Your Guide to the Best Places to See in North Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe is a year-round destination for travelers of all interests. During the summer, you can enjoy fun in the sun on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Wintertime travelers often come to this area for the first-class skiing and winter sports. While each season features something unique, there are also great year-round places to see in North Lake Tahoe. Learn more about Emerald Bay State Park, North Lake Tahoe’s sandy beaches, and special events below. Then, request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide for more ideas. This free resource is brimming with things to do in North Lake Tahoe that you can search by activity and season. Planning your getaway to our fantastic area has never been easier. 

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Top 3 Places to See in North Lake Tahoe During Your Getaway 

1. Explore Emerald Bay State Park 

Emerald Bay State Park is one of the best places to explore the outdoors in North Lake Tahoe. This California state park encompasses 1,533 areas of land and water. Explore the stunning water of the Emerald Bay by way of paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, and even boating. These deep blue waters are incredible on their own, but they’re even better paired with the surrounding panoramic mountain views. 

If you visit during the cooler months, or simply don’t fancy water sports, gaze in awe at lake views of Emerald Bay from the land. This state park offers four different trailheads that each pose their own unique challenges. Vikingsholm Trail is the most popular option. This route is a moderate, one-mile path that winds around the park at ends at VIkingsholm Castle where you can take a tour during the summer months. 

2. Take a Dip at North Lake Tahoe’s Beaches

It’s no surprise that Lake Tahoe’s main attraction is the lake itself. In total, Lake Tahoe’s surface area spans across more than 122,000 acres. There’s plenty to do on the water, with some of the most popular activities being swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Spend the bay at one of North Lake Tahoe’s best beaches for a full day of fun. Pack up the family, even the four-legged members, and head to Common’s Beach, Kings Beach, or Sand Harbor Beach for a day of fun in the sun. 

3. Check Out Special Events Happening While You’re Here 

We encourage you to take advantage of our area’s beauty year-round. It’s easy to completely immerse yourself into the serenity of our area by getting in touch with nature. A hike amid the pines or a swim in crystal-clear waters is sure to clear your mind. 

Become a part of the local community during your time in North Lake Tahoe when you visit a special event. Live music events in North Lake Tahoe are some of the most popular! In the summertime, take advantage of these concert series. Some even take place on the beach. Each season brings unique happenings to this area, so be sure to check out our holistic North Lake Tahoe events guide for more information. 

Check Out Our North Lake Tahoe Rentals 

Tahoe Moon Properties has a rental that’s perfect for you and near all of the best places to see in North Lake Tahoe. Select from a variety of rentals in Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Olympic Valley, and Squaw Valley. Not only do we offer rental properties in several popular locations, but we also have the widest variety of dog-friendly rentals. There’s year-round fun our four-legged friends, too! 

Explore all of our wonderful North Lake Tahoe lodging options for your next getaway!