Are you in need of a new adventure but don’t know where to begin? With so many choices for vacation destinations, it can be hard to commit to one! If you love skiing, snowboarding, beaching, biking trails, and hiking, North Lake Tahoe is the perfect place for your next getaway. These are just a few examples of the exciting things to do in our are that truly has it all. Read on for the ultimate guide to your first time visiting North Lake Tahoe!
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What to Know for Your First Time Visiting North Lake Tahoe
North Lake Tahoe vs. South Lake Tahoe
Perhaps the most important aspect of vacation planning is learning everything you can about the area. Here’s what you need to know about the geographic makeup of our area! Lake Tahoe itself is a 191.6-square-mile freshwater lake amid the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The lake sits atop the California/Nevada state line, so about two-thirds of the lake is in California, while the other third is accessible from the Nevada side.
On the California side, the Lake Tahoe area is split between two major regions — north and south. North Lake Tahoe is known for its quiet, laid-back way of life without comprising any of the most attractive things to do. The North Shore boasts several small communities, beach access, great restaurants, and world-class ski resorts like Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.
The Best Time to Visit
When’s the best time to visit North Lake Tahoe? Well, that depends on what your interests are! For skiers and snowboarders, or those simply enchanted by snow, there are plenty of winter activities in North Lake Tahoe. Or, enjoy winter in North Lake Tahoe off the slopes with annual festivals or a spa day!
Summer activities in North Lake Tahoe are a stark contrast to the winter. In the summer, our area becomes an easy, breezy beach town. Exploring the waters is one of our favorite summer activities in North Lake Tahoe! Head to Kings Beach for sunning, swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, and more.
Where to Stay in North Lake Tahoe | Tahoe Moon Properties
If your first time visiting North Lake Tahoe turns you into a frequent visitor… Well, we don’t blame you! Tahoe Moon Properties has rentals in several North Lake Tahoe communities like Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Olympic Valley, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Truckee, and Tahoe City! These homes each boast their own great location and amenities, so you can curate a stay that suits your needs.
Browse a full inventory of our North Lake Tahoe rental homes to start planning your first trip to our area. You won’t regret it, we promise!