Lake Tahoe travel guide

Lake Tahoe Travel Guide

Lake Tahoe is the perfect vacation destination, offering wonderful weather, breathtaking scenery, and plenty of summer and winter activities. Located on the California/Nevada border, Lake Tahoe has over 300 days of sunshine and averages 396 inches of annual snowfall—perfect conditions for its 18 world-class ski and snowboarding resorts, outstanding hotels and casinos, and beautiful azure lake.

Check our comprehensive Lake Tahoe travel guide below for travel information and trip planning.

Great Gatsby Living History Festival

August 13th, 2016 - August 14th, 2016

If you have ever had the desire to attend one of the Great Gatsby’s incredible parties, then this festival is a dream come true. Revel in vintage car shows, wandering musicians and jugglers, a raffle, lively music and a Sunday tea and period fashion show! Step back into the 1920s and help support Lake Tahoe’s Heritage Foundation!

4th Annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival

August 20th, 2016

Celebrate all that reggae has to offer with the whole family at the Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival. Enjoy live music with 7,500 of your closest friends. Located at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, this is sure to be a day you will not want to miss.

Lake Tahoe’s 7th Annual Sample the Sierra

September 17th, 2016

Sponsored by the TahoeChamber, Sample the Sierra is a farm-to-fork festival celebrating the best food, wine and art in the Sierra Nevada. Shop your way through beautiful handmade products while enjoying fine food and wine and listening to live entertainment. Celebrate the heritage and culture of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with the whole family!

Lake Tahoe Travel Guide:


Voted among the top ski destinations on a regular basis, Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to enjoy your next ski or snowboard getaway.


Tahoe is known for its ski areas, but it is home to year-round activities.


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