Living la Vida Lake Tahoe!
Hovering between the Northern California and Nevada state lines lies a pristine emerald blue lake surrounded by sandy beaches, mountains, miles of hiking trails, and a preserved natural environment for people and wildlife to coexist. It’s no wonder then why people from all over the world come here to recreate, relax, dine, shop, gamble, and possibly even tie the knot.
Tucked up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at an elevation of 6,225 feet, Lake Tahoe still remains one of the largest natural freshwater alpine lakes in North America that was formed millions of years ago during the ice ages. The lake’s clarity and striking hues of blue allow you to see at least 30 feet down, which almost looks like an optical illusion when paddle boarding or kayaking along its shallower shores.
Many people come here in the winter to ski or snowboard at one of Lake Tahoe’s 13+ ski resorts or explore the backcountry, while other people come in the summer to escape the valley heat and take a refreshing dip in Tahoe’s snow-melted waters.
Even if you’re not into outdoor adventures, Lake Tahoe also offers plenty of sightseeing activities for the whole family like taking a tour of the Thunderbird Lodge, visiting Emerald Bay State Park, climbing aboard the Tahoe Gal paddle wheeler for a sunset cruise, or catching an event like Wanderlust or wine tasting in the villages of Northstar California or Squaw Valley. There are lots of five-star hotels, casino properties, and short-term cabin rentals all around the lake to crash after a long day of exploring.
No matter what time of the year you visit Lake Tahoe, there is plenty to see and do always something going on to ensure that you have an unforgettable experience. It’s the reason why many of us came here for a little while and ended up staying forever. Whether you are planning to come for a week or want to make Lake Tahoe your permanent home, we want you to be able to share with you the true Tahoe lifestyle that we experience on a daily basis.
Welcome to Tahoe Lyfe, where we are eager to share our big blue lake and beautiful surroundings with you. Here you’ll find all of the resources you need to plan your trip and find what makes us unique.