food simply prepared640 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City
Za’s Lakefront  – Tahoe CityEclectic American Italian seasonal menus120 Grove Street
Tahoe City

 

Northstar Restaurants 

 

RestaurantType of CuisineLocation
Euro Snack Inc.Quick bite, comfort food5001 Northstar Dr.
Los ArcosMexican3001 Northstar Dr.
ManzanitaUpscale regional California cuisineRitz Carlton, Northstar
Petra Wine BarLocally sourced tapas menu, wine flights3001 N. Village Drive, Suite 3112
Rubicon PizzaRelaxed, Italian restaurant – pizza, pasta6001 Northstar Drive
The Grille at Sawtooth RidgeCasual comfort food5001 Northstar Dr., Suite 5101
The Living RoomComfort food13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct.

 

Truckee Restaurants 

 

RestaurantType of CuisineLocation
Burger MeBurgers, shakes10418 Donner Pass Rd. exit 186
Truckee
CottonwoodFine dining, variety of options10142 Rue Hilltop Rd.
Truckee
Red Truck CaféWide variety of fresh food10356 Truckee Airport Rd.
Truckee
Moody’s Bistro, Bar & BeatsFarm to table eats10007 Bridge St.
Truckee

Rental ShopsFor all your sport needs…

 

Obexer’s Boat Company
Obexersboat.com5300 W. Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA
 (530) 525 – 7962Rentals: Boats, Jet Skis
Hours: 7 am – 9 pmLessons: water skiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, tubing (all related equipment)
Additional services: boat launch facilities, in & out valet storage, wet or dry boat storage, mechanical and yard services, boat detailing, parts and accessories, gas dock, towing, charters, tours

 

Olympic Bike Shop
olympicbikeshop.com620 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA
 (530) 581 – 2500Rentals and demos (including E-bikes) for all types of biking
Hours: 10 am – 5 pmBike service – repair and maintenance
Retail store – all types of bikes (mountain bikes, cruisers, electric, etc.), bike clothing, mountain biking maps, equipment, parts, helmets, and more

 

Tahoe City Kayak & Paddleboard
Tahoepaddle.com521 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA
 (530) 581 – 4336Rentals: kayaks, paddleboards,
Hobie Island Trimarans
Hours:
9:30 am – 5:30 pm (Sat and Sun)
10 am – 5:30 pm (Mon, Thurs, Fri)
Closed on Tues and Wed.
Guided tours and lessons (seasonal)
Includes retail store (paddleboards and kayaks), related equipment, etc.

 

Tahoe Dave’s
Tahoedaves.comTahoe City Ski Shop
590 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583 – 6415
Tahoe City Boardshop
600 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583 – 0400
 (530) 583 – 6415Rentals: alpine skis, snowboards, cross country skis, snowshoes, kids seasonal rentals, clothing and accessories
Hours: 9 am – 6 pmSummer: sports store for all of your sporting needs
Additional services: full service tuning and repair work for skis and snowboards, full retail sports stores

 

Tahoe Paddle & Oar
Tahoepaddle.com8299 N. Lake Blvd.
Kings Beach, CA
 (530) 581 – 3029Rentals: Kayak and Paddleboards
Hours: 9 am – 5 pmGuided tours (seasonal)
Includes retail store (full lines of paddleboards, kayaks, canoes), clothing, sandals, etc.

 

Tahoe Water Adventures (boat rentals)
tahoewateradventures.com120 Grove St.
Tahoe City, CA
 (530) 583 – 9253Rentals: variety of powerboats, jet skis
Hours: 10 am – 5 pmTours, charters, and lessons (water ski, wakeboard, wakesurf), available
Book (lessons, rentals, charters, boat with captain) in advance

 

West Shore Sports
Westshoresports.comHomewood
5395 W. Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA
Sunnyside
1785 W. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 525 – 9920Summer: Bikes, Kayaks, Paddle Boards
Hours: 9 am – 5 pmWinter: Alpine skis, cross country skis, snowboards, snowshoes

 

Willard’s Sports Shop
Willardsportshop.comWillard’s Sports Shop
170 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583 – 3356
Lakeshore Sports
8499 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 553 – 1660
Summer Rentals:
Bikes, Kayaks, Paddle Boards
Winter Rentals:
Skis and snowboards (including demo skis)
Additional services: tuning and repair work for skis and snowboards, full retail sports stores, ski boot repair, bike tune and repair, stand up paddleboard repair shop


ActivitiesIn addition to hiking, mountain biking, running, walking, swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing…..
 
Websites with more information:   gotahoenorth.com
                                                               Tahoe.com

 

Alpine Skiing
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
squawalpine.com/skiing-riding/mountains/alpine-meadows-ski-resort800-403-0207600 Alpine Meadows Rd.
Alpine Meadows, CA 96146
Boreal Mountain Resort
rideboreal.com530-426-366619749 Boreal Ridge Rd.
Soda Springs, CA 95728
Diamond Peak
Diamondpeak.com775-832-11771210 Ski Way
Incline Village, NV 89451
Donner Ski Ranch
Donnerskiranch.com530-426-363519320 Donner Pass Rd.
Norden, CA 95724
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Skiheavenly.com775-586-70004080 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Homewood Mountain Resort
Skihomewood.com530-525-29925145 W. Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA 96141
Kirkwood
Kirkwood.com209-258-60001501 Kirkwood Meadows Dr.
Kirkwood, CA 95646
Mount Rose Ski Resort
Skirose.com800-SKI-ROSE22222 Mt. Rose Hwy.
Reno, NV 89511
Northstar
Northstarcalifornia.com530-562-10105001 Northstar Dr.
Truckee, CA 96161
Sierra-at-Tahoe
Sierraattahoe.com530-659-74531111 Sierra-At-Tahoe Rd.
Twin Bridges, CA 95735
Squaw Valley Ski Resort
Squawalpine.com800-403-02061960 Squaw Valley Rd.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort
Sugarbowl.com530-426-9000629 Sugar Bowl Rd.
Norden, CA 95724
Tahoe Donner
Tahoedonner.com530-587-944411603 Snowpeak Way
Truckee, CA 96161

 

 

Chocolates
Tahoe City Chocolates – gourmet sweets, the best handmade chocolates, candies from all over the world, delicious ice cream, classic confections, gift boxes, and more!
Tahoecitychocolates.com530-583-6652760 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City
Upstairs in the Boatworks Mall

 

 

Climbing Walls (indoor)
High Altitude Fitness
Highaltitudefit.net775-831-4212880 Northwood Blvd.
Incline Village, NV 89451
Truckee-Donner Recreation Center
tdrpd.org/185/Climbing-Wall530-582-772010981 Truckee Way
Truckee, CA 96161

 

 

Cross Country Skiing (Nordic Skiing)
Auburn Ski Club Training Center
auburnskiclub.com/asctc/530-426-331319749 Boreal Ridge Road
Soda Springs, CA 95728
Nordic Center at the Resort at Squaw Creek
squawalpine.com/events-things-do/cross-country-skiing530-583-6300400 Squaw Creek Rd.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Northstar
northstarcalifornia.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/xc.aspx530-562-3270The village at Northstar
5001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA 96161
North Tahoe Regional Park Nordic Ski Area
northtahoeparks.com/winter530-546-42126600 Donner Road
Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
Royal Gorge
royalgorge.com/home530-426-38719411 Pahatsi Rd.
Soda Springs, CA 95728
Tahoe City Cross Country
Tahoexc.org530-583-5475925 Country Club Dr.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Tahoe City Winter Sports Park
www.tcpud.org/winter530-583-3796251 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center
Tahoedonner.com/amenities/
Amenities/cross-country/
530-587-9484Alder Creek Adventure Cntr
15275 Alder Creek Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161

 

 

Golf
Edgewood Tahoe
edgewoodtahoe.com/golf775-588-2787180 Lake Parkway
Stateline, NV 89449
Incline Village Golf Course
yourtahoeplace.com/golf-incline877-468-4397893 Southwood Blvd.
Incline Village, NV 89451
Old Brockway Golf Course
Oldbrockway.com530-206-0391400 Brassie Ave.
Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
Northstar Golf Course
northstarcalifornia.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/golf.aspx530-562-3290Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA
Squaw Valley – the Links at Squaw Creek
destinationhotels.com/squawcreek/
recreation/squaw-valley-golf
530-412-7034400 Squaw Creek Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Tahoe City Golf Course
tcpud.org/golf530-583-1516251 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145

 

Horseback Riding
Alpine Meadows Stables
Alpinemeadowsstables.com530-583-3905Alpine Meadows Road
Tahoe City, CA
Camp Richardson Corral and Pack Station
Camprichardsoncorral.com530-541-3113#4 Emerald Bay Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(at historic Camp Richardson)
Piping Rock Equestrian Center
Pipingrockhorses.com530-582-678012318 Union Mills Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161
Tahoe Donner
tahoedonner.com/amenities/
amenities/equestrian/
530-587-947015275 Alder Creek Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161

Ice Skating
Tahoe City Winter Sports Park
tcpud.org/winter530-583-1516251 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
NorthStar Village Ice Skating Rink
northstarcalifornia.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/village-activities530-562-3689100 Northstar Dr.
Truckee, CA 96161
Truckee Ice Rink
tdrpd.org/161/Ice-Rink530-587-617210500 Brockway Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161

 

Libraries
Kings Beach Library
Placer.ca.gov/Facilities/Facility/
Details/Kings-Beach-16
530-546-2021301 Secline St.
Kings Beach, CA 96143
Incline Village Library
Washoecountylibrary.us/libraries/
incline-village.php
775-832-4130845 Alder Ave.
Incline Village, NV  89451
Tahoe City Library
Placer.ca.gov/Facilities/Facility/
Details/Tahoe-City-Library-19
530-583-3382740 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Truckee Library
Mynevadacounty.com/290/Library530-582-784610031 Levon Ave.
Truckee, CA 96161

Massage
Lighthouse Spa Massage and Skin Care
Lighthousespa.com530-583-8100850 N. Lake Blvd. #20A
Tahoe City, CA 96145
(behind Safeway, on the water, upstairs)
Massage on the Lake Day Spa
Massageonthelake.com530-583-3200505 Westlake Blvd., Ste 3
Tahoe City, CA 96145
(upstairs)
North Lake Massage and Skin Care
northlakemassageandskincare.com530-546-48856921 North Lake Blvd. 1 #111
Tahoe Vista, CA 96148

Mini-Golf
Kings Beach Miniature Golf
kingsbeachminiaturegolf.com530-546-31968693 N. Lake Blvd.
Kings Beach, CA 96143
Magic Carpet Golf and Arcade
gotahoenorth.com/listing/magic-carpet-golf-and-arcade/530-546-42795167 N. Lake Blvd.
Carnelian Bay, CA 96140

Mountain Biking
North Tahoe Regional Park
northtahoeparks.com/north-tahoe-regional-park530-546-42126600 Donner Rd.
Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
Tahoe City Cross County – Mountain bike trails until the snow flies
tahoexc.org530-583-1516925 Country Club Drive
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Truckee Bike Park – the ‘pump track’
Truckeebikepark.org 12200 Joerger Drive
Truckee, CA 96161
Olympic Bike Shop – the staff know all the trails and have all the maps….
Olympicbikeshop.com530-581-2500620 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
    

 

 

Movies
Tahoe Art Haus and Cinema – a movie theater that shows major motion pictures, independent films, actions sports films, environmental movies, and it hosts filmmakers, speakers, dance performances, and live music. Check out their website for list of upcoming shows. Serves beer and wine, in addition to limited food.
tahoearthauscinema.com530-584-2431In the Cobblestone Center
475 N Lake Blvd Tahoe City, California 96145
Movie Night on Commons Beach (Wednesdays)
tahoepublicbeaches.org/tahoe-city-commons-beach/530-583-3796400 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Incline Village Cinema
No website – google Incline
Village Cinema
530-546-5951901 Tahoe Blvd.
Incline Village, NV 89451
The Village Cinema – Northstar
bloomhufftheatreinc.com/theatres/
#/thevillagecinemas/
530-562-88003001 Northstar Dr. #3053
Truckee, CA 96161

Newspapers – Local
Most of the local papers are available for free – look for kiosks around Tahoe City and in stores.
Moonshine Ink
moonshineink.com/Breaking news to inspiring stories, second Thursday of every month.
Sierra Sun
Sierrasun.comThe newspaper of Tahoe – covering breaking news, local news, people, places, events, and everything.
Tahoe Daily Tribune
tahoedailytribune.com/Weekly paper that covers the southern portion of Lake Tahoe and Incline. News, entertainment, arts, and more.
Tahoe Weekly
Thetahoeweekly.comWeekly paper that covers North Lake and Truckee areas. News, outdoors, art, culture, entertainment, festivals, events, and more.

 


Nightlife and Gambling
Tons of music options all year round   www.gotahoenorth.com/events
Music on the Beach – Sundays – Commons Beach, Tahoe City
Crystal Bay Casino
crystalbaycasino.com775-833-633314 State Highway 28
Crystal Bay, NV 89402
Hyatt Regency                   
hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/nevada/hyatt-regency-lake-tahoe-resort-spa-and-casino/tvllt?src=corp_lclb_gmb_seo_nam_tvllt775-832-1234111 Country Club Drive
Incline Village, NV 89451
Tahoe Biltmore
tahoebiltmore.com775-833-67315 NV-28
Crystal Bay, NV 89402

 

 

Other Activities
KidZone Museum – hands on play for kids 7 and under, Truckee, CA
All Fired Up – arts and crafts for all ages. Cobblestone Center, Tahoe City
Allfireduptahoe.com
Crawdad fishing off of the piers – bacon for bait, string, and a stone to sink it to the bottom, bucket to hold them
Take a sandwich to Bliss State Park and picnic
Sand Harbor – beautiful, sandy beach
Take the new bike trail starting in Incline along the water to Sand Harbor
Reno – Fly High trampoline park – reno.flyhightrampolinepark.com/
Reno – Urban Air Adventure Park – urbanairtrampolinepark.com/
Reno – The Discovery Museum – nvdm.org/
Reno – The Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary – animalark.org

 

 

Playgrounds/Play Structures
Commons Beach
Tahoepublicbeaches.org/beaches/
Tahoe-city-commons-beach
530-583-3796400 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Kilner Park
tcpud.org/parks-recreation/facilities-parks-and-rentals/parks/kilner-park530-580-6279Hwy. 89 and Ward Ave.
Tahoe City, CA 96145

 

Kings Beach State Recreation Area
parks.ca.gov/?page_id=511530-523-32038398 N. Lake Blvd.
Kings Beach, CA 96143
Pomin Park
Tcpud.org/parks-recreation/facilities-parks-and-rentals/parks/pomin-park530-583-37962500 Lake Forest Rd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
North Tahoe Regional Park
northtahoeparks.com/north-tahoe-regional-park530-546-42126600 Donner Rd.
Tahoe Vista, CA 96148

 

 

River Rafting and Whitewater Rafting
River Rafting – Rafting (really, floating) the Truckee River from Tahoe City to River Ranch Restaurant. The float takes 2-3 hours and takes you through beautiful scenery, swimming holes, and sandbars. Commercial grade rafts and a free shuttle back to Tahoe City. Two companies offer this fun trip:
Truckee River Raft Company
Truckeeriverraft.com530-583-0123185 W. River Road
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Truckee River Rafting
Truckeeriverrafting.com530-583-1111175 W. River Road
Tahoe City, CA 96145

 

Whitewater Rafting – class 2-3 whitewater rafting down the Truckee River (east from the town of Truckee towards Reno). This guided rafting trip is NOT a float and reservations are a must.
Tahoe Whitewater Tours
Gowhitewater.com530-587-577710015 Palisades Dr.
Truckee, CA 96161
Tributary Whitewater Tours
whitewatertours.com/truckee-river-rafting/530-346-6812
Or
800-672-3846
Call for details


Ropes Courses
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks – fun for the whole family! Each park offers a variety of courses for every level of athleticism and amazing views. Each course consists of multiple treeplatforms connected by a variety of different style ‘bridges’ and/or zip lines. Each of the three locations offers different challenges
Tahoetreetop.com530-581-75633 locations:
Tahoe City
(behind Granlibakken Resort)
In Squaw ValleyIn the North Tahoe Regional Park

 

 

Shopping (walkable) – practical and boutique stores, all unique
Kings Beach – Downtown area
tahoe.com/kings-beach/shoppingGonorthtahoe.com8398 N. Lake Blvd.
Kings Beach, CA 96143
Northstar Village – base of the ski area
Northstarcalifornia.comtahoe.com/the-village-at-northstar5001 Northstar Dr.
Truckee, CA 96161
Squaw Valley Village – base of the ski area
Squawalpine.comsquawalpine.com/events-things-do/village/shopping1990 Squaw Peak Road
Olympic Valley, Ca 96145
Tahoe City – downtown
Gonorthtahoe.comtahoe.com/tahoe-city/shopping400 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Truckee – historic downtown
truckee.com/explore/downtown/downtowntruckee.com/truckee-shopping/10104 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161

 

 

Squaw Valley
Tram to High Camp – ride the Squaw Valley tram to High Camp – the views are amazing! High camp offers a hot tub and pool (summer only) and an ice skating rink in the winter. In addition, the Olympic Museum showcases the history of Squaw. Restaurants are located at High Camp.
Squawalpine.com800-403-02061990 Squaw Peak Road
Olympic Valley, Ca 96145
SnoVentures Activity Zone, located in the base area of Squaw Valley, has mini snowmobiles for children aged 6 and up and snow tubing! (Winter only)
squawalpine.com800-403-02061653 Squaw Valley Loop
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Squaw Valley Skyjump – great activity for anyone between 20 and 220 lbs. Wear a harness and safely learn to do a front or back somersault or see how high you can jump!
squawalpine.com530-581-75631960 Olympic Valley
Olympic Valley, CA 96146

 

 

Swimming (indoor – year round)
Truckee-Donner Recreation Center
tdrpd.org/157/Community-Swimming-Pool530-550-440610939 Truckee Way
Truckee, CA 96161
Incline Recreation Center
yourtahoeplace.com/parks-recreation877-468-4397893 Southwood Blvd.
Incline Village, NV 89451

 

 

Toys, Games, Books
Geared for Games – a fun store filled with toys, games, and books for all ages
In the Boatworks Mall
760 N Lake Blvd # 2
Tahoe City, CA
530-581-4263
In the Cobblestone Center
475 N Lake Blvd
Tahoe City, CA
530-581-4263
In Squaw Valley Village
1985 Squaw Valley Road
Suite #27
Olympic Valley, CA
530-584-6133
Ruffles and Ruffnecks
Rufflesandruffnecks.com530-583-1128475 N. Lake Blvd. (Cobblestone Center)
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Truckee Variety Store
tahoe.com/listings/truckee-variety-co530-587-311710088 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161
Word After Word Bookshop
Wordafterwordbooks.com530-536-509910118 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161

 

 

Yoga Studios
Mountain Lotus Yoga
Mountainlotusyoga.com530-583-7500760 North Lake Blvd
Tahoe City, CA 96145
(in Boatworks Mall)
The Sanctuary
Thesanctuarytahoe.com530-546-6005205 Stateline Rd.
Kings Beach, CA 96143
Wanderlust Yoga Studio  
Squaw.wanderlustyoga.com530-584-61401720 East Village Rd., Ste 64
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Yoga Room
Yogaroomtahoe.com530-580-8783475 North Lake Blvd. #251
Tahoe City, CA 96145
(Cobblestone Center)

 

HikingRemember, you are at or above 6,000 feet and it is extremely dry (there is no humidity).
Please make sure to drink lots of water and carry more than you think you need with you.
Take extra food and clothing.
Always tell someone where you are going to hike/bike and when you expect to be back.

 

For more
information:
Tahoe City Visitor Information Center – 530-581-6900
100 North Lake Blvd., bottom floor
(next to Fanny Bridge at the Wye in Tahoe City)
www.GoTahoeNorth.com
Desolation Wilderness – call Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit at 530-543-2600
Or visit any of the sports stores and talk to the locals

Below is a brief list of hiking trails.

 

Barker North to Vista Point
Classification: MediumDistance: 3.5 miles round tripLow / High Elevations
7650 ft. / 7970 ft
Location:
To reach the Barker Pass trailhead, take Hwy 89 4 miles south from Tahoe City or 4 miles north from Tahoma, then turn (right if coming from the north and left if coming from the south) onto Blackwood Canyon Road at Kaspian Campground. The trailhead is 7.5 miles from the turnoff.
Description: 
For the first mile, a moderately steep walk heads west around the south side of Barker Peak, through open fields of mule’s ears and past eastward views down Blackwood Canyon to Lake Tahoe. After another 0.25 miles, you will cross a beautiful stream bordered with asters, delphiniums, tiger lilies, columbines, paintbrushes, and other wildflowers. A 0.5 miles gentle trek up through open volcanic terrain and red fir forest leads to two lofty volcanic plugs which provide excellent wind protection for a picnic and sightseeing. The TRT continues from here, but if you go further make sure to give yourself enough time to get back to your car before the sun sets.

 

Bayview Trail
Classification: ModerateDistance: Varies
Location:
From Tahoe City take Hwy 89 south 25 miles, go around Emerald Bay to the Bayview Campground across from Inspiration Point. Parking is located at the far end of the campground.
Details:
View Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe along this steep trail that leads you up the side of Maggie’s Peal into Desolation Wilderness. Sights include Granite Lake. Corral and watering facilities for horses are available at the trailhead. A Wilderness permit is required. Trails: 1 mile to Granite, 4 miles to Azure, 5 miles to Dicks.
Cascade Creek Fall Trail
Classification: ModerateDistance: 1 mile (one-way)
Location:
From Tahoe City take Hwy 89 south 25 miles, go around Emerald Bay to the Bayview Campground which is located across from Inspiration Point. Parking is located at the far end of the campground.
Details:
View Cascade Lake and the 200-foot high falls.

 

Eagle Falls Trail
Classification: ModerateDistance: Varies
Location:
From Tahoe City take Hwy 89 south 25 miles to Emerald Bay, to the Eagle Falls Picnic Area is on the right.
Details:
This is a popular and congested area. A Wilderness permit is required. This steep trail leads into the heart of Desolation Wilderness. Eagle Lake is a popular short hike. Longer hikes include the three Velmas, Dicks and Fontanillis lakes. Trails: 4.5 miles to Dicks and Upper & Middle Velmas, 5 miles to Fontanillis.

 

Echo Lake to Lake Aloha
Classification: HardDistance: 12 miles round tripLow / High Elevations
7525 ft. / 8540 ft
Location:
On US Highway 50, follow signed turnoff to Echo Lake 0.5 mile west of Echo Summit. Look for a parking lot about a mile from the turnoff, near Lower Echo Lake. The trail starts at the dam below Echo Chalet.
Description: 
From the dam at Lower Echo Lake, the trail follows the shoreline past gnarled trees and some quaint cabin homes. It then curves south over the rocky peninsula between Lower and Upper Echo Lakes, and arrives at a trail junction. Going down to the left will take you to the Echo Lake Taxi Pier, where a water taxi goes back to the chalet. (For information contact Echo Chalet at 530-659-7207). The TRT continues straight and climbs steadily over more rocky terrain. After another 0.6 miles, the trail levels off as you enter Desolation Wilderness. In the next 2.9 miles you will many trails, so be careful not to stray off the TRT/PCT. During this time you will be climbing steadily through open granite areas, several mixed forests of red firs, mountain hemlocks and western white pine and scattered small grassy meadows that bloom with wildflowers. Finally after 6 miles of fairly steady uphill you will arrive at Lake Aloha. This is the ideal spot to relax, have lunch, swim, and soak in the sun before returning to your car.

 

Ellis Peak Trail
Classification: ModerateDistance: 5 miles out and back
Location:
Head south on #89 from Tahoe City for another 4.2 miles to Caspian Picnic Area. Turn west on Blackwood Canyon Road. The road follows Blackwood creek for 2.3 miles, crosses the creek and then climbs 4.8 miles to Barker Pass. Ellis Peak Trailhead is located on the south side of the road where the pavement ends on the summit.
Details:
Ellis Peak Trail is a 5 mile out and back trail located near Homewood, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking & mountain biking and is accessible from June until October.

 

Emerald Bay – Vikingsholm Castle
Classification: ModerateDistance: 1 mile (one-way)
Location:
From Tahoe City take Hwy 89 south 25 miles to Emerald Bay; there will be a parking lot on the left.
Details:
View an authentic replica of a Viking castle. Daily tours from mid-June through Labor Day for a nominal fee. View Emerald Bay and Fannette Island from the shoreline of Emerald Bay State Park. Hike the short trail to Lower Eagle Falls which begins directly across from the castle. No pets allowed.

 

Meeks Bay Trail
Classification: ModerateDistance: Varies
Location:
From Tahoe City take Hwy 89 south 12 miles to the Meeks Bay Resort. Parking is across the highway from the resort at a small dirt parking lot.
Details:
This moderate hike takes you along the northernmost part of the unofficial Tahoe-Yosemite Trail. After following a road for approximately 1.3 miles, the trail passes a small spring, parallels Meeks Creek and continues upward into a forested valley. View Alpine lakes before the trail ascends 1,000 feet up a series of switchbacks leading to Phipps Pass. Trails: 4.5 miles to Genevieve, 5 miles to Craig, 5.7 miles to Hidden, 5.9 to Shadow, 6.3 miles to Stony Ridge, 8 miles to Rubicon.

 

Rubicon Trail
Classification: ModerateDistance: Varies
Location:
From Tahoe City take Hwy 89 south 22 miles to D.L. Bliss State Park. Fee for day use parking.
Details:
Dipping up and down along the shoreline of Lake Tahoe, this trail offers some of the most scenic views of the Lake. Bring a swimsuit, towel and picnic lunch to enjoy a sunny day at one of the many quiet coves along the way. No pets allowed.

 

Sugar Pine Point State Park
Classification: ModerateDistance: varies
Location:
From Tahoe City take Hwy 89 south 11 miles. Turn left into the park. The park charges a parking fee for day use.
Details:
Contact state park rangers to obtain maps of the many trails located here. While you’re there don’t miss a tour of the historic Ehrman mansion. Call (530) 525-7982 for more information

 

Ward Canyon to Paige Meadows
Classification: EasyDistance: 1.4 miles round tripLow / High Elevations
6520 ft. / 6840 ft
Location:
Ward Creek Boulevard Trailhead. This trailhead can be found off Highway 89, 2.5 miles south of Tahoe City. Turn (right if coming from the north and left if coming from the south) onto Ward Creek Boulevard. Go 2.5 miles till you see a small TRT kiosk.
Description: 
The trail heads east for 0.2 miles, then joins a northwest climbing dirt road. For the next 0.5 miles, you will follow this road steeply uphill through a thick forest of white fir and Jeffrey pine. Near the top of the hill there is a break in the trees, allowing for views of Ward Canyon, Ward Peak, and the Sherwood Chairlift of Alpine Meadows. AT the next dirt road be sure to turn left and stay on the TRT. Paige Meadows is actually a series of five interconnected meadows, which provide spring wildflowers, colorful drifts of aspen leaves in the fall, and great mountain views all year long. Make sure to remain on the trail as meadows are very fragile ecosystems! After enjoying your meadow experience, turn around and return to your car.