Points of Interest
On the south shore of South Lake Tahoe there are many, many things to see and do. For your convenience, here is a list to get you started:
Heavenly Mountain Resort – Overlooking beautiful South Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Mountain Resort is one of the best places to enjoy your summer vacation. Ride the Gondola to Adventure Peak for a day of family fun including hiking, sightseeing and tubing, and relax and recharge at the spectacular, new Tamarack Lodge.
Tallac Historic Site - A century ago, the Tallac Historic Site was known as the "Grandest Resort in the World" and the summer retreats for three of San Francisco Bay Area's socially elite families. Today, the remains of the resort and the restored estates attract thousands of visitors annually to recapture this bygone and significant era in Tahoe's history.
Ehrman Mansion - Built in 1903, the rustic but grand, wood-panelled, three-storied Ehrman Mansion was equipped with the very best utility systems, and was surrounded by carefully planted trees, lawns and flowerbeds. Today, the house, a fascinating example of the " opulent" tradition in Tahoe summer homes, serves as a house museum, complete with furnishings.
Vikingsholm Castle - Considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in North America, Vikingsholm Castle sits on the shore of Emerald Bay with astonishing views of South Lake Tahoe. Built in 1929, according to the wish of Lora J. Knight, a wealthy Chicago widow who purchased this then-isolated site and had it constructed into a Norse fortress from 800 A.D, Vikingsholm represents unique blend of art and history.
Grover Hot Springs State Park - Grover Hot Springs State Park is located on the east side of the Sierra at the edge of the Great Basin Province, characterized by open pine forest, and sagebrush and meadows. The park has a pool complex with a hot pool and a swimming pool hot springs, a campground, picnic area and hiking trails.
South Lake Tahoe Casinos - Located in Stateline, NV are a multitude of casinos featuring live entertainment, special events, and nightlife. If you are looking for lively action, look no further - Stateline has it all. Stop by our Front Desk and we'll be happy to provide you with directions and tips on where to go.
Squaw Valley Adventure Center - The Squaw Valley Adventure Center was established to offer new and interesting adventure activities in Squaw Valley. We hold the belief that outdoor activities are fun, therapeutic, and when paired with the process of experiential education can enhance personal and group awareness and improve family and group bonds.
Body Renew Spa & Massage - Whether you are in South Lake Tahoe to relax in peaceful surroundings or to push yourself while playing hard in the mountains or on the lake, a spa treatment or massage is just what you need to complete your day. Visit Body Renew website for more details.
Outdoor Activities - There are enough hiking trails and other activities in the South Lake Tahoe Basin to keep an avid outdoor enthusiast busy for years. Here is a Lake Tahoe visitors guide with an organized list of popular South Lake Tahoe activities to make it easy for you to plan your day, based on your preference of activity… such as hiking, rock climbing, sky diving - you name it.
Lake Tahoe Golf Course - Just minutes from the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Golf Course is Tahoe’s best championships golf value. Located in a mountain meadow surrounded by the High Sierras, this spectacular 18-hole golf course will challenge golfers of all levels. For those of you looking to fine tune your game take advantage of these practice facilities and driving range.
Tahoe Whitewater Tours - South Lake Tahoe area offers miles of class I-IV rapids including the famous 'Boca Run'. It is an exciting, wet ride perfect for the entire family. There is also the more difficult run on the Middle Fork of the American for the more adventurous guests, which includes 'Tunnel Chute' and 'Texas Chain saw Mama'. Tahoe Whitewater Tours exclusively uses smaller specialized boats that can accommodate up to 6 guests to provide a more fun and personal adventure for your friends and family.
Tahoe Angler Sport Fishing - South Lake Tahoe recreation is one of the well-known Lake Tahoe attractions. Fishing Lake Tahoe is however somewhat of a local secret. Boating, water skiing, and sailing are popular things to do in South Lake Tahoe, but underneath those boats lurk millions of mackinaw lake trout. South Lake Tahoe fishing with Tahoe Angler Sport Fishing provides the finest outdoor adventure at Lake Tahoe. Few outfitters in the lower 48 states can match Lake Tahoe's magnificent scenery, fresh air, and good fishing.